PO Box 2287
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: 07 3403 5381
Fax: 07 3403 9930
ABN 56 804 674 564
| Nicole Conlon|
Nicole is a "people person", passionate about making a difference and helping people. Nicole runs Fuschia Consulting which specialises in 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|
Victor G Feros Town Planning Consultants
As well as her role with 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|
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.
Denise Shellbach has more than 35 years' experience fundraising for charities and is on various committees.
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|
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 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!
| Jo Taylor|
"Sometimes, we all need to hear a real life story to become a part of one."
Jo's 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.
Jo believes that working with a charity lets you give back to the community in which you live and work and that it allows you to experience something larger than yourself. Each of us in humbled, inspired and satisfied all at once. Jo is of the opinion that this Trust teaches 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.
Profiles on the following Ambassadors will be updated in due course:
Nina Schrinner, Carmel Balbuziente, Debra Wightman, Ellie Roberts, Melinda Toomey, Tina Ratanavaraha, Kelly Ledger, Madeline Simmonds, Laura Chen, Jie Cheng, Vicki Yu, Grace Yu, Danielle Harris and Kate Davies.