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Vince O’Rourke (Chairman)

Mr O’Rourke is Chair of the Holy Cross Laundry Ltd Board.  He has enjoyed a distinguished career, primarily in the rail transport industry.  In 1990 he was appointed Queensland Commissioner for Railways before taking the position of Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Rail (QR) from 1991 to 2000. 

He has been director of many companies including Linfox Holdings, Bradken Ltd, the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Board and the Rail Cooperative Research Centre for Engineering and Technologies. 

He is currently a non-Executive Director of Mater Health Services Brisbane Ltd, White Energy Company Ltd and Yancoal Australia Ltd.  He is a trustee of the Queensland Museum Foundation and a member of the Ipswich Rail Workshops Museum advisory committee.  

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000 and was awarded a Centenary medal in 2003 for services to the Rail Transport Industry and Queensland Rail. 

Mr O’Rourke’s appointment to the Board commenced on 1st January 2013.

 

Richard Marszalek  (Deputy Chairman)

Richard has been employed in the banking/finance industry for 35 years specialising in insolvency and work out practices for large corporate clients for one of Australia’s largest banks.  For a period of 10 years he was self employed as a mortgage/finance broker.  He also served for 15 years in the Australian Army Reserve retiring with the rank of Major and has been a Rotarian since 2005.

He was invited to join the Holy Cross Laundry Management Committee in February 2006.  Following a restructure of the Laundry’s organisation, he was appointed Chair of the Holy Cross Laundry Governing Board in September 2007.  In July 2009 he was appointed to Chair the Holy Cross Laundry Redevelopment Committee (now the Project Control Group) which has been tasked to build a laundry at Banyo with completion and operation expected in March 2014.

In preparation for the establishment of  Holy Cross Laundry Ltd a new board was established on 1st January 2013. Richard was appointed Deputy Chair of this new Board.  Richard is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

                                   John McAuliffe

John was previously the Chairman of the board at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Brisbane and the Mater Health Services, Brisbane and a former member of the board of the Mount Olivet Hospital and Freedom Aged Care.  John is chairman of Brisbane Housing Company, Chairman of Multicap, and a director of Lady Bowen Trust.

John was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2007 for service to the community particularly through executive roles in the areas of health care and public housing management, and to the property valuation industry.

John has a strong relationship with both Federal and State Governments and Secretaries and Directors General.  As Chairman of these Boards he regularly meets with both Federal and State Ministers on housing issues and has provided advice on stock transfer of the Government’s housing portfolio.

John commenced on the Board in November 2014.

 

Lynn Smart

Lynn is an experienced company director, business and finance professional. Her substantive career has been in the commercial sector in senior executive accounting and consulting roles. Her diverse experience was gained across broad industry segments such as construction, mining, web hosting, energy, heavy industry and food manufacturing.

Lynn’s non-profit sector experience is in specialist mental health, aged care, children’s services and disability.

She is currently Deputy Chair of Mercy Community Services South East Queensland Limited and a director of the Bundaberg Irrigation Scheme Investigation Board (LMA Stage 3) on behalf of the Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply. Prior appointments include director and Deputy Chair of Open Minds Australia Ltd, director of the Anywhere Theatre Festival Ltd.

Lynn is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Queensland and has been a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) for more than 20 years.

 

Laurie Rogencamp (Company Secretary)

Laurence is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, having been admitted in 1987.

He has practised principally in the corporate and commercial areas of law. He is a Board Member of Mater Misericordiae Hospital Townsville Ltd.  Laurie is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has held the position of Company Secretary since January 2013.

Holy Cross Laundry is a Mercy Ministry