Board of Directors

Leadership is provided by a skill-based voluntary board made up of people from the community.

Ian Wright | Chair

Ian is an accomplished leader and former CEO of a Tasmanian-wide provider of children’s disability services.  He has 30 years of experience in public practice accountancy and auditing.  His passion for serving the community is evidenced by numerous Board positions.

Erin Bonner | Vice Chair

MRC Board Director Erin Bonner

Erin has considerable skills in strategic business planning, operational and financial management, risk analysis, and human resources.  She currently works as the Resource Planning and Site Manager for the Customer Services group of Aurora Energy. She also volunteers with Lifelink Samaritans Inc.

Andrew Frost | Treasurer

MRC Board Treasurer Andrew Frost

Andrew has over 18 years of senior management experience in Local Government and directorships in various industries. Andrew has extensive experience in risk, financial, project, and strategic management along with strong skills in human resources and works health and safety.

Jane Gaetani-Black | Director

Jane’s health sector experience is extensive. With expertise in project management and governance Jane’s senior management roles typically involve the development of health and related aged care policies, programs, and services. Skilled in collaboration and communication Jane implements significant health system and operational changes to meet contemporary health care directions and needs. Jane’s leadership style promotes both natural and social justice and equality.  

John Crawford | Director

John is a Chartered Accountant and Business Valuation Specialist, working as a Partner of Launceston accounting firm Watson & Hegarty. He has a broad experience working with a range of clients and industries throughout Tasmania, including NDIS and not-for-profit institutions.  Growing up in Launceston, John is a proud resident of Launceston and a strong believer in the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Danielle Blewett | Director

Danielle Blewett is a respected and experienced Tasmanian media professional with a particular interest in social justice. She arrived in Tasmania from regional NSW in 1992 to work as a journalist at The Examiner Newspaper. During that time, she covered all news rounds as a generalist reporter, health reporter, chief of staff, Editor, Sunday Examiner, and food, wine, and feature writer. She spent a short period working in Canberra in a political office, before returning to Tasmania and at The Examiner.

Danielle is currently the General Manager of Profile and Engagement for St.Giles Society where she `invented’ the Balfour Burn and has grown the Niche social enterprise into a successful and high-profile event.

Her Board experience: Founding board member Harvest Market; Founding Board member Women in Media Tasmania; Playgroup Tasmania Board; and, Theatre North board member.

John Kirwan | Director

John Kirwan has had over 40 years of experience in operational, policy, and advocacy roles, in the health industry in WA, NT, and Tasmania. John holds Fellowships from the Institute of Public Administration Australia and the Australian Human Resources Institute and has a specific interest in Aboriginal employment and advocating for the use of ‘stewardship’ as a preferred model for the public sector.

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