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.

Jim Rawlings

POSITION: Treasurer

Jim joined the TASC Board in 2019.  He is Managing Director of Hooper Accountants, an accounting firm based in Toowoomba and Pittsworth.  He has more than 20 years’ experience as an accountant, financial planner, business advisor, manager and leader.  Jim has qualifications in Accounting and Financial Planning and is a member of CPA Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), and Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce.  Active in the community, Jim is Chair of the Finance and Governance Committee at Toowoomba Anglican School and Treasurer of the Australian Polo Federation.

Michael Maguire

POSITION: Director

Michael has been involved with TASC for many years: as a member of the Board of Directors since 2010, a former Chair of the Board, and a volunteer lawyer over a period of 27 years.  Michael’s background is as a lawyer and Principal in private practice and in lecturing at university.  He now practices as a mediator based in Brisbane and lectures at QUT and the University of Queensland.  Michael has extensive qualifications in law, education, and dispute resolution, is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, and has memberships with a wide range of organisations including the Queensland Law Society, The Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators, Family Law Practitioners Association and Elder Mediation Australasian Network.  He is Treasurer of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA).

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.

Reagan Wilson

POSITION: Director

Reagan is the Director at Wilsons-The Family Lawyers, which he established in January 2019 as a boutique family law firm following a successful career including director and founding partner at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law.  Specialising in family law since 1999, Reagan is recognised by the Doyle’s Review of Australian Lawyers as one of Queensland’s leading family law practitioners.  He has served as an executive member of the Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association Board, the Darling Downs and South West Queensland Law Association and the local Toowoomba Children’s Contact Centre.

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.

Sarah Webb

POSITION: Director