The Board

CTST’s Board consists of between seven to ten volunteer members; each with extensive experience in business or professional roles within the community.

BRUCE TAYLOR, CHAIRMAN

Bruce Taylor was appointed to the Board in 2012, and elected to the office of the Deputy Chairman in November 2013.

Bruce was appointed by the Board to the office of Chairman in a casual vacancy capacity.  However at the November 2016 meeting of the Board; Bruce was elected to the office of Chairman for a one year term.

Bruce commenced work with the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Hobart where he spent 15 years. Much of this time was in the Population Surveys area where he travelled the state regularly conducting interviews and training and supervising part-time interviewers.

In 1984 he moved to the Australian Electoral Commission as Director of Industrial Elections conducting over 500 elections for unions and employer bodies.

He was seconded to Tasmanian Electoral Office in 1993 to set up the first postal elections for local government councils and moved there permanently in 1995.

Appointed as Chief Electoral Officer in 2002, and Tasmania’s first Electoral Commissioner in 2005, Bruce has considerable experience in operational management and the analysis and development of policy and legislation and has provided impartial advice to the parliament, executive government, political parties, candidates, the media and the public over many years.

Bruce was raised at Longford and enjoyed water skiing on the river in his younger days. He has a keen interest in motoring having participated in and helped organise car rallies for many years. Retiring in 2010, Bruce enjoys working on his block at Acton Park as well as some travel and consultancy work.


GLENN HARDWICK, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

In September 2014 Glenn was elected to the Board, appointed to fill a casual vacancy.  He was elected to the Board in 2015 and most recently elected to the Office of Deputy Chairman.

Glenn is also the Chair of the Board Risk and Audit Committee.

Currently Glenn is the Deputy CEO and Secretary, OneCare Limited, the largest community-based provider of residential and home care services for the elderly in Tasmania.

Previously Glenn has held the roles of;

Manager Strategic Asset Management, Housing Tasmania
Director of Corporate Services for St Ann’s Homes
Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for Tasmania
Director of Finance and Business Services for Mid-Western Area Health Service, NSW

Qualifications include:

Bachelor of Business in Accounting
Associate CPA Australia
Fellow Governance Institute of Australia
Tasmanian Branch Councillor of Governance Institute of Australian (2005 – 2014)

Glenn enjoys holidays spent at the shack on Bruny Island in the state’s south. Other interests include fishing, diving and boating. Glenn also has a keen interest in fitness including running, cycling and fitness classes.


Richard Muir-Wilson

Richard has been a long serving member on the Board of CTST. Stepping down from the role of Deputy Chairman in November 2013.

Richard resides in Wynyard on the North West Coast of Tasmania and has made a significant contribution to the organisation through travelling time, to attend both training and Board meetings. Additionally Richard is a willing participant on the north west coast attending our volunteer functions and media presentations, whilst actively assisting where possible.

Richard also serves as a Board Member on the board of Youth Family & Community Connections Inc. and Deputy Chairman of Spencer Park Inc. Aside from these respected roles Richard continually commits to the community being a Member of the Wynyard Men’s Shed, Lighthouse Film Society, and the Wynyard Community Garden.

Richard has held the position of Community Development Officer with the Waratah-Wynyard Council since 1994. His previous careers have included teaching, journalism, Ministerial Advisor, Sport and Recreation Officer and Air Monitoring at Cape Grim.

In 2011 Richard gained a Graduate Certificate in Business from the University of Tasmania, previously undertaking a Bachelor of Arts. Richard has also previously graduated from the University of New England with a Diploma in Continuing Education.


Jeffrey Harper

Born 30 November 1945, Jeff has been involved with CTST for approximately 17 years, appointed to the Board in October 2014.

Jeff is heavily involved and was a member of the Kings Meadows Chapter of Jaycees for 8 years. In this time Jeff held the position of President and was awarded Life Membership.

Additionally Jeff is also a member of the North East Lions Club. In a period spanning 30 years Jeff was the Club President twice, and currently acts in the role of Lion Tamer.

Jeff has been the Lions Zone Chairman looking after the North East, Scottsdale, Bridport, Lilydale, Flinders Island and George Town for nine years straight. For three years Jeff then was Chairman elect of ST Helens, ST Marys, Bicheno and Swansea. Currently Jeff has responsibility for St Helens, ST Marys, Scottsdale, and Flinders Island Clubs. Jeff has been on the Board of the Tasmanian Lions Foundations for a period spanning ten years. It was during this time that Jeff was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship from the State Lions 201 T1 Cabinet.

Additionally Jeff is the recipient of the 2002 Dorset Citizen of the Year Award for services to the community.

Other services in which Jeff has involved are;

¨ 20 years service—Branxholm Hall & Reserves Committee
¨ Timekeeper for the Branxholm Football Club
¨ Member of the Dorset Men’s Shed

Jeff enjoys playing lawn bowls with the Scottsdale Club, of which he has been a Member for five years.


Robert James

Robert (Bob) was appointed to the Board in October 2014. Most recently he was appointed as a member 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; Peter Kurt’s Group, and Spotless Ltd.

Academic qualifications include;

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

Outside of his professional experiences Bob has a keen interest in cooking.

Bob is a long serving and valued volunteer driver with CTST, undertaking the role within CTST’s Greater Launceston District.


Nicola Cox – PUBLIC OFFICER

Nicola was appointed to the CTST Board in November 2015,  elected to the Board and Office of Public Officer at the November 2016 meeting of the Board.

Currently Nicola holds the position of Co-Founder and Director of Virtual Information Technology Pty Ltd. This company is a Tasmanian IT service provider and Canon Business Agent.

Nicola has extensive knowledge in the field of IT, gained through twenty years of experience and various roles.

Aside from her role as a volunteer Director with CTST, Nicola undertakes voluntary work and is an accredited Mentor with the White Lion Program, as well as being the website and administration coordinator for the North Hobart Football Club.

Other previous voluntary experience includes five years on the Board of the Sandringham Lions, including one year as President.

Formal qualifications / membership include:

  • Degree in Journalism
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and
  • Tasmanian Committee Member for the Tasmanian Branch of the ITSMF

Nicola recently studied with AICD undertaking the Governance Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors course

In her spare time, Nicola likes to enjoy time with her extended family, join her husband bushwalking, or catch up on trashy TV.


Nigel Hill

Nigel Hill was appointed to the Board in 2016.

Nigel is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Multicap Tasmania; a disability services provider with operations in Launceston and across the North West Coast, and currently resides at Turners Beach.

Nigel commenced employment as a secondary school teacher and taught in both Queensland and Tasmania before being promoted to leadership positions in schools, including Principal.

Nigel has also worked in Senior Management positions in the training sector, including Chisholm TAFE, Victoria, and as an Institute Director at Wide Bay TAFE in Queensland, before being employed in the disability employment and training sector.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Master of Education (Training and Development)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

In his spare time, Nigel enjoys relaxing in and exploring this wonderful state we live in!


Deborah Fisher

Deborah is a mother of two living near Launceston.  Both her children live and work near Sydney.

For many years Deborah worked in management roles for not-for-profit community services organisations; including the Cancer Council and Family Services.

Originally Deborah trained as a Nurse where she worked as both a Matron, and as a Nurse.  Deborah’s love is for nursing in palliative care, offering care – not cure-to those dying.  Deborah then studied law and management.  She is both and active JP and has an Australia Day Award for her services to the community.

Deborah currently volunteers her time in two ways: with the community radio in the North as breakfast reader, and with the legal service.  She is employed by the University in Health Sciences.

Formal qualifications include Nursing (and hospital training(, Law, Management, and Volunteer Management and Assessment and Training.

Deborah loves swimming, natural things, Alpacas, good coffee and old movies.  Deborah also has a keen interest in exploring why people, and things, behave as they do!


Peter Dane

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, Peters business roles have been most recently based on marketing, and Pricing and Retail Regulation in the energy sector in Tasmania.

Peter continues to service on a number of Boards and Association, 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 working part time as a Coordinator for people moving into Independent Living Units in Aged Care, and volunteering for organisations such as the Guide Dogs of Tasmania, Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc. and the Lenah Valley RSL.