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Louise Bastian

Louise Bastian

My experience:
I have a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - UniSA; Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice (Flinders). I have 15 years’ experience in a range of non-profit organisations – various cancer organisations, domestic violence and legal services, food rescue and disability organisations. I am particularly skilled at building new programs and services and have left a legacy of bespoke programs, still supporting people in need at previous organisations I was employed at.

What inspires me to do what I do:
I enjoy helping people to become the best version of themselves. My various previous management roles have allowed me to develop staff and work with their skill set to ensure that I was able to get the best out of them, both for themselves and also the organisation as a whole. I am a team player and have always thrived in a team environment. Much of my career has been providing support to people when they are at their lowest and assisting them to get through life day by day, hour by hour.

The most rewarding part of my role is…
The most rewarding part of my role is meeting new participants and their families and then introducing them to our magnificent network of mentors who then go on to provide some extraordinary support, often going above and beyond for their participant. I enjoy seeing positive outcomes for all the participants and their families and also enjoy how amazed often people are at how responsive Access4u as an organisation is and how quickly we are able to put things in place to support them.

A fun fact about me:
As a teenager I swam for Australia and so still enjoy following the black line when time permits. I was a Police Officer for 5 or so years, lived in South Africa for 4 years and have a special love for the place. I love to run and get grumpy if I am not able to. I am a wicked cook but have no concept of quantity and often cook enough for a footy team. I have two amazing athletic kids, one is studying as an Officer, Submariner Engineer in the Navy and the other is training as a Builders Labourer, which is handy as he owes me a new house since he has all but trashed mine (haha!).


01 December 2022


Leadership Team