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Name/position

 

Qualifications, experience and committee membership

 

David Clark - Chairperson

Director since November 2012

 

 

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

David is an Executive Coach with more than 20 years' experience in senior executive roles within a diverse range of organsations. His background is in Human Resources and Senior Executive Management roles, working primarily in the food and beverage industry. David has worked in Europe, USA, Asia and the Pacific and has deep experience in organisation change.

David’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Finance, Investment and Remuneration Committee

 

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Frank Harris

OAM JP - Deputy Chairperson
Director since 2008

Frank is a retired Bail Justice (Dept Justice Appointment) and currently a practicing Justice of the Peace. He has more than 36 years' experience at executive level in disability service organisations and is a current Patron at Crisis Support Services.

Frank’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Finance, Investment and Remuneration Committee

 

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Julie Hore - Deputy Chairperson
Director since 2007

 Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Julie is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her experience also includes being a solicitor with Stedman Cameron Meares & Hall, a corporate solicitor for Shell Australia and Shell UK; and Business Manager, Retail and Commercial Marketing division, Shell Australia.

Julie’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Chairperson, Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Committee

 

 

Peter Reilly - Treasurer

Director since 2012

 

Bachelor of Business in Accounting; Associate, the Institute of Chartered Accountants; Associate, Institute of Company Directors

Peter has more than 30 years' experience as a senior executive and has demonstrated success in a range of areas, including general management, building high performance teams, developing and implementing financial and business plans, directing public companies and ensuring funding requirements are met in high growth organisations. Peter has been a registered tax agent since 1976.

Peter's Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Chairperson, Finance, Investment and Remuneration Committee

 

alt Hon. Don Wing AM
Director since 2011 

Bachelor of Laws

Don practised as a Barrister and Solicitor for 20 years before being elected to the Legislative Council in the Parliament of Tasmania. During his 29 years as an Independent Member he served as President for six years and was Mayor of Launceston from 1983-1987.

 

 

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Mike Bottomley
Director since 2012

Mike currently owns and operates several business throughout Queensland and New South Wales including Aitken Welding supplies, Abrasive Diamond and Industrial and INSESA. Mike has been a strong supporter of several community organisations including Apex, Life Saving and church council and has been Charter Member of Parkwood Rotary Club since 1993.

Mike’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Committee

 

 

  

Laura Meagher (nee Kaczkowski)

Director since
2008

 

 

 

Bachelor of Commerce (Law); Bachelor of Management (HRM); Diploma of Public Relations

Laura is a committed professional having worked in management, strategic and operational marketing and communications roles for over a decade. She has a flair for events, sponsorship, promotions and public relations. With high level qualifications in these areas, Laura provides valuable contributions to the Board.

Laura’s Able Australia Board Committee membership includes:

  • Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Power
Director since 1991

 

 

Trained Teacher Certificate for the Deaf; Diploma of Education and Administration

Mary is retired from the Ministry of Education and is a former Vice-Principal at Carronbank School. She is also a former Acting Principal at Princess Elizabeth Junior School and has qualifications in a variety of management and engineering disciplines.

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary now registered with ASICS – Ed Holmes