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OCA Members

Chair, Cecilia Woolford 
 
Cecilia is a farmer and pastoralist near Kimba with experience as Chair and board member of a number of statutory and non-government boards at the state and national level and Chaired the newly created Andamooka Town Management Committee between 2012 and 2013.
Member, Mark Fennell
 
Mark is from Lambina Station near Marla where he owns a pastoral contracting business. He is respected for his practical understanding of remote service operations, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in water management, the provision of power, and road maintenance. An active member of the Marla community, Mark is currently a Member of the Marla-Oodnadatta Natural Resources Management Group and South Australian Ambulance Service Volunteer Team Leader.
Member, Joyleen Booth
 
Joyleen has co-managed a pastoral property on the Strzelecki Track, east of Lyndhurst, since 2005 with her husband. A descendant of the Wangkangurru people, Mrs Booth was the Diamantina Shire Council’s first and longest serving Aboriginal woman, and was a member of the Queensland Local Government Women’s Association.
Member, Jo Fort
 
Jo Fort has had 30 years of experience in remote area health and hospitality/tourism industries.
Originally a Remote Area Nurse in Birdsville, Jo’s duties extended to include General Nursing, Midwifery and Neonatal care.
It was here that Jo honed her ability to work as sole practitioner, often in geographical and professional isolation while offering safe, quality health care, including the management of a range of emergency situations...Read More
Member, Jan Ferguson
 
Jan Ferguson has a passion for knowledge, innovation, and people in Remote Australia and has a flair for building large, effective partnerships across industry, government, academia and the community to understand and solve major challenges.
Jan was Managing Director Ninti One Limited, a national not-for-profit, for nine years. During that time, she delivered notable results for people, industries and communities in remote Australia...Read More
Member, Mary Marsland
 
As a respected South Australian architect, Mary Marsland has a wealth of experience in building and construction, project management, property management, the public sector and as a board director.
She was previously a director, and later Executive Director, of the Building Management sector of the Department for Administrative and Information Services (DAIS)...Read More
 
Member, Chris Michelmore
 
Christopher Michelmore has had a long career as a Design Engineer, Senior Engineer, Associate and Director of John Connell and Associates (later Connell Wagner and now Aurecon).
Early in his career, Chris was responsible for overseeing the company’s Hong Kong operations and the management of a 50 person consultancy, with major undertakings in Hong Kong, China and Singapore...Read More