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Management Committee

The Board of Management comprises the Executive and a representative from up to six Queensland regions (Northern, Central, North Western; South Western, Wide Bay Burnett and South East).

The current Management Committee comprises:

President & Far North Queensland Representative

Benjamin Keast, Chief Executive Officer, ARC Disability Inc. has worked for ARC in aben-keast-photo-4-3-16 variety of roles covering Administration, Direct Support, Coordination, Health & Safety,  Return to Work & Rehabilitation, Human Resources, Chief Operations Officer and currently in the role of Chief Executive Officer. ARC supports over 400 Service Users within the Cairns and Far North Community, and employs around 190 staff. Ben is currently a part of the 2016 Emerging Leaders Program with the Cairns Chamber, the chair of the Cairns Coordinators of Funded (Disability) Services group as well as sitting on sector and leadership NDIS transition groups, and is currently undertaking his Master in Business Administration through the Australian Institute of Business

Treasurer & South East Representative –– Brisbane20160803_092118

Julia Parker, CEO, Metro Community Hub,  has a background in small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations 

Secretary & South East Representative – Ipswich 

Robyne Apps.  Background in Aged Care and Transport development work.  Member of Metro South robyne-photoHealth & Hospital Community Engagement Group.  Currently – Consumer Advisor on the Metro South Oral Health Safety & Quality Committee and Consumer Representative on the West Moreton Health & Hospital Community Reference Group.

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Sue Collier, Chief Executive Officer, FlexiQld., has been working in community health and disability service provision in rural communities for over 20 years. Sue is actively involved in addressing unmet specialist support and transport needs experienced by people residing in rural communities.

Vice President & South East Representative- Redlands

Rob Spencer, Chairperson STAR Community Services, comes with a long-standing 20160803_091803involvement with STAR Community Transport that operates in the Redlands Shire Council region and has a very deep and active interest in the NDIS.

South East Representative

Terry O’Toole, CEO TransitCare, is a vastly experienced Corporate Executive. He was COO / National Operations

Manager of a national environmental  transport operation for 6 years prior to joining TransitCare Ltd. Previously, Terry spent 25 years in retail management (fast moving consumable goods) and logistics with a national retailer. His position was that of State Manager, Administration and Services.                                      Terry provides hands on management experience to the organisation and mentoring to the executive management team. Terry has overseas and local experience in starting and growing businesses in the area of transport and logistics. He is accomplished at change management and has grown businesses from infancy to having national and international reach.  He is an operational expert who is focused on providing TransitCare the internal capability to be NDIS compliant and to grow its reach and scale.

Wide Bay Burnett region  – vacant                                                

South West region

Jennifer Leigh, now works and resides most of the time in Warwick on the Southern Downs.  She is giving to her local community as a Vice President  of the Stanthorpe Neighbourhood Centre.  As with every other community in Qld, transport is an issue across this entire region.

Central Queensland region – vacant


Office Staff20160803_092045

Jennifer Leigh OAM, Business Manager (P/time)                                                                               MSWAP, MHuman Services, Grad Dip Adult and Vocational Education, Grad Dip Social Planning, Grad Dip Rehabilitation, Grad Dip Women’s Studies, Grad Cert Criminology & Criminal Justice, Bachelor Arts, Ass Dip Residential Care, Cert IV Trainer & Assessor (TAA 40104)

Morag Annetts, Office Manager (P/time)                                                                                             Bachelor Education