Dr. Julie Rimes
Julie was the Director of the Collegiate Institute for 16 years until retiring in December 2016. She has worked on a number of State and National Boards and committees including National Chairman of the Junior School Heads Association of Australia, (JSHAA), and on the National Executive Council (NEC) for the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA), as well as having State and Federal roles in the Australian College of Educators. Julie is Chairman of the Calvary Consumer Advisory Council, a member of the Calvary Community Council and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania. In recognition of her work in education and community service she was elected to the Tasmanian Women’s Roll of Honour.
Brian is the President of the Retirement Benefits Fund of Tasmania, Chairman of the Tasmanian Development Board and Chairman of Spark Infrastructure. Previous directorships include BT Investment Management, Dexus Property Group, State Super Financial Services and the Wayside Chapel. His executive career included senior positions with BT and Deutsche Asset Management in Australia and Japan. He has also held senior roles in the federal government including the Treasury Department, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition.
Board member since November 2013.
Committees: Finance, Risk, Audit and Compliance.
Kathleen has extensive experience as a senior manager with the Federal Department of Human Services. She is currently responsible for managing the National Business Gateway and the Corporate support for Department staff in Tasmania. She brings to the Board expertise in project and change management, strategic and business planning, stakeholder engagement, human resources and public sector management.
Board member since June 2003.
Matthew (Mat) is the Chief Executive Officer, Dulverton Waste Management and a Director of a number of other Boards including Deputy Chair of the Australasian Board of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), and the Police and Community Youth Club – Launceston. Mat is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of IPWEA and is a trustee of the Public Works Engineering Foundation. Awarded National Emerging Leader Award (2009) IPWEA. Mat brings to the Board expertise in general management, project management, risk management and asset management.
Board member since October 2014.
Dr. Gordon Brown
Dr Brown is a director and the principal research scientist of Scientific Horticulture and Dry Ideas.
He has been employed by multinational companies, small business, state governments and as a University academic. Dr. Brown currently operates his own agricultural research company providing applied research to the Australian temperate fruit industry to assist in industry development. In addition he also currently owns the world’s most southern commercial tea fields which he is expanding by assisting new growers in Tasmania into the industry.
Dr Brown is a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science and the Australian Society of Horticultural Science.
OAK Tasmania Board member since 2007. Appointed to the Possability Board in July 2016.
David is an experienced company director, having held and holding a number of executive and non-executive director roles in companies ranging from financial services, information technology and aquaculture industries over the last 20 years. David currently serves as Chairman of two Australian-based financial services companies as well as being the Chairman of Possability.
He is a Chartered Accountant, a Registered Company Auditor and a business consultant with a focus on finance, accounting and corporate governance.
Board Member since 2007, Chairman 2012-15.
Committees: Finance, Risk, Audit and Compliance.
Clinical Associate Professor Robyn Wallace is a physician in Hobart, Tasmania, specialising in healthcare for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and peri-operative medicine at Calvary Hobart. She has published numerous academic papers and has co-written the University of Tasmania developmental disability teaching curriculum for medical students. She also participated in curriculum development and clinical training for training specialists in areas of healthcare for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Robyn is Chair of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), member of the RACP Policy and Advocacy group and recently appointed Chair of the RACP working group with NDIA.
OAK Tasmanian Board member since 2015. Appointed to the Possability Board in July 2016.
David is a partner at Hobart law firm, Simmons Wolfhagen. He is the lead partner of the firm’s local government, planning and development team.
David has been a director on a number of boards in the not-for-profit and education sectors, including The Fahan School Board, the Hutchins School (incl. as Chairman of the Board) and Red Cross (Tasmania). Currently, David is Chairman of the Housing Industry Association (Tasmania) Industry Policy Committee, a member of its Regional Executive committee and the Housing Industry Association (Tasmania) representative on HIA National Industrial Relations and Legal Committee.
Board member since April 2017.