Our Board is a skills based entity, as per the Constitution.  This means people who have strong backgrounds in either fundraising, marketing, charity and business.  We are seeking potential Directors with these skills and those applying will undergo strict background checks, to ensure the Foundation has the highest calibre of Directors possible.

Meet our Board members




John has many years on the Board of the charity.  He owns Hounfels cattle station near Georgetown and has a long, content-rich history in the Gulf region, with much expertise in cattle producing.

He understands the challenges facing that industry and also Australia's rural regions, along with the many challenges facing Australia's primary producers.

John has a huge heart for helping the rural communities and helping restore their rightful place in Australia's future.

Anita Donlon



Anita is a passionate advocate for small business, small towns and our farmers.  Growing up in a small country town instilled qualities that are still with her today.

Joe Lockyer



Joe has also been on the Board for extended periods and has a rich experience in the Gulf region of Queensland.

He is the owner, with his wife (also called Jo) at Bedrock Village caravan park at Mt. Surprise, a very successful enterprise that has a visitor's book overflowing with glowing comments.

Joe is also a humanitarian and makes annual visits to SE Asian countries to install water wells and other infrastructure, in his bid to help those less fortunate.

He can build, modify, repair and construct anything, and is a true representative of the spirit of the bush!

His expertise and wisdom is vital to this charity's health.