Our People

Our Board

Scott Monaghan – Chair

Warren Steele – Vice Chair

Adam Smith – Non Executive Director

Meghanne Wellard – Non Executive Director

Ashley Lindsay – Non Executive Director

Mark Doherty – Non Executive Director

Geraldine Gallagher – Non Executive Director

Sue McKimms Non Executive Director

Johanna Tarrant – Non Executive Director

Duncan Taylor – Non Executive Director

Michael Rowe – Company Founder

Our Team

Melanie Lamb

Centre Manager

Melanie is new to this regional country town life, and in particular to the Clarence Valley, however this is where her family chooses to call ‘home’ for the long haul. Melanie has been a Physical Education teacher for twenty-five years teaching in regional NSW, Narrandera; then to the International school system, to Munich in Germany for three years; to Hong Kong for two years; and then back to the Gold Coast, where she spent sixteen years of her teaching career at Somerset College, teaching K to 12 PDHPE and for many years as Director of Sport. As a teacher, a mother and a well-traveled citizen, Melanie joins the CUC Clarence Valley with a background of educational and life experience with a natural ability to support students of all cultures and ages. Melanie has a natural openness and a warm personality, enabling her to guide our students through their biggest decisions and toughest challenges associated with university life.

Kirsten Jongsma

Learning Skills Advisor

Kirsten holds a Bachelor Management (Psychology), Master Human Resources Management (Employee Relations) and she is currently studying toward her Juris Doctor qualification. Over the past decade, she worked in the field of Human Resources and Employee/Industrial Relations, mainly within the transport sector. Prior to this she spent many years in hotels working the front desk, reservations, restaurants, and events prior to making the move into human resources. Kirsten is genuinely excited to be a part of CUC Clarence Valley, working toward a shared vision of supporting current and prospective students to achieve their educational goals within the local community. As a Learning Skills Adviser Kirsten endeavours to enhance the learning experience of students through developing their academic and study skills.