The Association is governed by a Management Committee which is elected by the members of the Association. In 2013, our Management Committee members are:
With a degree in Human Movement Studies (Education), David lectured at TAFE College in Anatomy, Physiology, Health, Nutrition and Fitness Leadership. He has significant committee experience as a past president and life member of the Queensland Fitness and Health Association. David was also the Senior Consultant at the International Business Unit of TAFE Queensland.
Peter has 30 years’ experience in senior executive positions in the public and private sectors. Peter has served on both company and advisory boards for 20 years and has an Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Management and Certificate in Building.
Richard is a management consultant and former Chief Financial Officer of CS Energy Limited, a Queensland Government Owned Corporation and major provider of electricity to the national electricity market.
He has over 30 years of experience in senior management roles in the energy, mining and resource sectors and has been a director and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee of the Spinal Injuries Association of Queensland since 2007.
He is a director of the Australian Institute of Management (Qld and NT) and is also Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Master of Business Administration. He has extensive experience in the areas of financial management, corporate governance and Government relations.
Des was elected to the Association’s Management Committee in 1995, becoming Vice President in 1996 and President from 1999 until early 2007. After completing an Associate Diploma Information Technology in 1995, Des has focused on employment services in Central Queensland. He was a recipient of the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2000.
Mark has an extensive background in law and is a Principal at Macpherson+Kelley Lawyers where he practices primarily in commercial litigation and commercial advisory work.
Mark also has experience in advising the not-for-profit sector and in particular, churches, church and community owned hospitals and aged care facilities and the RSL.
He has been a member of the Board of the Wesley Hospital, served on its Finance Committee, and has served on the Ethics Committee for Blue Care. He retired from the Board of St Aidan’s School Council at the end of 2011 after seven years’ service, with the last period spent as its Chair. During that time Mark also served on the school’s finance committee and risk committee.
A member of the Association for more than 40 years, Alan now works only part-time after 38 years in the government-owned electricity supply industry. Alan has a Bachelor of Science and has had various roles in IT from computer programmer to business analyst.
He is particularly interested in access issues and community attitudes to disability.
An Association North Queensland member, Steven joined the Committee in early 2011.
Steven has almost 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry including time as a chef, restaurant owner and commercial kitchen designer.
Bill has been employed in the IT Industry for almost 40 years and has held many senior positions in organizations ranging from Director, Regional and State Manager to Operations Manager. He completed his MBA at QUT in 2001 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bill has been a member of the Spinal Injuries Association after sustaining T12 incomplete paraplegia in 2009. He understands the Association’s clients’ needs and requirements and would relish the opportunity to assist in the development and delivery of better systems for the Association’s members. He joined the Committee in November 2011.
Karen is a well-qualified business executive with expertise in the areas of agribusiness, property development and banking/ finance/accounting, having worked on projects with all levels of government, corporate advisers and industry bodies.
Karen’s community and voluntary work has focused on the health and education of women, particularly rural and indigenous women and girls, through mentoring programs, educational seminars and sport/recreation programs.
In 2006, Karen was one of 80 people under the age of 40 to have been chosen to attend the Australian Future Directions Forum, which was supported by the Prime Minister and the Chairmen of six major public companies.