Better Homes, Better Futures

Board of Directors


Access Community Housing Company (ACHC) is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of professionals and business owners from across the Cairns and Far North Queensland community. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis, to ensure financial sustainability, compliance to the Corporations Act 2001 and to set the strategic direction for the company.

ACHC Directors are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. ACHC is proud and fortunate to have an active, skilled-based board that have a range of skills and expertise which they generously provide to us on a voluntary basis.

ACHC Board of Directors

Mark StallmanChair
Mark has been a qualified valuer for over thirty years and brings property development skills to the Board. He is currently the Capital Manager for Catholic Education Services Cairns, and is responsible for the 26 schools and colleges in the Cairns Catholic Diocese. As such, he sits on various Catholic Education capital sub-committees and working groups responsible for allocation of capital funds throughout Queensland. Previously, he was the Principal of Stallman Property Group, during which time his activities included commercial property developments as a joint venture partner, involving projects with a total value in excess of $16,000,000.
Leah CameronDeputy Chair
Leah is the owner and Principal Solicitor of Marrawah Law, the only Supply Nation certified Indigenous legal practice in Queensland. Leah has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Award in the category of Trade and Career, in 2008. She has developed expertise in the areas of native title, cultural heritage and human rights law and has represented traditional owners and acted for private enterprise. Leah joined the board of Access Community Housing Company in 2014.
Michael DelaneyTreasurer
Michael brings strong financial management skills to the Board of the Access Community Housing Company. Michael has been in public practice in Cairns since 1987 and is a Partner at the Cairns office of BDO Australia. Michael is an adviser in Family Business and consults to a wide range of family businesses. Michael’s role also covers valuations of businesses, family law areas and economic loss due to personal injury. He is a leader in North Queensland in the management rights industry with 20 years’ experience.
Amanda LangtreeDirector
Amanda is an employment and litigation lawyer with Peters Bosel Lawyers. Amanda’s experience predominantly involves acting for both employers and employees in employment disputes. She has significant experience in advising large companies and government related entities in all aspects of employment law. Amanda is also well versed in commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, company and partnership disputes, leasing disputes and general debt recovery. Amanda brings her significant legal experience and skills to the Board of the Access Community Housing Company and is the current Deputy Chairperson.
Laurie LindnerDirector
Laurie was born in the UK, and went to primary school in Livingstone, by the Zambezi River, dodging crocodiles, hippos and soldiers after 6pm. Emigrated to Australia in 1974. He arrived in Cairns in 1986 and fell in love with the place. Laurie started building in 1991 and commenced building government projects 12 years ago. Laurie was the inaugural chairman of the CTIC (now Construction Skills Queensland), having a keen interest in vocational training.

Director of Laurie Lindner Constructions, LLC are always on the lookout for challenging and interesting projects around Queensland, having built $200m of project in Cairns, Port Douglas, the Gulf and Cape York. The Design and Construct method of delivery has been the general mode of project delivery, assembling the required team of consultants to deliver successful outcomes. Laurie is looking forward to assisting the board in their building endeavours and beyond.
James DixonDirector
Born and educated in NSW, James Dixon first entered the tourism industry 33 years ago in 1983. He moved to Cairns in 1987, and has spent the past 26 years as Co-owner & Operator of Down Under Tours Australia.

James has been heavily involved in marketing Cairns & Tropical North Queensland region, and has also been a board member of ATEC (Australian Tourism Export Council) 4 years, a board member of Advanced Cairns 4 years, and a board member of TTNQ for 10 years, 6 years of which he was Deputy Chairman. He was also recently awarded an honorary life member of TTNQ for his contribution to the organisation.
Nathan WilliamsDirector
Nathan began his radio journalist career in the mid-1990s receiving his Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2005. This then led him to gain employment in Marketing and Communications with both the Federal and State Government for more than ten years. As an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person born in Cairns, Nathan has developed close connections to the Cairns Indigenous Community. Since 2016 Nathan has been employed with the Cairns Regional Council as Community Services Officer working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Organisations, Service Providers and Groups. Nathan joined the Board of Directors of Access Community Housing Company in 2017 and brings his community connections and cultural perspective to the Board.
Benjamin KeastDirector
Benjamin has been a Cairns Local since he moved up here in 1998 and completed his schooling. Since that time Ben has been employed at ARC Disability Services in a variety of roles, currently in the position of Chief Executive Officer. Ben holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business. Ben is currently involved with a number of not-for-profit boards, both disability and the arts, as well as being a representative of the Regional Disability Advisory Council. Ben has a passion for “for purpose” businesses and ensuring everyone has the ability to live as valued members within their community.

For more information regarding Access Community Housing Company, please contact us on admin@achc.org.au or phone (07) 4031 6702.

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