Dr Clare Allen is the Chief Executive Officer of VisAbility (formerly Association for the Blind of Western Australia). Clare has more than 20 years senior management experience and has effectively managed organisations to achieve significant success. Clare has a Masters of Leadership and Management and has just completed her Doctor of Business Administration. In Clare’s last role she tripled the size of Community First International in five years and increased the client numbers from 2,000 to 12,000. Clare has a long and established career working in youth; children’s services; disabilities; aged care; employment and mental health as well as strong private sector experience. Clare has won numerous awards, and some of these include: Winner Enterprising Woman Award –Chamber of Commerce and Industries 2009, Winner WA IBM Community and Government Telstra Business Woman of the year 2007, Winner 2007 Organisational Excellence Services Industry Award, Winner 1999 Organisational Excellence Services Industry Awards, Two Local Government awards for Innovation 2001 and 2003.