Nigel Alexander joined the UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) Board in May 2017 and was appointed Chair in July 2018. Nigel is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Agribusiness specialist. He is also a Director and former Chief Executive of the North Australian Pastoral Company and is Chair of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Foundation. Nigel is a former Chairman of RACQ Limited, President of the Australian Automobile Association and a World Council Member of the Paris based Federation Internationale De L’Automobile (FIA).
He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the University of Southern Queensland, a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Justine joined the UnitingCare Board in January 2020. Justine has held senior executive and Board roles in the health, human services and general insurance sectors. Her expertise spans transformational leadership roles, strategy development and execution, customer centricity leadership, large scale operational delivery and complex stakeholder management. Justine has held Senior Executive roles with listed, privately owned and not for profit organizations. Justine also sits on the Starlight Foundation’s Queensland Advisory Board.
Justine has a strong understanding of the broad health, human services and aged care sectors and is committed to achieving equity in access to health services, population health improvement and judicious use of funding. Justine’s expertise has seen multiple health business grow and thrive in an environment of rapid political, social, regulatory and technological change.
Justine holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science(Psychology) from the Australian National University (ANU).
Brian Gillespie joined the UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) Board in April 2018. His experience spans across commercial, operational and consulting positions within a broad range of sectors, including ports, mining, rail, logistics, oil and gas. Brian is a former Deals and Consulting Partner with Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers and has previously served on the boards of 1-Stop and AWH.
Brian holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) and has completed the Senior Executive Program from the Columbia Business School. Brian is also a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the United Kingdom.
Rev. Andrew Gunton
Rev Andrew Gunton was inducted as the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod on 22 October 2020 and joined the UnitingCare Queensland Board at that time.
Growing up on the southern Darling Downs, Andrew’s childhood was formed by his family’s strong commitment to the local Uniting Church.
Andrew began his academic journey at the University of Queensland and completed a Bachelor of Science (Botany) in 1991.
While studying a postgraduate diploma of philosophy at the University of Queensland, Andrew heard a call to ministry where he decided to candidate and began a Bachelor of Theology at Brisbane College of Theology in 1999. Andrew completed his theological training and was ordained as a Minister of the Word in 2002.
In his first placement, Andrew served the congregations of Rockhampton South Uniting Church. This was followed by a placement at Arana Hills Uniting Church, after which he served as the Presbytery Minister for the Moreton Rivers Presbytery. Following a period of acting as the Associate General Secretary for the Queensland Synod, Andrew became Minister of the Word for Oxley-Darra Uniting Church. Andrew was elected to be Moderator-elect for the Queensland Synod at the 34th Synod in May 2019.
Andrew is active within the community. He has served on the Board of the Queensland Community Alliance and as Chair for Barnabas Council Durack, a home for people with disabilities.
Andrew is married to Lyndelle and they have two children, Ellie and Ben.
Cheryl Herbert joined the UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) Board in April 2018 and has extensive experience in executive management including CEO, Chair and Non-Executive Director positions across the health sector, including Healthy Communities, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Lives Lived Well, Spiritus and Peachtree Perinatal Wellness lnc.
Cheryl has qualifications in nursing and midwifery and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Nursing Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and an adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland.
Rev. Heather den Houting
Reverend Heather den Houting was appointed as the General Secretary of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod in June 2016. Heather has served across a range of Church Boards and commissions within the Uniting Church at national, state and local levels. Heather has a background in law including government, community and private practice.
She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds degrees in Economics, Law and Theology and post-graduate qualifications in Management.
Jacqueline has extensive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across a range of industries including health, professional services and aged care, including having held the role of CEO at Lutheran Services in Queensland for 15 years.
Jacqueline’s community services experience spans aged care, retirement living, youth and family, domestic violence, mental health, disability allied health services and arts and creative life.
Jacqueline is also a currently serving member of the Prime Super Board, and a member of the Queensland State Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).
Jacqueline holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts, and has completed strategy and governance programs with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and at Harvard Business School.
Andrew McBryde joined the UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) Board in 2013 and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Board (ARRCS) in 2014 and previously held the role of Chair of Wesley Mission Brisbane. Andrew proudly supports the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and owns and operates a group of commercial businesses in South East Queensland.
Andrew is currently a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Centenary and Districts Chamber of Commerce, the Lighting Council of Australia and an Honorary Member and Past President of the Jindalee Rotary Club.
Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM
Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes joined the UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) Board in 2013. He is the former Director of the Australian Centre of Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies (QUT) and currently sits on the Queensland Law Society Not-for-Profit Committee.
He has served from time to time at all levels of the church from parish to assembly. He is an honorary member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and Philanthropy Australia and founding member of the ATO Charities Consultative Committee and the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Advisory Board.