Mr Knowles has over 25 years industry and management experience which included 10 years as CEO at Good Samaritan Industries (GSI) where GSI grew from 18 to 30 stores with a turnover of $24M with nearly 80% of income generated from GSI’s social enterprises.
Prior to GSI, Mr Knowles was CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Association and before that Director of Corporate Services at the Disability Services Commission. Mr Knowles has a passion for social justice, individual rights, consumer empowerment and a world with a safe, healthy and clean future.
Mr Knowles is a qualified Accountant holding a Bachelor of business, Accounting and Computing, a Masters of Health Administration. Mr Knowles is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.