Wishlist's Board of Directors are:

Mike Kelly

Chairman

20/03/98 to 30/09/18

As Chairman of Wishlist since its inception in 1998 Mike’s “hands on” approach has driven Wishlist’s strategic operations and generated the environment in which the Board operates as an entity in contrast to being a collection of individuals. A tireless worker for many causes Mike was the Principal of the Northpoint Ford dealership in Nambour for 20 years and is a well-respected member of the Sunshine Coast community. His expertise and experience has taken Wishlist from strength to strength and he uses his strong ties in the community to open doors to new fundraising opportunities. Mike is Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee. Mike is currently on extended leave.

 

Jenny Madden

Board Member

23/11/12 to 30/09/19

Jenny has more than 20 years' experience in the government and community sectors in the areas of education, health promotion and research. With a significant history in community engagement particularly in the areas of drug prevention and public health, Jenny has extensive experience in a range of community services within Australia and SE Asia. In addition to her community development experience, Jenny has undertaken major research projects in the areas of drug prevention and addictive behaviours and is well placed to provide regular informal advice to Wishlist’s Board and CEO, particularly in the areas of research and grant writing. Jenny is a member of the Project Committee. Additionally, as a woman she helps the Board address gender composition issues.

Kym Chomley

Deputy Chairman

26/07/07 to 30/09/18

Kym has been Deputy Chairman since 2009, bringing 25 years experience in Accounting, Human Resource and Business Management. As a management executive with broad experience in all aspects of financial management, accounting, IT, training and human resources and experience in a variety of industries including professional services, property development and real estate, Kym provides invaluable advice to the Board through her role on the Projects and Funding Management sub-committee. Kym is also a manager at 121 Care.

Cosmo Schuh

Board Member

23/11/12 to 23/11/16

Having worked as a Public Accountant in the Gympie and South East Queensland area for more than 35 years, Cosmo brings audit, accounting and financial expertise to the team.

Cosmo has been involved extensively in property development and syndication, financial management, estate planning and strategic management for small to medium business and his strong business presence and knowledge of the Gympie region is helping Wishlist establish a greater presence and network of corporate supporters in Gympie. Cos is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Greg Fahey

Board Member

22/01/01 to 30/09/19

As a former Maroochy councillor and mayoral contender, Greg Fahey’s political experience and contacts has him well-placed to help raise the profile of Wishlist in the community.

Greg is also well known in local sporting circles including Sunshine Coast Rugby and as a delegate of the Australian Formula Ford Association. Greg is an active member of many volunteer organisations and he represents Wishlist actively at community and business events. Greg is a member of the Projects and Funding Management sub-committee

Kevin Hegarty

Board Member

13/04/04 to 30/09/19

Kevin has served in senior positions in Queensland Health since joining the organisation in 1995. Kevin commenced as District Manager of the Sunshine Coast Health Service District in December 2003. Since this time he has been the Chief Executive in a number of iterations of health district structures and now the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

As Chief Executive, Kevin is accountable for the overall operation of the organisation and has been directly involved in the planning and development of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The $1.8B development will open late 2016. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kevin is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He ensures that the relationship between the SCHHS and Wishlist is strong.

Graham Wilkinson

Board Member

07/04/06 to 30/09/19

As the Health Service’s Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Graham has over 30 years experience working with Queensland Health and brings his high level of knowledge and experience with Nursing and Midwifery Services and Health Management. He has a diverse Resumé of Appointments in numerous Clinical and Management positions.

Graham's experience as Adjunct Professor of University of the Sunshine Coast and previous Adjunct Associate Professor appointments at the Faculty of Nursing and Health at Griffith University and University of Queensland has helped Wishlist progress its support for Education, Training and Research.

Lisa Aitken

Board Member

10/06/10 to 30/09/19

As Managing Partner of Aitken Legal, Lisa’s experience in general employment law, workplace health and safety and discrimination along with her wealth of experience gained from working for more than 11 years in human resources and industrial relations law means she is perfectly placed to advise Wishlist in the right course of action in complex situations.

Lisa is also known for her support of various local charities and tireless efforts within the community. Lisa is a member of the Marketing sub-committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Trudy Fitzgerald

Board Member

20/12/16 to 30/09/18

Trudy is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with over 23 years of diverse experience in the medical industry.
Having started from the ground roots as a registered nurse her drive and tenaciousness escalated her career path to become a very successful and respected business leader today within the medical industry.

The majority of Trudy’s career has been with a global medical device NASDAQ listed company EVVV (ev3), where she held various senior executive roles such as International Marketing Director and Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing Director.

In 2013 Trudy started Cortex Consulting, a specialised and trusted medical and healthcare consulting company. Drawing from her expertise and industry knowledge, Trudy’s is well placed to provide regular advice to Wishlist’s Board and CEO.

 

 

Peter Boyce

Board Member

20/03/17 to 30/09/18

Peter has been practising as a Solicitor since 1977 and joined the firm as a partner on 1 July, 1977.  With more than 38 years’ experience Peter has an extensive knowledge of the law.

Peter has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in criminal law, civil and commercial litigation, retirement village matters, sports law, resumption of land and compensation claims.  Peter has specialised knowledge of and experience with resumption matters as a result of the Traveston Dam project, road corridors, Main Roads and water pipeline.

In 2015, Peter was the subject of an Australian Story program documenting his experience of dealing with the Morcombe Coronial Inquest.

Peter has been the Honorary Solicitor for Wishlist for several years and became a board member in 2017.

 

John Williams

Board Member

20/12/16 to 30/09/18

John is the General Manager at Sunshine Coast Broadcasters Pty Ltd and is responsible for all facets of the broadcasting unit, including content, sales, technical, creative, digital and marketing.

Engaging with a large number of community groups across the Sunshine Coast, John is a wealth of knowledge to assist in boosting the profile of Wishlist as a charitable organisation.

Starting his career in media in 1971, John has headed several successful radio entities, including 4BC Brisbane, 2UW Sydney, Mix Fm Sydney and held a director’s position with the Australian Radio Network.

John is a board member of Wishlist and a member of the Wishlist Marketing Committee.