Kate Jones - Co-Chairperson
Kate has more than 20 years experience in senior government
and leadership positions. Kate served as a Minister in the
Queensland Government for more than eight years in a range
of portfolios including State Development, Education,
Tourism and Major Events and Innovation and Climate Change.
Michael Ryall - Co-Chairperson
Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of the property
development company Spyre Group. He is a Chartered
Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in property,
hospitality and professional services in Australia and the
Peter Pearce - Director
Peter has over 40 years’ experience in not-for-profit
governance with organisations working in employment,
homelessness, housing, child and family support, acute
health care and child care. He has worked in senior roles in
aero-medical retrieval, aged care, health, energy, politics,
public service, business development and general management.
Mark Lightfoot – Director
Mark is a Partner in the Banking and Financial Services
Group of HWL Ebsworth. His clients include major Australian
Banks and financial institutions.
Joanna Spanjaard - Director
Joanna is a Director with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and is
the national leader of their risk transformation solution.
She has over 20 years’ experience in risk management
developing, implementing and providing assurance over all
aspects of risk management including risk frameworks, risk
appetite, risk maturity diagnostics, risk governance,
culture and operating models.
Christine Grose - Director
Christine Grose has over three decades of direct service
delivery and management experience in the community sector -
in particular in the areas of homelessness and youth at
Mark Neave - Director
Mark has over 40 years’ experience working within the
Health and Welfare sectors as a frontline worker ranging
from direct clinical work as a social worker in mental
health, child safety and acute care and in Executive
positions within Government and Non-Government
organisations. He holds a unique understanding of the myriad
of services and associated complexities that are often faced
within community and acute responses.
Joell Ogilvie - Director
Joell is the Executive General Manager for the Flight Centre
Travel Group (FCTG) and has over 30 years’ experience
working for Flight Centre.
Justin Hogg - Director
Over his career, Justin Hogg has worked as an accountant in
a number of industries including overseeing teams
responsible for billion-dollar business ventures through to
working with charities to further their goals. Having also
graduated top of the class for his Commerce degree at the
University of Queensland, Justin is more than just a numbers
Sue Pope - CEO
Sue commenced in October 2022 as the CEO of Common Ground