The NoosaCare Board is made up of 10 Directors that volunteer their time and expertise to represent the residents and future of NoosaCare.
The Board are nominated in accordance with the requirements of the NoosaCare constitution and are elected by NoosaCare members to accept the appointment at the Annual General Meeting. The Board attend monthly meetings chaired by the President and further committee meetings are held quarterly or as required. All Directors are encouraged to attend the monthly residents meetings at both Carramar and Kabara to provide residents with a platform to discuss any issues or topics directly with the Board.
The organisation’s governing body promotes a culture of safe, inclusive quality care and services and is accountable for the delivery of such.
President, Ann Harrap
Chairs the Board Meetings
Ann is a former Australian High Commissioner with more than 20 years’ experience in international and government relations. She was a diplomat in the UK, Iraq, PNG and South Africa but currently runs an independent consultancy specialising in government relations, communication, leadership and diplomacy training. Ann also holds a BA/LLB and has been a member of NoosaCare since 2018.
Vice President, Stefan Prystupa
Stefan Prystupa holds a Bachelor of Engineer and had been managing consulting practice in Noosa since 1980 until he sold his share of the business in 2011. In recent years, Stefan has taken a part-time consulting engineer role with the company. Stefan has special interest in humanitarian engineering having worked for the United Nations in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Member since 2012.
Treasurer, Ian Priestley
Chairs the Risk & Audit Committee Meetings
Ian retired to Noosa in 2003 after 39 years in the oil, gas and minerals businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in accounting from the University of Technology Sydney. He also holds post graduate qualifications in Marketing and Advanced Management programs from Australia and overseas. Ian has served as Chairman of the Financial Executives Institute (Victoria) and as a Director of the Mental Illness Foundation of Victoria. Member since 2017.
Director, David Thomas
David is a retired local government executive with experience in assessment of community service needs, developing a business case to address the need, planning and construction of social infrastructure, and community service delivery. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and member of several professional bodies. Member since 2014.
Director, Clare Cartwright
Clare was born and raised in Noosa Heads. She presently works as a solicitor at Cartwright Lawyers, a family firm established in 1974. An avid snowboarder, Clare enjoys travelling the world in search of the best snow. Clare holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from the University of Queensland. Member since 2014
Director, Bob Mirams
Bob came to Queensland after nearly 20 years in the aged-care business. He worked in the not-for-profit sector including time on the Victorian industry board and was pivotal in the establishment of standalone dementia specific facilities. Earned a Graduate Diploma in Aged Services Management from Victoria University and has lectured in financial management there. Successfully owned a five star private supported residential service in Melbourne before retirement. Member since 2016.
Director, Margaret Fisher
Margaret came to Australia from New Zealand in 2005 for a career opportunity. She retired to Noosa in 2015. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and general management. Her other roles have included COO for a Sydney accounting firm. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a member of Zonta in Noosa. Member since 2016.
Director, Wayne Staal
Wayne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and principal of Holmans. He has extensive accounting experience in the area of risk and business management, providing advice to a number of small and medium enterprises, primary producers and high net worth individuals. Wayne also heads Holman’s specialist divisions for health and sports professionals. Member since 2016.
Director, Wendy Wood
Wendy brings over 40 years of experience in academic, operational and strategic expertise across several areas including: professional nursing leadership and practice, general operations, human resources, risk management, internal audit, business/services planning, governance, administration and major redevelopment project management. Previous positions held include CEO of Federation Training and senior executive positions at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, including Associate Professor of Nursing and Chief Nurse, Deputy CEO and Director of Operations. Member since 2018.
Director, Ken Corbett
Kenny emigrated to Australia in 1998, graduating initially in Physiology & Sports Science before completing Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to the Noosa area in 2003, working initially at Noosa Hospital before settling into General Practice in Cooroy and then Tewantin. Previous positions locally involved the medical advisory committees at both Noosa and Eden hospitals and Chairman of the Noosa After Hours GP service. He teaches medical students within general practice and is an accredited Skin Cancer doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia. Outside work he enjoys trekking and mountain biking.