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Chris Munday

Chair

November 2014

Chris is one of three Principals at LMR Advisory, a boutique Corporate Advisory firm based in Brisbane, Australia and specialising in C-Suite/Executive Support and Investment Support Services, Finance Function Advisory and Turnaround & Restructuring Advisory.  Chris has in excess of 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and business advisor, including six years as a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services division of global accounting group, EY.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Adelaide.

 

Peta Perring

Peta Perring

Corporate Governance Manager/In-house Counsel – Ergon Energy

Deputy Chair

Governance and Risk  Sub-Committee

November 2013

Peta is an executive with over 16 years commercial legal experience, together with over 10 years as a governance practitioner providing company secretarial experience to boards. Peta also  has over 10 years’ experience as a board member for statutory authorities that regulate professions and in the not for profit sector in the areas of arts and education.

Peta is both a Fellow Member of  the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), and the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA). Peta has post graduate qualifications in law and governance and holds a Masters of Business Administration. Peta is also a Registered Teacher – Qld College of Teachers,  holds an A.T.Mus.A and is a Reservist Legal Officer for Defence.

 

Megan Just

Megan Just

MJ Elite Business Solutions Pty Ltd

Treasurer

Finance Sub-Committee

November 2013

Megan commenced her career in professional accounting in February 1995. Since then she has held positions in three different accounting firms. The majority of her time has been spent with BDO where she originally commenced in May 1999 as a Senior accountant and her final 3 years there as a partner.

Whilst the majority of her working career has been within the audit and assurance divisions she has also had a year working in a business services division and a further year as a financial controller of a commodity trader in London. She has also worked in Los Angeles, USA and Birmingham, UK within the BDO International network.

In December of 2011 Megan started her own business of providing business solutions to small businesses, including accounting assistance, system and process reviews and financial statement and reporting assistance.

Megan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Governance Institute of Australia and holds a number of other directorships in the not for profit and charity sector.

 

Ben Gordan

Ben Gordon

Secretary

Finance Sub-Committee

December 2015

Ben has over 15 years’ experience working in various government agencies at the state and national level, including with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority in Sydney.

Ben’s first involvement with the Gowrie was in 2011 while working in the Department of Education and Training on the implementation of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care in Queensland.

Since this time, he has served in several senior policy roles and is now Director, Economic Policy within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Ben is a proud dad of two, of which both are lucky enough to be attending the Gowrie’s Love Street Child Centre Brisbane service.

 

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Dr Amanda McFadden

QUT

Member of ECA, ECIA

Ordinary Board Member

Growth and Innovation Sub-Committee

November 2014

Dr Amanda McFadden has over twenty years experience working in the field of early childhood education and care. Amanda has worked in diverse early childhood contexts including long day care, family day care, and kindergarten programs. She is a registered early childhood teacher and has also worked as a state-wide inclusive education consultant.

Inclusive education, information literacy in the early years and the use of digital documentation portals are  research areas in which Amanda is currently active. In the past few years Amanda has travelled to Iceland, Sweden and China as part of her work in early childhood education and care.

Amanda is a Senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a lecturer in the School of Early Childhood at the Queensland University of Technology.

 

 

 

 

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Kylie Kluger

Kluger Haus Creative

Ordinary Board Member

Growth and Innovation Sub-Committee

April 2017

Kylie Kluger is a communications professional, with 20 years experience in media and public affairs.

Kylie spent a decade as a producer and broadcast journalist with news agencies including Al Jazeera, BBC World and Sky News. Since 2007, she has worked with corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations, at both local and national levels, on media liaison, community engagement, publication management and events.

Kylie has worked for organisations including Reconciliation Australia and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation on public education and reconciliation in action. She also has a keen interest in the not-for-profit sector and is passionate about social inclusion and equality—particularly in early learning settings.

 

Sarah Black

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Ordinary Board Member

Finance Sub-Committee, Growth and Innovation Sub-Committee

April 2017

I come to the Lady Gowrie Queensland Board of Management with a 12 year history in hospitals and healthcare, leading medical, nursing and aeromedical teams. More recently, I have spent extensive time working with the rural sector implementing a federally funded junior medical training program with significant involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare. I am currently the Chief Nursing Officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

 

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Bev Flückiger

Griffith University

Ordinary Board Member

Growth and Innovation Sub-Committee

March 2018

Bev Flückiger is an Associate Professor in early childhood education within the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University and heads up the Leadership for Learning Research Program within the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER). During her long career in early childhood education, Bev has held a range of positions including early childhood teacher, curriculum coordinator, deputy principal and primary school Principal. Her research and consulting interests focus on innovative ways to address the ‘gap’ in attainment between groups of children described as disadvantaged in Australian society, particularly in relation to mutually supportive and authentic family, school and community relationships; leadership for learning; and culturally-responsive pedagogies.  She sits on the executive committees of Early Childhood Australia (Qld) and the Professional Development Network.

 

Shona Vasani

Ordinary Board Member

Governance and Risk Sub-Committee

March 2018

Shona Vasani is a solicitor with over 15 years commercial legal experience.

Shona commenced her career in private practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.  She then worked in London for various organisations including Taylor Wessing, General Electric Commercial Finance and Interoute Communications Limited.  Shona returned to Brisbane in 2014 and is currently an LOD (Lawyers on Demand) lawyer working at Telstra.

Shona has broad corporate and commercial experience and has worked closely with organisations on issues involving regulatory compliance.  She has assisted them to better understand the regulatory landscape in which their business operates to remain compliant.

Shona’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Management, Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Education and Training programme.  Shona is not only a member of the Queensland Law Society but has also been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Shona’s youngest child is lucky enough to have attended the Lady Gowrie Warry Street Child Centre Brisbane service and is now attending a Lady Gowrie affiliated kindergarten.

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Gowrie Qld acknowledges past members of the Board of Management and their contribution to the Organisation and Early Childhood in Queensland.