There are few in the Bundaberg region’s employment services sector with more experience and know-how than Paea Ruka.

Paea has worked in the industry for nearly two decades, during a career that has seen her employed at the three largest employment service providers.

She joined the team at IMPACT Community Services in 2017.

Paea has overseen an extensive array of programs including jobactive, DES, Allied Health, NEIS, Apprenticeships, Indigenous programs - VTEC, CDEP, IEP and IAS, Centralised Business Systems and Support.

She currently oversees jobactive, Transition to Work, National Panel of Assessors, IMPACT's Registered Training Organisation and Skilling Queenslanders for Work.  

She is experienced in leading large teams as well as delivering continuous improvement measures to support better performance across the different metrics of the business.