One thing all team members at Linked Community Services have in common is a genuine aspiration to give back and improve the quality of life and independence for people within the community.
The team at Linked Community Services comprise a Board of Directors, over 30 employees and over 60 volunteers with some being a part of the organisation for over 30 years.
Without our people, we simply wouldn’t be able to impact the community in the ways that we do, we are proud to create a place where we can connect people to support each other and provide outstanding services.
Alan Watts – Chair
Alan Watts has been a member on the Linked Community Services Board for over 3 years. Alan’s career includes 20 years in telecommunications where he worked closely with stakeholders and customers to design and deliver major service implementations and infrastructure upgrades. His other valuable experience includes business operations management, project management, IT service management and solutions design.
Ian Skead – Vice Chair
Ian Skead has been an active member on the Board for Linked Community Services for over 5 years and has over 35 years’ experience in the NSW Public Sector (YAC, FACS, DoCS). Ian’s diverse skillset extends delivery and management of service delivery (Psychologist), organisational management, workforce analytics, HR and more. Formal qualifications include Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Psychology.
Russell Stockham – Secretary
Russell Stockham has been strongly involved in the hospitality industry since 1998, through his positions as Finance Manager and CEO and his contributions to many industry boards. Russell has managed diverse hospitality clubs across Australia and acted on the Board of Clubs Queensland from 2007-2009 and is currently the CEO of Panthers Port Macquarie. Formal qualifications include Bachelor of Business majoring in Accountancy.
Dianne Gander – Director
Dianne Gander is an active member within the Port Macquarie community, specifically through various volunteer organisations. Dianne has been involved with Linked Community Services for over 15 years and was named Volunteer of the Year at the Spotlight 2019 Volunteer Awards in honour of her dedicated work with Linked Community Services.
Annette Messenger – Director
Christopher King – Director
Christopher King has significant experience in the utilities industry, including as a senior executive, project manager and other roles within the transport industry in NSW. Chris has served on a number of boards and management committees across NSW, where he is currently chairman of Port City Bowling Club and President of Willing and Able Foundation. His skillset strongly lies with corporate governance and financial management.