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Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Garry Jamieson – APM (Australia Police Medal)

Term of Office: Director since September 2012.

Skills, Experience and Expertise: 
Garry is a retired Inspector of Police and District Officer, having served 38 years with the Queensland Police Force. He has had extensive experience in operational, financial and human resource management at a corporate level.

He holds tertiary qualifications in Justice Administration, Human Resource Management and Business. He has lectured in Law and Police Administration at TAFE. He has extensive experience in and is qualified in all aspects of Disaster Management and has held positions of Disaster District Coordinator.

Garry was awarded the Australian Police Medal, A.P.M. in the 2005 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for leadership and service to country communities. He is also the holder of the National Police Medal, the National Medal and the Queensland Police Service medal.


Term of Office: Director since November 2005.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Noel is a retired Royal Australian Air Force Wing Commander engineer. He has a wide range of both experience and expertise in engineering management, training and facilities management.

He was awarded the dignity of Member of the Order of the British Empire for his military achievements and involvement in the community. Noel has been a long-serving member of the Lions organisation resulting in the awarding of a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

DIRECTOR David Patterson

Term of Office: Director since August 2001.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Chair of the Finance Committee
David spent 39 years of his working life in the Banking Industry as an Accountant and senior Manager

He and his wife Anne operated a Long Day Child Care Service. David is now an accountant with H&R Block, taxation specialists.

DIRECTOR Dr. Selwyn Brindley

Term of Office: Director since October 2007.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Selwyn is a retired Lecturer in Mathematics, Engineering, IT and was Dean of Science and Technology. He holds two Masters Degrees and a PhD from Calgary University, Canada.

He was a director of an Instant Oil Change company and consulted on various projects in Education, Oil Industry and Real Estate. He has consulted on numerous PhD and Masters degrees. Since returning to Australia in 1996 Sel has been treasurer of the Bay Support Service and St James Lutheran Church.

DIRECTOR Angela Lane

Term of Office: Director since September 2007.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Angela has a background in small business. She and her late Husband operated Hervey Bay Taxis and then the Reef Motel in Torquay. Angela was involved with the Lioness Club in Hervey Bay for several years. She is currently a Director of a State wide storage shed business and a member of the Torquay Progress Association.

DIRECTOR Lesley Barry

Term of Office: Director since September 2007.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Lesley had a twenty five year secondary teaching career in NSW for both Catholic Schools and the NSW Department of Education. During that time Lesley was a Careers Adviser, a Head Teacher and a Project Co-ordinator. Lesley relocated to Hervey Bay with her husband. Lesley is a Member of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay City.

DIRECTOR Robert Summers

Term of Office: Director since September 2007.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Bob is a retired Inspector of the Queensland Police Service, having served for 30 years in various places and sections. He is the recipient of the Queensland Police Service Medal and the National Medal. Whilst a member of the Service he held the positions of Director/Secretary of the Police Co-operative Housing Society. He also held the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Police Commissioned Officers Union.

Bob is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

DIRECTOR Mick Kruger – OAM (Order of Australia Medal)

Term of Office: Director since September 2012.

Skills, Experience and Expertise:
Mick is the former Mayor of the Fraser Coast Regional Council. Prior to that, he had been on the Hervey Bay City Council for 11 years; 5 years as Deputy Mayor. Mick has wide experience in local government having commenced with the Burrum Shire Council and finished as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Hervey Bay City Council.

Mick has a commitment to community organisations having served on the Boards of the Hervey Bay RSL, Hervey Bay Cultural Trust and Hervey Bay Community Trust. Mick is also a Commissioner for Declarations.

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