2016/2017 Women in Business & Regional Development Board Members
L-R Cathy Lunnay, Ali Villani, Sam Rothall, Di Ind, Judy Mckay, Tahlia Gabrielli & Fiona Pulford.
Di is the Managing Director of Di-Monty Training Solutions, a business she cofounded in 2008. Prior to this Di spent over 20 years working in retail, in particular KFC where she led a team of approximately 500 people to achieve the highest per restaurant average sales nationally which resulted in record profit results annually.
Di lives in Mount Gambier with her partner, having returned here after working in Adelaide for 20 years
Di joined the Board of WiBRD in 2013, bringing her outstanding skills in leadership, motivation and business to the Board. Di is currently Chairman.
Cathy’s role as a former Senior Clerk of 17 staff and now a Quality Assurance Officer for Benson radiology in Mount Gambier is proof of her communication and organisational skills. Cathy is also a director of her family business Naralilla Homes which has allowed her to learn new skills around marketing, design and finance as she continues to contribute to its success for her family’s future within our community. The longevity of her voluntary positions within organisations such as Reidy Park Primary School where she has been on the governing council for a number of years show her experience and the value she places on community involvement. Cathy is the Deputy Chair of WIBRD.
Judy works for South Australian Dental Services based in the Mount Hospital as a Dental Therapist providing dental services to children aged between 0-18 years. She recently completed her Bachelor of Management (Human Resource Management and Honours Degrees at the University of South Australia).
Judy was born in Mount Barker, moved to Adelaide where she met her husband Neil. They re-located to Mount Gambier where they have brought up their three daughters. She has been actively involved in the community, especially netball, basketball and on the Mount Gambier High School council for 10 years and brings a wealth of contacts and networks to the Board.
Judy joined the board in 2013 and has used her management skills in networking, event management and marketing to revitalise local network events.
Ali V is a professional networker with a global online business she is also a qualified personal trainer and lifestyle coach. She has a very big passion for creating relationships and welcoming people into this amazing community. Her action motivator is bringing people together to support each other.Ali has had incredible growth and expansion in her business in the last 12 months and she absolutely loves to coach and mentor people to believe in themselves and their dreams. Ali is the current Treasurer.
With over 20 years’ experience in the early childhood development sector Fiona continues to be a passionate advocate for supporting carers involved in the education of others and has developed a large range of innovative community parenting programs in the region.
Fiona has been on the SERDE Board for 3 years and is currently a Director for the Stand Like Stone Foundation and the Deputy Chair of the Limestone Coast Community Services Roundtable. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Fiona to the Board and look forward to working with her.
Tahlia has previously worked within the beauty industry for 3 years as a qualified beauty therapist. She now works in real estate and has done so for the past 18 months as a qualified sales representative. Tahlia works within the sales and leasing areas of Complete Real Estate. Skills and experience that Tahlia can bring to the Board include a large network base, circle of influence, energetic and positive approach, good communication skills and event planning.
Sam Rothall has had the privilege of employment at some of the most successfully run organisational across our community before starting her own business. These included Murray T Martin Pharmacy for 7 years, Tenison Woods College and SA Power Networks. For the past 9 years she have been supporting my husband in a thriving business partnership. In 2012 she developed an events and catering business with the task of achieving all aspects required in a new business and importantly building a reputable, sought after product and services. This was achieved and growth continued. Each of these roles have required the skill to be able to engage with a diverse range of people, ensure excellence in service and the ability to adapt to a vast range of scenarios. For many years Sam has been actively involved in community events, predominantly fundraisers for the different organisations. This led to her role at the Leukaemia Foundation in 2015 months ago where she has thrived with the platform to be creative with fundraising initiatives and has led her to connect with some of our community’s most proactive members.
To join us TODAY simply download this WIBRD Membership Form and email or send it back to us.