John Williams – Chairman
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.
Tony Long – Board Member
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).
Graham Wilkinson – Board Member
As the Facility Manager, Nambour Hospital, Graham has over 40 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 résumé 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. Graham is a member of the Project and Funding Management Committee and will be nominated for another term as member.
Sue Sara GAICD – Board Member
Sue Sara has extensive experience as a director and in strategic communications, reputation and crisis management, corporate social responsibility and fundraising in Australia and internationally. She has held senior executive roles in market leading organisations in many industries including IT, resources and not-for-profit (NFP). She has been a director of NFP organisations and on industry advisory boards for over 10 years. Sue is a Graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She is also currently a Director of the Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation www.scartsfoundation.com
Charmaine Harris – Board Member
Charmaine is a qualified Australian lawyer and has worked in the public sector at a State and National level and as a solicitor in private practice. She has led the 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund and the 2019-2020 Victorian Bushfire Appeal efforts. Charmaine brings with her government and charitable law expertise and has delivered large, strategic projects. Charmaine brings many years’ experience in strategic policy development and the delivery of public and community housing. She has also worked closely with family violence networks, Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations, disability services, the NDIA and, out–of-home-care providers and local and state government departments.
Brent King – Board Member
Brent practices as a solicitor litigating both commercial and criminal matters throughout South-East Queensland, and since 2021, has served as a director of a large local firm to service the Sunshine Coast community.
Having experienced the strength and togetherness of that community over a number of years, Brent brings a particularly strategic and fresh approach to advocating for its needs in Wishlist’s endeavours, and in providing advice to the Board.
Dr Heather Parker – Board Member
Dr Parker has been a GP for 40 years. Originally a Speech Therapist (UQ 1965), in Canada she attained a BA degree in Psychology and an MD from the University of Manitoba. She served on the St. Vital School Board. Returning to Australia in 1984 she worked with DVA, attained a private pilot’s license, a Fellowship with RACGP and entered General Practice. She served on the South Qld Regional Parole Board and on the committee of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine. She flew herself out west to do Women’s Health Clinics and to Mt Isa to support RFDS. She participated in the Great Hawaiian Air Race for the Make a Wish foundation. In 2006 she was awarded an OAM for “services to medicine and to aviation” and the Nancy-bird award from AWPA for “the most noteworthy contribution to aviation by a woman of Australasia.”
Keryn Angle - Board Member
Keryn relocated to Queensland and settled in Gympie after living in Melbourne for 22 years. Holding a Bachelors Degree in English and History and a further Post Graduate degree in Public Relations and Marketing, Keryn has applied these skills in multiple roles at SeaFM, Mercedes Benz and NAB. Professional and extremely proactive, Keryn, has an outstanding reputation as a trustworthy individual within the real estate industry. Keryn and her husband Pete launched One Agency Gympie in 2018. Keryn is well connected and will bring a dynamic enthusiasm, and well-respected network to the Wishlist Board. Her passion for her town will ensure that Gympie is a well represented part of the Wishlist Sunshine Coast Health Foundation.
Warren McRae - Board Member
Warren is an Accounting, Financial Services and Governance qualified independent professional Director with international C-Suite level Executive and Board experience. He has lived and worked in multiple locations - Continental Europe, Asia, the UK and Australia – most recently as Global Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Private Bank where he was responsible for operational and commercial management, strategy, change delivery, digital and technology innovation, as well as risk, control and governance across multiple entities and countries.
He is a Board Member of CPA Australia and has recently been appointed to the position of Deputy President for the organisation. Warren is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brian Anker – Board Member – Deputy Chair of Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Board
Brian Anker has held a number of senior executive roles within the Queensland Government including the Deputy Director-General role, Innovation of the former Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and worked in partnership with leaders in the industry, science and technology. Brian has an extensive background in the business and industry sectors. In 2011, Brian established Anker Consulting Pty Ltd, to provide strategic advice and planning particularly to the research and university sectors. He has undertaken strategic reviews for the University of the Sunshine Coast, assisted the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology on specific funding projects, and assessments. In addition, he provides employee mentoring to corporations. Brian has been a member of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board since 2013.
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