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Our Board

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland is fortunate to boast a dedicated Board, who ensure the organisation remains focused on achieving our vision. Currently our board consists of the following directors:

Victor Attwood

Victor attwood Victor was appointed to the MDQ board in 2016.  Victor brings to the board his extensive experience in the public sector, in governance, and also his experience of living with a neuromuscular condition.Victor was a member of Ipswich City Council from 2000 and Deputy Mayor from 2004 until his retirement from politics in 2016. At the age of 21 Victor was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neuromuscular condition. Victor sits on several boards and actively supports many local community groups, school and sporting clubs as well as the army of volunteers dedicated to supporting them.

Tony Biggar

Tony Biggar Anthony was appointed to the MDQ board in 2016 and his legal expertise has added value to the board’s decision making, particularly as we have transitioned to a company. Tony is the founding Legal Practitioner Director of Big Law Pty Ltd Solicitors of Strathpine. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1984 and from 1986 to 1998 carried on practice in Monto and since 1999 has practiced in the Moreton Bay Region. Tony commenced practice in Petrie with two staff and the practice has grown to two Legal Practitioner Directors, three employed lawyers and eleven support staff.Tony’s areas of practice are property law, business law and wills and estates.  For many years, he has been a member of the Property Law and Practice Committee of the Queensland Society. Tony regularly presents papers at seminars and continues to act for a number of clients form the North Burnett Region and is the Honorary Solicitor for several community organisations in Monto. Tony is married to Wendy who is an Occupational Therapist and they have three adult children.

Ken Robertson

Ken Robertson Ken has over 33 years experience as a chartered accountant and heads up Nexia Brisbane as CEO, and is a board member of Nexia Australia ranked in the top ten firms nationally.

He works primarily in the areas of taxation, corporate finance and advisory services, audit and assurance, and succession and estate planning. Ken is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser, a Registered Company Auditor, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and was awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants Microsoft Excel Award for Small Business, a national award for systems design.

In his spare time Ken is a keen motorcyclist and while he no longer has a Harley Davidson, he has participated in the past as a BrisbaneHOG member on the charity rides for Muscular Dystrophy Queensland.

Helen Posselt

Helen Posselt Regarded as a leader in her field, Helen is a physiotherapist and neuromuscular advisor who has dedicated her life work to furthering knowledge of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and advocating for those living with the condition. Her important work and educational materials have become sought after internationally.

In 2004 the Queensland Government recognised her contribution to the community in the ‘Smart Women – Smart State Awards’ for her work with Queensland boys with DMD and in 2005 for her work on ‘Laura’s Choice’, an educational DVD aimed at informing women at risk of being DMD carriers of their reproductive choices and of the tests available to them regarding conception and pregnancy.

Helen continues her work producing videos for the Centre for Disease Control in the United States, to aid early diagnosis of all inherited neuromuscular conditions. Known and respected by many in the Queensland muscular dystrophy community through her lengthy service as case worker and physiotherapist with MontroseAccess, Helen retired in February 2010 and took on the role of Director with MD Queensland in October 2010.

Natasha Taylor

 Natasha Taylor Dr Natasha Taylor was appointed to the MDQ Board in September 2017.

Natasha is a veterinary surgeon and business owner and brings to the board her expertise in owning and operating small businesses. Natasha is a single mother of two children, one of whom lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Peter Jefferis

 Peter Jefferis placeholder Peter brings to the board over 30 years of ICT and sales and marketing experience from Australia and across Asia and United States. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Queensland with a double major in Computer Science. His career began with the Queensland Government and Australian Department of Defence, and he’s held senior positions with the likes of Dimension Data, Microsoft (Queensland), the New York Department of Social Services, Unisys and Univac. Since 2012, he’s been GM of Venues for APAC with MPower MSL.

Peter had been thinking about serving on a board when an unlikely introduction connected him with the work of Muscular Dystrophy Queensland and a role on our board seemed the perfect fit.