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Management Committee, Key Positions & Officeholders

2020-2021

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Chiou See Anderson

President

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.

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Sandy Smith

Recording Secretary

Sandy’s association with Quota began over twenty years ago when she lived in Kingaroy. Currently President of and NCWQ delegate for the Quota Club of Brisbane Inc. During 2019-2020 Sandy served on the NCWQ Management Committee and on the Quota International Region 13 Board as Treasurer.

Currently Sandy is serving on the NCWQ Executive Committee as Recording Secretary.

As Past Governor of QI 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 helped out at 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, a Master in Education – Guidance and Counselling, Certificate in Emotional Release Counselling, training in grief counselling, mentoring and art therapy. Now retired, Sandy supports her local community by coordinating the collection of toiletries for the local Women’s Refuge run by Maybanke and the Mental Health Unit at the Redland Hospital with support from her Quota Club and the local community.

She has also held a number of Teal Events raising money for Ovarian Cancer research and is currently embarking on a new project coordinating Quota Care Packs for Cancer Patients in the Redlands. Awarded a 2020 Redland Legend Award by Blu Care Sandy enjoys living close to family, art and craft, aqua aerobics and kayaking.

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Kirsty Miron (BJus)

Management Committee

Kirsty is a recent graduate from QUT where she studied her Bachelor of Justice, Majoring in Criminology and Policing. Through her studies, she has gained a broad knowledge of the various issues affecting women, men and children locally and globally. She is currently working as a senior legal secretary in a national law firm.

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Erin Cunningham

Management Committee

Erin Cunningham has been a member of NCWQ since 2014, after being awarded the inaugural NCWQ Moreton Bay Regional Council Bursary, for her volunteer work in her local community. Erin has extensive involvement with community youth organisations across Brisbane, in particular Leo and Lions Clubs. Since graduating high school, Erin’s volunteer opportunities have expanded and her involvement has grown, taking her across Australia and overseas.

Erin’s passions lie in assisting youth and families in need, and coordinating fundraisers and events for volunteer organisations, spanning a variety of causes. Erin enjoys working alongside passionate young women, who are dedicated to addressing pressing issues within their local communities.

Erin graduated from QUT in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and is excited to commence her career as a lawyer in 2020.

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Jessica Taylor

Management Committee

Bio coming soon!

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Annette Lourigan

Management Committee

Bio coming soon!

Vice President

Caroline Snow

Vice President

As an industry expert in governance, risk and compliance and an adviser to associations, not for profits and companies in relation to their company secretariat, I feel that I am well placed to assist NCWQ to support and empower young women. I have 20 years' experience in capital markets and corporate governance, enhanced by executive education and professional training as an advocate. I have previously served on the Management Committee and worked with NCWQ with its Creators of Change program, the pre-cursor to NCYWQ.

I am a keen advocate of equitable access to education for all young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds either through societal or developmental constraints. I look forward to once again utilising my skills for the benefit of members of NCWQ and the broader public to create opportunities for a more accessible and equitable Queensland.

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Ramona McGregor

Treasurer

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 in Brisbane. In her downtime, Ramona enjoys playing soccer, board games sessions with friends and rock climbing.

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Dr Pat Pepper

State Coordinator

Pat Pepper, a delegate to NCWQ from Forum Communicators, is in her second year of service on the NCWQ Management Committee as State Coordinator, having previously served as Treasurer from 2009 to 2013. Since May 2009, Pat has been the NCWQ Environment Adviser.

In this capacity she has prepared many submissions to Government on a variety of environmental issues including impacts of micro and nano plastics, coal seam gas, mega mines etc on Australia’s ground water and the Great Barrier Reef. Coming from a country and a scientific background, the role of researching and reporting on environmental issues is one she relishes. She is currently also NCWA Environment and Habitat Adviser having previously served as NCWA Environment Adviser since 2015.

Professionally, she held several scientific research appointments in the field of Biometry with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPIF) until 2012 when she retired. In 2009, she was awarded an Australia Day Award by DPIFin recognition of outstanding contribution to Queensland primary industries.

A member of Forum Communicators since 1980, she has held all offices at the local Club level and many at State level including President. Other volunteer organisations in which she has held office include Women’s Graduates, Community Aid Abroad and Zonta Brisbane West. Other interests include travel, playing golf and bridge, and she is active in her local church.

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Amy Henderson

Management Committee

Bio coming soon!

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Kathy Cavanagh

Bursary Program Coordinator

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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Ronda L. Nix (OAM)

Management Committee

Bio coming soon!

Interested in becoming part of the NCWQ Management Committee?​

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