Committee

APRDA Committee Members 2022-2023

Our Committee is made up of skilled and enthusiastic people. The 2022/23 Committee strive to enhance the operations of APRDA and support the staff, volunteers and wider community that supports us.

President – Sandra Sexton

 

I have been volunteering at APRDA for approximately 10 years, with some down time intermittently. I joined the committee during 2000 as Treasurer to APRDA. The main reason I joined the committee was because I wanted to help make a difference to both riders and horses at the facility. Roles I have had at APRDA include volunteering with horse leading, side-walking, assisting in emergency dismount procedures, stable assistance and other roles as required/requested of me during my time at RDA.

I have a background in aviation and the law, as well as administrative experience. My interests include riding (when I was younger), and now being retired, volunteering, reading, and politics/current affairs. My skill set is, as well as that mentioned above, a degree in Business, degree in Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Vice President – Vacant

Secretary – Terese Maddison

Treasurer – Vacant

General Member – Leone Gye-Collishaw

My introduction to APRDA was in 2011 with vocational placement while studying Community Services at Ashmore Tafe. I held the position of Committee President between 2013  and 2018 and with all its challenges it was a wonderful journey that has been shared and supported by many people. Since stepping down as committee president, due to accepting the role of Center Manager, I have taken on a role as a general committee member.

General Member – Sue Wallace

General Member – Ian Brown

Bachelor of Business (Finance) / Laws

Ian is a qualified solicitor who briefly practiced law before becoming a Stipendiary Steward for Racing Queensland and later, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission for a period of 10 years developing extensive experience in regulatory and welfare requirements within the racing industry.

Ian is currently the Executive Manager of Racing and Integrity at the Gold Coast Turf Club which supports a number of local charities. Ian along with the GCTC look forward to developing a strong relationship with APRDA, by way of growing the organisation’s profile, increased fundraising initiatives and governance support.

General Member – Cherrie Viloria

General Member – Elizabeth Vance

General Member – Chris Baxter

General Member – Kaye Considine