Contact Details

ABN 56 804 674 564

PO Box 2287
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: 07 3403 5381
Fax: 07 3403 9930
Email: lmct@brisbane.qld.gov.au
Web: www.lmct.org.au

AMBASSADORS

The LMCT Ambassadors assist the Lady Mayoress with fundraising and promotions for the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust.
 

 

    Nicole Conlon

      Director
      Fuschia Consulting

Nicole is a "people person", passionate about making a difference and helping people. Nicole runs Fuschia Consulting, and will assist you with ideas and planning events, marketing, business development and executive connections. Nicole is the Event Producer for the Brisbane Big City Barbecue, a corporate charity event with the LMCT as one of the beneficiaries. She has previously worked as the Business Development Manager at ClarkeKann Lawyers, Policy and research Manager at the Property Council of Australia, project and communication roles at the Environmental Protection Agency, and a property / environmental lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills.

      Marion Feros

      Administrative Director
      Victor G Feros Town Planning Consultants


Marion Feros is a management specialist with a background in pharmacy, property and consultancy management. She is the Administrative Director and owner (together with her husband) of Victor G Feros Town Planning Consultants, established in 1976 with offices in Brisbane and Cairns.

As well as her role on behalf of the LMCT, she sits on the Council (Board) of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, some of whose responsibilities include: the Greek Club, a church, school, child-care centre, nursing home and hostel, sports centre, many welfare programs and the annual Paniyiri Festival.

She is a Dame of Justice in the ecumenical Order of St John of Jerusalem, and contributes in this role to the raising of funds for charities, particularly hospitals.

 

    Toni Maree Bishop

      Owner
      elaundry co and Sarabah Estate Vineyard

Toni Maree is the proud owner of Brisbane's boutique dry cleaning and monogramming company, elaundry, which she founded over a decade ago, sparking strong online interest in homekeeping advice and products. An active youth charity volunteer, Toni Maree is also involved with Southside Education Disadvantaged Girls School at Sunnybank, Brisbane Youth Service and Dressed for Success.

Toni Maree is also a busy and devoted mother to her son, Callvm, and wife to her husband, Cameron W Bishop with whom she shares common goals within their family business Sarabah Estate Vineyard, hinterland Gold Coast.

 

    Denise Shellbach

Denise Shellbach has more than 35 years' experience fundraising for charities and is on various committees.

Denise is an Ambassador and supporter for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), has been a committee member of the Kindercraft Kindergarten City Hall, and The Abused Child Trust, St John’s Cathedral Completion Fund and Cathedral Council, Epilepsy Queensland, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Foundation, and is a member of Rotary International, with them supporting the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. Denise also supports and is a voluntary working member involved with Christian Brothers, St Joseph’s School, Gregory Terrace and with their ‘Eddie’s Van’, which visits parks on a daily basis to feed the less fortunate and disadvantaged people.

    Samantha Conry

Samantha Conry is a full-time mother to Alexandra, William and James, and married to Stephen. Her interests and duties align – including working with her children's schools,  being involved with charitable fund raising causes, as well as Nursing Home Care support.

Samantha is a former Sales Executive for the Mayfair Crest Hotel and former State Manager of Flag Hotels. She is keen to make a meaningful contribution to the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust, via practical support.

 

    Trisha Ford

      Director
      Yellow Cabs

Trisha is a director of Yellow Cabs Qld. For a number of years, she was on the Queensland selection panel for the “Miss Australia Awards”.  She was also a contributor to the set-up of the well-known “Boardroom Blitz”, another fundraising event for the Cerebral Palsy League of Qld.

She retired from her position as Owner-Manager of the Logan Depot of Yellow Cab at the end of 1999 after 20 years. This has allowed her time to assist in other areas of her family’s businesses, plus have time to involve herself in charitable causes. In her working career and since, she has successfully organized functions both for work, recreation and charity, meeting many generous like-minded people who share a common interest in the welfare of those less fortunate.

      Julie Whiting

Julie has been a teacher for the past 35 years, both in Australia and overseas. Her extensive travels with her family have made her realise how wonderful our city of Brisbane is, and she is keen to give back to the community. Julie is a homemaker and mother of three university students, and is very aware of the issues that face young students and families today. Julie is very involved in her children's education and the groups that support young adults in today's world. She is on committees for a number of Brisbane charities. She runs marathons to fundraise for these charities and to keep up with her children!
 
 
      Leanne Mulcahy


Leanne completed her Teaching Diploma at Kelvin Grove Teachers College, and attended the University of Queensland for her two degrees. Leanne taught primary school and then went into small business. She assisted her husband in the administration of their electrical business, then owned and managed two successful hairdressing salons. Leanne is currently one of the financial managers for her husband's electrical, data and communication firm, which specialises in the commercial division of construction.

Leanne has a firm belief in social responsibility and commitment. She has served on Meals on Wheels, has been a volunteer guide at QAGOMA for five years, is a member of the Ashgrove Historical Society and is on the committee for the St John's Wood History Group. Leanne is also currently assisting the Picabeen Community Centre.

Leanne considers herself fortunate to have come from a large family and to have an extensive network of friends. Caring for her relationships is very important to her. Along with her excellent organisational skills, Leanne brings her nuturing side into her role as Ambassador for the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust.                                                                                                                  

      Nathalie Ford


Nathalie was born in Melbourne and then spent 16 years living in South Africa, after which she returned to Australia to live in Brisbane. She attended St Thomas Moore College Sunnybank, where she met her husband Daniel. Together they have raised two children.

Nathalie has been a part of the taxi industry, in one way or another, since 1988. She is currently a Director of Corporate Cabs and Queensland Taxi Investments, along with General Manager of Logan City Yellow Cabs.

Nathalie has been a rally navigator since 2005, competing in Targa Rallies, mostly with her husband and her father-in-law. In 2011 she navigated for ex V8 Super Car driver Dick Johnson.

Nathalie has spent many years fundraising for her children's schools. She helped her daughter raise funds for Cerebral Palsy in 2002. Nathalie continues to help coordinate various fundraising functions, including the Mercedes Benz Polo Tournament that raises money for Aussie Kidz Charity. She looks forward to the opportunity to fundraise for so many worthy Brisbane charities as part of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust.

    Jo Taylor
 

"Sometimes, we all need to hear a real life story to become a part of one."

My proudest achievement in life has been being the mother of four daughters.  Loving and caring for your family is life's journey.  The community we live in is an extension of our families.

Working with a charity lets you give back to the community in which you live and work.  It allows you to experience something larger than yourself.  Each of us in humbled, inspired and satisfied all at once.  This Trust teaches us the significance of a simple gesture, the gift of a monetary contribution, appreciation for volunteers and their work throughout the wider community.

Community and service are two inseparable concepts.  Community is strengthened by forming connections with others.  Bonds between individuals provide the foundation upon which the community resides.  The sharing of knowledge, our time and resources helps others.

At a basic level, it is a demonstration of caring and compassion. Raising awareness of where in our community we need to contribute more and offer our assistance is an extension of sharing knowledge.  

 

                                                   
 

    Erzsi Suranyi

      Projects Manager
      Solutions in Engineering                                                                                  

Erzsi is a leadership and performance specialist and has over 25 years of her own practical real life experiences in both the corporate and private business arenas as a Manager, Facilitator, Trainer and Business Owner.

Erzsi has for the past 5 years successfully delivered the strategic and operational Human Resources Management services for her family’s group of companies operating within the Property Services industry. Employing staff across Australia, NZ and Canada, she has worked with such disciplines as engineering, construction, software development and administration; and across the generational diversities of Baby Boomers, X and Y Gens to support the organisation’s culture and business outcomes. She’s now undertaking projects on a needs basis and is currently developing a concept on behalf of their Company’s philanthropic contributions to the broader community. This concept is designed to support and facilitate young adults to transition into the workforce with confidence and ease.

Erzsi’s passion is to power up individuals and organisations to take their dreams and make them real. Therefore through the support of her family’s business she has had opportunities to support the visions and activities of the Starlight Foundation and The Queensland Art Gallery; and now the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust with her role as an Ambassador.

 

 
    Josie McKenzie
 
   Diane Neve

 

 
 

Profiles on the following Ambassadors will be updated in due course:

Nina Schrinner, Carmel Balbuziente, Debra Wightman, Ellie Roberts, Madeline Simmonds, Laura Chen, Jie Cheng, Vicki Yu, Grace Yu, Danielle Harris, Tina Ratanavaraha, Kelly Ledger and Kate Davies.

  Diane Neve
Working with a charity lets you give back to the community in which you live and work.  It allows you to experience something larger than yourself.  Each of us in humbled, inspired and satisfied all at once.  This Trust teaches us the significane of a simple gesture, the gift of a monetary contribution, appreciation for volunteers and their work throughout the wider community.