Michael spent most of his working life in senior management with Westpac in Tasmania and Victoria.
In semi-retirement he worked as a business consultant with a community-based organisation in Mandurah, WA.
When he fully retired in 2011 Michael moved to Buderim.
He has worked on community boards such as a small business advice organisation, Chamber of Commerce, a 700-seat performing arts centre, a community-based disability services employment agency and community-based funding source agency, mainly as treasurer.
A keen bowler he was Mandurah Club vice-president before moving to the Coast where he joined the Mooloolaba Club and was elected to the Board of Management as Secretary in April 2012 and Treasurer in 2013.
Michael has been with Bloomhill as a board member and treasurer. His proven banking and business acumen are essential as Bloomhill plans for future financial sustainability and continuation of its services to cancer survivors their family and carers.
Closer to home he has served as Discipline Leader for both Science and Civil Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast and currently manages courses in soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and climate change adaptation.
He holds a PhD from the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge and degrees in oceanography, meteorology and civil engineering. In 2002 he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for his stewardship of the 2001 Australian Army Centenary Everest Expedition.
He is a Menzies Scholar and previous Director of the Menzies Foundation, a non-profit, non-political organisation created to promote excellence in health research, scholarship and postgraduate study by Australians.
During twenty years’ service across the Australian Defence Forces he served as helicopter navigator, meteorologist and civil engineer and has led or participated in scientific expeditions around the globe. He orchestrated Sir Ranulph Fiennes' ground-breaking 2013 winter Transantarctic expedition and owns a company specialising in remote area science and engineering.
More recently he has been instrumental in business development roles, particularly on the Sunshine Coast, working with internal and external stakeholders to maximise collaborative business and research opportunities. He is an empowering and gregarious communicator who readily forges valuable partnerships.
He has previously worked as a volunteer Board Member with sporting organisations and with the Starlight Children’s Foundation as a Wish Granting volunteer and with the CanTeen organisation supporting children impacted by cancer.
A keen AFL Brisbane Lions member and Lawn Bowler, Graham and his wife Mary, retired to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane in 2010.
She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and holds qualifications including a Bachelor of Business, Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment.
Lara moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2020. She is passionate about making a difference for sustained impact and is well placed to play a part in ensuring Bloomhill Cancer Care's sustainable growth.
A Director of Bloomhill since October 2018 and a member of the Governance and Risk Sub-committee Lisa has demonstrated a strong commitment to Bloomhill.
Lisa is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, through the Resolution Institute. Currently, Lisa’s work includes appearing as Counsel in workplace health and safety matters, actions under the Fair Work Act, discrimination matters including sexual harassment, civil claims including personal injury, disciplinary tribunal and general matters in the Magistrates Court (Qld) and the Federal Circuit Court.
Lisa is a member of the professional advisory panel at University of Queensland for the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science Program and holds the honorary position of Adjunct Associate Professor within the school.
Lisa was Deputy Chair of the Board of the Brisbane Montessori School from 2010 – 2015. She has held executive positions on the Management Committee of the Safety Institute of Australia (Qld Division), Qld Education Committee 2000 – 2006 and State SIA Conference Organiser 2002 and 2006. She is a previous Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lisa started at the private Bar in February 2008 and has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety).
A Barrister-at-Law in Brisbane she has a property at Marcus Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
Lorraine has a background as a clinical nurse, educator, senior manager and leader in nursing and health services, and as a senior executive in a not-for-profit professional organisation. Her last fulltime position was as Associate Professor of Nursing with leadership, education and research responsibilities across a university and health service in Sydney.
She is an experience board director and office holder on statutory and not-for-profit boards, holds nursing and education qualifications, a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Public Health and a PhD.
Lorraine retired in May 2021, having served as the Chair of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board for 5 years and previously as the Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board Safety and Quality Committee for 4 years. For the last 2 years of her appointment she was also a Director on the Wishlist Hospital Foundation Board. She holds an Adjunct Professor position with the University of the Sunshine Coast.
She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2002 for services to critical care nursing, particularly in clinical, management and education disciplines, and through professional nursing organisations.