Board Member

    Sally Darke

    Chairperson

    Sally is currently a Non-Executive Director of TasWater and TasPorts and past Chairperson of Scotch Oakburn College. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director, Chairperson and Adviser to the Board of B&E. She is also a panel member for the Tasmanian Local Government Code of Conduct Panel.

    Sally was formerly a Director in the advisory practice of KPMG where she has provided state-wide consultancy services for many not-for-profit, government and private organisations. As a human resource consultant, her core business has been strategic planning, executive recruitment, governance training, organisation, board and CEO performance review. Sally is keen to ‘make a difference’ in the Tasmanian marketplace and is motivated by the opportunity to provide best practice governance for the Tasmanian Community Fund.

    Sally was appointed to the Board in January 2016.
    She was appointed Chairperson in January 2017 and re-appointed in January 2019.

    Board Member

    Frank Barta

    Frank is a Non-Executive Director of Huon Regional Care and Southern Waste Solutions, and is a member of the Hobart City Council Audit and Risk Panel. He was formerly Corporate Treasurer of Clarence City Council and a Non-Executive Director of both Tasplan and Quadrant Superannuation. He has undertaken a range of voluntary roles including Treasurer of Guilford Young College and St Cuthbert’s School and providing hands-on support for an orphanage and school in rural India.

    Through his involvement in local government, Frank is experienced in assisting local groups achieve outcomes for the community and seeks to expand this support to the broader Tasmanian community.

    Frank was appointed to the Board in January 2017 and re-appointed in 2020.

    Board Member

    Andrew MacGregor

    Andrew has been an active participant in community organisations on the east coast of Tasmania for the past 33 years. He is a past Councillor, and Warden, of the Portland Council and a past Break O’Day Councillor. Andrew is a Life Member of the St Helens and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Inc and is the current Chair of Break O’Day Community Financial Services Limited (St Helens/St Marys Community Bank). Andrew was the founding Chair of the Break O’Day Business Enterprise Centre and is a past Chair of Medea Park Residential Care Inc.

    Outside of his community activities Andrew has been self-employed as a Registered Land Surveyor, Certified Practising Planner and Project Facilitator practising throughout Tasmania from his base at St Helens.
    He has also been a Company Director in a number of private development companies and the Chair of a national retail chain.

    Andrew was appointed to the Board in 2018 and re-appointed in 2021.

    Board Member

    Alexander McKenzie

    Alex is a civil litigation lawyer in Burnie where he is a Director at McLean McKenzie & Topfer.

    He is currently President of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS). Alex is also the Deputy Chair of Ten Days on the Island and a former Deputy Chair of Wyndarra Health Centre at Smithton and former President of the Burnie Rugby Union Club.

    Alex is also involved in a variety of other community organisations in north-west Tasmania. Alex was awarded the prize for being Tasmania’s Young Lawyer
    of the Year for 2017.

    Alex was appointed to the Board in 2019.

    Board Member

    Michelle Swallow

    Michelle is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program, has a Bachelor of Social Work, studied at the London Business School in Negotiating and Influencing, and is currently Director of Leadership and Change Consultants Pty Ltd.

    Michelle has experience as a Non-Executive Director across a number of not-for-profit organisations and more recently as a Director of TasTAFE and Chair of their Audit and Risk Management Committee and a committee member of Regional Development Australia Tasmania.

    She has held a number of senior executive roles and has a background in leadership, advocacy and policy across health, VET, housing, community and capacity building in community, government and private sectors. As a business consultant Michelle enjoys working with values-based organisations.

    Michelle was appointed to the Board in 2020.

    Board Member

    Alysse Gavlik

    Intern Director

    Alysse is a member of the Premiers Disability Advisory Committee and Women with Disability Australia. Alysse is passionate about supporting people with disability to find employment, accommodation and find their place in the community.

    Alysse has worked with the State Service for the past 23 years and is now the Senior Consultant, Community Development and Engagement with the Road Safety Branch of the Department of State Growth.  Alysse has extensive experience with the administration of grants and is currently responsible for Community Road Safety Grants, the Learner Driver Mentor Program and various one-off government grants.

    Through her role as Intern Director, Alysse hopes that she will gain the skills, knowledge and experience to position herself to engage with other Boards with organisations that have a profound impact on community, and to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the needs of the Tasmanian community.