Dedicated to saving and enhancing the lives of women across Queensland.
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.
Victoria Parker – Chief Executive Officer
Before joining the Lady Musgrave Trust, Victoria managed her own consultancy specialising in social impact and community engagement, with a particular focus on community, family, and housing related clients. Over the last five years Victoria has played a leadership role in several flagship community focussed projects including Logan Together – one of Australia’s largest child and family development programs. Victoria has until recently served as the Chair of the Lady Bowen Trust – a charitable trust that supports Queenslanders into safe and stable housing.
Lisa O’Donnell – Operations Manager
Lisa O’Donnell has wide-ranging experience in working for government and not for profit organisations in Victoria and Queensland including most recently with the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. Lisa has extensive experience in managing partnerships and stakeholder relationships and in leading and contributing to community focussed social impact and engagement projects both as a staff member and a volunteer. Lisa’s qualifications include a Masters of Marketing (Business) from RMIT and most recently a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance (QUT).
Louise Kelly – President
Louise Kelly’s desire to empower vulnerable women was first influenced when she attended the Lady Musgrave Trust’s Annual Forum on Homelessness and Women. This led her to join the board of directors of The Lady Musgrave Trust in 2017 and take on the role as President in 2021. Louise is a Senior Lecturer at the QUT Business and Law School and teaches and researches in digital marketing, advertising and media. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Masters degree, a Doctorate of Philosophy, she is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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 30 years’
experience in taxation and business services. Allison provides strategic taxation and business advice to a wide range of clients and she 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 young women and supporting female clients, Allison is looking forward to bringing financial skills gained in Public Practice to The Lady Musgrave Trust in order to assist 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.
Bill Owens – Director
Bill Owens was appointed as a director of The Lady Musgrave Trust in December 2021. He is an experienced Non-Executive Director with expertise in governance, strategy development, risk, financial and audit management, board evaluation and remuneration & development. He has specialist expertise in technology led business transformation and digital literacy for leaders. He graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2011.
Apart from his Non-Executive director role on the Trust, Bill is a Non-Executive Director at Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ), an allied health charity. He chairs the RAQ Business Strategy sub-committee and is a member of the RAQ People & Governance sub-committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Montrose Therapy & Respite Services and is a member of the Montrose Finance Committee.
Bill is Managing Director and a co-owner of Veracity, an ICT services consultancy that specialises in government, Not-For-Profit (NFP) and local business sectors. He has well-established professional networks in federal and state government, allied health, arts, and business communities.
Glenn Dickson – Director
Glenn is a recently retired Barrister with substantial experience in Charity law. Prior to going to the Bar in 2010, Glenn had 26 years experience as a solicitor. As Deputy Official Solicitor to the Public Trustee of Queensland, he provided advice on Charitable Trusts and had the carriage of applications to the Supreme Court, including the construction of Trust Deeds and cy-pres schemes.
Glenn has a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours from the Queensland Institute of Technology and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Queensland. He was the member of the Queensland Law Society Succession Law Section/Committee – 1999 to 2015; Queensland Law Society Succession Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee – 2001 to 2012; STEP Queensland Committee – 2012 to 2017; and the Bar Association of Queensland Succession & Elder Law Committee – 2016 to 30 June 2021.
Leanne Raiser – Director
Leanne Raiser joined the board of The Lady Musgrave Trust in December 2021. Leanne was a 23-year veteran of the Australian Federal Police, retiring at the rank of Superintendent after spending significant portions of her career working with vulnerable communities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, including in the Northern Territory, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Lesté. She holds a Master of Arts (Terrorism Safety & Security), a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing & Emergency Services), a Diploma of Public Safety (Policing), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Leanne hopes to bring her professional experience and personal drive to bear in seeking better outcomes for young women in Queensland who are at risk of homelessness.
Anthony Jones – Director
Anthony has been working in the urban planning and property advisory sector for 20 years, delivering a range of successful residential, industrial and commercial development outcomes.
He has worked directly with all levels of government in Australia, providing strategic property and development advice and in preparing public policy to guide the future growth of our cities.
He has also provided professional advice and services to a range of investors, businesses and developers on all aspects of the development cycle, including acquisition, design and approvals, construction, and marketing and sales.
Anthony is also committed to industry development and has served on a range of industry boards and committees, including the Property Council of Australia (QLD) Planning Committee, UQ Planning Advisory Board, and the Griffith University (Logan Campus) Development Advisory Board.
Esther Dabinett – Company Secretary
Esther has over 20 years’ experience providing governance support and advice to Boards for not-for-profit organisations, small-medium sized businesses and large State-wide public organisations.
Esther has a strong sense of social justice and has provided Board and executive support to State community housing peak bodies and housing providers who are committed to finding housing outcomes for people with the most complex needs. With a commitment to supporting vulnerable people, Esther will support the Board of the Lady Musgrave Trust to meet their compliance obligations to ensure that they can continue their work to enhance the lives of women across Queensland.
Esther has a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies.
Penny Brown – Events Manager (Volunteer)
Penny is an experienced and skilled events and marketing executive with more than 15 years’ experience designing and delivering large scale corporate and private events. Penny has always had a passion for curating and creating memorable experiences and thrives in team environments that share her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Penny is thrilled to be supporting the work of the Trust and positively impacting the lives of young women who are doing it tough. Penny holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), is a part time Pilates instructor and contributes her time to a number of community organisations in her local area.
Vale Pixie Annat (1930 – 2022) – Business Adviser, Community Relations
Pixie Annat 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
The contributions made by Pixie over the years to The Trust has laid the foundations upon which we continue to build.