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.
Alison Hamilton (Vice Chair)
Alison Hamilton is principal of Hancock’s Chartered Accounts. 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 Professional Investment Services.
Jim MacDonald (Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director)
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 Cheif 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.
Ruythe Dufty (Non-Executive Director)
Ruythe is the School Education Director, New England Region for the NSW Department of Education and Training. She is responsible for the region's Aboriginal Education Portfolio. Ruythe is a past president with the Tamworth Legacy Group and is a member of the Rotary Club of Tamworth - Sunrise.
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.