Board of Directors
Our Board are proud advocates for social and economic development and is made up community leaders from the fields of law, finance, retail, construction, education and training.
David Green (Chair)
David is the owner and managing director of Belmore Engineering - the largest steel fabrication workshop in the Northwest region. He also operates sister company, Northwest Cranes.
Wade O'Shea (Vice Chair)
Wade established Transport Network Australia in 2007 to service the ever growing need for efficient and cost-effective management of ground transport services throughout Australia. Some 5 years later, BusCharter.com.au was born out of a need for clients to be able to book online with ease. Together, the brands complement each other to support an online ground transport brokering service which is the largest of its kind in Australia.
Jim MacDonald (Finance Director and Company Secretary)
With over 35 years' experience across a range of industry sectors, both in Australia and overseas, Jim, who is Brisbane-based, has most recently spent six years as Chief Financial Officer of one of the largest providers of employment and disability services in Australia. Jim is a qualified accountant (CPA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Joblink Plus, managing finance functions and partnering with operational management to drive outcomes and performance.
Christine Shewry (CEO and Executive Director)
Christine has more than 40 years' experience working in Human Resources, Vocational Training and Workforce Planning & Recruitment. Christine has held executive roles as CEO and Managing Director in Australia, the United States and UK where she worked with IAG, The University of Sydney, Adecco, Morgan & Banks and Corporate Services Group. In 1999 Christine was recipient of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for New South Wales.
Alison Hamilton (Non-Executive Director)
Alison Hamilton is principal of Hancock’s Chartered Accountants. She specialises in small business and agriculture enterprise accounting and taxation and self-managed superannuation funds. Alison is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is also a representative of Interprac Financial Services Pty Ltd.
Tony Windsor (Non-Executive Director)
Tony has extensive experience as an Australian politician, he was an Independent member for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Tamworth from 1991-2001. Elected to the House of Representatives for New England, New South Wales in 2001 until retirement in 2013. In 2016, Tony made a return to federal politics, challenging to regain the seat of New England.
Lee Watts (Non-Executive Director)
Lee has more than 12 years in Local Government and is the former Mayor of the Upper Hunter Shire. She has 20 years’ experience in Community Service with her role as Manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Centre working closely with her community while facing the many challenges with limited government support.