• 117 Blackwood Street, Mitchelton, QLD 4053
  • 07 3354 1244
  • info@blackwoodstreetchildcentre.com.au
Board: Board Members

The Board of Directors are all parents who volunteer their time to become involved in the governance of the Centre. The Board of this Association consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Ordinary Members and can include a community member. The Board is elected on a bi-annual rotating basis at the Annual General Meeting. The Board has general control and management of the administration of the affairs, property and funds of the Association and employs a General Manager who has overarching business responsibility for running the centre. All powers of the Association as detailed in the Mitchelton Community Preschool Association’s Constitution are exercised by the Board of Directors. Board Meetings are held once every calendar month.
As well as being responsible for overseeing the management of the Association, the Board of Directors, along with the Fundraising Committee are also involved in fundraising efforts. Our Association is community operated and with an effort from the whole community we can keep fees at a reasonable cost for the long term benefit of everyone. We do appreciate it when parents are ready to commit themselves to helping the Association in whatever way they can. It is only with such proactive involvement from all members of the Association that we can uphold our vision and thereby better meet the needs of all families in our community.
Any parent who is interested in becoming involved with the management of the Association is encouraged to nominate for a position on the Board of Directors or a position on one of the Board Sub Committees. Please contact the board directly on board@blackwoodstreetchildcentre.com.au for further information.

Board Members

President – David Capper
David has a BA (Double Major Government) and MA (International Relations), having commenced uni while serving in the Australian Army at Enoggera’s Gallipoli Barracks. He then served for 10 years as a police officer in the Australian Federal Police and between 2005 and 2009 David was the Team Leader of the Prime Ministers Close Personal Protection Team. More recently, David started a new position as the Lead Investigator for a Queensland Government department. David and his partner Samantha have a daughter who is currently enrolled at BSCC.

Vice President – Brigit Steindl
Brigit has worked in the field of human resources primarily specialising in industrial relations for 18 years. She has worked within the Queensland Government and Government Owned Corporations where she has had some exposure to the operations of a Board. Brigit has been involved in change management, enterprise bargaining, dispute resolution, and disciplinary processes and is currently working on diversity. Brigit has one child currently enrolled at the Centre.

Treasurer – Tina Walker
Tina is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with 17 years’ experience in various fields including audit, taxation, financial reporting, compliance, strategic planning and project planning. She has worked for various entities, including public accounting practices, manufacturing, insurance and water. Tina also has previous volunteer committee experience in building maintenance, establishing and growing CA awareness in the public sector, and by providing financial reporting support to a Brisbane-based church. Tina has two children at the Centre.

Board Secretary – Chris Downs

Ordinary Member – Sian McNamara

Ordinary Member – Alison Hicks

Blackwood Street Child Centre Strategic Plan

Mitchelton Community Preschool Association Constitution