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Maxine Brushe, Chair  







Maxine Brushe 


Ms Brushe was appointed the Chair on 22 August 2019 for a term of 3 years. Ms Brushe served as a councillor on the Calliope Shire Council and the Gladstone Regional Council for a total of 21 years (including five as Deputy Mayor) and has contributed to a wide range of community organisations over the past two decades. Ms Brushe has over 25 years’ experience as a Board and Committee Chair in the regional promotion and development sector. 

Aurelia Noran Director

Aurelia Noran


Ms Noran was appointed to the Board as a Director on 22 August 2019 for a term of 3 years. Ms Noran is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and has qualifications in business (MBA) and auditing. She has over 25 years’ experience in project, program and portfolio management in the public and private sectors and has managed risk audits and major developments for projects such as the engineering coordination for the Airport Link and Northern Busway Project. Ms Noran is a Director and Principal Consultant for her own consultancy business, focusing on business and project management, services for sustainability as well as engineering related projects.

Prof. Poh-Ling Tan Director

Prof. Poh-Ling Tan 
LLB (Hons) U. Malaya; LLB (1st class Hons); QUT; PhD, ANU; MAICD


Prof. Tan was appointed a Director on 22 August 2019 for a term of 2 years. Prof. Tan has strong legal, analytical, oral and written communication skills gained over 35 years of work in legal practice and academia. Her research has focused on water reform in Australia, investigating real-life issues facing communities, stakeholders and water agencies. She has been invited to provide policy advice leading to outcomes on national, regional and local scales.