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Ms Michelle James, Chair

LLB (Hons), GAICD

Appointed 1 December 2022

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Michelle James

The QBC Board Chair, Ms James, is a Principal and Director with law firm Maurice Blackburn. She has over 20 years’ experience in personal injuries litigation and significant experience advocating for the rights of injured people, particularly survivors of child sexual abuse, heading up Maurice Blackburn’s national Abuse Law practice. She has authored submissions to, and appeared before, numerous State and Federal Parliamentary and Senate Committees in relation to matters impacting injured people and survivors of child sexual abuse.

She has expertise in organisational leadership and governance, and is an advocate for inclusion and diversity in governance. Ms James was the first woman President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance in Queensland, and is now a national Director.

She was the 2013 Recipient of the Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award, and is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist.

Mr John Anderson, Deputy Chair

Appointed 1 December 2022

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John Anderson

Mr John Anderson is a respected and tertiary qualified First Nations elder with extensive board and leadership experience. He is the Executive Director of Pi-CaTS Pty Ltd and board member of Health Consumers Queensland.

Ms Robyn Petrou

Appointed 1 December 2022

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Robyn Petrou

Ms Petrou has more than 15 years’ experience as a non-executive director and committee member and over 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the financial services industry. She is currently a non-executive director with QInsure and Executive Performance Partner with Performance Partners, a business and executive performance firm.

Mr Christopher Edwards

Appointed 1 December 2022

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Christopher Edwards

Mr Edwards is a member on the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland and holds positions on committees for Racing Queensland and Metro South Hospital and Health Board.

Ms Suzanne Baker

Appointed 1 December 2022

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Suzanne Baker

Ms Baker is a non-executive director with Sustainable Timber Tasmania. Ms Baker’s executive career has been as a financial accountant and advisor and now she resides in Airlie Beach.

Mr Colin Cassidy

Appointed 1 December 2022

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Colin Cassidy

Mr Cassidy holds positions on the Metro South Hospital and Health Board and has significant board and committee experience. He has had a long public sector career, including several senior executive roles in the Queensland Government.

Ms Meg Frisby

LLB

Appointed 1 December 2022

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Meg Frisby

QBC Board member, Ms Frisby, is a lawyer by profession and is the Director of Meg Frisby Consulting, a stakeholder relations and business development consultancy based in North Queensland. Ms Frisby specialises in working with local councils, indigenous organisations and SMEs.

She has extensive private and public sector experience having worked in the legal field as a lawyer, a Chief of Staff in State and Local Government and in the resources sector as a Stakeholder Relations Specialist.

Ms Frisby has served on boards of not-for-profit organisations predominantly in the legal and social services sector.

Conflict of interest register

The QBC Board is committed to supporting transparency, accountability, and integrity to protect the public interest.


Last reviewed: 30 Nov 2022 Last published: 30 Nov 2022
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