PresCare’s Board is dedicated to delivering on its mission as set out in the PresCare constitution – that is, “to provide aged and/or health care and community services to the public irrespective of religious beliefs in a manner which best serves the needs of the community”.
The Board is appointed by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland (PCQ) and all Board members are ministers or members of the church. Consisting of three PCQ trustees (moderator, clerk and treasurer) and eight elected members, the Board is responsible for steering our organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure PresCare has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Greg Rodgers, Board Chairman
Greg Rodgers is a long-standing Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. With a professional background in the insurance industry, Greg has brought this experience to his role as a member of the Church’s Finance and Administration Board, a role that he has held for over 30 years. He has twice served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, first in 2013 and again in 2015.
Noel Wootton, Board Vice Chairman
Noel Wootton brings a wealth of experience to the PresCare Board in the fields of journalism, public relations and management. He served for many years as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, and holds several positions on boards and associations. Now retired, Noel resides in Townsville but returns to Brisbane to fulfil his responsibilities as a PresCare Board Member.
George Harris has a background in finance and he currently serves as Treasurer of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and Chairman of the Finance and Administration Board. He is now retired but he remains active as a Board Member of PresCare.
Greg Watt is currently the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. He is a Minister at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Townsville.
Ron Clark has been a minister of the Presbyterian Church since 1965. He is currently serving as Clerk of the PCQ, a role which calls for his involvement on a number of other boards and committees.
Dr Anne Bennett
Dr Anne Bennett is a medical practitioner at the Wesley Breast Clinic, Brisbane. She serves as a Director on a number of not-for-profit boards of organisations that reflect her areas of interest in education and supporting the vulnerable in our society, particularly the elderly and children at risk. She is a Director on the Council of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) and is the current Chairman of the Clayfield College School Council. She is a Director of Peirson Services, a Christian organisation that provides family counselling and youth support in the Bundaberg region. Dr Bennett has served on the Prescare Board since 2014. Dr Bennett has a strong personal Christian faith and is a member of the Ann Street Presbyterian Church in Brisbane and is a Trustee of the Ann Street Presbyterian Church Trust.
Dawson Wilkie is a registered engineer specialising in civil engineering and project management. He has worked in both the public and private sectors of the construction industry for more than 35 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Prescare Board. Dawson also Chairs the Board of Professional Engineers in Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a strong commitment to the Christian faith and worships at the Willows Church in Townsville.
John Langbridge has been a minister of the Presbyterian Church since 1981 and he has served twice as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.
Gavin Currie is currently on the Management Committee of his local Presbyterian Church in Brisbane where he is also Youth Director. Gavin also serves on the State Cabinet of Gideons International and is an Associate of the Council of Africa Inland Mission.
Helen Murray has over 20 years leadership experience most recently in the domain of mHealth and eHealth. In recognition of her commitment to better healthcare through innovative technology she was the recipient of the 2011 Women in Technology Professional Award and in 2014 Women in Technology Outstanding ICT Achievement award and named as the Women in Technology ICT Ambassador for 2014. Since 2014, Helen has held a Board Director position with the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association where she is also a member of the Clayfield College Council and the Clayfield College Foundation Board. With 30 years clinical experience, Helen is a practicing Registered Nurse with mental health and general nursing qualifications, has a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology. Helen is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Keith Stewart is an active elder of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and has been so for over 35 years. Keith retired after 45 years in banking, insurance, superannuation and financial planning and running his own small businesses but continues to serve the Lord on many boards, committees, sessions, presbyteries and commissions within the local, state and national church. He was the inaugural Chairman of PresCare and has returned to the Board in recent years. Keith has had a ministry to refugees for more than 18 years. He and his wife, Jennifer have four adult children and currently have six grandchildren.