How It Began

The initial board of Carinbundi was started by a group of parents whose children have disabilities. Since this inception, our board has developed into a strategic and governance group that will soon include outside appointees with specialised skills in areas such as legal, financial and medical. This will allow us to provide the very best in care to our customers in Bundaberg and ensure Carinbundi operates effectively into the future.


Clive Pearce, CEO

Clive’s background in management and marketing provides the organisation with a strong leader whose vision is to have Carinbundi known as the Wide Bay region’s first-class and first-choice provider of services to people living with disabilities. Clive is using continual improvement ‘best practice’ methods to ensure the organisation’s future viability, and to make it possible for people living with disabilities to get the services they require under the NDIS and achieve their dreams and goals.

Arthur Begeda, Chair

Arthur spent many years as principal of the Avondale School, until his retirement. Arthur brings a wealth of experience to his position on the board and oversees the reporting by various sub-committees who ensure Carinbundi is growing successfully into the future.

Rosemary Fry, Treasurer

Rosemary is a long-serving Board member and was Secretary to the Board for a number of years. Rosemary has a background in administration including accounting, and is Chair of Carinbundi’s Finance & Audit Committee.  Rosemary is also the Chair and Treasurer for the Carinbundi Foundation. Rosemary works closely with management to ensure Carinbundi’s financial position is always viable and forward-looking.

Sue Derry, Company Secretary

In the role of Director and Company Secretary, Sue applies her extensive legal and administrative experience and keen attention to detail to her activities on the Board.  Sue is passionate about finding innovate ways to ensure people living with a disability in Bundaberg have access to the highest quality of service and care.

David Baker, Director

David is the founding partner of local firm Baker O’Brien Toll Lawyers, bringing his professional skills as Member of the Law Society of Qld and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia to the Carinbundi Board. David is recognised for his vast knowledge and ability to directly and efficiently assist clients with all their legal and business planning needs.

Patience (Pat) Nartey, Director

Pat migrated to Australia from Ghana with her family in 1991, living in News South Wales and the ACT before settling in the Bundaberg region. Pat is a Social Worker with more than two decades experience in acute health, mental health, aged care, child protection and advocacy and disability services. Pat’s passion is community involvement and advocating to improve the lives of people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Diane Nedwich – Retired

Diane has been a founding member of the Board and is a Director of the Carinbundi Foundation. Diane has recently retired from the BRSL Board.  Her knowledgeable contributions across all sectors of the organisation over 3 decades have been invaluable.

Carinbundi is undertaking appointments of people with lived experience of disability and professionals from outside the organisation, to ensure we have the skills required to lead the organisation and our customers into a bright future. When new appointments are made official, the details will be uploaded to this website.

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