Leadership Team

 Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Stewart is a seasoned executive and Chief Executive Officer of PQSA, possessing a unique blend of clinical and corporate expertise. With over 30 years of experience in human services, Peter's passion for improving the lives of those living with disabilities is evident in his exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and impressive track record for exceeding business objectives.

Peter's professional journey began as a Registered Nurse and later pursued further education, attaining a Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) and a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation. His tenure at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre provided him with valuable insights into what motivates and nurtures individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury. During his nursing career, he received recognition for his work, being the first nurse awarded the Best Scientific Paper at the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Society Meeting.

Peter's prolific career took a new direction when he entered the lecture sphere at Flinders University and in South-East Asia and then business management. With his extensive experience in South Australia's Spinal Cord Injury service, Peter's strong affiliation with PQSA has always been apparent. As CEO, he takes pride in delivering safe and quality services to PQSA clients, including the innovative HomeCare+ program, across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Peter's leadership style is people-centric, with a focus on motivating and nurturing the workforce to perform to a higher standard. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has served as Deputy Chair of the NDIS South Australian State Committee, and is the current Chair of the South Australian Quality and Safeguarding Community of Practice board.

Outside his professional life, Peter's passion for football is undeniable – being a loyal supporter of the Liverpool FC in the English Premier League, as well as Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL. When not cheering on his favourite teams, he enjoys spending time with his family and their two dogs, performing live music, hiking around Adelaide's local conservation parks and watching the latest movies.

 Wendy Fraser

Wendy Fraser

Head of Operations

Wendy Fraser is an empathetic and accomplished leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the not-for-profit and government sectors. She currently serves as the Head of Operations for PQSA, where she plays a vital role in driving the organisation's commitment to providing high-quality services to clients across the state.

Wendy's passion for helping others has been a driving force throughout her career. Having spent many years working as a nurse, she possesses a deep-rooted commitment to addressing the needs of those requiring care. Her commitment to excellence has been recognised through a Premier's Nursing Excellence Scholarship Award, highlighting her dedication to the nursing profession. More recently, Wendy completed a scholarship-funded course in Executive Leadership from WA's Murdoch University, further enhancing her skills and knowledge in the field.

Wendy is a proven leader with extensive experience improving the lives of those in need across several areas, including NDIS, disability services, mental health, drug and alcohol community services, out of home care, homelessness, and aged care. She is an unwavering champion for the underprivileged and vulnerable, continually exploring ways to create positive change within the community.

In her position at PQSA, Wendy has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by upholding the highest standards of integrity and transparency. She strongly advocates for staff development, positioning the organisation with some of the most highly skilled and passionate professionals in the field, which allows them to provide the best possible services to clients.

Beyond her commitment to her profession, Wendy is also an advocate for accessible beaches, a cause that is close to her heart. She has devoted a significant portion of her time to promoting beaches that cater to people of all abilities and ages, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our coastlines.

 Krys Howard

Krys Howard

Director of HomeCare+ South East

Krys Howard is a highly experienced and dedicated professional who has dedicated over two decades of her career to enhancing the quality of life for individuals in need of care and support. As the Director of HomeCare+ South East, Krys oversees the provision of exceptional care services, working closely with her team of nurses and operations staff.

With genuine compassion and a deep respect for the individuals under her care, Krys is committed to helping people live their best lives and remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. Her exceptional integrity and unwavering dedication to her work has led her to become a leading figure in the disability industry.

Over the years, Krys has achieved some remarkable milestones in her career. Most notably, she played a pivotal role in establishing the PQSA retail outlets in Mount Gambier and Berri. This initiative has enabled people living with disabilities to access the support they need, while also providing much-needed resources for the community.

Krys is also passionate about working to secure funding for Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) and Rapid Intensive Brokerage Support (RIBS) in hospitals. Her tireless efforts in these areas have helped to provide crucial care to individuals in need and have earned her the admiration of peers and colleagues.

With a background in nursing and business, Krys brings a unique skillset to her work, combining her medical knowledge with her business acumen to provide exceptional care services to those in need. Her commitment to supporting people with disability in rural areas is unwavering, and she remains dedicated to helping these communities live their best lives.

Outside of work, Krys enjoys spending time with her family, and is an avid knitter, making babies’ and kids' clothes for refugees. Her generosity of spirit and deep care for others is evident both in her professional and personal life.

 Annie Davis-Ross

Annie Davis-Ross

Director of HomeCare+ Adelaide/Regional

Annie Davis-Ross is a highly respected figure in the healthcare industry in Australia. With over 40 years of experience in the field of health and disability, she has dedicated her career towards helping individuals achieve better outcomes.

Annie currently holds the position of Director of HomeCare+, an innovative program of PQSA across Adelaide and regional South Australia. Her responsibility extends to the entire staff within these regions. In her previous role as Operations Manager, Annie contributed to the development of e-learning training modules for PQSA, which was a significant turning point in the organisation's professional development journey.

A nurse by profession, Annie's expertise, knowledge, and passion for her work have enabled her to initiate early intervention hubs for disability, which paved the way for children's pre-school education to become integrated into childcare centres.

Annie's career values centre around the delivery of quality care, unequivocal information sharing, and setting clear expectations for everyone involved. Communication is a key tenet for her, as she believes that it strengthens teamwork and the collective effort towards achieving the best health outcomes for clients.

Annie is motivated by the commitment and dedication of her colleagues towards improving the lives of people they serve. She believes that this collective spirit feeds her soul, and it keeps her going. Her warm, genuine, and reflective nature is evident in the way she interacts with colleagues, clients, and everyone she meets.

Outside of her professional life, Annie spends time on her farm in the Murraylands, surrounded by sheep and ducks. The serenity and tranquillity of country life bring her joy, and she loves listening to audiobooks to unwind. Additionally, Annie is a qualified marriage celebrant and has taken great pride in being a part of life's meaningful journeys with the people around her.