Boards of non-profit organisations are accountable for not only setting their goals and strategic direction but ensuring the best arrangements are in place to carry out the work undertaken in support of those goals.
The Buderim Foundation Board is a good example of this principle in practice. The Board is currently made up of 10 Directors who volunteer their services and skills. They are appointed by six community Members.
The Members’ role is to ensure the on-going integrity of the Buderim Foundation. They are responsible for the appointment of the Board of Directors and for succession planning. The current Members are: John Kleinschmidt, Jenny Cant, Kennedy Fox, Margaret Welshe, Jan Leake Jones and David Wood.
The Board meets with the Members twice each year and formally reports to them at the Annual General Meeting. To coincide with this meeting, the Foundation produces an attractive and easily read AGM Report.
Board of Directors
In addition to setting the goals and strategic direction for the organisation, the Directors are responsible for the Foundation’s financial and administrative arrangements and governance of the Foundation’s eight Committees. Directors are actively involved in Committees, either as Committee chairs and/or Committee members.
Rod McKinnon had a 31-year career as an officer in the Australian Army. This was followed by time as a senior Federal Public Servant. Rod retired to Buderim in 2003 and became involved in the community through the BWMCA Anzac Day Committee and the Buderim Foundation. Rod is a recipient of an Emergency Services Medal, has a degree in Civil Engineering and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Sandra has had a long career in information management and leadership roles in the higher education and government sectors, finishing her professional career as Director, Information Services at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2020. Sandra has lived in Buderim for the last fifteen years. She is currently Chair of the Events & Engagement Committee and editor of the Buderim Foundation Newsletter.
Allen has over 25 years experience in audit, taxation and business management which includes business restructuring, financial analysis, fraud investigations, expert witness testimony and tax planning. He enjoys a diverse role that has set many individuals, as well as small and large businesses, on a course to success. We are grateful to have Allen as our Treasurer and he also sits on the Finance and Investment Committees.
Jayne’s portfolio management experience plays a key role in managing the corpus and providing funding for community grants. She brings a unique blend of competence, ethics and genuine client care to her independent practice established in 2006. Jayne has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 37 years, and in Buderim for six years. Jayne chairs the Investment Committee.
Ian is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience working in leadership roles in many large mining companies both in Australia and overseas. He moved to Buderim in 2020 and became involved in the Buderim Foundation because, after a career that kept him constantly on the move, he wanted to give back to the community he now lives in and loves. Ian is currently Chair of the Marketing Committee.
Cameron was a property lawyer on the Sunshine Coast for 38 years and has lived in Buderim since 1988. He has a keen interest in the environment and was an executive member of the Caloundra Wildlife Preservation Society for several years. He currently chairs the Sport of Fencing Building Trust and the Foundation's Governance and Risk Committee.
Anna has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland, a Masters of Science from Curtin and completed an intensive management course at Stanford. She was Deputy Principal at Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Principal at Canberra Girls Grammar before becoming Principal of Sunshine Coast Grammar in 2022. Anna has received awards for teaching and leadership and has extensive experience working on not-for-profit Boards. Anna is currently Chair of the Youth Committee.
Linda is a seasoned Management Consultant and CPA Accountant, with a wealth of experience in governance, risk management, compliance auditing, and cyber/data management. With a strong record in technology, sales, marketing, and innovation, she's also a certified Business Leader in Sustainability Management from Cambridge, with a focus on sustainability, community, economic, and environmental impacts. Linda serves as the Chair of the Grants Committee.
Charlie was born in Sydney and studied at Macquarie University. His lifelong passion for flying was inherited from his father and Charlie has 45 years of aviation experience, including 42 years in airlines and 26,000 flight hours. Settling in Buderim in 1983, he met wife Ann and raised three children in the community. As a long-term Buderim resident, now retired, Charlie actively supports the Buderim Foundation as Chair of Philanthropy, and also sits on the Grants Committee.
Michael has played prominent roles in Strata and Community Title Management, co-founding Strata Care Australia (SCA) and Place Community Management (PCM) in the UAE. Leaving as Managing Director of SCA in 2015, Michael remained a director of PCM until 2021. As Vice Chair, he represented the industry on the Government Property Industry Reference Committee and has earned numerous prestigious awards. Additionally, Michael has held positions on boards and as Chair of Bloomhill. Michael looks after the Foundation's business relations.
The Foundation has established eight committees to carry out much of the work undertaken by the organisation. The Committees and their members are as follows:
Sets and maintains grants policy and coordinates the grant-making process.
Linda Bolton (Chair), Margaret Welshe, Charlie Morris, David Wood, Kylie Warner, Nico Hansen.
Invests and manages Foundation funds for both annual earnings and growth over the long term.
Jayne Graving (Chair), Swain Roberts, Allen Hertel, Graham Tamblyn, Geoff Sawyer, Jody-Ann Alexander.
Governance and Risk Committee:
Cameron Rogers (Chair), Graham Tamblyn, Peter Hone.
Positions and profiles the Foundation, promoting local philanthropy and coordinating all communication activity.
Ian Butler (Chair), Michelle Smytheman, Alex Sweet, Jonathan (Jono) Sullivan, Kara Wright, Rachel Turney, Shari Brewer.
Works with Ambassadors and Donors to encourage and coordinate growth in fundraising, donations and bequests.
Charlie Morris (Chair), Simon Whittle, Andrew Pentland, Natasha Read, Sally Caddy, Richard Brooking, Justin Scattini, Erik Metanomski.
Events and Engagement Committee:
Develops the events program and provides resources and coordination for each of the events as they occur.
Sandra Jeffries (Chair), Geoffrey Hole, Jenny Nankervis, Holly Walker, Keely White.
Plans and coordinates engagement with the youth sector to ensure young people can contribute to, and benefit from, the Foundation’s work in the community.
Anna Owen (Chair), Gary Davis, Ben Princehorn, Holly Walker, Natalie Smith.
Allen Hertel (Chair), Geoff Sawyer.
Public Officer: Graham Tamblyn
Treasurer: Allen Hertel
Business Relations: Michael Hurley
Executive Officer: Susi Du Toit