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Queensland Division Council Election 2017

The QLD Division Council Election has now closed.

The voting period for the QLD Division Council Election closed on 26 September 2017 at 5.00pm AEST. The Election was held on 27 September 2017.

The successful candidates are as follows:

  • Annabelle Chaplain FAICD
  • Grant Murdoch FAICD

With effect from 1 October 2017, your QLD Division Councillors are:

  • Annabelle Chaplain FAICD
  • Anne Cross FAICD
  • Teresa Handicott GAICD
  • Bronwyn Morris FAICD
  • Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • Sally Pitkin FAICD
  • Luckbir Singh GAICD
  • Rosemary Vilgan FAICD
  • Paul Woosley MAICD

The AICD wishes to thank all those members who nominated, were nominated and participated in the voting.

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:

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

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 GAICD - State Manager
  • Donna Cameron AAICD - Office Services Coordinator

QLD Member Relations Team

  • Michelle Roennfeldt MAICD - Manager, Member & Directors (Sales & Engagement)
  • Anna Drummond AAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Engagement)
  • Prue Fleming GAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Sales)
  • Jeremy Walker AAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Sales)
  • Christine Mina AAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Engagement)
  • David Klauze AAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Engagement)
  • Joanna Thompson - Member & Client Support Coordinator

QLD Programs Team

  • Josephine Webb AAICD – Manager, Member & Directors Manager (Programs)
  • Christina Fenton GAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Education)
  • Kerri Giesemann GAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Education)
  • Melanie Leach AAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Events)
  • Jess Will AAICD - Members & Directors Executive (Events)
  • Emma Podosky - Members & Directors  Coordinator (Events)
  • Carla Meusburger - Members & Directors Coordinator (Programs)


  • Matthew Smithers GAICD - Market Leader, Government 
  • Bree Larose - Program Executive
  • Ben Hanslip AAICD - Account Manager, Advisory

Business Centre & Member Lounge

  • Steven Fuller AAICD - Business Centre & Member Lounge Executive 
  • Tracey Lawrence - Business Centre & Member Lounge Coordinator 

Contact Details

Address Level 9
123 Eagle Street
4000 Australia

Postal address
GPO Box 73
Brisbane QLD 4000
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.

2018 Sunshine Coast Regional Scholarship

Applications are now opened for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Regional Scholarship. Details of all scholarships currently being offered by AICD can be found at AICD Scholarships page.

2018 Gold Coast Regional Scholarship

The recipient of the 2018 Gold Coast Regional Scholarship is Rachelle Panitz, Founder and Managing Director of So Brave Ltd. Rachelle will now attend our Company Directors Course Gold Coast on Wednesday 7 to Tuesday 13 March 2018.

AICD recognises the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally, and understanding local needs and issues.

For further information about the scholarship or the course, please email or phone 07 3222 5500.

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

  • Liam Crawley FAICD (Chair)
  • Christine Lohman FAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Ian Pritchard FAICD
  • Chris Hogan MAICD
  • Jeff Frazer MAICD
  • Keitha Dunstan GAICD
  • Stephen Roberts FAICD
  • Kimberley Pierce MACD

Central Queensland

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

 Sunshine Coast

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


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


  • Professor Paul Gadek FAICD (Chair)
  • Victoria Cuda GAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Gail Rogers MAICD
  • David Williams GAICD
  • Bobby Physick MAICD
  • Stephen Olle GAICD
  • Robin Giason MAICD


  • 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
  • Amy Cooper GAICD

QLD Director Newsletter

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