Meet Our Board of Directors
Chairperson & Company Secretary
Antonio (Tony) Castro
Tony Castro has recently moved on from his family farming operation and has always been heavily involved in advocating for the agricultural sector in the Bundaberg region, particularly canegrowers. A dedicated community volunteer, Tony is a Director with the Waves Sports Club (Secretary), Club Queensland (Vice President), Chairman of the USC Thunder Netball Club. Tony is currently Chairperson and Company Secretary.
Alexandra (Alex) Dodson
Alex currently works for Macquarie Group in the Retail Bank. She has 6+ years working in the financial services industry, across various accounting, business partnering & treasury roles. Alex previously worked in the professional services industry (specialising in business advisory and tax), obtaining the Chartered Accounting qualifications in 2015. She enjoys giving back to the community and has been serving as a Board Member of Bridges Health & Community Care since 2017.
Mark Curry is the founder and CEO of SAVVY BEVERAGES, a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW, academic tutor and nutritionist. Mark spent several years practising as a lawyer before moving toward nutrition, and ‘better for you’ healthy options. He is pioneering the space of “mental performance drinks” which help people to combat stress while working hard. Mark has utilised his background in order to assist Bridges and the board to make the right decisions going forward. Mark has a passion for mental health and helping people find their joy.
A progressive and proactive executive, with a proven aptitude and extensive working knowledge of both community and corporate governance, Jackie Richards is a highly attuned and successful business leader and coach. Her commitment to best practice through the introduction of quality systems, and the fostering of a healthy organisational culture, is evident in the successful development and organisational growth she has spearheaded. A Graduate Certificate in Housing Management and Policy Development, and qualifications in Quality Auditing and Project Management, heads her long list of Jackie’s accreditations. Including several awards within the sector.
Adrian is currently operating his own business as a corporate strategy and governance consultant. His previous professional experience has included senior executive leadership positions as General Manager/Director of Corporate Services, Strategy and Planning, Finance, Governance and Risk Management at all levels of government and the commercial sector including banking, insurance and funds management organisations. Adrian is very passionate about the mental and physical wellbeing of all people and is keen on using his experience in contributing to the goals and objectives of Bridges Health and Community Care Ltd.
Having worked in the health and community sector for 26 years, Sharon’s role is to ensure the company meets it legal and contractual obligations. Sharon is a registered practicing psychologist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology, Masters in Mental Health Practice – Griffith University and Diploma in Alcohol & Other Drugs. She recently completed Certification as a Personal Medicine Coach.
Sharon served on the Executive team for the local branch of the Australian Psychological Society for many years, Board member and departing Chair of the Qld Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) for 9 years and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).