Staff Profile


Dena Zarif


Dena Zarif

Dena Zarif is a Director at ANSON with 10 years of experience providing support for people and communities including long term unemployed, people with disabilities, offenders and ex-offenders, people living with mental illness, youth and mature age, Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse communities; people facing homelessness; and recent refugees.

She has extensive experience in operational management, human resources, recruitment, tenders and procurement, program service delivery, performance management, business development, community engagement, project management and government contract compliance.

Dena is qualified in Management with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Management University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce Double Major Marketing and Management from Murdoch University. In addition Dena holds a Six Sigma accreditation from the Australian Institute of Management.

Dena also volunteers as Chair of WA Blue Sky, a well-known disability provider.


  • Dena Zarif
    May 25 2018

    Sad news

    The team at ANSON are greatly saddened at the recent passing of long-term team member Sandy Dodge. Along with her husband Phil, her extended family and many friends, we recently attended the beautiful service held to celebrate Sandy‚Äôs life. Over the last six years at ANSON, Sandy worked with many community service organisations, and assisted […]

  • Dena Zarif
    December 11 2017

    NDIS and the importance of quality

    Whilst the highly anticipated National Disability Insurance Scheme is a reform that was required and welcomed in Australia, how the scheme will be fully implemented in WA remains complex and uncertain. This uncertainty is placing significant pressure throughout the sector in WA particularly regarding service delivery models and sustainability. It is a given that any […]