OC Team - Greg

Greg Patterson


General Manager Corporate & Commercial Services

Greg is a chartered accountant with a rich and varied career including roles within professional services and more recently, heading finance and corporate services teams within health and community services.
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OC Team - Vicki

Vicki Hayes


General Manager Engagement and Partnerships

Vicki has dedicated her career to the disability services sector, spending three decades within the sector after completing a bachelor of applied science in occupational therapy.
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OC Team - Laurelle

Laurelle Edwards


General Manager Independence and Community 

Laurelle has strong experience in working with people to enhance their lives. Her 25-year career reflects her commitment to social justice and human rights, with roles ranging from operational direct support to operational management.

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OC Team - Natalie

Natalie Coates


General Manager People, Learning & Culture

Natalie is a qualified Human Resources practitioner who brings over ten years’ experience in a diverse range of management role across a variety of industries including Banking & Finance, Shipping, Energy and Automotive. Continue reading “Natalie Coates”

Colin Wood


General Manager Employment & Enterprises

Colin has a broad range of community based service experience in the corporate, hospital, aged care and not-for-profit sectors. He incorporates his tertiary studies and expertise in facility management, general management practice, understanding of business enterprise development, service delivery and regulatory compliance into his current role at OC Connections. Continue reading “Colin Wood”

Staff profiles


We are proud of the people who work with OC Connections in supporting participants to achieve outcomes that bring about real purpose and enjoyment to their life. We congratulate our staff for all their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment.

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