Montrose Therapy and Respite ServicesMontrose Therapy and Respite Services

The Team

People are what make Montrose such an exciting and passionate organisation. Over many years we’ve always had outstanding leadership and benefited from the insights of our patron, independent voluntary board, executive leadership and an amazing team of therapists and support staff.

At Montrose the people and families we assist can be assured we are all working together to achieve the same goals. Our friendly and experienced team of allied health experts, social workers, psychologists, personal care workers and lifestyle support staff provide a ‘one-stop shop’ of services to people with a wide range of physical impairments and developmental delays.

Our Patron

Paul de Jersey

AC Governor of Queensland

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland

Our Board

Andrew Buchanan


Andrew Buchanan has volunteered his time and service to the Montrose Board since 2009. Andrew is a retired Lawyer who completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law.

Darryl Stuart

Vice President

Darryl Stuart is the Chief Executive Officer at Medtech Global and has volunteered his time and service to the Montrose Board since 2009. Darryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science and is a member of the Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Daryl is the former Director of the Australian Sport Aviation Confederation.

Mark Molesworth

Finance Director

Mark Molesworth has committed his time and service to the Montrose Board since 2010. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant and his professional qualifications include a
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). He is currently Partner, Tax at BDO.

Paul Bird

Mr Bird is an independent Company Director, corporate adviser and former journalist. He was Director of corporate communications consultancies BBS and Three Plus and is well known as a Fellow member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, former President of the PRIA in Queensland and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He retired from the corporate communications industry in 2012 after a career spanning more than 35 years and has been a member of the Montrose Board since 2007, serving as President from  2013-2016.

Dr Anita Cairns

Dr Anita Cairns is a respected Paediatric Neurologist who joined the Montrose Board in 2009. Dr Cairns’ professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor
of Surgery. She is also involved in the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Peter Cox

Peter joined the Montrose Board in 2013 and has a wealth of experience at the Chief Executive Officer level. Peter was also Managing Director of a fashion design company that he grew nationally and in New Zealand and has also worked in retail management for both David Jones and Myer.

Roz White

Roz was welcomed to the Montrose Board in 2013 and is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur. She is the co-owner of the White’s IGA Group which operates a number of
IGA stores on the Sunshine Coast and has been involved in operating convenience stores for over 20 years.

Liam Prescott

Liam is a partner at DLA Piper where he focuses on commercial litigation and dispute resolution, offering a broad range of experience and practical, direct advice to clients
involved in the energy, mining, banking and financial services sectors. He was appointed to the Montrose Board in 2015.

Teresa Pilbeam

Teresa is a parent, carer, teacher and researcher. In her 20 years as a teacher she has worked as a P-12 English, Dance, and Special Education teacher. She is also a board director for Carers Australia, Carers Queensland and sits as a carer representative on the Queensland Carers Advisory Board. She joined the Montrose Board in 2014.

Sean Rooney

Sean Rooney has recently committed his time and service to the Montrose Board, joining in June 2016. Sean has 20 years experience in risk management and internal audit services both nationally and internationally.  For the past 10 years, he has worked in the Health and Wellbeing sector assisting clients in both the private and public arena.  He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and his professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws. He is currently and Assurance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Eddie Ansell

Eddie is Assistant Director, Indigenous and Remote Programmes, Department of Human Services. He has a Diploma of Public Sector Management and was appointed to the Montrose Board in September 2016.


Linda Apelt


Linda brings a wealth of leadership experience in the corporate sector to the role of CEO. She has made significant contributions to improving service delivery across the human services sector as a former long-serving Director-General in Queensland with responsibilities spanning Housing and Community Services.

Linda is also an Adjunct Professor with the Institute of Social Science Research at The University of Queensland. In addition, Linda has served as a non-Executive Director on a range of Boards including QSuper Board of Trustees; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. She is currently Chair of Screen Queensland and a non-Executive Director on the Boards of Crèche and Kindergarten Association Limited and Common Ground Queensland Ltd.