Board Members

Peter Mark


Peter established Volunteering Gold Coast within the Gold Coast-based disability organisation FSG. He wanted to ensure community organisations had a service which recruited and supported volunteers and volunteer organisations.

Peter has been a Board member since the organisation’s inception in 1998.

In recognition of his contribution to Volunteering Gold Coast Peter was inducted as a Life Member in 2014.

Joy-Anne Fisher

Deputy Chair

Joy-Anne has more than 35 years’ experience in accounting, payroll and HR. Inspired by her mother’s example of a lifetime of volunteering, Joy-Anne began donating her time to a youth group which continued for more than a decade.

In 2007, she commenced her association with Volunteering Gold Coast. Serving as President from 2013 to 2016, Joy-Anne now serves on the Board in the capacity of Vice President. She was made a Life Member in 2017. 

Josie Kay


Josie has a long history of volunteering and fundraising. Currently volunteering with Beach Care, as the President of Somerset College Parents and Friends Association and assists their charity, The Somerset Literary Fund.

With a diverse career background in finance, insurance, media and medical practices, Josie has invaluable corporate experience. Josie is proud to be a part of Volunteering Gold Coast which she believes is a visionary organisation, making significant social impact to the local community.


Evan Barker

Board Director

Evan is passionate about innovation in business. Highly experienced as a Marketer, Business Development Manager, Recruitment, Operations, Client Services and Software Development. Evan has been on the Board of Directors at Volunteering Gold Coast since August 2018.

Evan has an impressive academic career. Receiving the Marilyn Jones Postgraduate Award, The Vice Chancellors List for Academic Excellence First, Internet Marketing Vice Chancellors List for Academic Excellence, The Fisher & Shaw Prize for Organisational Behaviour Deans List for Academic Excellence.

Justine Cirocco


Justine has led many community organisations. As Principal Lawyer for the Gold Coast Community Legal Advice Centre, the Robina Community Legal Centres and the Burleigh Heads State School P&C Association, establishing a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme.

Currently the President of the Somerset College Parents & Friends Association, Justine is a keen volunteer at the Somerset Storyfest. Justine enjoys helping those who are unable to help themselves by contributing to the governance and strategic direction of volunteering organisations.

Alex Woodthorpe

Board Director

Alex is a successful strategic advisor, certified Advisory Board Chair, and experienced CEO. Previously as an Executive Chairman within Asia Pacific. Alex expertise lies in global capital markets and investment banking. Specialising in growth focused new markets, as well as change and crisis management.

While in Asia, Alex developed opportunities for less privileged children. His community work focused on the well-being and education of children. Alex has sat on the Board of numerous international schools including the Board of Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong, as well as Chairman of the Development Committee. Alex’s entrepreneurial nature allowed him to develop scholarships and bursaries for people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to the opportunity.



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