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Meet Our Board

ARC is governed by a Board of Management which oversees the strategic operations of the organisation. The Board of Management is elected from the members of the organisation at the Annual General Meeting with Board Members being elected for a 2 year term.

Liz Brown




Liz has a background as a registered nurse and has worked in health, disability and aged care services as a clinician, educator, manager and senior executive and is currently the CEO of Access Community Housing. She holds undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in nursing, a Post Graduate Diploma of Organisational Development and Training, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and recently completed the Executive Leader Program at the Said School of Business, Oxford University.


Beth Rolton

Vice Chairperson


Beth has been working as a lawyer in Cairns since 2010 a part of ARC's Board since 2017. At Travis Schultz & Partners, Beth works predominantly in the field of Personal Injury law. Beth is excited about the opportunity to make a positive difference to people’s lives through her work with Travis Schultz & Partners, ARC and as a committee member for the Far North Medical and Legal Society.

Lorraine Carroll



Lorraine is an experienced Speech Pathologist and Allied Health manager within the disability, NDIS and education sectors. A part of ARC's Board since 2015, she completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2011 and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2021. Lorraine is a strong advocate for the rights of people with disability and their families and works to maintain ARC’s quality corporate governance structures.

Graham Caldwell



Graham has experience as a director of both Not for Profit and Profit entities from start-ups to established enterprises. A Partner at PVW Partners Accountants and Advisors, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic planning and financial expertise. His aim is to produce positive outcomes that provide real value and generate the maximum result for all clients so that they can achieve their goals.

Peter Aitken



Peter is a parent and carer of two adult men both with intellectual impairment and autism spectrum disorder. He has been working in the acute care section of public hospitals for thirty seven years as a Registered Nurse, the last twenty four years in Intensive Care. 

Antoinette Cole



As an educator, Antoinette has over 25 years in the field of education in various leadership positions. As a proud Torres Strait Islander descendent, Antoinette is passionate about social justice and making a difference in the lives of young people.  Antoinette’s greatest strengths that she brings to the ARC Board is her knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, and her proven ability to partner and broker with a broad range of stakeholders.

Michael Koczyrkewycz



Currently occupying a middle-management position within Queensland Treasury's Industry, Investment and Commercial Unit, Michael joined ARC as a Non-Executive Director in August 2020. Michael has over 12 years of experience within the Banking and Finance sector, leading and managing highly successful teams and regions. Michael's professional portfolio also extends to research, with publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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