With diverse backgrounds and experience, the Multicap Tasmania Board provides an important governance function at a time of significant changes to the sector impacting on our operations. Board decisions have helped Multicap Tasmania to remain a vibrant and growing provider in the new NDIS environment and they are to be commended for their support of our organisation.
Board Member since 2011
Kimball studied law at the University of Tasmania and was admitted to practice in 1976. He practiced in Hobart until 1981 at which point he moved to Smithton where he lived until 1993. From 1993 he practiced in Burnie, Smithton and on King Island. Kim retired from private practice in 2004 and worked for several years with the North West Community Legal Service.
From 2010 until 2013 Kim worked as an electorate officer for Braddon Member of Parliament Sid Sidebottom. He is now retired and helps manage his church’s finances when not traveling and pottering in the garden.
Quality and Safeguarding
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.
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.
Vice President and People, Culture & Capability Chair
Board Member since 2018
Rachael is a tertiary qualified, contemporary HR professional with over 20 years’ experience working predominantly in mining, FMCG manufacturing utility industries and local government. Throughout her career, Rachael has held key roles in leadership teams at varying levels with responsibility for contributing to strategic, operational, financial and people outcomes.
Currently, Rachael is employed by the Burnie City Council with her main focus being HR. Rachael has completed her Company Directors qualification through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rachael has prior experience on boards on the North West Coast and is excited to being involved with and making a positive contribution to Multicap Tasmania.
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.
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.
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.