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Common Ground Queensland - Board and Staff Members

Peter Pearce - Chair

Peter has over 40 years’ experience in not-for-profit governance with organisations working in employment, homelessness, housing, child and family support, acute health care and child care. He has worked in senior roles in aero-medical retrieval, aged care, health, energy, politics, public service, business development and general management.

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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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Michael Ryall - Director

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of the property development company Spyre Group. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in property, hospitality and professional services in Australia and the Middle East. Over this time, he has developed an expertise in financial management and reporting, governance, corporate finance, strategic planning and business management. His financial and commercial experience provides a detailed understanding of the property industry, real estate practices and financial reporting within the industry.

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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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Candice Sgroi - director

Candice joined the Board in May 2019 and is a member of the Supporter Engagement and Advocacy Committee. She has more than 20 years experience as a journalist and corporate communications professional obtained in Australia, the United Kingdom and Middle East. 

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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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