Board appointments March 2014

Published on
March 17, 2014

Helen Besly appointed to QUT Business School Academic Board

Rowland Managing Director Helen Besly was recently appointed to the Queensland University of Technology Business School Academic Board.

The Board is responsible for oversight of academic governance at the School, in particular ensuring the effective development, implementation and review of academic programs and policies and the maintenance of academic standards.

Since graduating from QUT with a Bachelor of Business – Communication, Helen has become widely regarded as one of the leading minds in Australia’s communication industry.

Her career spans more than 30 years providing strategic counsel in communication and issues management, including roles as Former Vice President and Deputy Managing Director of Burson-Marsteller, Hong Kong.

Helen’s appointment to the QUT Business School Academic Board is in addition to her existing executive roles including Queensland Chair and Council Representative Chief Executive Women, Member of the Queensland Commemorative Events and Celebrations Committee, and a Fellow of both the Public Relations Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Management.


Asthma Foundation Queensland

Rowland Senior Group Manager Corporate Communication Jo Osborne has been appointed as a Director of the Asthma Foundation Queensland. This is an extension of Jo’s work on the organisation’s communication and fundraising committee.

Through innovation and leadership, the Asthma Foundation Queensland provides support for the health and wellbeing of every person with asthma and linked respiratory conditions, to help them breathe better.

Last financial year, the organisation assisted more than 400,000 Queenslanders with asthma and their caregivers.


BRAKE Driver Awareness

Rowland Group Manager Rob Lovegrove was appointed as a Director on the board of BRAKE Driver Awareness (BRAKE) in late 2013.

An independent Australian charity, BRAKE delivers driver behaviour training to senior high school students. Each year in Australia, P-plate drivers account for almost a quarter of serious road trauma or fatalities on our roads. The BRAKE program seeks to educate young road users and people in their network to recognise risks and hazards on the roads. This extends to passengers and influencers such as parents and other family members.