Our Board

We appreciate the contributions of our Directors who generously volunteer their time to provide governance to Vivability Limited.

If you would like to contact any of our Directors, please email us on directors@vivability.org.au

Andrew Bird | Vivability, Bathurst

Andrew Bird  (Chair)


Raised in the Central West in O’Connell, Andrew completed graduate legal studies through UNE Armidale and and post graduate through The College of Law in Sydney and now practices commercial law at McIntosh McPhillamy and Co in Bathurst.  Andrew joined the Management Committee of Interchange Bathurst, the predecessor to Vivability, in 2006.  He brings a keen interest in providing his legal and business management skills to assist families living with disability and help the organisation in its continued delivery of much needed services.

Denise Young


Denise is a qualified social worker with over 40 years work experience across fields including community health, community work, tutoring at university level and brain injury rehabilitation.  Denise has been actively involved in health and disability sectors for 26 years and held the position of Manager at Mid Western Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program for 11 years. She appreciates working with organisations that have ethical work values and provide quality client services and has a strong interest in enhancing the wellbeing of service users and employees.

Denise Young | Vivability, Bathurst
Clinton Banks | Vivability, Bathurst

Clinton Blanks


Clinton has over 35 years’ experience in executive management in the banking and finance industry, 25 of those years at CEO level.  Clinton is currently Branch Manager, Bathurst & Region, at the Reliance Bank.  He is a Fellow of FINISA Institute of Financial Services, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and a Director of Bathurst Chamber of Commerce.

Maria Smith

Maria brings a solution-focused problem-solving approach to Vivability, along with experience and interest in clinical governance and service delivery with quality and accountability as key elements. She has worked in government and non-government sectors, across a wide range of service delivery, for more than 30 years. Maria is keen to make a positive difference in her broader community and to be part of building something of value for people with a disability.

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Anthony Eviston

December 2019 Tony retired as Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, after 30 years serving the Diocese in various roles in financial administration and pastoral care services. Tony has severed in a variety of governance roles for not for profit organisations, including 10 years with Lifeline Australia, as Chair and Deputy Chair.  He has also served in various roles with Lifeline Central West, The Neighbourhood Centre, Bathurst, Josephite Foundation and Mary McKillop Today and appointment as a Commissioner for the NSW Catholic Commission for Employment Relations. These activities has developed Tony’s understanding of the important role of governance plays in service organisations and their contribution to the quality of community in which we live. In 2015 Tony was named a Bathurst Living Legend.