The NoosaCare Board is made up of 10 Directors that volunteer their time and expertise to represent the residents and future of NoosaCare.

The Board are nominated in accordance with the requirements of the NoosaCare constitution and are elected by NoosaCare members to accept the appointment at the Annual General Meeting. The Board attend monthly meetings chaired by the President and further committee meetings are held quarterly or as required. All Directors are encouraged to attend the monthly residents meetings at both Carramar and Kabara to provide residents with a platform to discuss any issues or topics directly with the Board.

The organisation’s governing body promotes a culture of safe, inclusive quality care and services and is accountable for the delivery of such.

President, Ann Harrap

Chairs the Board Meetings

Ann is a former Australian High Commissioner with more than 20 years’ experience in international and government relations. She was a diplomat in the UK, Iraq, PNG and South Africa but currently runs an independent consultancy specialising in government relations, communication, leadership and diplomacy training.  Ann also holds a BA/LLB and has been a member of NoosaCare since 2018.

Director, Stefan Prystupa

Stefan Prystupa holds a Bachelor of Engineer and had been managing consulting practice in Noosa since 1980 until he sold his share of the business in 2011. In recent years, Stefan has taken a part-time consulting engineer role with the company. Stefan has special interest in humanitarian engineering having worked for the United Nations in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Member since 2012.

Director, Clare Cartwright

Clare was born and raised in Noosa Heads. She presently works as a solicitor at Cartwright Lawyers, a family firm established in 1974. An avid snowboarder, Clare enjoys travelling the world in search of the best snow. Clare holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from the University of Queensland. Member since 2014

Director, Wayne Staal

Wayne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and principal of Holmans. He has extensive accounting experience in the area of risk and business management, providing advice to a number of small and medium enterprises, primary producers and high net worth individuals. Wayne also heads Holman’s specialist divisions for health and sports professionals. Member since 2016.

Director, Wendy Wood

Wendy brings over 40 years of experience in academic, operational and strategic expertise across several areas including: professional nursing leadership and practice, general operations, human resources, risk management, internal audit, business/services planning, governance, administration and major redevelopment project management. Previous positions held include CEO of Federation Training and senior executive positions at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, including Associate Professor of Nursing and Chief Nurse, Deputy CEO and Director of Operations. Member since 2018.

Director, Ken Corbett

Kenny emigrated to Australia in 1998, graduating initially in Physiology & Sports Science before completing Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to the Noosa area in 2003, working initially at Noosa Hospital before settling into General Practice in Cooroy and then Tewantin. Previous positions locally involved the medical advisory committees at both Noosa and Eden hospitals and Chairman of the Noosa After Hours GP service. He teaches medical students within general practice and is an accredited Skin Cancer doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia. Outside work he enjoys trekking and mountain biking.

Director, Johanne Wright

Johanne recently retired after 22 years running a boutique consultancy firm working across Australia and the Asian Pacific Region with a focus on organisational development and strategic change management. Johanne’s clients included governments, national and local service providers in Aged Care as well as many other not-for-profit community based organisations. Prior to moving to the private sector, she worked as a senior and executive public servant primarily in health, disability, and human resource management. Her professional background is in clinical and organisational psychology. She has significant board experience both as a board member and helping boards to develop long term strategies. She has two Masters Degrees and has completed the Institute of Company Directors course. Prior to her retirement, Johanne was a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

Director, Graham Douglas

Graham retired to Noosa in 2016 after a career spanning senior executive roles including CEO of both private and public companies across multiple industries including food, oil, telecommunication, and manufacturing. Graham holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and Economics from theUniversity of Technology Sydney, postgraduate qualifications in Applied Finance and Investment, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2019 Graham retired after running his own consulting practice specialising in turning around small to medium size businesses across a range of industries.