We operate on the following foundations:

Our Purpose

To provide affordable transport to support people to live well and connect with their community

Our Vision

Everyone has access to community transport

Our Values

Health and Safety. The safety and wellbeing of our people and our passengers is our priority

Consumer Focused. The needs and experience of each individual consumer is our primary focus when making decisions about their services.

Respect and Professionalism. We show our respect for our consumers, our people and our partners by striving for the highest professional standards in everything we do.

Collaboration. We are cooperative and collaborative because we believe that collective impact gets the best results. 

Environmental and Social Responsibility. We own our responsibility to the environment and the society we all live in. 

Staff and Board

CTST has a responsible Board of Directors; with extensive experience in business or professional roles within the community.

Our paid staff consists of a CEO, Executive Team, Senior Leadership, Administration Staff and a small number of Paid Drivers for our Area Connect Service.

Our dedicated team of volunteer drivers who provide transport to consumers are the backbone of our service delivery.

CTST also has several volunteers undertaking administrative support.

Executive Team

Lyndon Stevenson
Chief Executive Officer

Lyndon is proudly Tasmanian with extensive community development experience at both a state and national level. Over the last 20 years, Lyndon has worked across a range of community sectors including sport and recreation, employment, training, youth, aged care, disability and transport. Lyndon is focused on high quality, fair and efficient community development.  

Lyndon is the current Chair of the national peak body for community transport in Australia (ACTA), a position Lyndon has held since May 2018. Prior to taking on the role of Chair, Lyndon was appointed to the Board of ACTA in 2015. Lyndon also currently holds the office of Chair of the Victorian & Tasmania peak body (VCTA); since 2016.

Lyndon commenced his role of CEO of Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc (CTST) in May 2015. Lyndon pursued the opportunity to work with CTST because the organisation aligns with his passion for helping communities address issues of access and inclusion.

Prior to his appointment at CTST Lyndon held the position of Chief Operating Officer/ Deputy CEO of a large youth charity, Whitelion, covering Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.

Away from the office, Lyndon enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fishing, cycling, and tending to his small hobby farm in the Huon Valley, Tasmania where he breeds Belted Galloway cattle. Lyndon is very active in his local community and is involved in a range of community activities.


David Beattie
General Manager Business Services

David was appointed to the role as Business Services Manager in May 2017 following a five year period working as a Sales and Leasing Consultant in Commercial Real Estate with L J Hooker Hobart. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a CPA.

The Business Services manager role is primarily responsible for oversight of the organisations Finances along with management of the extensive fleet of motor vehicles owned by CTST.

David has extensive experience working in the Not for Profit sector and prior to his Real Estate career worked for twelve years as Deputy CEO at STEPS Employment and Training whose primary objective was to find employment for long term unemployed individuals.

Whilst at STEPS David was also instrumental in helping to establish an Affordable Housing division within the organisation which resulted in STEPS constructing over sixty affordable houses over a five year period.

Prior to STEPS, David’s positions have focused on financial management roles within the State Health Department, Aged Care organisations and other Employment Services organisations.


Karen Dingjan
General Manager People, Quality & Communications

Karen joined the CTST team in September 2020, and is currently the General Manager People, Quality & Communications (PQC). Karen is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the critical enabling functions within CTST business which includes People & Capability, Quality & Risk, Health Safety & Wellbeing (HSW), Marketing and Communications. 

Karen has worked within large corporations, Tasmanian-owned businesses (both state and privately owned) and most recently in the not-for-profit sector. Karen has a wealth of senior management experience and has built her professional and commercial management skills working across a diverse range of industries such as energy, retail, manufacturing and distribution, logistics and the aged care sector.

Karen is committed to positively contributing to CTST’s vision and is passionate about enhancing the organisations capability to support the future needs of the CTST business to deliver great outcomes for consumers and the broader Tasmanian community.


Mandy Beven
State Transport Manager

Mandy commenced employment with CTST in May 2016 in the position of Team Leader, Southern Region Operations and was appointed as State Transport Manager in September 2018.

Mandy has over ten years of experience working in the community service, not for profit area. Mandy worked across a range of Red Cross programs including Regional Coordinator Youth & Education, Regional Coordinator Community Visitor Scheme, Team Leader Migration Support Program, and Business Partner Voluntary Strategy Tasmania.

Mandy has also worked with Volunteering Tasmania, State Government Health and Education departments and for herself. Mandy has held various volunteering roles over the years including as a Board Member of the Clarence District Cricket Club, a Member of the Campania, Southern Midlands Recreational Committee and numerous roles on the Campania District High School Parents and Friends and School Board.

Mandy has a broad understanding and interest in all aspects of volunteer engagement and has many years of experience in developing and restructuring programs. Mandy is passionate about enabling people to live the best life they can, through access to medical services, assisted learning, community and social engagement and knows that transport is a key factor to accessing these activities.

Mandy is very excited that her engagement with CTST allows her to combine her areas of interest and passion with her experience, knowledge and skill set to lead and support CTST staff and volunteers to deliver quality community transport to Tasmanians across the state.


Kit Murdoch
Quality, Safety and Communications Manager

Kit was appointed to the brand new role of Quality, Safety & Communications Manager at CTST in 2019. She is a capable and enthusiastic leader who brings to the organisation a unique mix of aged care quality and compliance combined with extensive brand and communications experience.

Kit’s skills include Aged Care compliance management, project management, risk and ethical business decisions framework development, not-for-profit governance, policy and technical writing, business development, and marketing. Her career has spanned a range of sectors including, aged care, industry association, facilities services, advertising/media, private enterprise, and state government. She has also volunteered in health support services, including Lifeline.

Kit’s formal qualifications include information management, design thinking, change management, and graphic arts. Kit is an excellent communicator and is passionate about building relationships and creating human connections with our passengers, with her team and colleagues, and with external stakeholders.


Josh Madgwick
Innovation and Development Manager

Josh is an experienced Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. Originally from Melbourne, Josh joined CTST in 2017 after more than 5 years working in Community Transport in his home town. In addition to Community Transport Josh has experience in the environmental charity sector and community health.

Josh has successfully sought funding for various community transport projects in both Melbourne and Tasmania – Josh currently manages the Area Connect social enterprise within CTST. He is enthusiastic about social enterprise models of community service delivery with particular focus on models that can create employment and deliver dividends back to communities.

Josh’s strengths shine in strategy, community engagement, data analysis and program development. He has a passion for the problem-solving aspects of service model innovation and the challenges it brings. Josh studied a Bachelor of Arts focused in Community Development at Victoria University and has an Advanced Diploma of Business from Holmesglen.

Outside the office Josh is a keen runner and amateur sourdough baker.


Board

Glenn Hardwick
Chair

Glenn was elected to the Board in 2014 and has previously held the positions of Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee. Glenn was appointed as the Board Chairman in November 2017.

Professionally, Glenn is the CEO of Christian Homes Tasmania, a not for profit aged care provider providing residential, home-care and independent living services to the elderly in Southern Tasmania. Previous positions have included Deputy CEO of OneCare Ltd, Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for Tasmania, Deputy Commissioner and forensic accountant for the Tasmanian Corporate Affairs office, as well as numerous positions with the Tasmanian and NSW Health Authorities.

Glenn is a qualified accountant and holds membership of CPA Australia, Governance Institute and Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries. Glenn is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In what spare time he has, Glenn is interested in running, cycling, kayaking and bushwalking.


Peter Dane
Deputy Chair – Finance Audit & Risk Committee Member

Peter has worked across the telecommunications and energy sectors across Australia but mainly in Tasmania. He has held management positions at White Pages, TasTel, Hydro and Aurora Energy. Apart from Peter’s time as CEO at TasTel, Peter’s business roles have been most recently based on marketing, and pricing and retail regulation in the energy sector in Tasmania.

Peter continues to serve on a number of boards and associations, is a foundation member of the Australian Direct Marketing Association, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from the University of Tasmania.

Peter has a key focus on community involvement; currently volunteering for organisations such as the Guide Dogs, Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc., and the Lenah Valley RSL.


Nicola Cox
Public Officer – Finance Audit & Risk Committee Chair

Nicola joined the Board in January 2015. Nicola has an extensive professional background in ICT executive roles, including Co-Founder, CEO, Consultant and Project Manager. Nicola is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Recipient of Tasmanian Premier’s Board Diversity Scholarship. Nicola sits on the board, and is the Secretary, for Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania. Nicola continually builds on her board and directorship knowledge. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at the local football club and exploring Tassie’s natural beauty.


Robert James
Board Director

Robert (Bob) was appointed to the Board in October 2014. Bob also maintains his appointment to the CTST Risk & Audit Sub-committee.

Robert has extensive professional experience previously holding management positions with Perpetual Trustee, and GIO Australia. He has also held employment with the National Westminster Bank; and Spot-less Ltd.

Academic qualifications include:

  • Associate—Executor and Trustee Institute of Australia
  • Diploma—U.K. Institute of Bankers—Banking and Trustee Taxation

Bob is a long serving volunteer driver with CTST, within CTST’s Greater Launceston District.


Bruce Corbett
Board Director – Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Member

Bruce commenced as a Volunteer CTST driver in April 2016 and was appointed to the Board in November 2017. Bruce also serves as a Government appointment on the State Fire Commission representing the Tasmanian Retained Volunteer Firefighters Association (TRVFA) and has been on that Board since 2007.

His working life has been in Local Government Administration, the last 35 years in management positions. These included General Manager King Island Council, Deputy Manager Wynyard Council, Administration Manager Burnie City Council, shared Risk and OH & S Manager Waratah/Wynyard and Circular Head Coun-cils, and when he retired in 2016 he was serving as Manager Corporate Services for those two Councils.

Bruce has been married to his wife Dorothy for fifty years and they have two children and two grandchildren. They have lived at Wynyard since 1975 but enjoy a lot of time travelling and at their holiday shack at Great Lake


Julie Manning
Board Director

Julie joined the CTST Board in 2021. She has worked in human resources for over twenty years with fifteen years in the not-for-profit sector and currently works for an aged care provider in the position of Executive Manage People and Culture. Julie has extensive experience in industrial relations, change management, learning and development, work health and safety, recruitment and performance development & management. She is excited to have joined a progressive organisation.


Liz Makin
Board Director

Liz was appointed to the CTST Board in 2021.

Liz is currently the General Manger People and Culture with a Not for profit Disability Services Provider specializing in Industrial relations, workers compensation and people development. Prior to that Liz has worked at an Executive level in the Aged Care and Disability sector for over 10 years, an industry that she is passionate about. Liz has also worked in Human Resources in Retail, and in management in the banking sector in Tasmania and New South Wales.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences Degree from the University of Tasmania, and qualifications in Human Resources, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Psychological Society.

Liz is an avid reader and researcher of Human Behaviour, in particular focusing on workplace learning and people development. Liz’s interests outside work include exploring the wonderful walks around Hobart and spending time with friends and family.


David Mills
Board Director

David was appointed to the CTST Board in 2021.

Professionally, David has over 30 years’ experience working in the ICT sector. David is currently the Head of Technology for Hobart headquartered MyState Bank Limited, a national diversified financial services group. Previously, David also held senior ICT roles with Australia’s largest cement manufacturer and distributor, based on the NW Coast of Tasmania.

David also currently holds an Executive committee role on the peak industry body for the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in Tasmania, TasICT, where he has been a committee member for over 5 years.

Having grown up on a cropping farm in NW Tasmania, David enjoys the outdoors and when not attending to his large garden or transporting his three children to their extra curriculum activities, David enjoys bushwalking and boating.


Lola Cowle
Board Director

Lola was appointed to the CTST Board in 2021.

Lola has a broad background in the community sector and is currently the Senior Executive Officer with the Tasmanian Community Fund (a place-based funder that provides around $6.5 million to the Tasmanian community each year). Lola has work and Board experience in the youth, environment and sport and recreation sectors. Lola is a member of the AICD and Australian Community Philanthropy


CTST Life Members

Richard Muir-Wilson – Appointed in 2017

Doug Cooper – Appointed in 2017

Bruce Taylor – Appointed in 2021

Jeff Harper – Appointed in 2021