Our Board

Our elected board consists of a diverse group of people with a broad range of experience and skills in a range of professions. This includes the business, law, finance, technology, health, marketing and education sectors. Our board includes people with epilepsy and people whose family are impacted by epilepsy.

 

Sam Bryce- CHAIRMAN

Sam Bryce is an agribusiness professional with 25 years of progressive leadership experience in the sector. He currently holds a senior position at GrainCorp Liquid Feeds and has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University Of New England. Throughout his career, Sam has achieved success nationally and internationally in corporate, private small enterprise and start-up companies due to his business development acumen, strategic vision and strong relationship management skills.

Sam has a firsthand appreciation of living with and caring for someone living with the condition.  He was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager, and his son was diagnosed before his first birthday- both are well controlled with medication.

Sam loves all sports, especially rugby! He enjoys spending quality time with his family at ‘the farm’ on the weekends and during the holidays.

 

Kim Davis- DEPUTY CHAIR

Kim Davis is currently Patron Services and Security Manager at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and holds qualifications in Events and Project Management. She has extensive industry experience including sponsorship, corporate events, arts administration and marketing communications. Kim is a long-serving board member for Epilepsy Queensland and has been providing leadership and expertise in this capacity for over five years. 

As a mother of a young adult with epilepsy, Kim has a personal understanding of the importance of the support and advocacy that EQI provides to individuals and their network of family and friends. Kim believes that through raising the community’s awareness of epilepsy, we can ensure that people with epilepsy have the opportunities to fulfil their goals and dreams.

 

Kalvin Booth- TREASURER

Kalvin Booth is a Chartered Accountant and is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Chesterfield Australia Pty Ltd. Kalvin has extensive experience working for large public listed companies as well as multi-national private enterprises. His industry experience includes banking, private equity, agriculture, manufacturing and construction working in Australia, the UK and the US.

Kalvin has a passion for improving the lives of people with epilepsy and the families around them. Through his role as a board director, he is looking forward to helping play a part in Epilepsy Queensland providing this service.

 

Andrew Barnes- SECRETARY

Andrew Barnes is CEO and founder of GO1, a software development company that is an established leader in online learning and professional education. He has a PhD in Business Strategy from the University of Queensland and is a Rhodes Scholar, studying a Master of Science and Education at Oxford University. Andrew has been connected with Epilepsy Queensland for many years and is passionate about supporting the organisation

 

Board members

Charmaine Driver

Murray Fairgrieve 

Lousie Prychidczuk

William Tuffley

Katrina Tune

Simon Watt