JAN POOL
CHAIR     

Jan Pool is an experienced non-executive director and senior finance executive with a strong commitment to corporate governance and financial sustainability of not-for-profit and community based organisations. Providing a solid foundation to the role of a director, she has over 30 years’ experience across a range of industry sectors including mining and refining, financial services, legal, health services and marine construction.

A Director of Dancenorth since November 2011 and Board Chair since May 2015; having also held the position of Company Secretary and Chair Finance & Audit Committee from November 2011 to May 2015. 

Jan holds the position of Finance Director on Aboriginal Development Benefits Trust; Director & Chair Audit Risk Finance Committee on Shalom Christian College Board; Member of the Governing Council & Chair Finance Committee of The Good Shepherd Home; Secretary of Townsville Chamber of Commerce; and a Member of the Townsville City Council - Community Safety Advisory Committee.

   

BRIDGET HART
DEPUTY CHAIR

Bridget Hart is an events and communications professional specialising in the creation of experiences for audiences from all backgrounds and diversities.

Director of boutique event agency Aspect Eight, based in Townsville and servicing the Financial, Retail, Health & Fitness, Food & Wine and Mining industries producing large scale corporate & public events in Australia, Asia and the USA. Prior to launching Royalty, then Aspect Eight, Bridget was the Director of Events responsible for a growing team of event professionals and key accounts based in Sydney and Shanghai.       

 

MARG NAYLOR
BOARD DIRECTOR     

Currently Project Officer with the James Cook University Art Collection. Marg has a wealth of experience in the arts and education sector as a lecturer, tutor and teacher of visual arts and craft.  A board member of the Barrier Reef Orchestra in Townsville.               

 

BRIDGET WOODS
BOARD DIRECTOR

With more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, Bridget has extensive knowledge across all facets of operations ranging from developing, owning and managing boutique hotels, restaurants and properties in the lucrative Youth Adventure market both on Magnetic Island and in Brisbane’s CBD area.

In her current role as Executive Manager of Tourism and Events at Townsville Enterprise, Bridget is responsible for leading a team to increase visitor expenditure into the region by promoting the Townsville North Queensland region and events to key markets within Queensland, nationally and internationally.  

Bridget holds a position on the Management Committee of Townsville Business Women’s Circle, is a graduate of the North Qld Emerging Leaders Program and is currently completing her MBA.  She is also a proud wife and mother of four children.

  

VERENA COOMBES
BOARD DIRECTOR