MEET THE IH 2022 BOARD

International House’s Director, Dr Carla Tromans, has overall responsibility for the daily operation and administration of International House. Carla reports to the IH Board comprised of 10 to 12 individuals representing the university, IH Alumni, community groups, business, and government sectors. Two residents – the IH President and the Vice President of the IH Student Club represent the residents as observers of the Board.

The IH Board is responsible for setting the College vision and strategic direction as well as ensuring its long term financial sustainability.

OUR 2022 IH BOARD MEMBERS ARE:

PRESIDENT – MS PETA IRVINE

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Peta is the CEO of Local Government Managers Aus. where she has steered the organisation though significant change and growth. She is experienced in strategic planning and advocacy and has developed significant leadership and management programmes. Peta is also a Non-Exec Director of health insurer, TUH.

QUALIFICATIONS

MBA, B Arts (Hons), History and Asian Studies, Dip Neuroscience of Leadership, Dip Financial Planning, Graduate Member AICD, Fellow Australian Institute of Management, Member Women on Boards.

INTERESTS

Cooking a wide variety of cuisines, sailing, reading and finding new things to learn.

DEPUTY PRESIDENT & HONORARY TREASURER – MR DAVID JACKSON

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

David brings a broad range of experience in economics and finance that spans both the public and private sector. He has international experience working across areas such as corporate planning and strategy, commercial projects, economic analysis, and organisational change.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Business, Master of International Economics and Finance, GAICD Company Directors Course.

INTERESTS

Spending time with family, long distance running, languages (Japanese and Chinese).

HONORARY SECRETARY – MR NICK VINCENT

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Nick is the Founder of Tempt Marketing.  He has over 25 years experience in marketing strategy, working with businesses and management teams to help them make better connections, develop new ideas & strategies and ultimately become more profitable.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc, Psychology; Ass.Dip Bus., HR/IR; Masters, Marketing Management

INTERESTS

Family, golf, sailing, start-up’s.

UQ APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE – MR DAVID LAVELL

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

David has 17 years’ experience in the management of Ethical Standards or Integrity Teams across government and UQ. He has significant experience in developing and delivering training programs targeting misconduct prevention and has presented at national level on fraud and research misconduct. Previously he was a Detective Senior Sergeant within the Qld Police Fraud Squad and directed a start up which developed and patented an innovative building product winning an Australian Design Award.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Policing, Dip. Justice Administration, Member AICD.

INTERESTS

David enjoys carpentry, camping, fishing and reading.

MEMBER – DR CARLA TROMANS

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Carla is the Director of International House and has been for over fifteen years. Carla has worked within education as a secondary teacher, Head of Department and Deputy Principal, across QLD and NT. In 2013 Carla was appointed to the UQ Senate (2014–2017).

QUALIFICATIONS

Ed D, Master of Educational Administration, Master of Education (Curriculum), Bachelor of Teaching, Diploma in Teaching and Teaching Certificate (Home Economics).

INTERESTS

Walking, travel, old movies, golf, fishing, guitar, reading, pilates and yoga.

MEMBER – MR PETER GIBSON

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Peter spent 24 years in financial services in corporate/commercial lending and senior human resource roles, and the past 17 in executive recruitment and search. Consequently he has deep experience in leadership and change management, especially cultural change.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Dip. in Business (Human Resource Management), Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

INTERESTS

Peter married fellow IH resident, Karen Gilmore and have two adult children together and two grandchildren.

MEMBER – MS MARYANNE JARDINE

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Maryanne has 18 years of accounting, finance, investment and insurance experience. She is a chartered accountant, with a depth and breadth in technical experience – with a Big 4 accounting background. Maryanne has strength in financial modelling for clients, management accounting and financial statements. Maryanne also has a Masters in Taxation, with expertise advising across multiple tax types.

QUALIFICATIONS

CA, GAICD, MAppTax (UNSW), BCom (Bond)

INTERESTS

Tending to her veggie garden, playing basketball with her kids and neighbours, collecting books (and reading them when she has some rare free time)

MEMBER – MR KEITH STANLEY

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Keith has 44 years of commercial experience in companies like Harrods, IKEA, Flight Centre and NRMA. The last 15 years sharing his experience through consulting. Extensive experience as a CEO, Marketer, sales, and product leader in local and global; companies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Electronic Engineer, Harrods Executive Training Scheme, IKEA Key Guy Graduate, Member AICD, Certified Practicing Marketer (AMI), Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

INTERESTS

Bonsai (more an obsession), travel, music particularly jazz, photography, and red wine.

MEMBER – MS SALLY NEWMAN

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Sally is a tax lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and has been recognised in Best Lawyers Australia for 6 years, including in the areas of tax and charities law. Sally has worked with a number of not for profits and has previously served on the executive of the Women Lawyers Association of QLD and IH Alumni Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/LLB; LLM UQ (Commercial Stream); Solicitor of the Supreme Court of QLD and the ACT; IH Alumnus (1996)

INTERESTS

Sally enjoys cooking, reading, travelling and spending time with her family. Three of Sally’s four siblings lived at IH Brisbane as well as her husband Sugath (1996-98)

MEMBER – MR RICK WILKINSON

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Rick has worked in the resources industry for more than 35 years. This took him to the Middle-East, north Africa and the USA, before returning to Australia. He has held positions from technical engineering, project management to commercial and strategic roles.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

INTERESTS

Road rallies, fishing and family. Rick grew up on a farm far from big cities, and still has a passion for most outdoor activities.

IHSC 2022 PRESIDENT – MS CHARLOTTE “CHARLIE” DAWSON

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Charlie was born in Australia but lived in Asia for over 10 years. Given this background, she really enjoys the social and multicultural aspect of IH. Charlie is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree at UQ.

INTERESTS

In her spare time, Charlie enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family. She can often be seen enjoying walks around the Brisbane river at UQ in the evenings.

IH MASTERS

Hon Jeffrey Spender

International House annually appoints a Master of the College, whose main role is ceremonial in chairing the Colleges’ Annual General Meeting. The current master is The Hon, Jeffrey Spender QC, former High Court Judge.

Previous Masters have included:

  • 1996-  The Hon. Jeffrey Spender QC
  • 1990-95 Sir Llewlyn Edwards AC
  • 1980-89 Sir James Foots AO
  • 1971-79 Sir James Holt
  • 1966-70 Sir Manuel Hornibrook OBE

OUR FELLOWS

The position of Honorary Fellow was established by the International House Foundation Ltd Board to recognise those members of the college community who have distinguished themselves in service to IH and the community. Since 1965, these members have served the college collectively. They understand and have assisted in developing a “Community for Understanding”.

To be nominated as a fellow, the person must fall into one of the following categories and have regard to their association with IH:

  • Outstanding academic or professional distinction;
  • Outstanding service to the community;
  • Outstanding service to IH; and/or
  • Outstanding contribution to cultural diversity.

The following persons were invested as fellows on Sunday 19 May, 2019:

  • Mr Bruce Manser
  • Dr Nguyen Duc

The following persons were invested as fellows on Sunday 29 April, 2018:

  • Mr Graham Redding
  • Mr Grant Vinning
  • Mrs Meryl McKenzie

The following persons/association were invested as fellows on Sunday 9 April, 2017:

  • Dr Ian Keys
  • Dr John Teh AM
  • Dr John Morrison
  • Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA)

The following persons/association were invested as fellows on Sunday 14 June, 2015:

  • Dr David Watson
  • Rotary International
  • Mrs Helen Whitehead
  • Mr Graeme Baguley

The following persons were invested as fellows on Sunday 6 November, 2013:

  • Dr Neil Holm and Mrs Margaret Holm
  • Justice Jeffrey Spender
  • Dr Kay Pearse
  • Dr Brian Hirschfeld

The following persons were invested on Sunday 20 November, 2011:

  • Mr Stephan Trotter (dec. 2015)
  • Sir Clem Renouf (dec. 2020)
  • Mr Brian Knowles AM (dec. 2020)

The following persons were invested as fellows on Sunday 14 March, 2010:

  • Mr Des Martin
  • Mr John Boyd
  • Mr Graham Thomson AM
  • Mr Trevor Allingham (dec. 2011)
  • Mr Graham McHugh
  • Mr Bill McMillan

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