President: Dr Morgan O’Brien (GP)
Treasurer: Barbara Hill (Bookkeeper)
Secretary : Leanne James (Corporate Accountant) Members: Maureen Oldfield (Business Woman)
Vice-President: Connor O’Brien
Dr Morgan O’Brien- President
Dr Morgan O’Brien has been a member of the Goldbridge Management Committee for over 20 years, Vice President for 10 years and became President in 2019. Dr O’Brien is the principal Doctor, at the Broadbeach Medical Centre. Morgan graduated from University College Cork, (UCC), Ireland, with a Bachelor of Medicine before immigrating to Australia in 1978. He provides invaluable knowledge to the organisation especially in relation to addictions medicine. Morgan has been a Fellow of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (F.A.M.A.C.) since 1982 and recently qualified as a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (C.I.M.E. – USA). Goldbridge staff and the management team. Goldbridge contacts Dr O’Brien for expertise knowledge whether it is to confirm a procedure around infectious diseases; to discusses the need for staff/residents to have immunisations or to check out a medication that a person may be on while they are applying to enter the program. Morgan always makes himself available and is a great support to Goldbridge.
Barbara Hill – Treasurer
Barb was Sydney born and educated. She went through the Burroughs’s Business College in Sydney and graduated with Honours. Barb started her first job as a bookkeeper with Collins Brothers Stationery. She then worked for Patent and Trademarks Attorneys in Sydney as a Bookkeeper and Understudy with the Accountant to learn accounting processes. Barb then decides to start a family and went part-time and moved to Queensland. Then she returned to NSW to the Northern rivers town of Mullumbimby where she worked for the Council in a bookkeeping role for 18 years. After this Barb returned to Queensland doing Bookkeeping with a Financial planner in 1995 where she learnt the QuickBooks system. In 2003 Barb became a member of the Goldbridge Management Committee.
Leanne James -Secretary
Leanne James has been on the Goldbridge Management Committee since 2008 and currently holds the position of Secretary. She works as Financial and Strategic Planning Controller for a private company in Brisbane. Whilst predominantly working in financial roles, she has also spent two years working in USA educating Freight Forwarding personnel on new software implementations. This was a very challenging and fruitful step in her life. She started her career in Sydney and relocated to Brisbane with her family just after the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Maureen Oldfield- Member
Maureen Oldfield has been a member of the Goldbridge Management Committee for over 15 years. Maureen is a committed Committee member, rarely missing a meeting. Maureen is a retired Businesswoman and reads all the relevant documents and is an active participant in monthly Board meetings. Maureen Oldfield is very committed to Goldbridge and to helping people who are affected by alcohol and other drugs. Maureen has a calm aura around her and has a special skill in sitting back and listening to what people have to say. It is this skill that enables her to question and clarify points that are discussed during Board meetings. Maureen is an asset to the team as she asks the hard questions in a very respectful manner.
Conor O’Brien is CEO of Multikraft Probiotics Australia. An agile and transformational leader, with diverse management skills and cross-cultural expertise, acquired whilst living and working in contrasting international environments (including Australia, The Middle East, Asia and Europe).
Conor has been involved with several successful start-up businesses, including environmental companies in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, as well as some innovative niche markets including the Australian communication’s sector, building up Expresscom Business Solutions from its inception in 2000 in South East Queensland, to have a presence across the East Coast of Australia as its Executive Director, and subsequently as the Sales Director and owner of House of Telecommunications (HOT), the exclusive Vodafone Business Partner for the region.
After returning to his true passion of the environment in 2006, Conor was the Founding Director and CEO of Micro-Biologic Pty Ltd, working with probiotic treatments for wastewater, odour control, animal husbandry and large scale waste reuse and composting internationally. Conor generated business through relationships developed whilst living in the Middle east with some of the largest companies in the region, including SABIC (The largest Public Company in Saudi), ARASCO foods and The Arriyadh Development Authority (Saudi Government) and also in Asia, with prestigious companies, including TATA in India. Conor has studied Marine Biology at James Cook University, Health Science and Microbiology at Griffith University, and has an Executive MBA from Bond University.