Gordon Sutherland – Chair
Gordon has a Bachelor of Science in Building and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He has over 35 years experience in the construction and property industry in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, having worked for a number of major property companies. He holds a current Project Management Services license from the QBSA.
In Queensland, Gordon has worked on high profile public projects such as the redevelopment of the Gabba and Lang Park in Brisbane, and has been involved in retail and residential developments including both high and medium density residential schemes and suburban subdivisions. On the Sunshine Coast, he has worked as a development manager for FKP and Reed Property Group and has a particular interest in environmentally sustainable development.
Director – Helen Collins
Helen has a Master of Arts (Hons.) and post graduate qualifications in Housing Management / Planning and Social Administration.
Helen has 30 years experience in Community Housing (in NSW and Queensland). Her roles have included direct Housing Management; Management Committee; Training; Course Development and Peer Evaluation.
During this time Helen has been a member of numerous government advisory boards, including as an inaugural and long standing member of the Queensland Housing Standards and Accreditation Council (1999-2008).
Helen has extensive experience in HR and small business, including many years as a real estate licensee. Helen has a strong commitment to the provision and delivery of all aspects of community housing.
Barry was a senior partner in a prominent Chartered Accounting practice on the Sunshine Coast and is now a director on the boards of a number of companies.
These companies are located both in Australia and overseas and are engaged in a range of industries including aviation, training, agriculture, construction and energy.
His governance roles include that as a director of a company operating a supported accommodation facility and being a management committee member for an organisation providing home support for people with disabilities.
Barry is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute on Company Directors.
Helen has a Graduate Diploma in Housing Management and Policy from Swinburne University and is a licensed Real Estate Agent.
She worked at the Department of Housing for 12 years in various roles and has been involved in several residential and commercial property developments in the Sunshine coast area.
Until recently Helen operated a web based business that provided services to the Management Rights industry. Helen currently manages a commercial property portfolio.
Director – Adam Morley
Adam has a Bachelor of Business in Property Valuation and Administration, and is currently Relationship Manager for St George Bank Property Finance.
He has over 15 years of experience in the property finance industry, having worked for a number of major banks, and holds an executive position with the UDIA Sunshine Coast branch.
Adam has financing experience in large scale residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Director – Peter Moriarty
Peter is a dedicated, team orientated and strategic thinker with a strong business acumen developed over his 14 year career in construction and development projects. A well established reputation in development management and consulting planning, has led Peter to be instrumental in the delivery of a broad range of highly successful multi million dollar projects.
With exceptional skills in the management of specialist project teams and their outputs, Peter has a well-established and highly respected reputation for getting the most out of people and projects.
Director – Jean McRuvie
Jean has held the role of CEO, Senior Executive or Board Director for the last 21 years in a range of private and NGO Companies. For the last four years Jean was CEO of the Central Queensland Medicare Local and prior to that she was the General Manager of Focus Health based on the Sunshine Coast. Both organisations provided amongst other services, mental health, physical health and drug and alcohol treatment services.
Jean is Director of three other companies, THERE4U – a clinical services agency, Prime Management – management consultants and Excelcare Australia – a social services company engaged in home support, aged care and child support services.
Director – Dr. Claudine Kasselis
Claudine is a QLD Barrister at Law. Specialising in Commercial Law, Claudine also has extensive knowledge and experience in Family Law.
With extensive experience in Accounting and Strategic Management, Claudine has practised as a CPA and has completed a PhD in Accounting & Strategic Management in 2002.
Claudine is a fully trained Mediator, accredited with the Australian Mediation Association and a qualified FDRP (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner) under the Family Law Act.
Director – Julia Phipps
Julia Phipps is a marketing and communications professional with a high level of strategic thinking and talent for developing stakeholder relationships. Starting her career in journalism in print media, she moved to digital editions and later into public relations in the UK. She’s previously worked for News Ltd and in marketing in the tertiary education sector. Julia worked for non-profit housing provider Habitat for Humanity in Bangladesh, where she developed an interest in the housing sector and continues that interest with Coast2Bay. She has degrees in journalism, public relations and a masters in marketing.