Board Members

David Bryant - President

David commenced his management career in 1993, working with a consulting firm in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.  David moved to Dubai (UAE) in 1995, where he worked for four years jointly at the Higher Colleges of Technology and HR Director with The Sultan Group (civil and commercial construction).

On returning to Australia in 1999, David worked at the Australian and International Hotel School in Canberra, and then the Department of Finance and Administration. This was followed by HR management role for Shell (Logistics), before moving on to the role of Global HR Manager - Emirates Airlines.

Positions as HR and Corporate Services Manager with Anglicare and HR Project Manager with the Department of Prime Minister followed. He was HR Director and Chief Operations Officer for STA Consulting Engineers, before moving on to Sun Engineering as HR Manager, HR Manager for Affinity Education Group, Corporate Services Manager with the Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland and Human Resources Manager with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland.

David has recently held the role of Senior HR Projects Officer with ISS Support Services and now works as Senior HR Business Partner with Concentrix (one of the largest global customer solutions companies) in Brisbane.

Pamela Ryan - Vice President

Pamela Ryan has lived in Beaudesert since 1976. She is married with three adult children who were born in Beaudesert and educated at Beaudesert schools, and she has five grandchildren.

She has been a teacher for 47 years, working mostly for Education Qld, and for 10 years for the Catholic Education Office. In 2012 she retired from full-time teaching as a Band 6 Principle with Education Qld. During her teaching career, Pamela has taught in schools in North Queensland and the Scenic Rim. She has been involved in many professional bodies and is a Life Member of the Queensland Teachers' Union. She presently works two days a week as a Learning Support teacher and does casual supply teaching employment at schools in the Scenic Rim area. Her tertiary qualifications include Diploma of Teaching, Townsville Teachers' College, 1971-1973.

Prior to being on the Board of Beaucare, her previous community involvement includes being a Civil Marriage Celebrant for the Beaudesert area from 1984 to 2000, being a founding committee member of Beaudesert Community Kindergarten, a Meals on Wheels driver and secretary of Beaudesert Pony Club.

Caroline Hennessey - Secretary

Caroline has been an active member of the Beaudesert community for over 20 years having moved here from Brisbane in 1993. She is an Occupational Therapist who specialises in Paediatrics, particularly working with children with developmental and learning difficulties.

Caroline has been actively involved with many community groups and is interested in governance, marketing and encouraging early intervention programmes to improve health outcomes in the local community.

Caroline's three children have all attended Family Day Care prior to commencing local schooling. Caroline is delighted to be a member of the Beaucare Board.

Scott Dorries - Treasurer

Scott joined the Board of Beaucare in 2017 and the Board of Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club in 2018 as Treasurer, and also joined the Board of TransitCare in July 2019. Scott is a finance executive with over 25 years of work experience in roles from Chief Financial Officer to Executive Manager Finance and General Manager Finance and Operations. Scott has multiple industry sector experience ranging from Banking and Finance, Transport and Logistics, Early Childhood Education, Community Housing and Member and Community Services in the Not-for-Profit, Public (State and Local Government) and Private organisations. Scott derives immense satisfaction out of creating community support benefits and making a real difference for the Logan, Scenic Rim, Brisbane and Gold Coast councils and communities.

A Fellow CPA, Fellow GIA and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he has the experience and a strong focus in strategic planning, commercial management, corporate governances, mergers, demergers, acquisitions, new entity formation, risk and HR management. Scott has extensive customer and community service knowledge and leadership experience to produce innovative insights and make sustainable, strategic, collective, ethical and individual decisions. He is a qualified Accountant who has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law & Taxation) from QUT.

Scott is a volunteer Lifesaver, Patrol Captain and former Nipper Age Manager at Tallebudgera, who has kept the community safe at our beaches and provided junior members enriched lives through skill development and teamwork in challenging and enjoyable environments and created great Australians and built better communities.

Lynne Rule

Lynne is a highly experienced professional whose background is in International Education Recruitment, Marketing and Management. She has developed and managed a strong and successful enterprise in the private tertiary pathway sector and has a strong track record of consistently achieving targets, meeting deadlines, satisfying clients and a reputation for getting things done. Lynne brings to boards her energy, integrity and long experience in the international education sector, corporate governance, strong cross-cultural awareness and international networks from her 20+ years in the sector.

Lynne's passions lie in the education and empowerment of women and youth. She was coordinator and developer of the Chrysalis Young Leaders Conference a youth leadership program from 2010-2015, and a mentor in Austrades's WIGB (Women in Global Business). Retiring from the international education sector, Lynne has more recently qualified as a Bowen Therapist and has a small clinic in her new hometown of Tamborine Mountain. She enjoys her many involvements in the local community particularly festivals, organic vegetable gardening and local arts and crafts. Lynne is involved in other NFP enterprises including the Duke of Edinburgh International Award.

A member of the Beaucare Board since June 2016, Lynne has served in Secretary and ordinary member roles. She is delighted to see the expansion of Beaucare's presence in the local Tamborine Mountain community with the opening of a local office in late 2020.

Sue Wainwright

A keen interest in people and communities has directed Sue's life to some unusual and interesting work places and added some exciting challenges. Marriage, family and growing coffee and cattle in PNG until Independence, Sue returned to Queensland working to improve commercial production levels in cattle using new artificial breeding techniques upgraded since her earlier years of working with CSIRO.

As a result, government and industry support enabled worldwide travel through developing countries, successfully promoting increased production with Australian genetics through balancing new technologies with established local and traditional management practices.

After a further move to explore new and expanding developments and opportunities in Northern Territory, the untimely death of her husband again altered her direction and Sue accepted a new challenge, in the position of CEO of Playgroup Northern Territory, working to improve early childhood education and maternal/child welfare support across the NT, assisting isolated families on cattle stations, mining towns and new industry initiatives like solar power, wind farms and communication settlements. Her special interest was in developing practical early learning services for Aboriginal children and families in remote communities, often partnering with other community organisations such as health, disability and aged care to provide services more economically.

COVID-19, family and distance eventually prompted her return to Queensland, where her dedication to community prompted her interest in Beaucare and her delight in the opportunity to contribute as a member of the Board in her new home area.

Vivien Bampton

Vivien joined the Beaucare Board in 2020. From 2009 to 2016 she was a member of the Board of Youth and Family Services (Logan), chairing the Board for the last two years of her membership.

Vivien has lived in South Maclean for more than forty years. Her background is in both primary and secondary education. During Vivien’s career, she held leadership positions both in Queensland and overseas. Her roles included Consultant, Head of Social Justice, Deputy Principal and Principal. She was principal of a multicultural State School in Logan City for eleven years before retiring recently.

Vivien and her husband lived on a small island in the Torres Strait for two years taking a six-month-old baby and having her second child while living there. She also worked for two years as an Australian Volunteer teaching secondary students in the Solomon Islands. Vivien spent three months in East Timor with the Ryder Cheshire Foundation working with local people to improve education and health outcomes, and more recently as an Educational Consultant in Aboriginal communities on Cape York Peninsula.

Vivien holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, a Graduate Diploma of Education in Special needs, a Graduate Diploma in Resource Teaching as well as a Bachelor of Education.

Sophie Walker

Sophie has over 25 years experience in strategic communication and stakeholder engagement for consultancy, government, and nongovernment organisations across a range of sectors, most recently telecommunications and water. Starting her career as a journalist, Sophie moved into community development and engagement, and gained experience working in Indonesia, Vietnam, England and Canada.

Sophie holds a Master of International Social Development and is an Affiliate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Since 2005, Sophie has lived in the Jimboomba/Beaudesert area with her husband, two daughters, and three horses and is looking forward to contributing to the Beaudesert community as part of the Beaucare Board.

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