Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are committed to the adoption of ethical and behavioural conduct in all areas of its responsibility and authority. In doing so, Board members are bound to the principles and practices of the organisation.
A Registered Nurse with a Masters in Health Administration and also a Health Sector Quality Management Lead Auditor, Lyn has held executive and senior management positions in the Tertiary, Primary and Community Sectors ranging from acute private & public hospitals, major community not for profit, charitable and public sector organisations and divisions of General Practice. Lyn has also worked in her own consultancy since 2010 and was a Board Director prior to accepting the Board Chair position.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Griffith University, and an Executive MBA from QUT. Ben is currently the IT Manager for Clarence Property Corporation. He has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years with a focus on technical management, digital transformation and web technologies and has worked in Brisbane, Ireland and the UK.
From his 25-year military career Garth has gone on to excel in high-profile public and private sector roles. He specialises in assisting Australian boards and executive teams manage risk and protect their organisations. Garth holds a Master of Business Administration, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is chair of national veteran charity, Bravery Trust. He also remains a part-time member of the Australian Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Gordon is a senior marketing specialist, with over 25 years’ experience internationally in the tourism, aviation and financial services sectors. Gordon has held senior strategic roles within both large multinationals and start-ups here in Australia and within Asia, is fluent in Japanese and an avid supporter of several local homeless charities and causes. Gordon currently works in the Engagement and Support Directorate of Australian Red Cross, and prior to this was the International Marketing and Partnerships Director of Gold Coast Tourism.
Mirela is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Griffith Business School specialising in teaching Corporate Finance at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She holds a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of International Finance (Honours) and PhD from Griffith University. Her published research is focused in the area of higher education teaching as well as behavioural finance. Mirela is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a member of Griffith Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation, and a senior associate of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australia). Mirela held the position of Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department of Accounting Finance and Economics of Griffith Business School, before being appointed as the current Deputy Director of the Griffith MBA. Mirela speaks fluent Romanian.
Rebecca has held senior executive roles in the resources, IT, professional services, and aged care sectors. She has a diverse background in leading strategy, business transformation, digitalisation through technology and in her passion for people and culture. Rebecca is currently the Chief People &Transformation Officer at Infinite Care, a national residential aged care provider. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion and through her leadership likes to ensure that CALD interests are considered in all people related decisions. Rebecca has worked across multiple Asia Pacific countries, held global roles, and lived in a number of countries outside of Australia.
Mercy has a Master of Nursing degree and has worked as an advanced clincial nurse and lead RN in different specialities for almost two decades. She is a credentialed Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in gerontology and emergency. Mercy has worked with First Nations and CALD communities. Mercy is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' Foundations of Directorship program.
Executive Management Team
The Executive Management Team of Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Ltd. (MCCGC) is both dynamic and experienced, guiding the delivery of our exceptional support services to customers and their families.
Our Executive Management Team consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, People & Culture Officer, and Marketing & Communications Officer. The Executive Management Team is governed by a Board of Directors and delivers on key performance areas as directed by the organisation’s Strategic and Operations Plan.
With a small Executive Management Team, the organisation maintains a proactive approach with customers and to government reforms, ensuring that we continue to provide multicultural communities, seniors and people with disability across South East Queensland with community support services that meet their unique needs.
MCCGC recognises that across the country, we all live and work on the unceded lands and waters of First Nations people, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.