Wishlist Board of Directors
Peter Boyce was appointed as the Chairman of Wishlist in October 2017, succeeding founding member Mike Kelly. Peter is renowned in the Sunshine Coast community for his tireless dedication to support local causes. With more than 40 years’ experience as a Solicitor, 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 provides invaluable advice to the Board as a determined advocate for the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
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.
23/11/12 to 30/09/22
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.
07/04/06 to 30/09/19
As the Facilities Manager of Nambour Hospital, 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.
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.
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.
14/12/18 to current
Tony has a more than 50 years’ experience in urban planning, property development, communications, marketing and Local Government.
He has been involved in the development of many iconic Sunshine Coast properties including the multi-award winning Kawana Waters Master Plan.
Tony brings to the Wishlist board his expertise in strategic planning and project management for the property sector having developed a range of projects (health, food and beverage, industrial, and residential apartments).
14/12/18 to current
Chair of Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service Board
Sue Sara is an experienced Director with an executive career in Australia and internationally in strategic communications, reputation and crisis management and corporate social responsibility.
Sue has played a pivotal role in developing communications strategies for national charities and not-for-profit community organisations.
She has many years of expertise in public affairs, marketing, communications, stakeholder and community engagement as well as sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
Dr Lorraine Ferguson AM is a registered nurse, a respected educator, an experienced executive and Board member and author of a number of published works on healthcare reform, clinical management and nursing.
She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2002 for service to critical care nursing, particularly in clinical, management and education disciplines, and to professional nursing organisations.
Lorraine has also served as a member of nursing executive teams, and as a member and chair of local, state and national committees including quality, casemix, clinical costing, healthcare funding, research ethics and curriculum development.