Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors

Lesley Beames

POSITION: Chairperson

Lesley joined the TASC Board as a Director in 2007 and was elected Chairperson in 2019. With many years’ experience in the education, health and not-for-profit sectors, she now contributes to organisations that tackle social issues, transform the lives of individuals and improve the wellbeing of communities.  In addition to her role with TASC, Lesley is a member of the Industry Engagement Team of workRestart, a social enterprise at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre.  Lesley has worked as a marketing manager, training and development consultant and human resources advisor.

Craig Armstrong

POSITION: Deputy Chairperson

Craig joined the TASC Board as a Director in 2019 and was elected Deputy Chairperson in 2020.   He is the Retail Customer Executive for NAB South West Queensland.  With 30 years’ experience in the finance industry, Craig brings extensive business and leadership experience to the TASC Board.  He has strong community appreciation and connections from across Queensland, and describes his approach to leadership and business as about building real, country-style relationships.  Craig has qualifications from the Australian Graduate School of Management – Executive Management.

Alison Kennedy

POSITION: Director

Alison joined the TASC Board in 2017.  She is the CEO of the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, and in this role has introduced new events, raised awareness and increased revenue through fundraising and the commercial arm of the business.  Alison has been named one of Toowoomba’s “Top 40 Most Powerful People” as well as 2018 Downs Business Woman of the Year. She has a Diploma in Marketing and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Fundraising Institute of Australia and the Toowoomba-Surat Basin Enterprise. She brings to the Board fundraising, leadership, and corporate engagement skills.

Ross Morgan

POSITION: Director

Ross joined the TASC Board in 2020.  He is an experienced Senior Executive who has been CEO of Bundaberg Brewed Drink’s Australian and New Zealand business, General Manager of Coca-Cola Amatil Queensland, and Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Amatil Australia.  He is an Executive Advisor for the QUT Executive MBA Program, and his previous Board experience includes Variety Queensland, Volunteering Queensland, Volunteering Australia, and Bundaberg Tourism. Ross has a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Certificate of Management and is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant.  He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sharon Boyce

POSITION: Director

Dr. Sharon Boyce, comes to us with expert knowledge, skills, and lived experience. As well as a disability advocate, Dr. Boyce is a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Chair of Queensland Disability Advisory Council, and continues to work with many organisations across Queensland to raise awareness of living with disability.

Dr Rhett Martin

Rhett Martin

POSITION: Director

Dr Rhett Martin joined the TASC board in 2022, bringing with him wide experience gained from private legal practice and academia.  Rhett graduated from Melbourne University with degrees in Commerce and Law and also holds an LLM and PhD in sustainability regulation.  Rhett is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Southern Queensland, where he has worked since 2014.  His research interests include environmental and sustainability regulation which looks at the intersection of law with sustainability and he has authored ‘Understanding Sustainability Law’ (2017, LexisNexis) along with a series of academic articles on ecologically sustainable forest management.  Before relocating to Toowoomba he worked at RMIT and Monash University.  Rhett practiced as a solicitor in medium and large firms prior to entering academia.  Rhett lives and works in Toowoomba and has two daughters and a stepson.  In his spare time, infrequent as it may be, he loves to explore Queensland with his family.

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