Nigel Alexander joined the UnitingCare Queensland 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 of The North Australian Pastoral Company and Chair of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Foundation, Prime Super and Allianz Partners Australia. He is a former President of the RACQ and was 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.
Rev. Andrew Gunton
Reverend Andrew Gunton was inducted as the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod in October 2020 and joined the UnitingCare Queensland Board at that time.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Botany) from the University of Queensland. He also holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Brisbane College of Theology, being ordained a Minister of the Word in 2002. He has served many congregations across Queensland including Rockhampton, Arana Hills, Moreton Rivers and Oxley-Darra and had a period acting as the Associate General Secretary for the Queensland Synod.
Andrew has been a member of the Queensland Community Alliance Board and Chair for Barnabas Council Durack, a home for people with disabilities. Andrew is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cheryl Herbert joined the UnitingCare Queensland Board in April 2018 and was appointed a Director of the Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) Board in February 2020. Cheryl has extensive experience in executive management including Chief Executive Officer, Chair and Non-Executive Director positions across the health sector including the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service and Lives Lived Well.
Cheryl has qualifications in nursing and midwifery and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Nursing Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.
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 serves across a range of Church Boards and commissions within the Uniting Church at national, state and local levels and is also a member of the Frontier Services Board. 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.
Andrew McBryde joined the UnitingCare Queensland Board in 2013. He has held many roles on boards including the Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) Board, as Chair of Wesley Mission Brisbane and as a Director with Oriel Lighting Australia.
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 Lighting Council of Australia and an Honorary Member and Past President of the Jindalee Rotary Club.