Meet Our Board Members


Roger Emmerson OAM


Roger is Trustee of an investment trust, Chair/Director of several charities and Chair of United Disability Care. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, UNSW, Cranfield University (UK) and USQ qualifications in economics, business, project management and marketing. He has wide ranging operational, leadership and business experience across Defence, the public and private sectors in finance, logistics, property, franchising and sales and marketing. He is a member of the Hope Island Rotary Club and has acted as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for more than 30 years.


Sylvia Capps

CEO & Director

Sylvia has been a part of the United Disability Care family since 2012. In that time, she has worked in various leadership roles and is a well-respected leader and mentor to our teams. With extensive management experience, in a number of large Australian organisations’, Sylvia brings to UDC a strong business acumen and outstanding people management skills.
However, what really sets Sylvia apart is her emotional investment in our purpose and her determination to never shy away from making tough decisions. Sylvia has earnt the trust of her team, leading by example… and supporting her managers, hence they have the utmost confidence that her decisions are made in the best interest of our clients, our staff, the community, and the business. Sylvia is not your ‘typical’ CEO; and in her own words, “she has spent 7 years learning and understanding every inch of the disability industry”.

She has a passion for our clients and staff that is truly inspiring and is setting a refreshing standard of excellence in the disability industry. Committed and highly efficient, she is driven by a purpose that all people living with a disability will live a life of choice, a life they love and with dreams that become a reality.


Andrew Antonopoulos


Andrew Antonopoulos provides experience and a background in practicing taxation law (both domestic and international) as well as corporate and commercial law. Through practicing in both legal and accounting firms, Andrew has a skill set that is both analytical and commercially driven. Andrew has provided advice to several property groups and understands the range of tax and legal considerations surrounding property and portfolio management. With a sound understanding of general legal principles and a specialisation in taxation and commercial law, he has a keen eye to mitigate risk and pursue appropriate opportunities when presented. After graduating with a Juris Doctor (JD) and completing his Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM), Andrew has practiced taxation law for nearly 10 years. Andrew is also President of the Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth Inc. Andrew has been on the management committee for Gold Coast Project for homeless youth for over 10 years and has been the President for more than 3, in addition to GCPHY Andrew has been involved in the establishment & governance of numerous other not for profits in Australia and Overseas.