About

    The Spiers Centre Inc is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals, families and the community in the northern suburbs. We do this by providing assistance through our emergency relief and financial counselling programs, and through the provision of personal development programs and support groups and by engaging volunteers in a variety of our activities.

    Our opening hours are between 9.00am and 4:00 pm each weekday, and we are situated at 2 Albatross Court Heathridge. We are easy to get to: bus 463 from Joondalup or Whitfords will drop you around the corner in Peninsula Ave, or there is ample parking provided on site.

    Board Profile

    The Spiers Centre Inc. is governed by a Board of Management, with diverse skill set and business acumen providing ongoing guidance and direction and 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.

Faye Turner

FAYE TURNER, DEPUTY CHAIR

Risk Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Communication (Public relations and HR)

Professional Profile: Manager HR, Main Roads

Skills and Experience: Industrial relations; workforce development; organisational design.

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: Relationship Manager Business Banking, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Skills and Experience: Accountancy; banking; stockbroking.

Ken Blowfield

KEN BLOWFIELD, SECRETARY

Fundraising and Marketing Committee

Qualifications: Masters of Science (MSc); Masters of Business (MBA)(Hons)

Professional Profile: Human resources/Recruitment in private business.

Skills and Experience: Governance; business systems and functions; marketing.

Shelley Loermans

SHELLEY LOERMANS, MEMBER

Fundraising and Marketing Committee, 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.

Melissa Joyce

MELISSA JOYCE, MEMBER

Risk Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Professional Profile: Special Counsel, Insurance and Corporate Risk, Minter Ellison.

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

Amy Mayer

AMY MAYER, MEMBER

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: Manager System Risk and Assurance, Department of Health; Director Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services Pty Ltd

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

Helene Bordas

HELENE BORDAS, MEMBER

Fundraising and Marketing Management Committee

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Economics); Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology); PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Professional Profile: Manager Service Development, St John of God Murdoch Hospital. Ambassador, Opportunity International Australia.

Skills and Experience: Strategy; business development; governance; project management; service design.