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Ian Sampson is an experienced non-executive director with expertise in governance, strategy development, risk, financial and audit management, board evaluation, remuneration and development. He is currently Chairman of 139Club Ltd, a centre for people experiencing homelessness in Brisbane and Chairs the Board of Marsh Tincknell Pty Ltd, a Brisbane-based Chartered Accounting firm. Ian is also a syndicate Chairman of the CEOInstitute. He has run a strategic advisory consultancy since 2004, and prior to that enjoyed a wide-ranging career in human resources and general management at a range of companies including BHP, CSR, Lonmin and Thiess, both in Australia and overseas.
Angela is an experienced non-executive director with over ten years’ experience on ‘for purpose’ boards. Her board experience spans a range of industries/sectors including education, CALD communities, migrant and refugee settlement services and economic development. Angela is also an accomplished executive, with a combination of experience in strategic development and implementation, stakeholder management, economic regulation and reform, corporate governance and commercial experience across private and public sectors.
Bruce is an experienced Chief Financial Officer, organisational consultant and Certified Practicing Accountant, with an extensive history in the not-for-profit, private and tertiary education sectors. He is an Official Visitor with Queensland Corrective Services and a mentor with Mentoring for Growth as part of Advancing Small Business Queensland. Bruce volunteers with small not-for-profits and is a Board Member with St David’s Neighbourhood Centre.
Professor Kim Halford is a registered clinical psychologist, and is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland. Kim has 35 years experience as a university leader, researcher, educator and practitioner. He is an internationally recognized authority on work with couples and families; has served as an advisor on family related social policy to the Australian, German and US governments; and trained more than 12,000 professional in couple therapy across a dozen countries. Kim has over 200 research publications, some of which were done in collaboration with members of RAQ’s staff, plus 8 books. He is committed to enhancing the contribution of psychology as a discipline and a profession to society, and serves as chair of the RAQ Board Quality and Performance committee.
Bill Owens is an experienced executive and non-executive director specialising in governance, strategy, risk and ICT strategy development & governance. He has run his own ICT services company since 2016 and before that built an executive career over thirty years at home and abroad in technology and business consultancy at Elders IXL, PwC (UK), Adventis (UK) and MSL Solutions. Bill has particular expertise in designing and governing technology led business transformation programs. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Psychology) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from QUT.
Mikhara Ramsing is a social entrepreneur from Brisbane, Australia. She runs two social enterprises in the human rights space: Miks Chai, which sells ethically sourced, environmentally sustainable delicious chai to create connection through storytelling; and Ethnic LGBT+, a national website providing a safe place for members of the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) LGBTIQA+ community to share their stories. She believes stories save lives and has travelled around Australia in a self-built tiny home connecting with rural youth. She has been nominated as the Young Australian of the Year QLD 2019, AFR Top 100 Women of Influence and was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship enabling her to attend Harvard University and to work with LGBTIQA+ communities around the world.