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CTST has a responsible Board of Directors and Executives with extensive experience in business or professional roles within the community.
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Meet the team

Glenn Hardwick

Chair of the Board

Glenn was elected to the Board in 2014 and has previously held the positions of Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee. Glenn was appointed as the Board Chairman in November 2017.

Professionally, Glenn is the CEO of Christian Homes Tasmania, a not-for-profit aged care provider providing residential, home-care and independent living services to the elderly in Southern Tasmania. Previous positions have included Deputy CEO of OneCare Ltd, Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for Tasmania, Deputy Commissioner and forensic accountant for the Tasmanian Corporate Affairs office, as well as numerous positions with the Tasmanian and NSW Health Authorities.

Glenn is a qualified accountant and holds membership of CPA Australia, Governance Institute and Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries. Glenn is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In what spare time he has, Glenn is interested in running, cycling, kayaking and bushwalking.

Peter Dane

CTST Board Director

Peter has worked across the telecommunications and energy sectors across Australia but mainly in Tasmania. He has held management positions at White Pages, TasTel, Hydro and Aurora Energy. Apart from Peter’s time as CEO at TasTel, Peter’s business roles have been most recently based on marketing, and pricing and retail regulation in the energy sector in Tasmania.

Peter continues to serve on several boards and associations, is a foundation member of the Australian Direct Marketing Association, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from the University of Tasmania.

Peter has a key focus on community involvement; currently volunteering for organisations such as the Guide Dogs, Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc., and the Lenah Valley RSL.

Nicola Cox

CTST Board Director

Nicola joined the Board in January 2015. Nicola has an extensive professional background in ICT executive roles, including Co-Founder, CEO, Consultant and Project Manager. Nicola is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Recipient of the Tasmanian Premier’s Board Diversity Scholarship. Nicola sits on the board, and is the Secretary, for Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania. Nicola continually builds on her board and directorship knowledge. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at the local football club and exploring Tassie’s natural beauty.

Robert James

CTST Board Director

Robert (Bob) was appointed to the Board in October 2014. Bob also maintains his appointment to the CTST Risk & Audit Sub-committee.

Robert has extensive professional experience previously holding management positions with Perpetual Trustee, and GIO Australia. He has also held employment with the National Westminster Bank; and Spot-less Ltd.

Academic qualifications include:

    Associate—Executor and Trustee Institute of Australia

    Diploma—U.K. Institute of Bankers—Banking and Trustee Taxation

Bob is a long-serving volunteer driver with CTST, within CTST’s Greater Launceston District.

Bruce Corbett

CTST Board Director

Bruce commenced as a Volunteer CTST driver in April 2016 and was appointed to the Board in November 2017. Bruce also serves as a Government appointee on the State Fire Commission representing the Tasmanian Retained Volunteer Firefighters Association (TRVFA) and has been on that Board since 2007.

His working life has been in Local Government Administration, the last 35 years in management positions. These included General Manager King Island Council, Deputy Manager Wynyard Council, Administration Manager Burnie City Council, shared Risk and OH & S Manager Waratah/Wynyard and Circular Head Councils. When he retired in 2016 he was serving as Manager Corporate Services for those two Councils.

Bruce has been married to his wife Dorothy for fifty years and they have two children and two grandchildren. They have lived at Wynyard since 1975 but enjoy a lot of time travelling and at their holiday shack at Great Lake.

Julie Manning

CTST Board Director

Julie joined the CTST Board in 2021. She has worked in human resources for over twenty years with fifteen years in the not-for-profit sector and currently works for an aged care provider in the position of Executive Manage People and Culture. Julie has extensive experience in industrial relations, change management, learning and development, work health and safety, recruitment and performance development & management. She is excited to have joined a progressive organisation.

Liz Makin

CTST Board Director

Liz was appointed to the CTST Board in 2021.

Liz is currently the General Manager, People and Culture with a Not for profit Disability Services Provider specialising in Industrial relations, workers' compensation and people development. Before that Liz has worked at an executive level in the Aged Care and Disability sector for over 10 years, an industry that she is passionate about. Liz has also worked in Human Resources in Retail, and in management in the banking sector in Tasmania and New South Wales.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences Degree from the University of Tasmania, and qualifications in Human Resources, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Psychological Society.

Liz is an avid reader and researcher of Human Behaviour, in particular focusing on workplace learning and people development. Liz’s interests outside work include exploring the wonderful walks around Hobart and spending time with friends and family.

David Mills

CTST Board Director

David was appointed to the CTST Board in 2021.

Professionally, David has over 30 years of experience working in the ICT sector. David is currently the Head of Technology for Hobart headquartered MyState Bank Limited, a national diversified financial services group. Previously, David also held senior ICT roles with Australia’s largest cement manufacturer and distributor, based on the NW Coast of Tasmania.

David also currently holds an Executive committee role on the peak industry body for the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector in Tasmania, TasICT, where he has been a committee member for over 5 years.

Having grown up on a cropping farm in NW Tasmania, David enjoys the outdoors and when not attending to his large garden or transporting his three children to their extracurricular activities, David enjoys bushwalking and boating.

Lola Cowle

CTST Board Director

Lola was appointed to the CTST Board in 2021.

Lola has a broad background in the community sector and is currently the Senior Executive Officer with the Tasmanian Community Fund (a place-based funder that provides around $6.5 million to the Tasmanian community each year). Lola has work and Board experience in the youth, environment sports and recreation sectors. Lola is a member of the AICD and Australian Community Philanthropy.

Lyndon Stevenson

Chief Executive Officer

Lyndon is proudly Tasmanian with extensive community development experience at both a state and national level. Over the last 20 years, Lyndon has worked across a range of community sectors including sport and recreation, employment, training, youth, aged care, disability and transport. Lyndon is focused on high-quality, fair and efficient community development.  

Lyndon is the current Chair of the national peak body for community transport in Australia (ACTA), a position Lyndon has held since May 2018. Before taking on the role of Chair, Lyndon was appointed to the Board of ACTA in 2015. Lyndon currently holds the office of Chair of the Victorian & Tasmania peak body (VCTA); since 2016.

Lyndon commenced his role as CEO of Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc (CTST) in May 2015. Lyndon pursued the opportunity to work with CTST because the organisation aligns with his passion for helping communities address issues of access and inclusion.

Prior to his appointment at CTST Lyndon held the position of Chief Operating Officer/ Deputy CEO of a large youth charity, Whitelion, covering Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.

Away from the office, Lyndon enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fishing, cycling, and tending to his small hobby farm in the Huon Valley, Tasmania where he breeds Belted Galloway cattle. Lyndon is very active in his local community and is involved in a range of community activities.

David Beattie

General Manager Business Services

David was appointed to the role of Business Services Manager in May 2017 following five years of working as a Sales and Leasing Consultant in Commercial Real Estate with L J Hooker Hobart. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a CPA.

The Business Services Manager role is primarily responsible for oversight of the organisation's Finances along with management of the extensive fleet of motor vehicles owned by CTST.

David has extensive experience working in the Not for Profit sector and prior to his Real Estate career worked for twelve years as Deputy CEO at STEPS Employment and Training whose primary objective was to find employment for long-term unemployed individuals.

While at STEPS David was also instrumental in helping to establish an Affordable Housing division within the organisation which resulted in STEPS constructing over sixty affordable houses over five years.

Before STEPS, David’s positions focused on financial management roles within the State Health Department, Aged Care organisations and other Employment Services organisations.

Karen Dingjan

General Manager People, Quality & Communications

Karen joined the CTST team in September 2020, and is currently the General Manager People, Quality & Communications (PQC). Karen is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the critical enabling functions within CTST business which include People & Capability, Quality & Risk, Health Safety & Wellbeing (HSW), Marketing and Communications

Karen has worked within large corporations, Tasmanian-owned businesses (both state and privately owned) and most recently in the not-for-profit sector. Karen has a wealth of senior management experience and has built her professional and commercial management skills working across a diverse range of industries such as energy, retail, manufacturing and distribution, logistics and the aged care sector.

Karen is committed to positively contributing to CTST’s vision and is passionate about enhancing the organisation's capability to support the future needs of the CTST business to deliver great outcomes for consumers and the broader Tasmanian community.

Rebecca Free

General Manager Operations

Rebecca comes to CTST with a wealth of experience in a range of industries, however, more recently in leadership positions across local government, health, aged and community care sectors with her most recent position being the CEO of Meals on Wheels Tasmania.

Michael Higgs

Head of ICT and Operational Projects

Michael joined CTST in May 2022 with automotive dealership experience, working as CIO for a group comprising 11 sites and 800 staff. Michael has 19 years experience working in IT, 10 of those at a management level. He has also setup call centres for customer retention, worked in digital marketing, and developed business intelligence reporting. At CTST, Michael is focused on business continuity, efficiency, reporting and consumer experience.

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