The Management Committee consists of volunteers who are responsible for the overall governance of the organisation and the services and programs it provides. That governance responsibility includes strategic decisions, legal and financial obligations, future planning and inclusion of the local community.  Subcommittees are formed as required.

Martin Turrell

Martin Turrell

President

Martin Turrell grew up in North West Brisbane and has been engaged in the local community in one way or another for over 40 years. He understands the importance of community organisations and services and seeks to support the operations of Picabeen through participation on the Management Committee. Martin has been a member of the Management Committee for 4 years and has been President since 2014. Martin also assists volunteer Anna Gillbard with policy reviews.

A previous employee at Picabeen, Martin is very familiar with the association’s aims and objectives and aware of the challenges faced by staff and volunteers. With the growing demands on services and the increasing diversity of needs within the community, resources and finances are stretched thin yet the staff and volunteers at Picabeen continue to provide high level support and services that reduce the burdens faced by many in our community. Martin wishes to acknowledge this effort and hopes to assist through his participation on the committee.

Julie Andrew

Julie Andrew

Secretary

Julie Andrew is secretary of Picabeen and she is new to this role since 2017. Julie works in the Public Relations Industry and is studying a Double Degree in Communication(Public Relations and Business/Media)
She has a background in Community Services and Youth Work.

In her early 20’s she set up and started a Youth Centre in South Australia. Julie is all about having a sustainable living and future for the community and the world

Bert Girle

Bert Girle

Treasurer

Bert grew up at Injune in western Queensland. In 1963 he came to Brisbane to board with his grandmother and attended Newmarket State High School. He was a founding student of NSHS.

In 1966 Bert joined the Bank of New South Wales Roma and stayed in the bank for seven years. In that time he was conscripted into the Army and did two years full time service. After leaving the bank he went of a trip overseas and spent most of the time in UK and Europe. On returning in 1975 Bert attended USQ in Toowoomba and completed a Bachelor of Business Degree.

Since graduation he has worked for a number of commercial organisations in the role as Accountant. In 1996 Bert brought into an accounting practice in Bundaberg and worked there for four years. The business was consolidated into another firm however Bert moved to Brisbane in 2001 and acquired an interest in an accounting firm at The Gap. Bert is still in a partnership in an accounting practice in The Gap. Over the years Bert has served in Lions, Rotary and been Treasurer of various non-profit organisations.

Jenny Noble

Jenny Noble

Vice President

Jenny Noble’s business career encompassed nursing, sales, marketing and administration in the health care and charity sectors of government, global and not-for-profit organisations. Jenny welcomed the opportunities to give back to the local community after many years of extensive business travelling. She volunteered at Picabeen for a number of years before joining the Management Committee. Jenny is also Secretary of the Blackwood Street Chamber of Commerce. Volunteering is rewarding and Jenny enjoys assisting to grow the opportunities Picabeen can offer to the community for access to services, participation in activities and a sense of belonging.