Board Members

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:

Marc Worner, Chair
• Chair, Central Coast Community College (April 2016)
• Board Member of Maritime, Mining and Power Credit Union (2010)
• Member, R&R Technical Committee, NSW Environmental Trust (2011)
• Member, Management Committee, Hills Community Care (2013)
• Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
• Fellow, Australasian Mutuals Institute
• Former Chair of Gosford City Credit Union
• Former Director, Landscape Contractors Assoc of NSW and ACT
• Former National President and Chair, Australian Institute of Horticulture
• Former NSW State President, Australian Institute of Horticulture

Marc holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics; a Graduate Diploma of Banking and Finance; is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course; a Diploma of Horticulture (landscape design); Diploma of Marketing; has a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training; and, is currently studying online for a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Marc is also an active Ambassador for the White Ribbon Organisation.

Brian Yates, Vice Chair
Brian Yates is currently the CEO of a not-for-profit disability employment agency and has been involved in the employment and VET sectors for over twenty years. Brian has had a long history with the Central Coast Community College, having been a facilitator in the business training arm and later the Training Coordinator for the College. He has experience in a number of not-for-profit boards and has held the position of Chairman on two occasions.

Brian has a background in Sales and Marketing, Training and Business Management, and holds qualifications in all these fields. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Brian Freeman, Director
Dr. Brian Freeman was appointed to the Board in November 2012 and was elected to the role of Vice Chair at the AGM in March 2014. In March 2016 Brian became Chair due to the retirement of the then current President. Although he has retired twice from business, Brian is currently a Business Advisor and Mentor with the Central Coast Business Enterprise Centre (BEC).

Brian holds a BAgSc, MSc and PhD, and his career has encompassed high school teaching of Agriculture and Science; Senior Research Horticulturist for NSW DPI; and he has managed his own horticultural consulting and export business servicing in North America, Europe and Asia for 25 years. More recently, Brian was 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. In this role he expanded the business across 10 countries.

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; and NSW Air Freight Export Council, Inaugural Chairman (3 years). Brian has also been a Director on two other not-for-profit Boards on the Central Coast. Brian sees the opportunity to build a stronger Community College on the Central Coast through recognition of its past achievements and the potential to embrace new methods of teaching in a rapidly changing technological environment.

Stephen Patterson, Director

Mark Holton, Director
Mark Holton CPA has more than 30 years' experience in the financial services industry as an Accountant and Tax Agent in practice. Mark is the Managing Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training Services, and a Director of Smithink.

He is a respected consultant in taxation and business management, in particular value added services implementation and administration.

Mark holds a Master of Commerce Degree as well as several post-graduate qualifications in accounting and management. He also has a degree in adult education and an advanced diploma of financial planning.

Mark is the 12 year Founding Chairman of the Central Coast Academy of Sport and the Board Treasurer of Ronald McDonald House Westmead, a role he has held for 20 years.

Joanne Martin, Interim CEO
Joanne has extensive leadership and senior management experience having worked in small business, Director roles and as a corporate executive in the finance, water and education industries, in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Joanne is passionate about contributing to her local community by leveraging her considerable business, people and technology qualifications, skills and expertise.

If you would like information about how you can become a Board Member for Central Coast Community College, please phone the HR and Executive Support Officer, Michelle Hurford, on 02 4348 4300, or email: