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Board

Pathfinders is governed by a Board of Directors


Tony
Tony Gargan – Chairperson

Tony has a background in senior executive and leadership positions in the public and private sectors, with specific roles in corporate performance and management, policy development and service delivery/implementation management. His most recent experience has been in consulting work with assignments at the Department of Social Services, NDIS Commission and Department of Veterans’ Affairs. He has recently worked as a consultant with Deloitte and Price Waterhouse (PWC).

He has also worked on major cross Government initiatives, including: as an Advisory Committee member on the 16th Review of the ABS Consumer Price Index; a Steering Committee Member on the Australian Government Management Advisory Committee Review into Public Sector Innovation; and as a Program Manager and Steering Committee Member of the Joint Centrelink CSIRO Human Services Delivery Research Alliance.  Tony currently works as a technology advisory consultant with procurespot.com


Rosemary
Rosemary Curtis – Director

Rosemary is an Aboriginal Elder currently living in Glen Innes where she volunteers with a number of Pathfinders’ programs including the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program and the Pathfinders Royal.

Raised in Tingha and Mungindi NSW, Rosemary has experienced a unique, colourful and gifted life to date. During the early stages of her long and accomplished career Rosemary helped to form the Tingha Aboriginal Corporation, providing local Indigenous families with housing. As well as this Rosemary volunteered with the Health Commission to eradicate tuberculosis amongst Indigenous people living in Tingha and surrounding regions. Rosemary has served with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and on the Aboriginal Development Commission (previously known as ATSIC) as well as serving on numerous other boards and committees. She has accumulated numerous accolades and awards for her work in the community.


Frances
Frances Grindlay – Director

Frances has a longstanding interest in societal, community and individual well-being, and in the importance of quality leadership, quality organisations, service provision and need and impact assessment. She values sustainability, ethics, evidence-based decision-making, inclusiveness, respect for diversity, social justice, democracy and quality engagement of people in matters that affect them.

Frances’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Design Anthropology which specialised in developing approaches and techniques related to individuals, groups and small population sectors, with an emphasis on the values of integrated (social, cultural and economic) sustainability and participatory design in programs and services.


Craig
Craig Hunt – Director

Craig has more than 35 years’ community welfare experience. He has worked as a caseworker in child protection and out of home care, as a Casework Manager for Department of Communities and Justice, a casework specialist and as the Regional Coordinator for the Northern/New England Joint Investigation Teams.

Craig has recently established East Coast Management Solutions, a company that supports small business and not for profit organisations in the areas of work, health and safety, policy development and compliance. He has actively participated a number of Pathfinders’ activities over the past 10 years. Craig joined the Pathfinders Board in 2019 and is a member of the Risk Committee.


Korrina
Korrina Schultz – Director

Korrina has had a long career with the Department of Family and Community Services and is now employed by an non-government organisation. Korrina has a wealth of knowledge in the provision of community services and has held positions of manager, case worker and NDIS representative for her workplace. Korrina has extensive experience supporting management, clients and families in NDIS applications and package management.

She is currently Health and Safety Representative, Union Delegate, and the Woman’s Officer for her workplace. Korrina has Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) and Disability Work. She is currently studying a Diploma of Community Services.


Leeah
Leeah Daley – Director

Leeah has extensive experience in Local Government specialising in Management and Human Resources.

Working in smaller rural remote local government areas as a senior manager Leeah has experience in Strategic Planning and Organisational Development.

Leeah appreciates the challenges of working and living in a rural remote Australia. She has made her home in a small rural village in the North West where she lives with her husband and three sons. She has an interest in initiatives that will enhance the quality of life for children and young people living in rural areas. Leeah has a passion for life-long learning and people development.