our board of directors
Board President and Quality and Safeguarding Committee Chair
Board Member since 2018
Bruce had a career within the Tasmanian Department of Education, where he undertook a number of senior appointments including as a principal and in regional and state-wide leadership roles.
Bruce has worked with a range of ages and abilities of people and brings to the Board a valuable insight into the importance of ongoing learning and working with others to bring about positive and effective change.
His particular interest in Board involvement is to ensure that people associated with Multicap Tasmania can be supported to achieve their potential.
Board Member since 2020
Colin is Managing Director at McLean McKenzie & Topfer in Burnie where he has lived since 1986 after moving to the North West Coast following three years practise in Hobart.
He has practised in litigation in the criminal jurisdiction and various State and Federal civil courts and tribunals, lately primarily in personal injuries and workers compensation. He served on the Guardianship and Administration Board of Tasmania as its Deputy President for 10 years, as a member of the lawyers Disciplinary Tribunal under the Legal Profession Act 2007, and various voluntary not for profit boards including Multicap since 2020.
Board Member since 2022
Jane is a disability advocate and consultant in private practice, working towards influencing policy and practices that promote the human rights of disabled people.
Jane is currently a higher degree research candidate exploring the right to self-determination in disability policy and practice, particularly the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She is also a causal academic at the University of Tasmania occasionally teaching or facilitating workshops concerning contemporary disability practices. Jane has extensive experience from working for all levels of government across Australia, including working for the National Disability Insurance Agency during its trial phase in its first implementation year. She has also worked for the state government rolling out a disability arts program until she went into the business working for people transitioning into the NDIS before pursuing an academic career.
Presently, Jane is a member of the Minister’s Disability Consultative Group and the Primary Health Tasmania’s enhancement project for intellectual disability advisory group.
Vice President and Finance Committee Chair
Board Member since 2011
Paul worked at Forestry Tasmania for over 38 years with extensive experience in field operations at a senior management level. Paul joined the Board of Multicap Tasmania following his retirement from full time work in order to contribute to society.
Paul brings a wide range of experience to the Board including financial management, WH&S and corporate governance. Paul’s key objective at the moment is to facilitate a more strategic approach by the Multicap Tasmania Board.
Dr Frank Reynolds
Board Member since 2013
Frank has recently retired as general practitioner and has practiced in Burnie for more than 30 years. He has cared for a large number of patients with disabilities and has looked after a number of residents at Panorama before its transformation into a respite venue and community hub.
Frank is keenly interested in supporting the rights and welfare of people with disabilities and welcomes the opportunity to influence Board decisions that affect their health and quality of life.
Board Member since 2022
Joel is Chartered Accountant and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with 30 years of commercial experience working with a broad variety of businesses in both the private and public sectors including not for profit where he has worked with community organisations and disability providers.
Joel has a significant amount of experience and a keen interest in the building and construction industry acting as CEO of a Northern Tasmanian based architectural and engineering consultancy who have provided services to the disability sector as well as having an interest in Finance and Corporate Governance through other positions that he has held.
As a Board Member, he has a particular interesting in being able to assist Multicap Tasmania continue to provide a quality service to all those people it cares for and to strive for ongoing improvement across all parts of the business.
Board Member since 2015
Diane brings to the Multicap Board her experience as a parent of a 33 year old with a disability. Her daughter now resides with Multicap Tasmania which provides Diane a valuable perspective and unique insights to the organisation.
In her work life, Diane has worked as a family advocate for the Association for Children with Disability (ACD) and has recently retired from Carer Gateway - Care2Serve to assist family carers with their involvement with NDIS.
Diane has a strong interest in promoting equity and empowerment for people with disability in an inclusive environment within our community.
Board Member since 2009
Glenda has had prior experiences in the Building and Construction industry, Dental Health and as an electorate officer for the Braddon Federal member Sid Sidebottom.
Glenda holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania. Possessing a keen interest in service provision – post 27 years of full time caring for her profoundly disabled daughter – Glenda’s drive is to help improve and sustain Multicap Tasmania’s role in the disability sector as the NDIS shapes our future.
Board Member since 2023
Maryanne is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has over 20 years of experience as a Legal Practitioner both in private practice and a corporate setting.
She is an experienced Executive Manager with responsibility for Legal, Governance, Risk, Compliance and Strategy functions.
Maryanne is also a skilled facilitator and coach with a passion for transforming business culture and developing future leaders.
Maryanne has spent most of her career working in highly complex, regulated, dynamic and uncertain environments and as a Board Member is keen to bring that experience to help steward Multicap Tasmania through the increasing complexity and uncertainty of its regulatory environment.