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PAUL BELL AM

Chairman

Paul was elected Chairman in 2014 and has been a director since 2012.

 

Paul was a local government Councillor from 1985- 2020 and has a strong history of board leadership including the health, energy, rail, superannuation and community service sectors.

 

Paul is Chair of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Commissioner and Chair of the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission and recently retired from his position as a Councillor at Central Highlands Regional council.

 

Paul was awarded the Order of Australia, General Division in 2005. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is aMember of the Australian institute of Company directors

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GREG MCDONNELL

Deputy Chair/ Finance committee chair

Greg was appointed a Director in 2015.

Greg has been a partner in the accounting practice McDonnell Hume Partners since 1992, which provides advice to individuals and businesses of the Central Highlands, including the agricultural, coal mining and retail industries.

Greg qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 with Ernst & Young in Sydney and has a Bachelor of Economics with majors in Accounting and finance. He has a Diploma in Financial Planning and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. 

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WENDY MCPHEE

Secretary

Wendy was appointed a Director in 2015.

 

Wendy has 23 years of experience running a medical practice, having worked as Practice Manager of Emerald Medical Group from 1992 to 2015.

 

Wendy is an active member of the local community, volunteering her time in various roles ( P&C, Red Cross, Eisteddfod etc). She is currently Volunteer Finance officer/ Front of House for Emerald Academy of Dance.

 

Wendy has a Bachelor of Science ( Medical Laboratory Technology). Wendy has a current appointment as a training officer with James Cook University GP Training.

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CLINTON ADAMS

Business Development Committee chair

Originally an electrical fitter and mechanic, Clinton is a fully qualified auctioneer and real estate developer. He has developed and built numerous buildings and has been involved in industry and community activities including the $7million dollar Egerton Street upgrade and beautification in partnership with the Central Highlands Regional Council. Clinton is on the committee for the Bush Children’s Health Scheme.

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PAT LYONS

Governance Committee Chair

Pat was appointed a Director in 2014. He has worked in public administration and management in the Queensland Public Service prior to entering private enterprise in 2002, opening a Branch Office of Taylor Byrne Valuers. He currently serves as a Director of Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited, Taylor Byrne, Lane Infrastructure Property Services, and Emerald Sunrise Rotary Club.

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GAIL GODWIN-SMITH

Community Engagement Chair

Gail was appointed a Director in 2016. Gail is in her second term as a Councillor with Central Highlands Regional Council and her first as Deputy Mayor. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Gail is a representative for the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, a local government board director of the CHRRUP, and the Fitzroy Basin Association.

Our Board

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PAUL BELL AM

Chairman

Paul was elected Chairman in 2014 and has been a director since 2012.

 

Paul was a local government Councillor from 1985- 2020 and has a strong history of board leadership including the health, energy, rail, superannuation and community service sectors.

 

Paul is Chair of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Commissioner and Chair of the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission and recently retired from his position as a Councillor at Central Highlands Regional council.

 

Paul was awarded the Order of Australia, General Division in 2005. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is aMember of the Australian institute of Company directors

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GREG MCDONNELL

Deputy Chair/ Finance committee chair

Greg was appointed a Director in 2015.

Greg has been a partner in the accounting practice McDonnell Hume Partners since 1992, which provides advice to individuals and businesses of the Central Highlands, including the agricultural, coal mining and retail industries.

Greg qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 with Ernst & Young in Sydney and has a Bachelor of Economics with majors in Accounting and finance. He has a Diploma in Financial Planning and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. 

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WENDY MCPHEE

Secretary

Wendy was appointed a Director in 2015.

 

Wendy has 23 years of experience running a medical practice, having worked as Practice Manager of Emerald Medical Group from 1992 to 2015.

 

Wendy is an active member of the local community, volunteering her time in various roles ( P&C, Red Cross, Eisteddfod etc). She is currently Volunteer Finance officer/ Front of House for Emerald Academy of Dance.

 

Wendy has a Bachelor of Science ( Medical Laboratory Technology). Wendy has a current appointment as a training officer with James Cook University GP Training.