Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chair – Jason Duarte

Jason has been on the board of CS#1 for over five years and is also Chair of the Risk, Audit & Finance Subcommittee. He has over 15 years of Board experience, including the Canberra Business Chamber and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, IPAA and fellow of FINSIA. Jason has a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Law, Master of Applied Finance and Grad Diploma in Executive Leadership.

Jason is a leader in Westpac’s Institutional Bank in ACT and lives in Canberra with his young family. Jason is a passionate member of the community and has taken part in the CEO Sleepout, is an active member of Rotary and as Chair of CS#1, is able to contribute positively to the well-being of our community.

Vice Chair – Maria Magro

After a long and varied career in the Public Service, Maria retired in June 2020. During her time in the Public Service, Maria worked for a range of departments and agencies. Maria’s roles in the public service were varied from working on corporate, programme and communication functions.

Now it is time to give back to the community, using the skills, knowledge and experience gained in the public service. Being a member of CS#1 provides the opportunity to contribute to the community.

Maria has a Bachelor of Communication.

Ordinary Member – Carol Flynn

Carol has been a Board Member of Community Services #1 for nearly six years. She is vitally interested in the NFP sector providing excellent service to the Canberra community and being part of CS#1 connecting community members of all ages to enrich their lives.

Carol brings her knowledge of governance and business skills to assist CS#1 to deliver the services the community needs and to grow our reach.

Ordinary Member – Ben Graham

Ben has worked for several peak bodies and professional associations in healthcare, agriculture and migration since 2007. Much of his experience working in these organisations has focused on communication, marketing, membership, media and business development work.

Ben has also served as an Interim CEO, General Manager and Executive Director. Ben has been a Director on several not-for-profit Boards including serving as Chair, Company Secretary and Governance Committee Chair.

Ordinary Member – Martin Carrick

Martin Carrick is a solicitor of 28 years experience. He heads up the Canberra office of Slater + Gordon Lawyers, practicing in personal injury, discrimination, employment and industrial law. Martin spends his spare time developing his interest in recumbency.

Ordinary Member – Rhonda Maher

Rhonda has more than 35 years’ experience as a front line nurse, manager, and senior executive nurse (including Director of Nursing roles) in public, private, aged care, acute, subacute, rehabilitation and community settings.

Rhonda has recently retired as Director of Nursing for the Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services, Canberra Health Services.

Rhonda has a passion for making a difference in both her professional and personal life. To keep her perspectives balanced she spends several weeks each year in a volunteer capacity in a fairly remote province in the Solomon Islands.

Rhonda is a champion of the inclusion of elderly and disability friendly initiatives and is passionate about innovation and quality in health care services’

Ordinary Member – Nichola Perry

Nichola has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood across the not-for-profit and private sector. She holds a B. Education (Birth – 5) and Diploma of Vocational Education, and teaches Early Childhood Education and Care at CIT.

She is passionate about supporting children and families through high quality Education and Care, and elevating the skills and recognition of Educators. She joined the CS#1 board in 2021.

Ordinary Member – David Maywald

David is an experienced Director, having contributed to a dozen boards during the last 25 years. Many of these were NFP roles in health and community services. He has served as Chair, Treasurer, and Chair of Finance/Audit/Risk Committees. David is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is professionally qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). For two decades David worked in Investment Management (including product development, research, marketing, portfolio management, and customer service). He is the proud father of two young children.

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