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Cootharinga North Queensland is governed by a Board of Directors, drawn from local business communities in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Mount Isa.

They are the governing body of Cootharinga North Queensland and volunteer their skills and expertise. They are responsible for setting the strategic direction for Cootharinga North Queensland, approving budgets, monitoring, and auditing Cootharinga North Queensland's affairs, on behalf of Cootharinga North Queensland members by whom the Directors are elected and to whom they are accountable. The activities are conducted in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Cootharinga North Queensland and relevant legislation. Activities are aimed at the delivery of quality services to people living with disabilities in North Queensland and ensuring that Cootharinga North Queensland remains focused on its Mission Statement.

Directors are non-executive and act in a voluntary capacity.

The Board has delegated responsibility for day to day operations of Cootharinga North Queensland to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board through the President. Directors are members of a range of specialist “Board Committees” each of which concentrates in specific areas and recommends action to the Board. The Board and each Board committee have established:

  • Roles
  • Structure and composition
  • Terms of reference
  • Functions
  • Meeting and reporting requirements
  • Key performance indicators

Board Members

Rob Grant

Board Chair

Bruce Cowley

Deputy Chair

Ian Featherstone


Kevin Byrne

Honorary Secretary

Simon Crane


Ken MacDonald


Rhys Kennedy



(1800 266 842)

Operating Hours

8am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

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