Meet our Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Lincoln Hopper
Following a short career in the finance industry as a licensed stockbroker, Lincoln moved into the health and community services sector where he has worked for the last 23 years. His diverse experience includes frontline social work, program management, policy and advocacy, fundraising and executive leadership. In his most recent role, Lincoln led Mission Australia’s 2,000 staff, $180m Community Services division to provide care and support to more than 250,000 disadvantaged Australians across every state and territory of Australia. With more than 15 years management experience, Lincoln holds post graduate qualifications in Commerce and is a non-graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
DIRECTOR OF SERVICES: Karen Quaile
Karen commenced in September 2009 with more than 20 years experience working in the not-for-profit sector and has held positions at senior management and deputy CEO level. Karen is dedicated to NFP work because of the added focus on community involvement and excellence in service provision. She has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy, and is a graduate member of the AICD.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Nigel Flett
Nigel has extensive financial, corporate service and general management experience within large and small teams across diverse industries and settings including community services, heavy industry and collaborative research. Most recently, Nigel worked with Aged Care Queensland as General Manager Business and Corporate Services. Nigel holds tertiary qualifications in business and professional accreditation as a Certified Practicing Accountant and is a graduate member of the AICD.
Julia’s career began in marketing which evolved into product and brand management. After managing some challenging and creative product launches for major brands, Julia moved into event management. Stepping into the role of Fundraising and Events Manager in 2009 at MS Queensland, Julia and her team have had some inspiring successes through the MS Brissie to the Bay, Moonlight Walk and MS Swimathon’s. Event fundraising now accounts for over 50% of MS Queensland’s fundraising income, and in the five years that Julia has been working on the MS Brissie to the Bay the bike ride it has grown from $210,000 to $1.28m in fundraising revenue. In October 2013, Julia stepped into the role of Acting Director of Fundraising with MS Queensland and became permanent in March 2014.
ACTING DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING: Prue Densley
Prue has extensive corporate and not-for-profit industry experience in both national and regional locations with a marketing and events focus. Since 2009, Prue has worked solely in the NFP sector leading a number of talented fundraising teams and managing multiple income streams as part of her portfolio. Prue has a Masters in Organisational Communication, a Degree in Business and is an alumni of Social Leadership Australia.
MS Queensland's report on Workplace Gender Equity Agency
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