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IMPACT's board of directors are dedicated advocates who ensure we all work towards meeting our vision, mission and values.
Leanne Rudd - Impact Board Member

Leanne Rudd

Owner of The Money Edge, Leanne is a registered tax agent who provides professional financial services and business advisory services to small and medium size businesses. She is a member of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Neil McPhillips - Impact Board Member

Neil McPhillips

Deputy Chair
With an extensive background in regional economic development and diverse business interests, Neil has a passion for the community of the Bundaberg region. He is accredited in Board and Business Governance.
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Talitha Best - Impact Board Member

Dr Talitha Best

As a Clinical Psychologist, researcher and academic, Talitha has expertise and experience in the education and training sector, research, clinical governance and delivery of health care services. She is a
member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards.
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Vanessa Fryer - Impact Board Member

Vanessa Fryer

Vanessa is an Enterprise Business Analyst at Medibank Private. Her time in professional services and industry has given her a wide breadth of experience across the business, finance and technology sectors to provide governance and delivery assurance over strategic projects.
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Helen Huntly - Impact Board Member

Prof. Helen Huntly

Having worked in the regional university sector for more than 30 years, Helen is Vice President (Academic) of the Tertiary Education Division at CQUniversity. She is a passionate regional Queenslander interested in ensuring equal education and training opportunities.
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Martin Barrett - Impact Board Member

Martin Barrett

Martin is Managing Director of Auswide Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Murdoch University, an MBA from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance.
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Giovanna Lever - Impact Board Member

Giovanna Lever

Giovanna's ability to build and transform brands into sustainable business models is built on the back of her business acumen acquired from over 20 years commercial experience across the agriculture, education, health, community development, tourism, and sport industries.
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Luke Sinclair - Impact Board Member

Luke Sinclair

Luke Sinclair is the Associate Vice-President (AVP) for the Gladstone and Wide Bay Burnett Regions.

In this role he has responsibility for the business development and growth of CQUniversity in these regions, fostering opportunities for regional engagement and research, and overseeing the pastoral care of students and staff.
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Tanya-OSHEA- IMPACT Managing Director

Tanya O'Shea

Managing Director
Tanya joined IMPACT Community Services in 1999 and worked in a range of management positions prior to being appointed as Chief Executive in 2011.

Tanya has a Masters in Business Administration (Human Resource Management), a Masters in Mental Health Practice and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), GAICD.
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