Deborah has been actively supporting Darren with his road safety programs for many years and following the loss of a loved one in recent years she is looking forward to being even more involved in helping reduce road trauma on our roads.
Sam graduated from Bond University in 2017 and is our youngest serving board member. Having lost two close friends in recent years he has experienced first hand the devastating affect this can have on loved ones. Sam is passionate about road safety and driver education.
Mark Cook is a CPA Accountant and Director/Partner with Cook & Associates. He is also holds membership with the Institute of Public Accountants.
Mark has been involved with sporting groups for many years both at school and club levels. As a parent of two teenagers he has a strong interest in driver training and the safety of young drivers on our roads.
Rosie believes the Foundation is based on a universal fact – one that people tend to forget. Every time we get into a car we are at risk.
That fact has become more important and relevant because she is now driving her grandchildren on a daily basis. She wants them to grow into wonderful adults without injuries caused by a car crash. She also wants them to be good, safe and aware drivers when they get behind the wheel of their own car.
In her professional life Rosie worked as a fundraiser. She is a regular donor and is philanthropic by nature, she hopes to bring these qualities to the Board to assist the Foundation to achieve its goals.
Dr Seuss is one of her favourite philosophers.
“He said unless someone like you cares whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not” Dr Seuss
As a mother of young adult drivers on our roads, I know that I am not alone when I say I have spent many a night awake waiting for that familiar sound of my boys cars coming down the road and into the safety of our driveway.
Unfortunately for some families that sound never comes, and our family has also experienced first hand the devastating impact of that knock on the door.
I am passionate about supporting road education programs for our young adult drivers of tomorrow, and bringing the community together as one to really effect change on our roads.
My professional life spans many years in Business Management / Governance and Finance across different industries, as well as previously holding Executive Board positions in local community sporting clubs and not for profit organisations working with disengaged youth.
Associate Board Member
Brad is our first Associate Member to join the Board.
He is a qualified Occupational Therapist specialising in driver assessment and training for drivers with a medical condition or disability.
“Road safety is close to my heart. I lost my uncle in a vehicle crash when I was a boy. So, although it was when I was young, I really understand the long-term impact losing a loved one to a road tragedy can have on a family”.
Road safety is at the core of what Brad instills into his business as he assists drivers with a disability maintain or regain their driver’s licence.
“I am very proud to be supporting the Get Home Safe Foundation”.