Our Board

Mrs Debra Burden BBus FAICD FAIM
Deputy Chair – Non-executive director
Deputy Chair - Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee since 31 March 2012 and appointed Deputy Chair of the Board in November 2012. Mrs Burden, a degree qualified accountant and the Chief Executive Officer of selectability, is also a current Director of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS), Chairperson of the THHS Audit and Risk Committee, Director of Tooth Booth Ltd and a past Director (and Deputy Chair) of Tec-NQ Pty Limited.
Mrs Annie Clarke MAICD
Non-executive director
Non-Executive Director since 31 March 2012. Mrs Clarke has held numerous senior leadership positions in Local Government including former Mayor of the Burke Shire Council (15 years), Councillor and Deputy Mayor (18 years). Mrs Clarke has held former positions as Chair and Board Member of North Queensland Area Consultative Committee (5 years), a nationally significant economic development organisation and is currently a Director of the North West Hospital and Health Services Board and Vice President of the North West Division of Queensland Country Women’s Association.
Mr Phil Barwick GAICD
Chair – Non-executive director
Chair - Non Executive Director since May 31, 2012. Mr Barwick has extensive experience in a leadership role in the community sector, commercial, and local government sector, in North West and Central West Queensland. He was elected to Mount Isa City Council (MICC) in 2016 and is serving as Deputy Mayor. Mr Barwick has previously held board and chair positions for a nationally significant employment services company, city council statutory companies and other not for profits.
Hon. Mike Reynolds CBE, AM, BSW, MAICD CBEAN
Non-executive director
Non-Executive Director and Co-chair of the Cultural Competency and Stakeholder Engagement Committee since 31 March 2012. Mayor of Townsville (1980-1989) and Deputy Mayor (1976-1980) and was State Member for Townsville (1998-2009), serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier (1998-2001), Minister for Emergency Services and Minister Assisting the Premier in North Queensland (2001-2004), Minister for Child Safety (2004-2006) and Speaker of Queensland Parliament (2006-2009). Mr Reynolds has extensive experience with Boards of Corporations, Statutory Authorities and not-for-profit Companies. An award in the Order of Australia was received in 1985 and in 2018 was awarded the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Queens Birthday honour as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his work with PNG as Patron of Youth With a Mission Medical Ships Australia and his former role as Mayor of Townsville from 1980 -1989.
Emeritus Professor Robert Stable AM, M.B.B.S (Qld), D Univ (QUT), M.H.P. (NSW), F.R.A.C.G.P., F.R.A.C.M.A., F.A.I.C.D.
Non-executive director
Non-Executive Director since 31 March 2012 and Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee. Currently he is the Chairman and Director of the Brisbane Metro North Health and Hospital Service, the Chairman and Director of Health Workforce Queensland and a Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Board. Professor Stable is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The Council of Bond University conferred the title of Emeritus Professor in December 2011. An award in the Order of Australia was received in 2013.
Mr Edward Fewings
Non-executive director
Non-Executive Director appointed 30 May 2013 and Co-chair of the Cultural Competency and Stakeholder Engagement Committee. Mr Fewings has extensive experience in non-government and government agencies at service, program and policy levels. He has worked across a range of sectors in a variety of roles in national, state, regional and local contexts. Mr Fewings holds an Associate Diploma in Community Welfare from James Cook University and a Certificate in Governance for Not-for-profits: Governance Essentials from the Chartered Secretaries Australia.