Our Board

DISPLACE is developing a diverse board who wholeheartedly believe in DISPLACE. Our current board members are professionals from the financial, communications, not-for-profit and education sectors and bring with them a wealth of experience. We will profile board members on our website as the site develops.

As the year progresses, we will fill several additional positions on our board in order to ensure we continue to fulfil our obligations rigorously and with foresight.  We encourage you to revisit our site to keep updated on our progress. If you’d like to be involved, please contact us, as we’d love to hear from you.

REBECCA LAWRENCE

Introducing Rebecca Lawrence

Non Executive Director

A passionate advocate for social enterprise and community, Rebecca has an extensive international corporate background with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing communications and community engagement, more recently in the not-for-profit and start-up business communities.

Founder of not-for-profit group Bulimba Cooperative, Rebecca has an experienced hand when it comes to creating events which engage entire communities. A keen champion for the start-up business community, she was actively involved in launching projects for QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, including the first ever creative tech start-up weekend in Australia and the inaugural Brisbane YouTube Creator Day at Brisbane Powerhouse in partnership with organisations such as Advance Queensland, QUT and Griffith University.

Rebecca remains heavily involved with the start-up community, and in addition to running her own consultancy, is currently active in the area of community engagement with The Office of Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

Introducing Jon Wilson

Executive Director

As a trained commercial helicopter pilot and instructor, Jon has always been very strategic in his approach. His love for all things strategic saw him complete an MBA specialising in strategy, adding to his degree in marketing and commerce and qualifications in adult tertiary training. Having spent more than 15 years working in the marketing communications fields for the likes of HP, Jon eventually moved into sales and in his first year was awarded top global business development manager of the year for turning an underperforming region into a top performer.

Jon has lived and worked in London, New Zealand and Australia and has a wealth of international business experience covering the USA, Canada, France and Asia Pacific.

JON WILSON
CAMPBELL WILLIS

Introducing Campbell Willis

Non Executive Director

A registered and qualified secondary school teacher, Campbell has more than a decade of teaching working with a diverse population of young people, both indigenous and non-indigenous males and females of secondary school age. Following his passion for supporting and working with disadvantaged youth, he has extensive experience working with young people who have found themselves displaced from the mainstream education system.

Campbell is currently teacher in charge for an independent mobile school programme that seeks to respond to the needs of young people disenfranchised and disengaged from education. Utilising his love of the outdoors to foster authentic relationships with the young people he works with, he is an experienced Outdoor Education instructor holding an array of industry qualifications in this field including personal training and planning and delivering day and multi-day programs.

Evidenced by the completion of three marathons and numerous ultra-marathons, Campbell’s motivation is all encompassing and brings a focused determination to our board. Campbell joins DISPLACE, keen to engage disadvantaged youth with the disability sector to benefit the wider-community.

Introducing Vicki Wilson

Executive Director

Vicki brings extensive marketing communications experience to DISPLACE. Having worked in the education/NFP sectors for more than a decade she also has in-depth media communications industry experience.

Holding a Post Grad in Communications/PR and an Advance Diploma in Freelance Journalism, Vicki has an experienced writers hand and vast experience in the communications sector. Trained in graphic design, she has held a number of editorial and event management roles during her career, including trade shows and public events in New Zealand, Australia and London.

VICKI WILSON
REBECCA MCCONACHY

Introducing Rebecca McConachy

Non Executive Director

Principal of Brisbane Tax Accountants, Rebecca is a certified practicing accountant with a passion for small business success. Holding degrees in Accounting and International Business, Rebecca is also a qualified CPA and Xero certified advisor with extensive experience in Public Practice.

Rebecca has had an adventurous career and brings a wealth of experience and energy to our Board. A country girl at heart, Rebecca grew up on Tamborine Mountain and remains passionate about growing the regional business sector.

After finishing high school in Australia, she spent a final year at school in Japan before returning to Australia to complete an International Business degree, majoring in Japanese. With a love for Japan, she returned to work as a translator before returning to Australia where she now calls Brisbane home.

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