Blackall Range Care Group Ltd, now trading as RangeCare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each director is a local resident and offers a unique and valuable perspective to support RangeCare’s management.
Chair: Lenore Simpson
Vice Chair: Alan Boyle
Vice Chair: Pat Habner
Company Secretary: Jaclyn Lewis
Director: Leigh Watkins
Director: Dr Nita C Lester
Director: Kenneth Winsor
Director: Martyn Baldwin
Lenore has extensive leadership experience in the public and private sectors in Health and Welfare, both nationally and internationally, providing high level policy and strategic advice to governments serving. She has also provided advice and technical expertise to developing and post war economies on health sector rationalisation, governance and the introduction of health funding models. Lenore is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently holds the role of Manager Strategy and Operational Planning with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Alan Boyle moved to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in 2004. He has a corporate background as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer for the Optical Group Luxottica Australia/OPSM and subsidiaries. A life member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and the Governance Institute of Australia and retired Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants, he has also been involved in Not for Profit organisations including Royal NSW Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, North Sydney Community Hospital, and Lincoln Centre for Bone and Joint Diseases. He has served as President and is currently Secretary of the Probus Club of North Blackall Range.
With a passion for community leadership, Patricia has been involved with the growth of BRCG for a number of years. This has involved major changes to Government funding, a change from Association to CLG, and a merger with Nambour and District Care.
Patricia has held Executive and Director roles for over 30 years across a wide range of industries and has recently updated her Governance skills and knowledge through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2019 she was presented with the Woman of Achievement Award from Zonta for outstanding service to the Blackall Range Community.
Jaclyn joined BRCG in 2018 as Company Secretary. Prior to that Jaclyn held a number of management positions in the construction industry specialising in corporate governance, risk management, and business development. Jaclyn has qualifications in Environmental Health and Risk Management and is currently undertaking an MBA.
Leigh is a talented leader, and an engaging communicator with considerable experience in developing innovative products and programs that deliver significant value to customers, communities and businesses. Whilst Leigh is recognised as a business and community leader, many will also recognise him as an accomplished motorsport professional with a national title to his name. Leigh's involvement in motor sports also encompasses event organising, promotion, track and Television commentary.
Dr Nita C Lester
Nita is a strategic and influential leader with over 35 years of experience in both the educational and science fields. Nita has PhDs in these areas and was at the forefront of an award winning innovative science programme providing outcomes in the leadership area of rare and threatened flora and flora while improving quality of learning for the future generations. For the past seven years, Nita has been a leader in the botanical art industry. Recently, Nita has assisted a number of families and small communities with health directives and future outcomes. Nita is passionate about community and wellbeing, and believes in transforming ideas into successful innovations to foster sustainable growth.
Ken held various management roles in the retail industry over a period of fifteen years. After a further five years with a Manufacturers agent he became involved in building and managing a large Indoor Cricket Centre in Brisbane becoming Executive Director of Indoor Cricket Qld Inc, a role he held for fifteen years. While involved with the Indoor Sports Industry he also held honorary positions as National President of the Australian Indoor Cricket Federation & Chairman of the Sports Federation of Queensland.
Ken is still involved on the Annual Awards Selection Committee for the Queensland Sports Awards. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for service to sport in 2000.
Martyn is an active member of the community volunteering in several organisations, and participating in various other sporting groups. Martyn brings to the board extensive senior management experience of amalgamations, audit, finance, governance, risk, disaster management and recovery, compliance and ICT strategy and operations management. Martyn brings his experience in health, aged, disability and youth services to the Board of BRCG to ensure a sustainable and balanced position for RangeCare and the community it supports.