The Australian Trade College North Brisbane is a not-for-profit organisation. The Board of Directors is comprised of the highly experienced and respected MRAEL directors below. They drive the strategic direction and work with the Principal to obtain the resources, funds and personnel necessary to implement and achieve ATCNB’s objectives.

KEVIN BREEN – CHAIRMAN

Kevin is a highly regarded and experienced Director, sitting on a number of commercial and not for profit Boards. He has had a long career in senior roles in local government.

Kevin was a key driving force in the establishment of a community philanthropic foundation, and is passionate about social justice and creating pathways to employment.

ELIZABETH BOARD – DIRECTOR

Elizabeth has had extensive teaching, leadership and advancement experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education. Her previous Board roles extend to various not-for-profit organisations including Aged Care and Regional Hospitals that specialised in corporate governance and strategic planning.

As an Associate of Philanthropy Squared, Elizabeth has consulted in fundraising strategy and implementation to schools and universities.

KERRY ATTWILL – DIRECTOR

Kerry was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005. Kerry joined the firm Rees R & Sydney Jones in Rockhampton as a solicitor in their Commercial and Property Division and has a strong background in business and commercial conveyancing, contracts, property development and leasing.
Kerry became a partner at Rees R & Sydney Jones in 2012.

RON BROWNE - DIRECTOR

Ron brings a unique combination of business development, general management, governance, sales, marketing and training skills, honed over four decades focussed on developing people and businesses, improving governance and management processes and increasing market share in various industries. Having worked in agriculture, retail, environment, vocational education and hospitality, Ron brings a diverse range of skills and experience to the organisation.

POUL BOTTERN – DIRECTOR AND COMPANY SECRETARY

Poul (MBA Hons, GAICD) joined IntoWork Australia as Group CEO in 2012 having over 20 years experience in management and executive level roles across community, training and employment related services.

Poul has worked with the Board and Management Team in building IntoWork Australia into a large progressive employment, recruitment, training and community service provider with over 100 locations across Australia. He is actively involved in various forums and peak bodies, including his role as the President of the National Australian Apprenticeship Association.

Operating across 12 companies, the IntoWork Group employs over 750 staff, and thousands of apprentices, trainees, and short term placements, and trains tens of thousands of students each year. As an Apprenticeship Network Provider the Group supports tens of thousands of people entering apprenticeships and traineeships, and also supports many disadvantaged young people and people with disabilities to enter the workforce and settle into the community as a DES and NDIS provider.

CHRISTINE ZECHOWSKI– MRAEL CEO