Board of Directors
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.
Steven Deaves is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Steven’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, and he is a Justice of the Peace. Steven worked as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court Queensland for eighteen years, and is a member of the Bar Association of Queensland.
Tom Henderson-Brooks began his career as a secondary school maths teacher. From a young age he had a passion for exploring faith and the big questions of life. After studying theology, Tom became and Anglican Minister and has been dedicated to his role for 27 years. He has worked in Kings Cross, Bondi and South Turramurra. In 1996, he supported the establishment of Rough Edges – a drop-in-centre in the Cross, as well as a Legal Counselling and Referral Centre. Tom was an Anglicare Regional Manager for the Eastern Suburbs and Inner City Sydney for eight years. After moving to Rockhampton in 2016, he is currently the Senior Minister at All Saints North Rockhampton and the Archdeacon for Mission and Training.
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 is a Social Worker with 20 years of front-line experience supporting rural communities in Central Queensland. She is currently the Senior Social Worker for the Banana Health Services as part of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and has previously held Senior positions in the Mental Health and Disability Services Departments. Bronwyn has also worked extensively in the non-government sector specialising in trauma response and Child and Family therapy and support. Bronwyn successfully completed her studies at the University of Queensland, receiving a Bachelor of Social Work with Class 1 Honours and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics. Bronwyn has a strong social justice framework, and is passionate about advocating for the needs of rural communities.
Helen’s working experience began in sales in Australia before establishing and operating her own sales and marketing company in New Zealand. Subsequently Helen worked with corporations as a consultant for IAS Australasia. She specialised in transformational training assisting participants to embrace change to achieve their organisation’s vision. Helen then started her own company, HQ Training, and worked with New Zealand corporations designing and delivering leadership, teamwork, customer service and communication programs. Since 2001 Helen has worked for the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development. Her focus has been business and industry development across a variety of industry sectors assisting companies to commercialise innovation, raise business capital and grow their business. Helen’s latest role supported emerging major projects through the government approvals processes. In 2019 Helen retired from her Principal Economic Development Officer role within the Department and is focusing on providing community support. Helen has completed many university papers culminating in a Post Graduate Certificate in Management through CQUniversity Australia.
The Rt Rev David Robinson
Visitor to the Board
The Rt. Rev’d David Robinson is the twelfth Bishop of Rockhampton. He was consecrated on 2 September 2014, the feast of the New Guinea Martyrs, in St Paul’s Cathedral, Rockhampton. Ordained in 1994, he has served in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn in a variety of settings including as assistant minister at St John’s Reid (1994-1996), and then as rector in the country town of Gundagai (1995-2000) and suburban settings of Kooringal (2000-2007) and Curtin (2009-2011). He was Ministry Formation Coordinator and lecturer at St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra, immediately prior to his move to Rockhampton. An interest in cross-cultural work saw David work with Aboriginal students in Darwin during the mid-1980s and overseas in Bangladesh with ABM (1987-1988) and at the Grace International School in Dhaka (2007-2009). He has extensive pastoral experience in country ministry and also a deep interest in church growth, education and leadership formation. He is married to Jan and has two adult children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys walking, photography and travel.
Andrew Ireland is a highly personable and multi skilled executive with significant experience in facilitating and operationalizing change, strategic and operational development, financial management, and corporate governance. Andrew joins the Anglicare Central Queensland Board with strong credentials in managing significant change projects, having been one of the senior managers involved in the amalgamation of two local governments in 2008, and the de-amalgamation of one of the four local government de-amalgamations within Queensland in 2013. Andrew has significant experience in optimising business systems and processes within both the commercial and government sectors, having improved sustainability and efficiency in large national companies, medium-sized organisations, state government departments and local government. He has managed large, complex councils within local government with responsibility for multi-disciplinary functions such as Corporate Planning and Strategy, Corporate Finance, IT, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Communications and Engagement, Customer Service and Governance.