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Our Board

Board of Directors

Libby Homer

Libby Homer

Chairperson

Libby was raised in Rockhampton and went to school there before heading off to the University of Qld where she completed a degree in Science majoring in Medical microbiology. Libby worked in this field for ten years before marrying in 1983 and moving to the country near Banana to her husband’s cattle station. While living on the property, Libby was involved in many community groups. Over the years Libby worked to improve educational services and coordinated the drought relief in the Banana area. She also chaired the Regional Arts Development Committee. Libby and her husband were active members of the Moura Anglican community. Libby  was also a foundation member of Beef Australia and sat on the organizing committees and then the board of Beef Australia. She has been closely associated with Beef research and chaired the CQ Beef Research Committee and sat on the Northern Australia Beef Research Council and Northern Beef Industry Council. Libby graduated from the Australian Institute of Company of Directors course and has recently had further professional training in a variety of courses including Strategic planning and Risk management.  Libby currently also sits on the Safe Food Queensland board.

Barbara Lawrence - BA(NE), LLB(QUT), GradDipLegalPrac(QUT), GradCertMgt(C.Sturt), GradDipPubPol(Deakin), PGDipCnfctMgt(Macq)

Barbara Lawrence - BA(NE), LLB(QUT), GradDipLegalPrac(QUT), GradCertMgt(C.Sturt), GradDipPubPol(Deakin), PGDipCnfctMgt(Macq)

Deputy Chair

Barbara has held Senior and Executive positions as a higher education administrator for a period of more than thirty years, fulfilling roles of Vice-President Student Services and Registrar, Academic Registrar, Executive Director of Student Services and Head of Residential Accommodation. Since 2013 Barbara has consulted in the higher education sector for public and private providers, primarily in the areas of higher education administration, governance, student management, misconduct investigations and compliance audits.

More recently, Barbara has provided mediation and investigation services to businesses, NFP, government supported and funded organisations in the Central Queensland Region.

Clyde Wode

Clyde Wode

Director

Clyde Wode commenced work with Queensland Rail in 1959 where his career spanned 47 years. Clyde was a bridge carpenter for 17 years before designing courses and training other carpenters. Over the next 12 years, Clyde worked as the officer in charge of maintenance training for Queensland Rail. After retirement he continued working part time as a training consultant. Clyde joined Careforce in 1992 and was appointed as a Director when Careforce became Anglicare Central Queensland. Clyde has offered support of his wife during her 30 years of fundraising and volunteering for Anglicare Central Queensland.

Bronwyn Dendle

Bronwyn Dendle

Director

Bronwyn Dendle is a Social Worker with over 20 years of front-line experience supporting rural communities in Central Queensland. She has worked in both the Government and Non-Government sectors in Mental Health, Disability and Rural Generalist positions. Bronwyn successfully completed her studies at the University of Queensland, receiving a Bachelor of Social Work with 1st Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics and Political Science. She completed the Company Directors Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2019 and serves as a Board Director for Anglicare CQ as well as Biloela Enterprises.  Bronwyn has a strong social justice framework, and is passionate about advocating for the needs of rural communities.  She lives in Biloela and currently works for CQ Rural Health.

Bishop Peter Grice

Bishop Peter Grice

Director

Peter Grice is humbled and honoured to be appointed as the thirteenth Bishop of the Rockhampton Diocese in February 2021. He previously served as Dean of Holy Cross Cathedral, Geraldton in the Diocese of North West Australia.

Peter brings to the role a wealth of experience in pastoral ministry in the rural Australian context as well as his earlier legal profession. He studied a Bachelor of Commerce/Law at the University of NSW before working as a solicitor in Sydney.

After completing his initial theological training through the Australian College of Theology, studying at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Peter responded to the call of Parish ministry in the Diocese of Armidale, where he was Ordained in 2001. He served in St Augustine’s Parish,  Inverell for 14 years, before moving to North West Australia Diocese. He holds further Post Graduate qualifications from Moore Theological College and Trinity Theological College.

Peter is passionate about encouraging people to know Christ and to make Him known. His desire is to shape and enable the church to communicate the good news of Jesus effectively. Sport, travel (pre COVID), maritime history, reading, amateur farming and music are some of his interests.

Peter and his wife Virginia have five children. Two have made the trek across country with them while the three eldest remained in Perth, Western Australia, where they are all studying.

Susan Foyle, Adjust Professor

Susan Foyle, Adjust Professor

Director

Susan is a nurse and midwife of over 30 years, currently the Executive Director for Nursing, Midwifery, Quality and Safety for Central Queensland Hospitals and Health Service.

Susan has extensive experience in clinical governance, risk management and leadership in health care.

Susan’s achievements have been recognised several times, being the recipient of the Central Queensland Hospitals and Health Service Clinical Excellence award and the Association of Queensland Nurse and Midwifery Leaders Outstanding Achievement award in recent years.

Susan contributes to the Queensland Health Statewide Quality and Safety group and was appointed co-chair in 2020.

Susan is passionate about health care equity and patient centered care as well as clinical excellence.

Susan joined the Anglicare CQ Board with the aim of giving something back to the community that she loves, making a difference to peoples’ lives and to serve with her knowledge, skills, and compassion.­­­­­­­­­­­

John Crossland

John Crossland

Director

John has been living in Rockhampton for the past 12 years after making the move north from Victoria. He is in his final year at The Rockhampton Grammar School as the Head of Year 8 before retiring. John has a Masters of Education, a post-graduate Diploma in Management Systems and his undergraduate qualification is in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics.

John has interspersed time in industry with his education career having held the positions of Information Technology Manager, Director of Consulting Services and National Training Manager for Local and International Companies.

John has a strong family history of Community Service and Volunteering. John has served on Secondary School Boards as a Staff Representative and he has completed the Independent Schools of Queensland Governance Course.

William Oates

William Oates

Director

William is a Wailwan bloke from Warren New South Wales, whose father was of Irish stock.  He is proud of both heritages that have made him whom he is today, an Australian Aborigine. With over 45 years of experience in Schools, Colleges and Universities teaching Aboriginal History, Religion & Education, William is able to offer his experiences towards understanding life in our lapsed Colony now called Australia.

His recent full-time position was as a senior teacher at Emmaus College Rockhampton in the Inclusive Curriculum & Enrichment (ICE) department and teaching Religion Education. Currently enjoying retirement and any causal work that comes his way, he is non-the-less kept busy with his family; wife Suzanne, six grown children and currently seven grandchildren.

William is an Ordained Anglican Minister who lives and worships in the Keppel Parish of Rockhampton Diocese at the Emu Park Anglican Church.