APRDA Committee Members 2023-2024

Our Committee is made up of skilled and enthusiastic people. The 2023/24 Committee strive to enhance the operations of APRDA and support the staff, volunteers and wider community that supports us.

Executive Committee Members

President – Katie Lister
Vice President – 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.

Secretary – Elizabeth Vance

My career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in Pathology began in Sydney, NSW. I moved to the Gold Coast with my husband and children in 1980.

In 1982 I began working at the previous Gold Coast Hospital in Southport. I worked part time in the Haematology and Transfusion Medicine departments. In 1988 I started working the out of hours on call roster 3-4 days per week from 5pm through to 8am.

A few years later this would change to a 24-hour continuous shift roster. I enjoyed my work in these departments and night shifts! In 2013 the new Gold Coast University Hospital opened. I continued my career there until my retirement in 2019.

My association with APRDA began in 1985 with an article in the GC Bulletin. It was about a new Riding for Disabled centre opening in Arundel and they needed volunteers. After 2 years I left due to work commitments but knew that one day I would return.

Treasurer – Kaye Considine

General Members

Leone Gye-Collishaw
Megan Fay

Bernie Mandrakas