Sonia Rutnam

Sonia
Rutnam

Sonia Rutnam
General Manager Lizard Centre

Sonia has held several roles at Nextt since she joined the organisation in 2017 initially as Chief Financial Officer and currently as General Manager, Lizard. In her current role she is responsible for the leadership, operational and strategic management of early intervention services in the fields of applied behaviour analysis and speech and language pathology services.


Sonia brings with her 25+ years’ experience in consultancy, executive and board advisory roles across healthcare and media industries. Since November 2019 she is a Board Member and Chairperson of Carers Australia, the national peak body representing Australia’s 2.65 million carers, advocating to influence policies and services at a national level. She is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Sonia has lived and worked in London, Osaka and Sydney. In her free time, Sonia actively supports and promotes inter-faith and cross-cultural understanding through the arts.

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