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

With effect from 1 October 2020, your QLD Division Councillors are:

  • Anne Cross AM FAICD (Division President & Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Annabelle Chaplain AM FAICD
  • Jane Crombie GAICD
  • Susan Forrester AM FAICD
  • Teresa Handicott FAICD
  • Dawson Petie FAICD
  • Luckbir Singh GAICD
  • Greg Tanzer GAICD
  • 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.

Board and Governance Services

  • John Devine MAICD - State Manager
  • Ben Hanslip AAICD - Board and Governance Partner

Membership Experience Team

  • Anna Drummond AAICD - Membership Partner, Development
  • Christine Mina AAICD - Membership Partner, Development
  • Jeremy Walker AAICD - Membership Partner, Development
  • Prue Fleming GAICD - Membership Partner, Engagement
  • Michelle Roennfeldt GAICD - National Team Leader, Support
  • Joanna Thompson - Membership Partner, Support
  • Lombard Lam - Membership Partner, Support

Quality and Service Delivery

  • Jess Will AAICD - National Rostering and Scheduling Manager
  • Katie Wise AAICD - National Member, Client and Guest Relations Team Leader
  • Christina Fenton GAICD - Member, Client and Guest Relations Partner
  • Tracey Lawrence AAICD - Member, Client and Guest Relations Partner
  • Andrea Walters - Member, Client and Guest Relations Partner
  • Joanna Spensley - Member, Client and Guest Relations Partner
  • Jasmine Clarke - Client Support Partner

Member and Client Proposition

  • Melanie Leach AAICD - Events and Partnerships Coordinator
  • Bree Larose AAICD - Directorship Opportunities Partner

Advocacy

  • Scott Dickson AAICD - Sector Coordinator, Not for Profit

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)
  • Adrienne Ward MAICD
  • Stephen Nicholls GAICD
  • Bron Christensen GAICD
  • Bill Boyd GAICD
  • Karen Schulz GAICD

 Sunshine Coast

  • Amanda Yeates MAICD (Chair)
  • Brenda Jamnik MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Paul Frederiks FAICD
  • Wayne Jenvey GAICD
  • Professor Birgit Lohmann GAICD
  • Timothy Spence Thomas GAICD
  • Debbie Blumel GAICD
  • Geoff De Lacy FAICD
  • Nathaniel Simpson MAICD

 Toowoomba

  • 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

Cairns

  • Professor Paul Gadek FAICD (Chair)
  • Victoria Cuda GAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • David Williams GAICD
  • Stephen Olle GAICD
  • Robin Giason MAICD
  • Peter Faulkner GAICD
  • John Hayward GAICD
  • Julie Duncan GAICD

 Townsville

  • Kevin Arlett FAICD (Chair)
  • Ian Conrad MAICD
  • Miranda Hamilton GAICD
  • Karen Read GAICD
  • Jane Nant GAICD

Call for Queensland Division Council Nominations 2021

The current term of the following elected Councillor expires on 30 September 2021:

Greg Tanzer GAICD

Nominations are now called to fill one vacancy on the QLD Division Council.

Being eligible to stand again, the following Councillor offers themself for re-election:

Greg Tanzer GAICD

Who can nominate – Eligible Members?
An Eligible Member is a member of any membership class of the AICD (other than Affiliate member); and who has been a member of one or more such classes for a minimum of three consecutive years prior to the date of this notice (Eligible Member). (By-Law 3.9.1)

An Eligible Member may nominate any other Eligible Member to serve on the Division Council, limited to two nominations per election.

The Board of the AICD is mindful of the importance of all Division Councillors bringing independent judgement to bear on matters considered by the Division Council. Having regard to guidance provided in Recommendation 2.3 of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (4th ed) with respect to factors relevant to assessing independence, the Board has determined that any person intending to nominate to serve as a member of the Division Council must obtain the approval of the Board if that person:

(a) is, or has been, employed in an executive or managerial capacity by the AICD;
(b) is, or has been, in a material business relationship (eg. as a supplier, professional adviser, consultant or customer) with the AICD or is an officer of, or otherwise associated with, someone with such a relationship; or
(c) has close personal ties with any person who falls within either of the above categories.

Timelines and how to nominate
Enquiries and requests for a Nomination Form can be obtained from John Devine, State Manager QLD by calling 03 6242 2201 or email JDevine@aicd.com.au.

Nominations must be:

Submitted on the Nomination Form and in accordance with the AICD’s By-Laws.
All nominations must be received at the offices of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as detailed on the Nomination Form by no later than 5pm AEST on Friday 13 August 2021.

The Election will be held on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

For further information please see our Constitution and By-Laws which govern the AICD’s Division Council Elections.

By Order of the Council.
AICD Division Council Elections 2021

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Regional focus

We support regional members and directors through courses, events and our regional committees.

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.