Kate joined the board in February 2009. She is a barrister working in private practice. She previously worked as a lawyer for the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania, primarily in the area of Criminal Law.
There she frequently represented clients with a wide range of disabilities within the criminal justice system. This has continued to be an area of interest for Kate in her practice as a barrister. She is also currently a member of the Project Team for the Mental Health Diversion List currently operating out of the Hobart Magistrates Court.
Anne joined the COSMOS Board in June 2009. Anne is a Rehabilitation Consultant and works primarily for a large Commonwealth Business unit. Anne has also provided services in change management, strategic planning and MBTI accreditation and assisted employees with job applications and interview techniques. Anne has previously worked for CRS Australia and TADPAC Print and has worked in Indonesia delivering training on behalf of the Australian Government.
Malcolm has been a Board member since 1999. Malcolm managed organisations in the community recreation area for 12 years before joining the Commonwealth Government to manage disability employment programs. Malcolm is now self-employed as a vocational rehabilitation consultant. Originally from South Australia, Malcolm worked on a number of recreation programs for people with a disability, before moving to Tasmania with his wife and two children.
Mark Patmore joined COSMOS in 2002 and is a key member of the COSMOS Board. Mark has 27 years experience in the finance and accounting industries and brings to the Board experience in both the public and private sectors. An MBA and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmanian mean Mark is well placed in his position as Treasurer because of his expert understanding of the organisation and its financial position.
Mark is the Corporate Accountant with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.
Scott joined the COSMOS Board in June 2010. Prior to retiring, Scott held a range of senior positions within the Department of Health and Human Services, including five years as State Manager, Disability Services. Since his retirement Scott has served on the boards of a number of NGO's.
Catherine is the CEO and Public Officer of COSMOS joined the organization in 2009. Catherine has worked as a senior manager in the public service and in the not for profit sector for 19 years. She has a background in providing programs and services for people with disabilities and has a strong commitment to high quality outcomes.
Iris is the most recent addition to the COSMOS Board and brings with her a
combined professional experience in management, marketing and communications
together with voluntary experience with peak body and community sector
boards. Iris has worked in managerial roles for peak industry associations, in local government, trade publishing and public relations and more recently, in the financial services sector. With a diverse and varied career that has seen her working closely with business as well as community-based groups, Iris shares in COSMOS’ commitment to quality in service delivery.
Ken has been involved with COSMOS as a carer since 2001. He joined the board in 2011. He was employed in the financial services sector as a Corporate Services Manager responsible for Human Resources, IT and Facilities Management. Previously he was employed for 20 years as an IT specialist and consultant in a variety of positions both here and overseas. Ken graduated with an MBA from the University of Tasmania in 2005 and is currently pursuing further post-graduate studies there. Ken is also a member of the Board at Carers Tasmania.