Our Committee

Community Plus+ Queensland is governed by a skills-based committee drawn from local communities. With diverse skills and experiences, this dedicated group steer our strategic direction and greatly contribute to the work and mission of Community Plus+.

Bec Langdon
CP+ President

Bec joined the Community Plus+ team as a volunteer at the West End Boarders Breakfasts in 2013 and the Management Committee in 2015.  Relocating from Tasmania in 2007 (attracted by the warmth of the weather and the people!), Bec brings a passion for inclusion and community coupled with extensive corporate and volunteer experience, to her position with Community Plus+.  Bec holds a Cert III in Community Service Work, Master of Business Administration (MBA) majoring in Project Management, Master of Business & Innovation (MBSI) majoring in Digital Transformation, Finance and Research and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Jane Holden
CP+ Vice President

Jane is passionate about building relationships, capacity and connections to develop vibrant, sustainable and inclusive communities.  Jane has over 20 years of experience in managing complex multi-stakeholder projects. As a skilled manager and accredited broker with the Partnership Brokers Association, Jane has facilitated meaningful and purposeful engagement helping to deliver on a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Jane was awarded from Griffith University a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management and Organisational Change; and Marketing.  Having spent her earliest years living in Yeronga, and now settled in West End, Jane was excited to join the Community Plus Management Committee in 2018. You can find information on Jane at her LinkedIn profile here.

Bob Spiers
CP+ Secretary

Bob has a farming and environmental background and lives in Highgate Hill. He retired from the Queensland Public Service in 2012 after 18 years as a Senior Executive in the environment and natural resource management areas of professional work. Bob now teaches at the University of Queensland and provides specialist assistance to the Regional NRM Groups engaged in climate change risk and vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning. Bob joined the Management Committee of Community Plus+ in 2012 and has a special interest in strategy and sustainability. He has Degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Applied Science and was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1995.

Carmel Tower
CP+ Treasurer

Carmel is a Financial and Office Administrator working in a disability organisation in North Brisbane. Other positions she has held are Chair of a disability organisation,  Treasurer of a National Disability Board, and involved in a local community organisation as Treasurer. Carmel has spent many years working in the community sector with people who are marginalised and experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has a Diploma in Business and Administration’ majoring in financial administration. Her hobbies are walking, running, tennis, bike riding and movies.

Pauline Peel
CP+ Committee Member
(Immediate past President 2014-2018)

Pauline joined our committee in 2014 and took up the role of Chair in 2015. Pauline brings more than 25 years experience in senior roles in the private, public and community sectors. Her roles have covered social and cultural development and in more recent times Indigenous Affairs, and she remains passionate about these areas as critical to the fabric of people’s lives.

Susanne Cooper
CP+ Committee Member

Susanne has lived in Yeronga for 25 years with her family, and is active in several community groups. She has been involved with Community Plus+ for the past nine years, principally through the strategic partnership with Jacobs (formerly SKM), a global engineering and major projects consulting company located in South Brisbane. Susanne has led the development of this very successful partnership since 2009.  Susanne is also a board member for National Parks Association of Queensland. She is passionate about the environment, good urban design that encourages vibrant, connected communities, fairness, and equality for all. Susanne can often be seen walking or cycling around the local area.

Regina Hamilton
CP+ Committee Member

Regina is a Senior Manager, People at MDA Ltd. and has overall responsibility for the  Human Resource, Payroll and Work Health & Safety functions of the organisation.  Regina has worked in the Non Government sector for approximately twenty five years and has extensive experience in leading organisational and human resource system development and management functions within a diverse range of community sector organisations.   These organisations include education and training, disability employment and support services and workforce development.

Regina has a deep commitment to ensure organisational systems inclusive of human resources, information technology, policies and procedures support both management and staff to achieve organisation goals and individual job satisfaction.  Regina believes in the importance of allowing staff the opportunity to grow within their roles and to ensure that organisational systems are developed which add value to the functional roles of all staff.  On a personal level, Regina enjoys bush walking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Marilyn Trad
CP+ Committee Member

Marilyn has been a member of Community Plus+ for 3 years and a Management Committee member for 2 years. She has lived and worked in the West End area for most of her life. Marilyn has been a member of a number of community groups and committees – most notably as president of the West End State School P&C and Fiesta organising committee. As well as the Community Plus+ Management Committee, Marilyn currently sits on the Mater Human Research Ethics Committee. Marilyn loves a community event especially while helping to fundraise simultaneously. She is passionate about equality for all, a clean start at any stage of life but in particular good education opportunities for children of all ages.

Kath Chown
CP+ Committee Member

Kath has been involved with Community Plus+ since 2014 when she helped to form the Annerley-Stephens History Group, The Annerley Trader’s Association, and in 2015, the Annerley Community Service. She has sat on the Management Committee since 2017 and brings a knowledge of event management, social media, community development and residential property. Kath was part of the small team of business owners who started the Annerley Junction market events in 2013 which have continued in June and December each year since. Kath has lived in the local area for almost a decade and believes equality, engagement and environment are the most important factors in building a thriving community.