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

Amanda LangtreeActing Chair of the Board
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.
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.
Mark StallmanDirector
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.
Kerrie RichmondActing Deputy Chair
Kerrie joined the Access Company Housing Company board in 2012 and brings strong small business, marketing, strategic planning and management skills to her position. Kerrie has occupied several senior management roles across Cairns and regional Australia throughout her professional career. As such, she has been responsible for running regional, state and national businesses in the tourism, printing and retail sectors. Her management experience also extends to the banking, digital and farming industries. She has been involved with community groups for over 25 years.
Tony McDonaghDirector
Tony McDonagh was born in London and lived in NZ before moving to Sydney. Tony joined the American broadcaster CBS and completed a three year accounting traineeship. After moving to Perth, Tony worked as a commercial accountant. After a brief stint in the UK working for the BBC as a production accountant, Tony went back to study in Perth at Curtin University. During his study Tony worked as part-time tutor and lecturer at Curtin University. During the next ten years Tony switched over to professional accounting and worked as a senior taxation advisor. Tony moved to Cairns in 2013. Tony recently joined the Queensland Rostrum Management Committee in 2014.
Leah CameronDirector
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.
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.

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

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