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The Chief Executive Officer, Clare Guilfoyle works with the Grow Board to guide the performance and development of the organisation.  The culmination of this work is outlined in Grow’s  Strategic Plan which includes the two strategic goals:

  • We will double the number of people involved in Grow by the end of 2018
  • We will be recognised as a successful and proven mental health program by one in three Australians by the end of 2018

The Board is chaired by Leonie Young, who has had a 25 year national leadership career in the public and not-for-profit sectors in Australia, including implementing and leading Australia-wide health, mental health and primary care reform strategies as a successful CEO, Board Director, NGO leader, State Manager and public sector executive.

Board Members include:

John MacIsaac is a consulting engineer in the mining sector who has participated in the Grow community since 2006.

Ian Sloan is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has considerable experience in business and technology and has worked with government, private business and other not for profit businesses.  Ian is the Managing Director of DSBS IT Consulting and Contracting.

Steve Ryan has had extensive exposure across the public, union, superannuation and not-for-profit sectors in his various roles as a secondary school teacher, Qld Teachers’ Union President, a Trustee of the QSuper Board, and a director of QInvest.

Peter Barker is a senior finance executive with significant domestic and international experience. He is the Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of multi-national engineering, scientific and international development company Cardno Ltd.

Jeremy Morse is a Business Performance Analyst at Anglicare Southern Qld. He was Financial Accountant & Analyst for Anglicare Tasmania, and during the NDIS trial period, he oversaw the transition of contracts into funding under the NDIS.

Barbara Peach has worked in most Grow State Branches, training Fieldworkers, Managers/ Program Coordinators as well as filling in for Managers/Program Coordinators when required. Barbara brings to the Board an extensive knowledge and deep understanding of authentic Grow, Program and philosophy.