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.
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 (Swinburne) and Social Administration (UQ).
Since 1984, she has been actively involved in Community Housing in many roles, some of which include Director; Manager; Trainer; Peer Evaluator and Quality Improvement. She has worked as a State-wide Sector Development Worker and been a member of numerous State and Local Government Advisory Boards.
Helen is strongly connected in her community and was recognised in the Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Awards 2017 for volunteer work over 30 years as an advocate for community housing, women’s refuges, and adult literacy. In addition, Helen has extensive experience in Community Development, HR and small business, including many years as licensee of a successful real estate business.
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 has worked in various Property, Housing or Real Estate roles since 1990, including 12 years working for the QLD Department of Housing. She has partnered in the commercial and residential development projects on the Sunshine Coast.
Helen has broad business and management experience and currently manages a commercial and residential 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 four additional companies, THERE4U – a clinical services agency, Prime Management – management consultants, Excelcare Australia – a social services company engaged in home support, aged care and child support services and LiveBetter – a disability service provider.
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 – Daren Cardow
Daren is a professional accountant, practicing for over 20 years. Daren is a business owner and long-term resident of the Sunshine Coast, and a devoted husband and father. Daren holds board positions with both commercial and Not for Profit organisations as well as advisory board positions with numerous SME’s across diverse industries, and acts as external auditor for a variety of local community organisations, as well as commercial and statutory engagements. Daren is a business graduate from Monash University, Certified Practising Accountant, Chartered Tax Professional and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Daren has extensive financial reporting, business development and corporate governance capabilities