Our Board

Meet STAR's exceptionally talented board members.

  • Pam Bridges, STAR Chairperson
    Pam Bridges

    Prior to stepping us as the Chairperson, Pam has served on STAR’s board for a number of years in different positions most recently as Secretary. Pam has extensive experience in aged care including as a Director of Nursing, Residential Care Manager for ACQ- now LASA-Q.

  • Peter Mann, Director/Board Treasurer

    Peter has various university qualifications. He is also a former CPA Member. With extensive experience in the Australian Not-For-Profit sector, Peter was also General Manager at STAR for 7 years. He is Chair of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee.

  • Danielle Butcher, Director/ Board Secretary
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    Danielle is the former Director of CODI and board member of disability groups in Ipswich. She has over 10 years of involvement in disability organisations and funded community transport. Holds position on Strategic Planning and Governance Sub-Committee.

  • Rob Spencer, Director
    Rob Spencer bio

    Rob served as STAR’s Chairperson from 2004 till 2022. He is also board Member of TDSA, Past Zone Chair of
    National Seniors, member of Policy Group. Current Convenor of Redlands Disability Network. He holds positions on STAR’s Board SubCommittees - Finance, Risk & Audit and Strategic Planning & Governance.

  • Colin Sutcliffe OAM, Director
    Col Colin Sutcliffe

    Colin is the Current Chairman of Mangrove Housing (Disability) and Chair of the Strategic Planning and Governance Committee.

  • Melissa Grundy, Director
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    Melissa spent over 20 years in the Finance industry in company secretarial roles for several ASX listed entities. She
    has also worked as a governance consultant, advising a range of boards and organisations on leading governance practice.

  • Bruce Durie, Director
    Bruce Durie

    LLB (UQ) 1976, Solicitor – Qld S/Ct & H/Ct Aust 1977 Property lawyer with 42 years in practice. Head of McCarthy Durie Lawyers Commercial and Estates team. Member of Queensland Law Society.