Leading the way to change lives

The Guide Dogs Queensland Board has between five to nine directors. The Board is responsible for overseeing our strategic direction, governance and organisational performance.

Our Board Members are hardworking, caring, and passionate about our cause. They have a wide range of expertise, especially in the areas of law, economics, property, finance, fundraising and healthcare.

Our Executive Team is comprised of key positions responsible for implementing the strategy set by the Board. The team ensures performance goals are met and that our work and programs are undertaken efficiently, effectively and sustainably.

Meet our Board Members

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Richard Anderson OAM


Meet Richard
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Leanne Muller

Vice President

Meet Leanne
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Lynette Reynolds

Company Secretary

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David Swain


Meet David
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Arif Ali


Meet Arif
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Drewe Jackson


Meet Drewe

Tom du Preez


Meet Tom
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The support of the community is at the heart of our organisation, and it is only with the outstanding generosity of those who give to our cause that we can continue making a difference.

Richard Anderson OAM
President of Guide Dogs Queensland

Meet our Executive Team

Michael Kightley

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Michael

Fiona Karydis

Chief Financial Officer

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Jock Beveridge

General Manager, Community Engagement

Meet Jock

Elisha Roberts

General Manager, Client Services

Meet Elisha

Lee Buckingham

General Manager, Guide Dog Services

Meet Lee
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As an organisation, we are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of the changing landscape in the disability sector. Significant innovation has been undertaken to help us move forward and we look to the opportunities ahead with excitement.

Michael Kightley,
CEO of Guide Dogs Queensland