Board of Directors

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

Andrew Frost | Chair

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 work health and safety.

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.

Ian Wright | Treasurer

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

Jane Douglas | Director

Jane’s professional background includes private legal practice, the Australian Defence Force and State Government. She has extensive experience in the management of human services as well as professional practice support, service improvement and change management.  Jane has a strong interest in social justice and inclusion. She has previously served on the MRC Board as Vice Chairperson (2013-15) and Chairperson (2015-18), Chairperson of St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Board (2018 – 19) and is currently Committee Secretary of St Andrew’s Caledonian Pipe Band.

Dr. Maria Belen Yanotti | Director

MRC Board Director Dr Maria Belen Yanotti

Belen is a lecturer at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at UTAS.  She has wide experience in economics and finance quantitative research and business management. Her Board role is enhanced by experience in community projects and non-for-profit volunteering in Australia and Argentina.

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.  

Amy Baker | Director

Amy is a primary school teacher at one of Northern Tasmania’s most multicultural schools where she teaches children from birth to 4 years within the Launching into Learning program, supporting many families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Working in such an environment has given Amy an understanding of issues impacting new arrivals in Northern Tasmania and the skills to enact positive change. Amy emigrated from South Africa as a child and while not being a humanitarian migrant can empathise with the challenges of children adjusting to unfamiliar classroom environments. Having volunteered at several MRCN events and programs, Amy values an inclusive and supportive community.

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