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.
Jacquie has a background in history, research and oral history, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours History), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public History, a Graduate Diploma in Media Studies and studied Broadcasting at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
After some work in the history field, writing a contract history for a Primary School and historical research for an architect, Jacquie discovered a love for radio while a volunteer presenting programs for 6RPH (Radio for the Print Handicapped) in Perth. She moved to Rockhampton in 1996 to take up a role with ABC Capricornia, and this started a radio broadcasting career that lasted 23 years, the last 13 of which she was the daily Breakfast Presenter.
Jacquie is currently the owner/operator of a consulting business called ‘Imagine You’ which is a colour analysis, style and presentation advice service. In addition to Jacquie’s volunteer role with the AnglicareCQ board, she enjoys volunteering at the AnglicareCQ Bargain Store.
Jacquie is married to Peter and the proud Mum of Sarah and Alexander.
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 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
Visitor to the Board
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.
Peter is the Queensland Director of the Coal Assessment Hub with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Peter comes from an agricultural background and completed his Masters of Business (Research) in 2004. Peter has a strong applied economics background which was recognised with an Australia Day Medal in recognition of outstanding contributions to Queensland agriculture.
Peter has 25 years’ experience across a range of disciplines that include administrative law, research, management and compliance with a particular focus on the resources and agricultural industries.
A qualified economist, scientist and board director, Peter has successfully applied his expertise to roles with the Queensland Government, Australian Universities and as a private consultant. An excellent communicator, Peter has written and co-authored numerous publications, presented at national and international conferences and acted as the government departmental spokesperson for various committees and external engagement activities.