Meet our team

Meet the QLD Council

The Council assists in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division.

The Queensland Council

The Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a Queensland Council to assist in guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership

The Role of the Council

The role of the Council is defined in Article 9.3 of our Constitution. To give effect to that role, the objectives of the Councils are:

A. To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:

i) Policy matters affecting the role of directors
ii) Australian Institute of Company Directors membership matters
iii) The strategy and policies of the Australian Institute of Company Directors itself and management issues that may arise from time to time.

B. To administer the membership of the Division, approving new members and upgrades.

C. To represent the views and aspirations of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in the Division’s territory and to develop relationships with leaders in directorship, regulation and politics who reside or are active in the territory.

D. To support the Division Manager with regard to:
i) Events
ii) Member service, member recruitment and retention and member grade matters
iii) The general conduct of the Division, including Director and Board Development programs


Council Members

Current members of the Queensland Council are:

  • Dr Sally Pitkin FAICD (President)
  • Ms Annabelle Chaplain FAICD
  • Ms Anne Cross FAICD
  • Mr Peter Forbes FAICD  
  • Ms Bronwyn Morris FAICD
  • Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • Ms Rosemary Vilgan FAICD 
  • Ms Teresa Handicott GAICD
  • Mr Paul Woosley MAICD 
  • Mr Luckbir Singh GAICD

Council Procedures

A Council consists of at least five and not more than ten members elected by the members of the Division. Each Council elects a President who serves for a period of up to three years at the discretion of the Council. Each Council also appoints one of its members, usually the Division President, to the Australian Institute of Company Directors board for a period of up to three years.

One third of Council members retire each year, although a retiring member may be eligible for re-election. The maximum time a Council member may serve is nine years, or three terms if less.

For more information on the role of the Council and it’s directive please view the Australian Institute of Company Directors by-laws

Postal Address:
GPO Box 73
Brisbane QLD 4001


On 4 August 2016, the Queensland Division Council called for nominations to fill its two (2) elected seats made vacant by the retirement of Councillors Bronwyn Morris FAICD and Paul Woosley MAICD in accordance with the AICD By-Laws.

As permitted by the AICD By-Laws, both Bronwyn Morris FAICD and Paul Woosley MAICD chose to stand for re-election immediately upon retirement.

The Call for Nominations period has officially closed. No nominations were received. As a result, Bronwyn Morris FAICD and Paul Woosley MAICD will be appointed into the two (2) elected seats for a final three year term with effect from 1 October 2016.

Meet the QLD team

We have a dedicated team of staff to assist with any member queries and requests for information.

The Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a dedicated team of staff to assist with any queries and requests for information. As a member you will be assigned your personal Member & Directors Executive to provide membership support.

Please find our staff members and contact details below:

State Manager

  • Melanie Mayne-Wilson MAICD - State Manager
  • Donna Cameron - Office Coordinator

QLD Member Relations Team

  • Sonia Matthews AAICD - Manager, Member & Directors, Sales & Engagement
  • Sophie Hilber - Members & Directors Executive
  • Laura Jang - Members & Directors Executive
  • Prue Fleming - Members & Directors Executive
  • Justin Cain - Members & Directors Executive
  • Joanna Thompson - Member & Client Support Coordinator

QLD Programs Team

  • Josephine Webb – Manager, Member & Directors, Programs
  • Christina Fenton GAICD - Members & Directors Executive, Education
  • Kerri Giesemann - Members & Directors Coordinator, Education
  • Melanie Leach - Members & Directors Executive, Events
  • Jess Will - Members & Directors Executive, Events
  • Elly Trend - Members & Directors Coordinator, Events
  • Tracey Lawrence - Members & Directors Coordinator, Events

Partnerships

  • Matthew Smithers GAICD - Partnerships Manager
  • Bree Hulse - Delivery Executive

Contact Details

Address Level 9
123 Eagle Street
BRISBANE QLD
4000 Australia

Postal address
GPO Box 73
Brisbane QLD 4000
Email: qld@aicd.com.au
Phone: (07) 3222 5500
Facsimile: (07) 3222 5522

Queensland scholarships

Queensland offers a range of scholarships each year to prospective company directors. Keep up to date with the current scholarships being offered here, as well as the latest Queensland AICD scholarship recipients.

North Queensland Regional Scholarship

We are offering one full scholarship to a high calibre applicant from the North Queensland region to undertake the Company Directors Course North Qld on Monday 14 to Friday 18 August 2017. Our Company Directors Course is a comprehensive and credible learning program for directors, and is considered the benchmark qualification for directors in Australia.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application and send it to AICD by Friday 9 June 2017. We will acknowledge all applications when they are received and announcement of the scholarship recipient will be made on Friday 23 June 2017.


Director Nexus – Brisbane 2017

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Queensland is offering two full Brisbane Director Nexus scholarships, valued at $1,890 each for women living and working in Queensland.

To qualify for this scholarship you must be a female Queensland AICD member who holds a director position or has experience as a non-executive director on one or more formally established boards.

The program includes 10 two-hour group meetings over 12 months, beginning in July at AICD’s Brisbane office. The sessions will be held in the mornings, 7am – 9am.

Director Nexus provides collegiate support from a small, exclusive group of peers within a highly interactive environment. Together, you will share perspectives, hear others’ opinions and gain practical guidance on boardroom issues, while enhancing your director professional development.

To apply for one of these scholarships please submit your resumé, along with a cover letter, outlining how this program will benefit you in your director role/s and how you will be able share thoughts and experiences on emerging issues with your peer group. Please submit your application to qld@aicd.com.au by 02 June 2017.

For more information about the program, please see here.


Gold Coast Regional Scholarship

The recipient of the 2017 Gold Coast Regional Scholarship is Kim Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Coast Hospital Foundation. For further information, see Membership with AICD, our next Gold Coast event or the Company Directors Course Gold Coast.


Toowoomba Regional Scholarship

The recipient of the 2017 Toowoomba Regional Scholarship is Isabelle Chassain, Deputy Chair of YWCA Qld. For further information, see Membership with AICD, our next Toowoomba event or the Company Directors Course Toowoomba.


Sunshine Coast Regional Scholarship

The recipient of the 2017 Sunshine Coast Regional Scholarship is Lucas Litewka, Director - Clinical Trials Centre of the University of the Sunshine Coast. For further information, see Membership with AICD, our next Sunshine Coast Event or the Company Directors Course Sunshine Coast.

Regional focus

We support regional members and directors through courses and events.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors Queensland Division's presence in regional centres continues to grow. There are over 1,900 members distributed across the following regions:

  • Gold Coast
  • Toowoomba
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Mackay
  • Central Queensland
  • Townsville
  • Cairns

We recognise the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally and understanding local needs and issues through our Regional Committees.

We invite you to explore the benefits of membership with us and learn more about our focus in your region.

Regional committees

Our regional committees are our connection with regional communities and members. We have committees representing each key region and committee members with a range of business and industry backgrounds.

Gold Coast

  • Trina Hockley FAICD (Chair)
  • Ray James FAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Liam Crawley FAICD
  • Christine Lohman FAICD
  • Ian Pritchard FAICD
  • Chris Hogan MAICD

Central Queensland

  • Marni McGrath MAICD (Chair)
  • Bradford Beasley MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Tony Gambling FAICD
  • Peter Milne MAICD
  • Stephen Nicholls GAICD
  • Christine Rolfe MAICD
  • Bron Christensen GAICD
  • Rowen Winsor GAICD

 Sunshine Coast

  • Yvette Adams MAICD (Chair)
  • Amanda Yeates MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Maria Woods MAICD
  • Paul Frederiks FAICD
  • Barbara Van Heerden GAICD

 Toowoomba

  • Julie Cotter GAICD (Chair)
  • Ivan Walls GAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Shane Charles MAICD
  • Ann Houston GAICD
  • Jeremy Callachor MAICD
  • Bryce Camm GAICD
  • Amanda Tolson MAICD
  • John Minz FAICD

Cairns

  • Luckbir Singh GAICD (Chair)
  • Professor Paul Gadek FAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Gail Rogers MAICD
  • David Williams GAICD
  • Bobby Physick MAICD
  • Victoria Cuda MAICD
  • Geoff Haberfield MAICD
  • Stephen Olle GAICD
  • Margot Richardson GAICD

 Townsville

  • Raneir Melick GAICD (Chair)
  • Patricia O'Callaghan MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Ranee Crosby GAICD
  • Kevin Arlett FAICD
  • Philip Clarke MAICD
  • Ian Conrad MAICD
  • David Low GAICD

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