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 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.
Matt Boland is secretary of Picabeen. He has performed that role since 2015. Matt joined Picabeen to support the amazing work its staff and volunteers do with young people who face challenges at home and in the community. One of the ways Matt provides that support is through the work he does as secretary of Picabeen and as a member of Picabeen’s Management Committee. In his working life, Matt is an experienced lawyer and company secretary. He draws on that experience in the work he does for Picabeen. Matt spent his early childhood in North West Brisbane and is now, along with his wife, raising his family in the area.
Tony Goldsmith has lived in The Gap since 1993 and had never heard of Picabeen until he became a Tax Help Volunteer for the 2016 season assisting members of the local community to complete and lodge their tax returns. This role has now led him to volunteer as Treasurer for Picabeen Community Centre.
Tony has had a varied career in such roles as Public Servant/Military Service/Travel Agent/Retail Manager and 30 years as a small business owner in the services sector.
He retired 2011 and with his wife has enjoyed travelling both around Australia and overseas.
Wanting to keep active in retirement and recognising the benefits (and challenges) of volunteering, Tony thinks he has found the perfect vehicle in Picabeen Community Centre.
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.
Tracey Scovell has worked in finance roles for the last 30 years, specialising in payroll over the last 10 years in both the not for profit and private sectors. Tracey is aware of challenges that staff and volunteers face at Picabeen, and admires that they are able to continue to provide a high level of service to the community. Tracey joined Picabeen Management Committee in 2014 as Treasurer and will remain on the Management Committee, looking forward to offering her support as needed.
John Goodship has lived in the Picabeen Community area for 55 years. He has participated in community activities as President of Community Child Care and Kindergarten Association, Coach and Manager of Junior Football teams. John is currently a Pyjama Angel working with Foster Children and Brisbane Greeter promoting Brisbane to visitors.
John’s business career spanned 56 years in sales and marketing, including 21 years as an owner/ operator pioneering quality Bathroom Equipment field and also managing a market leading company. John has now retired from paid work and is fully committed to community service.