Our People

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are committed to the adoption of ethical and behavioural conduct in all areas of its responsibility and authority. In doing so, Board members are bound to the principles and practices of the organisation.

Lyn Dasey - Chair

A Registered Nurse with a Masters in Health Administration and Quality Lead Auditor (ISO), Lyn has also held strategic and operational positions in her own consultancy practice. 

Rochelle Caron - Company Secretary

Rochelle is a law and commerce graduate with a major in accounting and is a certified member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. Rochelle brings a focus on strategy and corporate governance. 

Ben Fry - Director

Ben holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Griffith University, and an Executive MBA from QUT. Ben is the Chief Operating Officer of Real Estate Investar. He has worked in the IT industry for 12 years with a focus on technical management in web based technologies and has worked in Brisbane, Ireland and the UK.

Di Su - Director

Di is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), and MBA graduate from QUT, and a Certified Member of Governance Institute of Australia. Di left China at the age of 16 to study in New Zealand before moving to Brisbane in 2004. Di speaks fluent Mandarin, English, and Italian. 

Garth Callender - Director

Garth is a seasoned leader with board and executive management experience within complex organisational structures. Most notably, he carved out a distinguished 17-year career with the Australian Defence Force which included commanding soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Garth holds a Master of Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and is a published author. Released in 2015, “After the Blast” chronicles his military deployments, including his recovery from wounds inflicted by an insurgent bomb attack in Baghdad in 2004. Garth is the Managing Director of Trebuchet Pivot, a consultancy firm specialising in preparing corporate leadership teams to make considered and deliberate decisions in adverse conditions. He remains an active member of the Australian Army Reserve and is a leader within the veteran community.

Gordon Price - Director

Gordon is a senior marketing specialist, with over 25 years experience internationally in the tourism, aviation and financial services sectors. Gordon has held senior strategic roles within both large multinationals and start-ups here in Australia and within Asia, is fluent in Japanese and an avid supporter of several local homeless charities and causes. Gordon was formerly a Director of Gold Coast Tourism, leading the region's development of international tourism markets.

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team of Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Ltd. (MCCGC) is both dynamic and experienced, guiding the delivery of our exceptional support services to customers and their families.

Our Executive Management Team consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Financial Manager and Operations & Quality Manager. The Executive Management Team is governed by a Board of Directors and delivers on key performance areas as directed by the organisation’s Strategic and Operations Plan.

With a small Executive Management Team, the organisation maintains a proactive approach with customers and to government reforms, ensuring that we continue to maintain our status as the peak service provider in the Gold Coast region for multicultural/ home support services.

Community Development Team

The main objectives of the Community and Development Team are:
MEMBERSHIP - Develop a membership incentive program that connects our members to the Multicultural Communities Council group of services.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Further expand the existing MCCGC community engagement activities by cultivating strategic relationships, as well as developing effective networks and partnerships for the advancement of CALD individuals and communities within the region.
SPONSORSHIP - Develop, manage, support and promote sponsorship opportunities and relationships with corporate, government and non-government stakeholders to support the mission of MCCGC.