Board of Management


Helen Montague, Chair

Retired Community Facilitator and Emergency Recovery Officer with Wellington Shire Council and former Division 1 nurse, with over thirty years’ experience working in the community, palliative care and clinical sectors. Currently a Director of the Maffra & District Community Bank and has leadership roles with many local community organisations.

Appointed to the Board in 2005.

Terry Donahoe, Vice Chair

Terry is a retired Manager of Major Projects in Australia and SE Asia, and Management Consultant in Corporate Crisis and Emergency Planning, as well as in the OH&S, Environment, Security and Heritage fields.

Appointed to the Board in 2014.

Nick Munro, Treasurer

Having grown up in Maffra, Nick has worked for over 20 years as an Accountant in large corporations in Melbourne & Singapore. Returning to Maffra to give his sons the same opportunity to grow up in the clean country air. Nick now works in Public Practice as a Tax Accountant.

Appointed to the Board in 2015.

Patricia Gray

A local since her marriage in 1959, Pat and husband Jack operated a dairy farm and later ran beef cattle in the Maffra area. Before her marriage, Pat lived in Melbourne where she worked at the ATO, studied accountancy and then worked in a Collins Street accountancy practice for a number of years. After raising a family Pat returned to work, firstly for a Maffra solicitor and accountant before taking up a position at Phillipsons in Sale where she worked for over 20 years, retiring in 2003. Pat has been on the Stretton Park Board for 14 years and Treasurer for 12 years.

Appointed to the Board in 2005.

Kathy Crooke

Trained as a division one nurse with midwifery and maternal and child health certificates. Since living in Gippsland, Kathy has worked at Maffra Hospital, then with local government in community services. She has lectured at TAFE in aged care and spent a lifetime of active involvement in agriculture.

Appointed to the Board in 2001.

Lindsay Wigg

Born in Maffra, Lindsay spent his early years in Maffra and Sale, attending school locally. In the past 45 years he has been in real estate, property management, development and investment.

He is currently a director of four real estate companies in Gippsland. His personal interests are beef cattle breeding, Maffra Lions Club (of which he has been a past president and recipient of the Centenary Medal for services to the Lions Club), he also enjoys travelling. Lindsay has been a board member at Stretton Park for the past 14 years.

Appointed to the Board in 2001.

Louise Rys

Louise is retired after long term previous employment in the management of Government-funded programs for rural communities. Louise has experience in Corporate Governance and worked as a Partner in a successful family business for many years. She has had significant personal involvement with aged care facilities, which has led to her involvement with, and appreciation for, Stretton Park.

Appointed to the Board in 2003.

Russell Macqueen

Russell is a semi-retired Anglican Minister. He has been Rector of Orbost, Yarram and Maffra. He was also Archdeacon of East Gippsland and a Police Chaplain. In 2011 he retired from full time ministry and retrained in paramedics. He currently works for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria.

Appointed to the Board in 2001.

Sue Lawrence

Sue is a Practice and Client Service Manager for Professional Money Management. She has worked in the Financial Services Industry for 30 years, specialising in Retirement Planning and Centrelink Age.

Appointed to the Board in 2012.


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