This scholarship was open to those who can demonstrate that the program will benefit not just themselves and their organisation, but the wider community as well.

The correspondence format supports directors in remote areas who cannot easily access face-to-face courses. It allows them to complete this course within a six month period, at their own pace, and when it suits them.

AICD Queensland State Manager Melanie Mayne-Wilson says the scholarship program aims to support regional directors from Hervey Bay, out to the west and north through to the top end of Queensland.

“Our regional scholarship program recognises the importance of supporting directors outside the capital cities, and in turn, helping organisations of all types and size meet their potential,” she said.

“We want to ensure that regional Queensland has directors of the highest calibre with the very best in education. This scholarship program is one way we can help achieve that goal.”

In addition to her role as Director of Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Tracey has held the following directorship positions:

  • Queensland Electrical Safety Board Education Committee
  • Yachting Queensland
  • Queensland Building Services Authority
  • International Association for Public Participation

Tracey said she was thrilled to have won the 2018 Regional CDC Correspondence Scholarship and is looking forward to taking the world-class governance learnings and putting them into practice.

“As a busy regional business owner, I’m humbled and excited to be the recipient of AICD’s 2018 Regional Queensland correspondence scholarship. It provides me with an opportunity to consolidate my practical board experience and the flexibility to fit course requirements into my workload without the need to travel,” she said.

“My work brings me in touch with many regional women, including those in remote communities. I aim to bring skills gained from the course to help mentor regional women, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, who may be interested in extending their careers into board and governance roles.”

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