NFP House is made up of a Chief Executive Officer, Office Coordinator and Board of Directors. All of which are Gladstone locals.
Lyndal has been the Director of Amarna Pty Ltd, a Queensland-based consultancy company, that has been operational in the Gladstone region for the last 20 years. She is passionate about building the Gladstone region economy from the inside out. Lyndal achieves this by helping not-for-profit organisations operate more effectively and more collectively to bring more money into the community. She believes that by working together we can source more funding for the Gladstone region and for NFP organisations individually, as well.
Board of Directors
Nicole has a background in management, safety and vocational education and training with extensive experience in running not-for-profit organisations. Nicole works across many roles as Operations Manager of EQIP Gladstone, Trainer/Assessor at OSCA, President of Gladstone Paws, Founder of the Adopt-a-Grandparent and a Carer for the Gladstone & District Wildlife Carers Association Inc. She is highly involved in her community and has a passion to ensure that the community is well catered for.
Colin has been living in Gladstone since the 90’s and along with his wife Mary he is owner of Elders Real Estate Gladstone. Colin is a Community Champion with numerous volunteer roles in not-for-profits and charitable organisations, including roles as a Board member and later Chairperson of GAPDL and the local branch of REIQ. He is still an active member and past President of Rotary Club of Gladstone Port Curtis and Gladstone Gropers Master’s Swimming Club. He is a Founding Member of Wild Goose Theatre Company, committee member of the RADF, a long-time supporter and volunteer with the Salvation Army and a member of Anglicare’s housing subcommittee in Rockhampton.
Julie is a highly experienced Business Development Manager who over her extensive career has been responsible for creating many new programs and initiatives, in particular, development of skills formation strategies for civil construction, building construction and oil and gas industry sectors. She’s had a heavy emphasis on securing funds for skills initiatives equating to over $40 million and won an Australia Day Award for these efforts in 2001. Julie loves to assist the local Gladstone community and young people to develop new skills, gain confidence and employment.
Sue-Ellen has extensive HR experience across a variety of industries with strengths in leading teams, projects and change. With a pragmatic and honest style, she is committed to optimising the employee and leader experience within the workplace. Sue-Ellen is the current President of the Boyne-Tannum Rotary Club. Having lived in small communities for most of her life, she is constantly looking for ways to connect and collaborate – seeking to achieve more through working together.
Dana is originally from a small town in Iowa in the United States. She moved to Gladstone after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management in 2009. Her first travels to Gladstone came through a work skills traineeship as part of her college studies, working for Lyndal Hansen at Amarna. Over the past 10 years in Gladstone, Dana has worked in Administration roles within the not-for-profit sector and industry recruitment. At the end of 2019, she joined the team at NFP House as an Office Coordinator. She looks forward to utilising her experience and skills in the NFP sector to assist NFPs to grow and strengthen their organisations and the Gladstone community.