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Common Ground Queensland - Board and Staff Members

Peter Pearce - Chair

Peter Pearce currently works as a General Manager in the aero-medical retrieval industry and as a non-executive director the private acute health care industry.Â

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Mark Fenton - Deputy Chair

Mark joined the Board in 2015 and is the chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He has more than 12 years of experience as a company director and has served on the Boards of Queensland Ballet Company and John Paul College Limited.

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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.

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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.

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Deanna Nott - Director

Deanna Nott has extensive communication, marketing and public relations experience in both the private and public sectors.

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Michael Ryall - Director

Michael Ryall is the Chief Financial Officer for an international property development company and has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and property organisations in Australia, UK and the Middle East. Over this time, he has developed an expertise in community and property management, financial management and reporting, governance, business management and project management.

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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 risk.

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Arabella Douglas - Director

Arabella is a Minyunbal woman from Fingal Head and her country straddles Yugambeh country (South East QLD) and the Bundjalung country (Far North NSW). Arabella is from the SE QLD Gold Coast and traditional links between the Logan River and the Tweed River, respectively.

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Sonya Keep – Chief Executive Officer

Sonya joined Common Ground Queensland in October 2012 bringing with her over 15 years of Senior Management experience in both the commercial and not for profit sectors.

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