BOARD OF GOVERNANCE
Most not-for-profit, community-based organisations rely on the expertise and generosity of local community members who bring a range of specialist skills and experience to provide governance and support employees. At Central Coast Community College, these volunteers give freely of their time, knowledge and skills to develop the College’s strategic direction and policy and to ensure that the College complies with its legislative and regulatory responsibilities.
We acknowledge and thank the following members of our community, who are currently serving on the College’s Board:
John Halling was elected to the Board in 2008, and in 2011 the Board chose him to fill the leadership role of President. Throughout his working career John held a number of senior management positions in government and private organisations in finance, management and administration. John is currently a Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants in Australia, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and was previously an active member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Public Administration.
John’s strong commitment to community is evident through his history of appointments as chairperson, Councillor, treasurer, secretary and committee member for a range of community organisations and industry bodies. He has continued his voluntary activities in retirement.
Monique Webber was elected to the Board in 2010. Monique was elected to the role of Vice President at the AGM in March 2013. Monique works with ADSSI Home Living Australia in the role of General Manager. She holds a Masters of Business Administration, is a keen advocate for adult education and accessible community courses across a wide spectrum of subjects, and firmly believes that learning is a lifelong process.
Monique has have extensive governance experience in the non-profit company limited by guarantee structure, and has been involved in constitutional reform, board policy development, financial reporting and strategic planning.
Appointed to the College Board in 2010, Ron Thomsen’s capability and experience soon saw the Board elect him as its Vice President in 2011. At the 2013 AGM Ron stepped down from the Vice-President role due to the pressure of other commitments; however he has taken on the role of Chair of the Risk and Finance Subcommittee.
During his working career Ron was a corporate financier with a banking career spanning forty years, including 22 years with Westpac Banking Corporation. Ron has held executive management positions and build up an enviable track record as a senior corporate banker and administrator of banking divisions.
Ron holds a Banker’s Institute Diploma and a Certificate in Management. Now in retirement, Ron gives freely of his time to the Central Coast community through his role on the College’s Board, and in his other voluntary positions on the boards of Coastlink Respite Care, Camp Breakaway Inc, Evergreen Life Care Ltd, Community Transport Central Coast Ltd, Peninsula Community Centre Inc and Central Coast Meals on Wheels Inc.
Margaret was elected to the Board in 2009. Margaret’s qualifications include Diploma of Teaching (General Primary); Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety; Certificate III in Business Administration; and Certificate II in Hospitality.
Margaret is a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (NSW Division). She is currently employed in the role of Executive Support Officer within the Infrastructure Management Directorate at Wyong Shire Council, and as part time teacher for TAFE NSW. Margaret has valuable experience in work health and safety and previously worked for the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice in liaison, policy and project positions.
Robert was appointed to the Board in 2012. He currently works with Wyong Shire Council as Manager, Asset Management. Robert’s qualifications include Masters of Natural Resources, majoring in Water Resource Managemen; Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management, with Distinction; Bachelor of Civil Engineering, First Class Honours; Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics; and a Certificate of Qualification, Local Government Engineer
Robert contributes to his community wherever he lives, having held President, Secretary, Treasurer and Coaching positions in community based organisations including Rotary, sporting clubs, local historical society and voluntary coaching of school and TAFE students.
Appointed to the Board in 2011, Denise Harris is a skilled and experienced educational leader and administrator. Denise holds the Master of Educational Administration; Diploma of Education; and Bachelor of Arts. In 2000, Denise won the ACEA NSW Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Post Graduate Studies in Educational Administration. She is a member of the Australian College of Education and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Denise works as an educational consultant on projects, with clients including the NSW Board of Studies and the NSW Association of Independent Schools.
Brian was appointed to the Board in November 2012. Although Brian is now retired, he holds a BAgSc, MSc, and PhD. His career has encompassed high school teaching of Agriculture and Science; Senior Research Horticulturist for NSW DPI; he has managed his own horticultural consulting and export business servicing North America, Europe, and Asia; and acted as Regional Manager Asia Pacific for a Dutch International company which is the world leader in delivering post-harvest solutions to the international cut flower industry.
Brian has always nurtured a strong interest in continuing education which he believes is vital for building excellence in our communities. He has served the local community in the capacity of Terrigal Rotary President in 1995 (member for 6 years); Gosford Apex (6 years); Program Chairman, Flowers 2000 International Flower Conference; NSW Air Freight Export Council, Inaugural Chairman, 3 years. He has also been guest lecturer at various TAFE colleges in NSW.
Anthony was appointed to the Board in November 2012 and has extensive senior executive/ management experience across Sales, Channels & Marketing. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading Information Communication Technology organisations, which will provide the Board with a view and understanding of the opportunities and challenges posed by the NBN and fast changing communications technology landscape. Anthony also brings to the Board strong negotiation, lateral thinking, and influencing skills, a track record of executing business strategy across sales and marketing environments and transformation and change management experience. He holds a Master of Management Enterprise from the Newcastle University.
This is Anthony’s first Board appointment, which he has sought due to his strongly held belief that the ability of a community to offer affordable and varied education options provides local residents the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge. This engenders personal fulfilment, which is itself directly reflected in a greater sense of understanding, tolerance and overall wellbeing.
Melissa Bordogna, Dr
Melissa was appointed to the Board in January 2013. Melissa holds an MA/PhD in Human Communication Studies and a BA in Public Relations. Her career in teaching, training and coaching adults has made her a passionate advocate for adult education.
As well as being a business owner who understands the operational and personal challenges of managing a medium sized business, she has also a corporate background in marketing/digital marketing and public relations.
Executive Director/Company Secretary
Mallory Dale was first employed by the College in the role of Vocational Program Coordinator in August 2003 and has held the role of Executive Director since February 2004. Mallory has worked in adult and community education since 1995, across four Community Colleges in regional NSW, holding previous positions in Program Coordination, Finance and Management.
Mallory holds the Advanced Diploma of Business Management; several units from undergraduate and post graduate programs in Business and Vocational Education; Certificate IV in Business Administration; Certificate IV in Small Business Management; and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Mallory is a current Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a director for Community Colleges Australia, Secretary for the Peninsula Community Centre Inc, Vice President/ Treasurer for the HunterCentral Coast Lifelong Learning Network and Convenor of the Watagan Education and Training Consortium.
In September 2012, Mallory was honoured for her work in management, achieving the Women in Management Award at the Central Coast Women in Business Awards.
If you would like to know more about how you can become a Board Member, please phone the Executive Director on (02) 4348 4300, or email: mdale