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Queensland Division Council Election 2019

The Queensland Division Council Election has now closed.

The voting period for the Queensland Division Council Election closed on 9 September 2019 at 5.00pm AEST. The Election was held on 10 September 2019.

The successful candidates are as follows:

  • Ms Susan Forrester AM FAICD
  • Mr Paul Woosley MAICD

With effect from 1 October 2019, your Queensland Division Councillors are:

  • Ms Anne Cross AM FAICD (President)
  • Ms Annabelle Chaplain FAICD
  • Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • Ms Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • Mr Paul Woosley MAICD
  • Mr Luckbir Singh GAICD
  • Mr Greg Tanzer GAICD
  • Mr Dawson Petie FAICD
  • Ms Susan Forrester AM FAICD

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 Anne Cross AM FAICD (President)
  • Ms Annabelle Chaplain FAICD
  • Ms Susan Forrester AM FAICD
  • Ms Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • Mr Grant Murdoch FAICD
  • Mr Dawson Petie FAICD
  • Mr Luckbir Singh GAICD
  • Mr Greg Tanzer GAICD
  • Mr Paul Woosley MAICD

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

  • Sonia Matthews AAICD – Manager, Members & Clients (Sales & Engagement)
  • Anna Drummond AAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Engagement)
  • Christine Mina AAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Engagement)
  • David Klauze AAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Engagement)
  • Jeremy Walker AAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Sales)
  • Prue Fleming GAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Sales)

Member & Client Services

  • Michelle Roennfeldt MAICD - Member and Client Services Manager
  • Joanna Thompson - Member & Client Support Coordinator

QLD Programs Team

  • Josephine Webb AAICD – Manager, Member & Clients (Programs)
  • Christina Fenton GAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Education)
  • Kerri Giesemann GAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Education)
  • Melanie Leach AAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Events)
  • Carla Meusburger AAICD - Members & Clients Executive (Events)
  • Alexandra Slater AAICD – Members & Clients Coordinator (Programs)
  • Katie Wise AAICD – Members & Clients Coordinator (Programs)


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

Business Centre & Member Lounge

  • Tracey Lawrence AAICD - Business Centre & Member Lounge Executive
  • Brooke Carter AAICD - Business Centre and Member Lounge Coordinator and Engagement Executive


  • Scott Dickson AAICD - Sector Coordinator, Not For Profit

Members & Clients

  • Jess Will AAICD - Market Analyst and Scheduling Executive

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.

2020 Brisbane Director Nexus Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2020 Brisbane Director Nexus Scholarship, and we are pleased to offer two full scholarships, valued at $1,890 each.

To qualify for this scholarship you must be a Queensland AICD member in any of the following categories, who holds a director position or has experience as a non-executive director on one or more formally established boards.

  • Non-for-Profit
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations
  • Start-up or Young Entrepreneur

The program includes 10 two-hour group meetings over 12 months, beginning in February 2020 at AICD’s Brisbane office.

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

To apply 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 or phone 07 3222 5500 by 18 October 2019.

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
  • Bron Christensen GAICD
  • Rowen Winsor GAICD
  • Karen Schulz GAICD

 Sunshine Coast

  • Amanda Yeates MAICD (Chair)
  • Brenda Jamnik MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Paul Frederiks FAICD
  • Barbara Van Heerden GAICD
  • Wayne Jenvey GAICD
  • Professor Birgit Lohmann GAICD
  • Timothy Spence Thomas GAICD


  • 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
  • Stephen Olle GAICD
  • Robin Giason MAICD
  • Peter Faulkner GAICD
  • John Hayward GAICD
  • Julie Duncan GAICD


  • Raneir Melick GAICD (Chair)
  • Patricia O'Callaghan MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Kevin Arlett FAICD
  • Ian Conrad MAICD
  • Amy Cooper GAICD
  • Miranda Hamilton GAICD
  • Karen Read GAICD
  • Mrs Jane Nant GAICD

QLD Director Newsletter

Read this special edition which features articles on the launch of the Brisbane Business Centre and Member Lounge, 2017 Fellows Dinner, special offers for Fellows and lists upcoming courses and events.

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