The Board provides purpose, leadership, direction and overall strategy for No Strings. Board members ensure that finances are sound, that the operations are legal, that procedures work, that assets are safeguarded and that all tasks are carried out in the public interest.
John Oster - Board Chair
Qualifications: B Arts, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Man (Arts)
Experience: John has extensive Board experience in the Arts sector. John recently completed a 4yr term as Exec Dir of Regional Arts Australia. He has been involved in arts administration for more than 20 years with a strong focus in the First Nations arts sector. He has managed significant Aboriginal Art Centres at Balgo and Mowanjum. From 2004 – 2011 he was the Executive Officer of Desart, the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. In 2011 John was appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Indigenous Art Code, the national regulatory body overseeing professional practice in the Indigenous art industry.
Autumn Slavin - Treasurer
Qualifications: B.Commerce; Grad Dip Chartered Accounting; ICA Member; Tax Institute Chartered Tax Adviser
Experience: 13+ years as an accountant, specialising in accounting, tax compliance and advisory services to Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) and privately owned businesses across a range of industries. Works closely with businesses to identify opportunities for improvement, plan for future growth and assist achieve financial and other goals .
Greg Cashel - Secretary
Skills: advocacy disability education & support
Experience: Greg is a teacher with over 3 decades, as a Primary School Teacher, Special Class Teacher, TAFE Lecturer and Disability Coordinator. He has He has worked with parents /carers of children with special needs, and has provided learning support for young people with disabilities to succeed at school and to gain appropriate employment. Greg is currently the Special Needs Coordinator / ATSI Teacher at Urrbrae Agricultural High School. He also has a keen interest in Film and Drama.
Danielle Hibbard - Board Member
Qualifications: Chartered Accountant, Auditor
Experience: As well as working as a chartered accountant and auditor, Danielle is also a youth disability support worker. She has volunteered in social clubs and various capacities, including on organising and events committees.
Qualifications: Bachelor of International Studies
Experience: Tanya has extensive nfp Board experience and her work experience is broad: from starting an event planning business, to health education, to travel agency work, to being certified as a mediator. She has volunteered extensively across not-for-profit agencies as broad as the Salvation Army, Crisis Line NT, St Vincent de Paul and the Red Cross. Tanya has a lived experience of disability.
Skills: administration, business management, not-for-profit sector, broadcast media
Experience: Kari has over 30 years of experience in administration, management, business development, fundraising, event management, training and partnership development, as well as 20+ years in the media (print, radio, tv, online), private enterprise, the not-for-profit sector and in Government.