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Management Committee

MND Queensland's Current Management Committee

MND Queensland is governed by a volunteer Management Committee.  You can contact our Management Committee by emailing secretary@mndaq.org.au.

President: Diana Melham


Diana has spent 25+ years as a senior executive and company director in the not-for-profit sector. An experienced CEO, she has led both not-for-profit and commercial organisations involved in agriculture and sport.  Diana currently provides company secretary and governance services to several community sector organisations through her consultancy, NFP Assist, and in addition to serving as President of MND Queensland, her other voluntary roles include director/secretary of a disability charity and company secretary for an Aboriginal family legal service.

Diana is an experienced director having served on association, private company, and government advisory boards/committees. Combined executive and director experience give Diana a unique insight enabling analysis from a dual perspective. This experience together with her studies have equipped Diana with the expertise and confidence to be an effective governance practitioner. Her ability to quickly understand and navigate the varying, and often complex, legislative and regulatory environments that govern different organisations is valuable in board oversight.

Diana has a Master of Business Law and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Laws. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Vice President: Elyse Maberley

BA (Sociology), Masters (Communications Design)

Elyse, founding Director of Meeum, is an experienced business leader who has founded and exited her own companies, helped build thriving businesses and nurtured the wellbeing of the people within them. Having commenced in the social services sector, Elyse has held several leadership and executive roles in the user experience, change and culture domains, including general manager and founder.

Treasurer: Katie Choi


Katie is a legal practitioner and also an experienced board director, with more than 25 years’ experience in legal and finance industry across both public and private sectors, providing strategic legal advice to senior management and business teams on corporate matters, negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts and finance transactions which span across many sectors and jurisdictions, with strong expertise in M&A, JV, equity and fund investment, corporate and project finance.

As a Chartered Governance Professional, Katie also has extensive experience advising organisations on corporate governance, risk management, systems and structures, legal framework and regulatory compliance. Katie holds a Master of Laws from the University of London, Bachelor of Laws and Economics from the University of Sydney and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institutes of Australia (FINSIA). She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia

Secretary: Julia Rollston

BSc, Bphty (Hons), Grad Cert Pub Health, MBBS

Dr Rollston has worked in the research, health and disability fields for over 25 years, and is currently supporting her community in Brisbane through her work as a GP. She began her medical career as a cancer researcher but soon realised her passion for working directly with people. Julia has been a carer for adults with disability as well as a physiotherapist in Australia and abroad, predominantly in community settings. Julia brings a wealth of lived and professional experience in navigating the health system, care provision and funding, including NDIS.

Director: Keith Malpress

Grad Dip Strategic Studies, BE (Electrical) (Hons 1)

Keith lives with Motor Neurone Disease and brings lived experience to the Management Committee. Along with this he also brings skills from his 31 years with the Royal Australian Navy where he spent time as a Systems Engineer, Logistics Manager and General Manager. After leaving the Navy, Keith continued working in management and logistics in the defence industry. Along with skills in management and logistics, Keith also has experience in relationships, implementing and negotiating contracts, managing large budgets, change management and leadership.

Director: Paul King Koi

BBus (Marketing), Assoc Dip Elec Eng.

Paul lives with a rare type of MND and has also lost a close friend to MND/ALS so brings lived experience to the Management Committee. His professional career began in Electrical Engineering before moving to IT & T and he has worked for companies such as Telstra, Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Zebra Technologies. In addition to his technical and IT experience, Paul also has skills in relationship management, business development and contract negotiations. He is an experienced committee member having served on the management committees of multiple clubs and associations.