Who are the energetic, committed people behind the Brendale and Samford Community Bank who volunteer countless hours working with community? These guys!
Chairperson and Treasurer
Major, retired, British Army RA, Retired Managing Director of a major military procurement organisation in the Middle East (15 years in Oman) and inaugural president of the Arts Alliance of Pine Rivers (now a local Arts Council). Past president of the Rotary Club of Albany Creek and remaining as a Board member. Managing Director of Armex Pty Ltd. Board Member since March 2013.
MaryAnne has been involved in the non-profit sector for more than 30 years. With a background in advertising and media, MaryAnne’s experience encompasses oversight, management and implementation of stakeholder engagement, strategic fundraising, events, marketing/ communications, partnerships and business development in national and state based organisations focused on mental health, homelessness and disadvantage. MaryAnne was a founding Director of the Mimiki Foundation which supported international programs for marginalised and impoverished people and outreach programs for the homeless community in Brisbane. An alumni of the QUT Business School, with a post graduate Certificate in Business
majoring in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies; a past QUT/ACPNS Alumni Committee member and a graduate of the Executive Challenge Academy. MaryAnne’s current role is Editor of The Village Pump, a free fortnightly newspaper which informs the Samford and surrounding areas on the people,
issues and events which shape the community. Importantly, MaryAnne is a proud wife and mother to two amazing daughters.
Cynthia’s 30+ years in administration and office management across a broad spectrum of businesses and industries provides the perfect foundation for her to support the Board members as they strive to make a positive difference in our community.