Born in Singapore, Chiou See arrived in Brisbane in 1988 to complete her Accounting degree at QUT. Over the next 15 years, she had a variety of careers spanning running a 2 site Ford dealership, accounting for an Italian coal mining company and marketing for a large Queensland legal firm before starting a business advisory consulting business. During her business advisory career, Chiou See’s clients included a prominent Brisbane family business, the Queensland government and various construction industry unions. A subsequent business review of the Royal Queensland Aero Club in the late 90s resulted in a full-time appointment. During the 5-year tenure, an international flying school and an aircraft engineering school were added to the portfolio and Chiou See successfully secured the first overseas airline training contract to Brisbane in the early 2000s. In 2003, whilst completing her MBA, Chiou See’s class modelled the aggregate purchasing power of the world’s ageing population. Later that year, she secured a block of land in the Daisy Hill koala habitat with a view to starting a retirement village. A development application refusal resulted in a lengthy and costly appeal in the Planning & Environment Court. The preliminary court approval was handed down in Jan 2007 with final negotiations concluding in Mar 2008. Elements started construction in late 2009. Today, Elements Retirement Village is fully complete with 123 villas and is home to 170 seniors.
I have been a member of NCWQ for the past two years and am excited to have joined the 2022/2023 Management Committee as Honorary Secretary.
I am a focused and determined professional with 30 years’ of providing excellence in sales and customer service. I have worked in a number of industries including retirement (RV and MHA), private education and IT systems and support in various sectors, private and local council.
With demonstrated capabilities in sales, team leadership and operations management, key to my success is the ability to establish trust and strengthen relationships, leverage technology to improve process and systems and my strong work ethic and desire to achieve.
Susan is an acquisitions and contract administration specialist and has over 25 years’ experience in a wide range of property and commercial transactions, with particular focus on lease negotiation, transaction management, asset management and dispute resolution. Wide experience over many types of asset management transactions has defined Susan's hands-on approach to dealing with stakeholders in each transaction to promote the most favourable outcome. Her focus is always on direct communication for positive, practical and solution driven outcomes.
A solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland with a speciality in commercial and property law and agency, leasing and securitites and with many years of experience, Susan is well placed to directly manage and drive any property related matter or dispute effectively and directly.
An experienced non executive director with 10 years as chair or vice chair of a school and charity and with extensive risk management and corporate governance experience and is a graduate of the AICD company directors course.
An ambitious and curious thinker, passionate about driving positive change in scientific industries. Experienced in pure medicine, research and health industries within quality, compliance and project management Esha has a proven record of ensuring transformative results for clients and employers.
Practised in Intellectual property law, risk management, quality systems, regulatory management, operational planning, business development, change management, project management and compliance.
Ronda is a delegate for Forum Communicator’s Inc to NCWQ and is a NCWQ Bursary Coordinator. She has a background in Business Management and IT and has been a Company Director, Company Secretary and Board Member. Ronda possesses high level organisational skills and has considerable experience in various voluntary administrative roles including President/Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and on Constitutional Committees and Finance Committees responsible for administering large budgets. She also has a vast amount of experience in conducting large events and functions. For her commitment to sport, Ronda has received numerous awards such as Queensland Government Service to Sport Award, Queensland Sports Administrator of the Year, Distinguished Service Awards and Long Service Awards and Life Memberships. She is an internationally qualified hockey Tournament Director who has been in charge of numerous international, national and state tournaments. She was appointed to the technology team for hockey at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Ronda has conducted hockey officiating courses and workshops for many years and mentors and assesses officials, both men and women, for their State and Australian accreditation. She has been recognised by all levels of government for her work with hockey and in 2013 was awarded an OAM for her service to the sport. Ronda hopes to see improved gender equity in sports management in future, with the appointment of more female CEOs to state and national sporting organisations.
2019 Leneen Forde AC WLAQ Woman Lawyer of the Year. Experienced Tribunal Member with a demonstrated history of sound decision making. Driven educator with a track record of successful teaching outcomes and awards. Skilled in Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Public Speaking, Decision Making, Hearing Management, and Legal Writing. Currently assigned to Migration & Refugee, General, Veterans' Appeals, and National Disability Insurance Scheme Divisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Erin became involved with the organisation in 2014 following her receipt of the inaugural Moreton Bay Regional Council Bursary, for her volunteer work in the community. Since then, Erin has held the Management Committee positions of Acting President, Vice President, Secretary, and apart of the NCWQ Bursary program since 2018.
In 2018 Erin saw the inception of the National Council of Young Women of Queensland sub-committee (“NCYWQ”), a longstanding goal of NCWQ to reintroduce women under the age of 30 to the organisation. In June 2020, Erin was re-elected to the Management Committee as Vice President and continues that role into 2023.
Erin is a Family Lawyer by profession, presently with a national firm, and advises on all areas in Family Law for a wide range of clients both in Australia and overseas. Erin uses her skills borne from her vast litigation experience to bring a pragmatic approach to NCWQ's objectives and has a particular interest in protecting the rights of children and families impacted by violence.
Dedicated to helping others and giving back to the community, Erin also regularly volunteers at community legal centres across Queensland providing pro-bono family law advice to members of the community who are unable to access paid legal services.
Ramona is excited to be part of the management committee team at NCWQ to help women across Queensland and give back to the community. She is passionate about helping women access education and courses to help them build skills and knowledge to empower them in life. She has come on board to lend her skills and expertise to the NCWQ, its members and its networks.
Ramona is a Chartered Accountant working as the manager of the taxation services specialty team at a mid-tier accounting firm. Her area of expertise is specialist taxation, however she possesses a very broad knowledge base across a wide range of business, finance and compliance matters. As part of her role, she has experience with attending to bookkeeping and financial reporting obligations for businesses, as well as dealing with charity and not-for-profit requirements.
In her downtime, Ramona enjoys playing soccer, board games sessions with friends and rock climbing.
Sandy’s association with Quota began over twenty-five years ago when she lived in Kingaroy.
Currently Sandy is President of and NCWQ delegate for the Quota Club of Brisbane Inc. Sandy has served on the NCWQ Management Committee since 2019 during which time she has played an active role in scanning and uploading NCWQ records to the State Library, writing articles to showcase ‘Women of Note’ from NCWQ’s history and advocating for Endometriosis education in Queensland. As Past Governor of Quota International District 30 Sandy is no stranger to volunteering. While in Primary School in Western Queensland Sandy recalls being a member of the Red Cross, as a teenager in Capricornia she supported Horse Riding for the Disabled and volunteered at the Jardine Street Spastic Centre. While at University she volunteered for the Early Intervention Special Education Program. Sandy also served for two years as a member of and then Chairman of the Board of South Burnett Catholic College (St Mary’s). Her career spanning thirty-five year in Education saw her many roles focusing on helping others. Sandy, mother of two has a Diploma in Education, Post Grad in Special Education and a Master in Education – Guidance and Counselling. Now retired, Sandy supports her local community by coordinating the collection of toiletries, linen and cleaning products for the local Women’s Crisis Centre run by Maybanke with support from her Quota Club and the local community. She has also held a number of events including an art festival in the South Burnett, Teal events raising money for Ovarian Cancer research in the Redlands, collecting for Share the Dignity and the Heart Foundation.
Kathy has been involved with NCWQ since 2011, and has been associated with ESA for many years. Now retired, Kathy has worked in a variety of contexts, both overseas and inter-state, in roles ranging from small business to writing and photography, but the main focus has been in adult education.A wide-ranging career both within Australia and internationally has developed broad skills in communication, management and coordination, adapting to change. Writing skills in varied contexts, evidenced by production of second edition of self-funded booklet on cancer experiences, distributed to support other women and their families experiencing cancer.Coordination, team work and management skills in bursary coordination role, working with over 100 people, including sponsors for 40 bursaries in 2020; coordinators and selection panel members; and recipients. Flexibility in adapting established processes within the COVID-19 environment to meet the required outcome of meeting sponsor conditions in the selection and recognition of bursary recipients."The 115-year history of NCWQ provides the knowledge, strength and basis for ongoing growth and relevance of the organisation today. I have the commitment, time and passion to be part of an NCWQ that continues to reflect the needs of women and families through ongoing support of our advocacy and research role through the advisers; enabling female students through the bursary program; and emerging directions, focussing on what NCWQ offers to its affiliated organisations and associates."
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Having built her own strategic communication firm following more than 25 years in consulting, Cheryl recently took on the role of CEO of Women’s Network Australia – a national member-based network supporting women in business.
She began her career as a journalist at The Courier-Mail newspaper before becoming Senior Media Advisor for a prominent female Senator and Leader of a national political party.
Cheryl has worked extensively with government, SMEs and large corporations. In 2018, she travelled to China as part of the first all-female Australian trade delegation to the country, organised by the China Australia Trade and Investment Council. Cheryl is Board Chair of a disability services organisation and has held a number of other not-for-profit Board roles.
In recognition of the work done by these members: Download list of NCWQ Honorary Life Members for 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 (pdf 30kb). Source: NCWQ Annual Reports.
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