Board Chairman

Tony Christinson joined the Donald Simpson Board as an RDCOTA nominee in January 2010 before legislative changes caused an end to such representation. He remained on the Board and became Chairman on 28 June 2012, a post he has held until now.

Previous board experience includes membership of the Board of Teacher Education and Chair of the Board’s Committee of Admission to the Register of Teachers. Tony served as Vice-president and member of the State Executive of the Queensland Teachers Union and a member of the National TAFE Executive of the Australian Education Union. He is currently a life member of those bodies.

Meet Our Board & Team Members

The Centre has many facets and we attempt to manage and maintain a smooth operation for our members. We probably make mistakes but none of the volunteers takes home anything but satisfaction in making a contribution to our community.

Secretary
Chris Sheehan is Secretary of the DSC. He is a lawyer who worked for the Commonwealth Government for 30 years and is now a
Board Member
Marcell started working at 16 as a Stenographer for the Attorney General and Justice Department in Sydney…
Board Member
Laraine Dillon is a life-long professional communicator with many strings to her bow…
Board Member
Vimal is a Commercial and Succession Lawyer with McCarthy Durie Lawyers in Cleveland…
CEO
Thomas joined the Donald Simpson Centre as Centre Manager by the appointment of the Board in 2015 to oversee all management and operations of