Queensland Meals on Wheels Limited operates under the direction of an elected body known as a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors' primary role is to set strategic direction, policies and procedures and is supported by a small number of paid staff whose role it is to implement the same.
The current Board of Directors are:
Michael Homden joined the Board and was elected as Chairperson in 2023.
Michael is humbled to be elected to serve the broader interest of MOWQ and support the personal commitment of all members for the fantastic work that gets done ‘making a difference’ on a daily basis for the Queensland community.
Michael’s career has included senior executive and Board roles in Policing both here (NSW) and the UK, Head of Emergency Services in the Northern Territory, Senior Assistant Commissioner in NSW Ambulance together with a spell as Commissioner, Executive Director of South Australia Youth Justice and Human Services.
Michael has been privileged to be there at some of the best moments that secure people’s faith in each other to leading organisations through some of the more challenging events that have presented themselves in recent times.
‘More than just a meal’ takes on a personal significance for Michael as he has dedicated his professional career to serving the local community, protecting the vulnerable and safeguarding the rights that everyone should enjoy as a member of society.
Penny McClelland joined the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels 4 years ago and was elected Vice-Chairperson in 2020.
She has volunteered with Bulimba and District Meals on Wheels since 2004, serving as a Committee Member for 2 years, Vice-President for 2 years and President since 2009.
Penny previously was employment with an International IT Company for 21 years, fulfilling varying roles within the organisation. She held an Electorate Officer position with a State Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2012 and has been a volunteer Councillor for two non-for-profit organisations.
Judith Brown joined the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels in 2019. With a background in finance, she was soon elected to the position of Chair of the Finance Committee, a position she was re-elected to in 2020. Judith has held the position of Treasurer at Cairns Meals on Wheels since 2018.
Judith holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, and a Diploma of Financial Planning. She is a Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, a Member of the Tax Practitioners Board, and an Associate Member of CPA Australia.
Judith is currently employed as Practice Principal at AMP and has been a Director and Board Member of All Financial Services, Darwin since 2017.
Michael Stevens joined the Board of Meals on Wheels Queensland in 2022.
Michael has been working within the Financial Services since 2005 and holds 20 years of ICT experience specializing in HR Management, Program/Project Management and Quality Assurance within various Information Technology associations. During this time, he has completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Project Management, Diploma in IT, a Graduate Certificate in Management, Project Management Professional certificates, SAP Certification Associate Project Manager and SAFe 5 Agile Practitioner Certificate.
Matt Webster joined the Board of Meals on Wheels Queensland in 2022 and is current chair of the MOWQ Innovation & Partnerships Committee.
He joined the Management Committee of Ashgrove Meals on Wheels in early 2017 and has since served as Volunteer Driver and Services Branch Vice President.
Prior to volunteering with MOWQ, Matt has done significant volunteer work with other charity and community organisations such as Camp Quality.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree and is a Fellow, Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly AIM).
He is also a director of two corporate businesses within the digital, data, property and marketing services sectors, where he focuses on business growth solutions and change leadership.
Ian Collier joined the Board of Meals on Wheels Queensland in 2022.
Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Ian began his journey with Meals on Wheels as a volunteer delivery driver within the Bulimba service, where he continued to serve on the committee for the past 6 years. Not only this, but he also volunteered on the committee which formed the Brisbane South MOW hub and is now President of Wynnum Manly Meals on Wheels service.
Ian holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Behavioural Sciences from Macquarie University. However, his professional background includes working as a Bureau Chief in the Press Gallery, Head Media Advisor and Public Policy Adviser, and a Head of Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for State Government Organisations, including Queensland Rail.
Ian is now employed as a Program Director for The Eventful Group, as well as the Production Director for SAPinsider.