The Lady Musgrave Trust is governed by a carefully selected voluntary board of directors who donate their time to giving struggling women and their children a chance in life. They and their CEO, have a passion and commitment to the work of The Lady Musgrave Trust and are dedicated to saving and enhancing the lives of women across Queensland.
Karen Lyon Reid – Chief Executive Officer
Karen Lyon Reid is a senior executive with more than 25 years experience in private and public sector business. She has managed large organisations involving multi-billion dollar property portfolios and complex services, run successful design businesses in Australia and Canada and held memberships on several National Boards and Committees. Karen is a graduate from the Faculty of Architecture UOM Canada (BID Honours) and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Patricia McCormack – President
Patricia McCormack is an experienced Director, Executive and Management Consultant. Her professional experience has been mainly in Human Resource Management. Before establishing People Focus, her own consultancy, Patricia had extensive experience in the finance and IT industries. She has a Bachelor Degree from Queensland University majoring in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Relations.
Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Mincom Limited
Head of Human Resources at Suncorp Metway
Jeannette Scott – Company Secretary
A solicitor with over 15 years in the regulatory environment, focusing on the charity and NFP sectors, Jeannette has undertaken senior in-house counsel roles with the National Heart Foundation, and ADMA (the Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising). Currently in private practice with Moulis Legal, she advises a wide variety of organisations in the areas of privacy, data security and notifiable data breaches, consumer law (advertising, product claims), charitable fundraising, regulatory compliance, government advocacy, risk management, governance and commercial agreements.
Jeannette is a member of various professional bodies including ACLA (Australian Corporate Lawyers Association), GRCI (Governance Risk and Compliance Institute), and iappANZ (International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia New Zealand). She was one of the inaugural recipients of the designation CCP (Certified Compliance Professional) from the Australasian Compliance Institute (as it then was) in 2006 and currently chairs their Awards Committee.
As a long-term supporter of charities who support and nurture young people Jeannette is honoured to have the opportunity to assist young women in need through the work of The Lady Musgrave Trust.
Joy Williams – Treasurer
Joy has over 30 years of experience as a C Suite Senior Executive spanning public and private sector organisations in senior financial and operational roles. She has worked in a wide range of industries including property management, retail, higher education, transport and logistics and consulting.
Joy holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Queensland Justices Association. Her professional interests include strategic financial and risk management, planning and development of business reforms, corporate governance and capital investment strategies.
Belinda Carroll – Director
Belinda is currently the National Senior Manager of Events (Corporate Affairs) at the Suncorp Group, and has previously undertaken national partnership and fundraising roles for the National Heart Foundation. Along with more than 15 years’ experience in business development, fundraising, partnership, event coordination, stakeholder engagement, and project management within both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Belinda brings her degree qualifications in Sport Development and Event Management to the Lady Musgrave Trust. Belinda has a strong passion for mentoring and supporting young women and is grateful for the opportunity to lend her skills, experience, and relationships to help them in tough times.
David Callaghan – Director
David is a Partner at Mullins Lawyers and has expertise in corporate and business advisory with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. David has provided advice to a number of Boards in the not-for-profit and charity sector, particular with Corporations Act and other regulatory compliance as well as risk minimisation strategies and policy.
David is excited about this opportunity to be able to give back to the community and to provide accommodation and support for young women in need through the Lady Musgrave Trust.
Jennifer Clark – Director
Jennifer Clark has substantial experience in the development and management of social and affordable housing gained throughout her career in both the Queensland public sector and community organisations. Jennifer believes the current period of fundamental change in social housing delivery presents a great opportunity for enhanced innovation. She is particularly interested in how smaller organisations can embrace the changes and how the whole system can transform into this new environment. Jennifer has expertise in operating environments with regulatory, community, customer and environmental sensitivities. She has been a member of the Queensland Community Housing Standards and Accreditation Council, served as Queensland Director on the Board of the Australasian Housing Institute, and was a long term Director of the Monte Carlo Caravan Park.
Louise Kelly – Director
Louise is a lecturer at the QUT Business School and teaches and researches in the digital advertising and marketing discipline. Her research areas are social media, integrated marketing communications and privacy online. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Marketing, a Masters degree, a Doctorate of Philosophy and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Louise is very excited to be joining the Lady Musgrave Trust and is looking forward to making a contribution towards helping and supporting women in need.
Allison McKelvie – Director
Allison is a Partner at Hall Browns Accountants and has over 25 years’ experience in taxation and business services. Allison provides strategic taxation and business advice to a wide range of clients and knows that playing an active role in client’s businesses and focussing on their long term goals and financial well-being is key to any client relationship.
Allison holds a Bachelor of Business, is a member of the CPA’s, a registered tax agent and licensed SMSF adviser. As a female in business both employing women and supporting female clients, Allison is looking forward to bringing financial skills gained in Public Practice to young women who are less fortunate.
Pixie Annat – Business Adviser, Community Relations
Pixie Annat has worked tirelessly for many decades for the Queensland community. Highlights include:
- Hon. Secretary of the Royal Brisbane Hospitals Nurses’ Assn. Inc.
- Awarded the MBE – Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 1997 and an OAM in 1992
- Director of Nursing and CEO of St Andrews Memorial Hospital from 1965 to 1992
- Federal President of the Royal Australia Nursing Federation from 1975 – 1979