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NIKITA KING

President

Nikita has a strong passion for the community.  Having grown up witnessing her parents volunteering countless hours for various causes and groups.  This has inspired Nikita to volunteer for and promote that which she feels strongly about.

Nikita is a proud Gunditjmara and Ngarigo woman with strong ties to her culture and country.   Who has lived in and around Nambour since 1994 and loves the spirit and warmth of the area. 

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KEITH MAJOR

Secretary

Keith joined the Committee in 2019, soon after  moving to Queensland. Having been a corporate lawyer for most of his working life and retired in 2018, and recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors directorship course.  Keith is keen to give back to the community and believes he has useful skills and experience to contribute to the governance of the NCC.  He is constantly amazed at the amount the NCC achieves in so many areas in it's vision of standing beside people working towards a better community.

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Jacqui Austin

Treasurer

Jacqui joined the NCC board in 2019, to help the Nambour community achieve the vision of being a just, safe and tolerant community that embraces equal opportunity and participation for all people.

She is a CPA qualified accountant with extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector and public practice.  Her mission is to use her accounting knowledge and skills to ensure NCC remains sustainable and continues to prosper.

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Chris leck

Vice President

Chris is a practical and results-oriented Human Resource and Organisational consultant with over 30 years’ experience in achieving significant business outcomes for clients through designing and implementing enhanced remuneration, organisational, governance, management, people strategies and systems.  Chris joins the Management Committee of NCC as a skills-based Director and is currently on two Boards – RSL’s Remuneration and Nominations Committee, and he is also a volunteer Director on the Rural Lifestyle Options Australia Board - a major Disability Services charity based in southern Queensland and northern NSW.

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TORSTEN BECHT

Committee Member

Torsten is an experienced corporate HR professional with strong commercial acumen and more than 15 years’ experience in HR governance, risk, strategy and execution, superannuation, employee benefits, occupational rehabilitation, health and wellbeing. Torsten holds qualifications in physiotherapy, business, rehabilitation counselling and project management and recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Director’s foundations of directorship course. In addition, he has been appointed as a director of the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia and was elected as the board’s vice president.

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MELANIE COOK

Committee Member

Melanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and an extended Applied Major in Public Health. Since graduating in 2018 she partakes in building and strengthening the prevention system through partnerships and evidence based policy making to promote good health, preventing illness and redressing inequities. Melanie is passionate about advocating for the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for health and wellbeing as well as exploring how a place based approach can improve health outcomes at a community level. 

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LISA FRY

Committee Member

Seeking election as a committee member.

Lisa has had a long association with Nambour with a range of touch points including schooling, working, residing and volunteering in and around the town. With a Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design and a Certificate IV in Small Business Management amongst her qualifications, she has worked in the cross section of business and the arts for many years. She has a personal interest in supporting the work of the Nambour Community Centre as her father was a non-English speaking migrant to Australia and she grew up with an adopted indigenous brother of the Wik-Mungkan people. With a long history of community involvement and volunteering on a range of committees, Lisa would now like to support the excellent work undertaken by the Nambour Community Centre by adding her skills and experience to that of the other members of the committee.

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SUE FERGUSON

Committee Member

Sue is a Registered Nurse and midwife and has had many years of experience working in large hospitals, bush nursing, international work, community health and with vulnerable populations.

Sue has completed post-graduate qualifications in Adolescent Health and Welfare, Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety.

Sue is the Clinical Director for Sunny Street. Sunny Street delivers Healthcare to vulnerable people in the community including homeless, victims of domestic violence, post prison care and at-risk youth.

Banjo, Sues Cocker Spaniel works at Sunny Street too, delivering love and support to patients and the team.

When Sue is not working, you will find her in the garden or on the beach or looking for antiques!

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