Meet our Leadership Team. We asked them a single question; 'what motivates you?'
These are their responses.
I'm motivated by: For me satisfaction is being involved in effecting positive and meaningful change to people's lives. I strive to make a positive difference in my community, our country and hopefully one day throughout the world by supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities.
Tim's area of expertise is corporate governance for the non-profit sector. Over the past 10 years, Tim has advised the senior management and Board of Directors for numerous non-profit organisations. Additionally, he has also supported the establishment, development and expansion of commercial enterprises, including the establishment of five enterprises that he is a partner in. Tim has experience in large scale project management, developing small businesses, and providing business and corporate governance advice to not-for-profit community organisations, businesses and government agencies.
In addition to his role as the Managing Director of a Queensland wide consulting, training and recruitment company based on the Sunshine Coast, Tim has been actively involved in community and projects and volunteering. He is currently an Executive Director of the not-for-profit Indigenous organisation Five Bridges Ltd, has been the Regional Chair of the Sunshine Coast Advisory Committee for the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and previously a committee member and Vice-President of the Kawana Chamber of Commerce.
Tim is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, he holds a Masters in Commercial Law, Bachelor of Business and Diploma of Project Management.
I'm motivated by: Helping people live a better life.
Elaine Jobson is CEO of Jetts Australia. Elaine has more than 25 years in the fitness industry, and 15 years in other executive management roles, having previously worked in Europe, Asia and South Africa for Global brands such as Fitness First and Virgin Active but now calls Australia home.
Elaine is passionate about building successful companies through great cultures and growing exceptional Leaders.
I'm motivated by: My motto. You get out of life what you put into it.
Kennedy is currently a Consultant Solicitor with Fox Taylor Mildwaters, Caloundra. Born in Nambour, he attended Nambour Primary School and Brisbane Boys' Grammar School. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1977 and was the senior partner in Fox Mildwaters Solicitors which was established in 1913 by his grandfather until his retirement at the end of 2014. After practicing in many areas, he lately practiced in the Commercial, Wills and Estate areas and had considerable contact with the elderly. Kennedy now provides presentations and talks to Aged Care Groups, is a Board Member of Bloomhill Cancer Care Limited and is one of the 6 Members of the Buderim Foundation.
I'm motivated by: I hope in old age that I am treated with dignity, kindness and understanding, and I am motivated by being part of an organisation that views older people in that way.
John is a respected and award winning businessman, non-executive director, consulting business psychologist, and organisational researcher. He is driven by a need to address injustice and disadvantage, and it's on this foundation that he has built a group of well-known companies which provide training, project management, recruitment & labour hire, and social justice services. He is currently Associate Professor with the University of the Sunshine Coast's Business School, and Associate Professor at Torrens University's Chifley Business School, and combines his practical and academic experiences to complement and support the ComLink Board.
BAppSc, BTeach, GCertPubSecMan, PGDipSocRes, MAdminLead, MScBusPsych, MABP, GAICD
I'm motivated by: A sense of community, fairness and equality is my motivation. I strongly believe in ‘being the change you want to see in the world' and to do that, you must stand up for what you believe in and play an active role in society. I've lived and worked in many regional areas and I'm always in awe at how people rally together when it's needed the most. I hope my work on the ComLink board goes in some way to helping the lives of the elderly and most vulnerable in our community.
Dante is a journalist and television producer with experience in regional and metropolitan newsrooms. He holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from RMIT University. Dante has spent time on youth advisory boards including for the Queensland Government.
I'm motivated by: Customer satisfaction and appreciation.
Mr Connolly started with ComLink as a committee member in 2008. He brings with him over 36 years of knowledge and experience in banking and finance, administration and Human Resource Management. He is a past board member of SCILS (Sunshine Coast), been in various community groups such as Rotary and Lions Clubs throughout Queensland and overseas. He initiated a school leavers programme throughout Queensland schools, teaching young people the basic fundamentals of banking and obtaining credit. He currently operates a Skin Cancer Clinic in Caloundra servicing all areas of the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas.
Sharee Webster joined Holmans in April 2007. Sharee manages the Holmans Maroochydore office, which was opened in April 2008. Sharee is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, a Chartered Tax Adviser from the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent. In July 2016, Sharee obtained her Diploma of Financial Planning, allowing her to be a licensed Financial Adviser.
Prior to joining Holmans, Sharee was based in Sydney for almost 20 years. During this time, Sharee was a partner in a chartered accounting practice, as well as holding the position of senior manager in both small to mid-tier accountancy firms. In these roles, Sharee provided strategic advice and specialised business solutions to suit the tax and accounting needs of a wide variety of privately owned businesses.
At Holmans, Sharee specialises in business structures, taxation advice, superannuation and in particular Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs). She has extensive experience in providing strategic tax advice to private clients, owner-operated family businesses and large corporate entities.
Sharee is passionate about being part of the Sunshine Coast Community and about giving back to the community.
In June 2017, Sharee was appointed to the Board of Comlink Ltd, a large Not for Profit whose main office is located on the Sunshine Coast. Comlink provides Home Care and Community services across Queensland. She loves being involved with this organisation – whose goal is for all people to age well.
Previously, Sharee was the Treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network for 6 years stepping down in early 2018. As a Buderim local, she was on the Board of Directors of the Buderim Community Enterprises Limited, trading as the Buderim Community Bank ® Branch of Bendigo Bank for six years stepping down from that role in 2018 too.
I'm motivated by: love and fear; love of family, friends, and community, which draws me to values based organisations. Fear of failure motivates me to pay attention. I love the cycle of positive feedback when things go well.
Qualifying in medicine in 1988 from London’s St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, the home of Florence Nightingale, David has extensive experience as a medical practitioner, predominantly in anaesthesia and intensive care. He also brings to the Board significant experience in Quality and Safety in hospital healthcare.
David founded his own business, Medmin in 2002. By leveraging information, this business adds millions of dollars to hospital funding enhancing the patient experience along the way.
I'm motivated by: My favourite quote – "Work for a cause and not for an applause. Live life to express and not to impress. Don't strive to make your presence felt, just make your absence felt."
Brad moved to the Sunshine Coast over 30 years ago while studying architecture. After working for a company for 15 years, he started his own business, Brad Read Design in 2000 and later changed this to become Brad Read Design Group in 2008 with an office in Maroochydore and a second office in Loganholme. He is passionate about all forms of Built Form Design including Urban, Building, and Interior design. BRD Group, specialises in all sectors of the Industry including many projects involving Aged Care. Brad has a mother in an Aged Care home, and is very interested in helping to advance facilities and services that are required in the Aged Care sector. He is involved in many projects in all areas of Australia and has consulted on projects internationally.
Brad is also a member of the following groups: Australian Institute of Company Directors, Building Designers Association of Australia, Building Designers Association of Queensland, Design Institute of Australia and Urban Design Institute of Australia.
I'm motivated by: I walk into my life everyday being of service and motivated by assisting others to thrive. Watching people find their true calling and helping business grow and transform.
Feda Adra is the CEO of ComLink. An innovative, dynamic and motivating leader, Feda has worked alongside her ComLink team since 2004, creating a shared vision and inspiring creativity and a strong commitment to service excellence that has seen the organisation grow and flourish to now servicing over 34,000 clients.
Feda is an optimist with the ability to bring ideas and solutions to life and strives to continuously challenge how things can be done better. With innovation at the forefront of her approach, this goal has seen her look at ways to introduce greatly enhanced models of client care and initiate the development of a ground-breaking technological tool to reduce social isolation. Passionately committed to collaboration, Feda establishes strong industry and cross-sector connections with which ComLink works to create greater efficiencies, knowledge, capacities, expertise and advances.
Feda’s philosophy in life is underpinned by giving back, working for the greater good, which is evident across all facets of her life.
I'm motivated by: I am motivated by a sense of accomplishment and the positive mindset in my working environment which drives the organisation forward.
Riaz Janif is the Chief Financial Officer at ComLink, having joined the organisation in 2014. Riaz's strategic approach to financial management has seen the organisation achieve excellent results, year after year, since his arrival. He possesses a unique ability to design profitable service models whilst keeping the client at the forefront of decision-making. Riaz holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Accounting and Management) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He has 24 years' experience in both the public and private sectors across Australia and internationally. He brings a mixture of professionalism and fun to his role at ComLink.
Riaz is a member Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Sunshine Coast Police Community Board. An active member of both sporting and community associations, Riaz is also the trustee for the local charity, Muslim Organisation of the Sunshine Coast.
I'm motivated by: I've always been motivated by helping others. Whether it's assisting a team member to reach their full potential, or supporting a client to find new ways to live with dignity, I find it immensely rewarding. Everyone deserves mental and physical wellbeing, especially our elderly and vulnerable.
Rosie Overfield is the Chief Operating Officer at ComLink Ltd and a passionate community-builder. With nearly twenty years' experience in a multi-national Fortune 500 company, Rosie knows how to grow services and organisations without sacrificing heart and soul. She has extensive skills in strategic planning, operations, human resources, marketing and leadership.
Rosie holds a Bachelor of Communication and a Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and has completed the AICD Company Directors course. Bringing the yin to her yang, Rosie is also a registered counsellor, yoga teacher and Mental Health First Aid educator. She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars across the country on topics such as resilience, emotional intelligence, leadership and communication at end-of-life.