The Spiers Centre Inc is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals, families and community. We do this by providing assistance through our emergency relief, financial counselling and finacial capability programs. We also deliver the Empowering Communities program buildling resilience and connectedness in communities

    Board Profile

    The Spiers Centre Inc. is governed by a Board of Management with a diverse skill set and business acumen providing ongoing guidance and direction, ensuring governance and the strategic vision of the organisation. The Board meets on a monthly basis and consist of sub-committees who regularly review our policies, legal and compliance regulations, risk management, financial management strategies and new projects. The board has a strong commitment to strong governance to ensure The Spiers Centre achieves its vision with utmost integrity.

George Cowcher

GEORGE COWCHER, CHAIRPERSON

Finance and Audit Committee, Governance Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Library Studies), AMICDA

Professional Profile:Volunteer positions with State Government, local government, not-for-profit, private business.

Skills and Experience: Governance; finances; strategic planning.

Amy Mayer

AMY MAYER, DEPUTY CHAIR

Fundraising and Marketing Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Masters of Applied Linguistics; Advanced Diploma of Management; Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance

Professional Profile: Assistant Director Risk and Resilience at the Department of Justice; Director Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services Pty Ltd

Skills and Experience: Strategy, business growth, commercial negotiations, risk and governance.

Shelley Loermans

SHELLEY LOERMANS, SECRETARY

Governance Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Mgt. Major); Grad Dip Construction Law (Hons)

Professional Profile: Senior Contracts Advisor, Chevron.

Skills and Experience: Contract interpretation; claims defense; proposal preparation.

Natasha Morgan

NATASHA MORGAN, TREASURER

Finance and Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance); Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance

Professional Profile:General Manager, Cura In-Home Care

Skills and Experience: Accountancy; banking; stockbroking.

Amy Blundell

AMY BLUNDELL, MEMBER

Fundraising and Marketing Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies);Bachelor of Economics

Professional Profile:Community Development Manager, Satterley Property Group.

Skills and Experience: Community & stakeholder engagement, project/management, partnership brokerage, marketing & communications

Melissa Joyce

MELISSA JOYCE, MEMBER

Risk Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Professional Profile: Partner, Minter Ellison.

Skills and Experience: Risk management; litigation management; contract interpretation.

Mark Crook

MARK CROOK, MEMBER

Fundraising and Marketing Committee

Qualifications:

Master of Industrial Relations, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major)

Professional Profile:

Over thirty years as a human resources and employees relations professional holding Senior Consultant and human resource positions

Skills and Experience:

Employee relations, performance management, negotiation, mediation, HR policy & strategy development and implementation, recruitment, talent management, mentoring, leadership development, organisational planning, design and change.