Michael Walsh is a retired Legal Practitioner having specialised in civil litigation for over 35 years. Michael is a Lay Preacher of the Anglican Church and is also the Chair and member of various Diocesan committees, Councils and Tribunals and a Tasmanian Diocese delegate to General Synod.
Michael is the current and past Board Chair member and Chair of many not-for-profit organisations involved in social justice/social equity issues, including twelve years as a Board Member and a term as Board Chair of Anglicare. Michael is an active member of Lions and has been a member of the Lions state Cabinet for the last five years.
Michael’s special areas of interest are governance and social justice/social equity issues.
As a member of the Uniting Church, worshipping at Trinity Juanita holds a number of executive positions. As Mission and Outreach Convenor with the Church she encourages gifts of food and other needs from the congregation for City Mission on a regular weekly basis. This she has done over many years.
Juanita holds a co-ordinating position with the Uniting Care Annual Pancake Day fundraiser in Launceston.
Her volunteer involvement with the Launceston City Mission stretches over 30 years. Juanita has been a member of the Mission’s Auxiliary for most of that time, holding the position of president for 25 years.
She was also the first woman appointed to the Board of Directors, consequently serving as Board Chairperson and is currently Deputy Chair.
She assists with various outreach functions, and pastoral care whenever the opportunity arises.
Elaine Bushby is currently a Director on the Launceston City Mission Board, holding the position of Board Secretary since 2002. She became a Christian in her early teens and from then on has sought to live a life that demonstrates her faith in action. This included supporting her husband, Max, in his business, political and community service life, for 40 years while raising their five children, as well as being involved herself in volunteer service with several not for profit Community and Christian organisations, which included secretarial and leadership roles.
Elaine believes that the appeal of the Launceston City Mission as an area of service is that it is more than a welfare agency, as it also provides the opportunity for people to have their spiritual needs met, by forming a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tim Holder is the Executive General Manager of Tasmanian Broadcasters whom operate 10 commercial radio stations across the State. Prior to this Tim was the CEO of a content and publishing business in Melbourne. Tim and his wife Jenny are also partners in Abe’s Audio, a national audio production house.
Tim has served on a number of Christian boards including Prescare, WayFm and in various courts of the Presbyterian Church (Tasmania) and as an Elder in the Christian Reformed Church (Adelaide). Tim currently sits on the NRM North Board and is Treasurer.
Royce graduated with a degree in Environmental Technology from UTAS in 1998 and is currently the Launceston Manager for Engineering and Environmental Consultancy, SEMF. He acts in the role of National Manager – Environment when required also.
Royce currently serves on the Business Ministries Board at the Door of Hope Christian Church, is the Northern Chair for Engineers Australia and is the Tasmanian representative on the National Committee of Engineering Technologists.
Royce is currently undertaking the Company Directors course through the Australian Institute of Management.
Peter has broad business and financial experience having been in the Banking & Finance industry for 28 years. He has worked in many roles and geographies in South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania, with roles in business & retail banking, credit & training for 2 of the Big 4 financial institutions. He is currently responsible for Westpac’s Commercial and AgriBusiness banking network covering Tasmania, which incorporates a team of experienced Bankers covering 4 outlets.
Peter is married, with 2 teenage girls, and outside of work enjoys golf and bushwalking. He is a member of the Anglican Synod, and is currently teaching Sunday School.
Managing Director, Guy Barnett Consulting Pty Ltd
Guy Barnett has more than three decades of experience in politics, government and the law including nine and a half years as a Senator, where he held senior parliamentary roles in government and opposition.
As a Senator he supported family values and was instrumental in the successful 2004 Howard Government amendment to the Marriage Act.
He was awarded both the William Wilberforce and Australian Christian Values Institute award during his time in the Senate.
Guy Barnett worked in Melbourne and Washington, D.C. law firms, and was appointed senior adviser to the Tasmanian Premier. He established and managed his own award-winning government and public affairs business with offices in Hobart and Canberra.
Guy Barnett, who has type 1 diabetes is Managing Director of Guy Barnett Consulting, government and corporate consultants (www.guybarnett.com) and is Ambassador for both Diabetes Australia and Motor Neurone Disease Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a well-known public speaker and has authored several books including ‘Make a Difference, A Practical Guide to Lobbying’.
Guy Barnett is married with three children and is a sports enthusiast.
Ross Nicholson is Rector of St John’s Anglican Launceston and Missioner Bishop Projects and Training in the Diocese of Tasmania. He’s a graduate of UNSW with a Commerce degree in marketing and a graduate of Moore Theological College with both a bachelor and master’s degree.
Ross led the ‘Imagine Project’ which was an innovative ministry developing fresh expressions of church across the three regions of Tasmania. He is a member of the Bishop’s Executive Council and chairs the Diocesan Ministry Council. He brings to boards Christian mission focus and strategic planning skills.
Ross is married to Jenny, a palliative care nurse and educator. They have three adult children living in Sydney. For relaxation he likes woodwork, gardening and bonsai.