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 has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Lady Musgrave Trust for five years (and was on the Board previously). She is a senior executive with more than 30 years experience in private and public sector business. She has managed large organisations involving multi-billion dollar property portfolios and complex services and ran successful design businesses in Australia and Canada. She has held memberships on several National Boards and Committees and is a graduate from the Faculty of Architecture UOM Canada (BID Honours).
Louise Kelly – President
Louise Kelly was appointed as President of The Lady Musgrave Trust in June 2021, after serving as a Director on the board for several years. 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.
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.
Jocelyn Manique – Treasurer
With more than 30 years’ experience in finance and 10 years’ board experience, Jocelyn has a solid reputation as a senior finance executive and trusted advisor for Boards and business owners. Jocelyn has held a number of Finance Director roles with a variety of large and smaller privately owned businesses throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Certified Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jocelyn is proud to apply her financial and board expertise to support The Lady Musgrave Trust in achieving its vision of eliminating homelessness for all women in Queensland
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.
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.
Isabel Vidot – Director
Isabel joined the board of The Lady Musgrave Trust in June 2021. Isabel is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory and Governance team of HopgoodGanim Lawyers (one of Queensland’s leading full service commercial law firms). Isabel has advised on an extensive range of corporate transactions throughout her career and has gained valuable expertise in corporate governance matters, directors duties and board operations.
Isabel works with clients from a variety of industries, however she has a particular interest in the health and wellbeing space. It is this passion that has lead her to pursuing opportunities to utilise her legal skills to support young women and those less fortunate.
Isabel holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology) from the University of Western Australia.
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