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Elaine Rae

Board Chair

M.Sch.Mgt; Grad.Dip.Comp.Ed.; B.A.; Cert.Teach; MACEL; FAIM; MAICD

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Elaine has almost three decades of experience in not-for-profit governance of national, regional and local organisations, covering the educational sector, aged care and community service, ecumenical and Uniting Church organisations. She has held numerous Chair roles at both the full Board and Committee level; the latter including Risk and Audit, Governance, Education and Pastoral Care.

Elaine has been a member of the Wesley Mission Queensland Board since 2015 and currently is also a director of an Independent P-12 college. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elaine's professional background is in educational leadership with a particular focus on establishing new Senior Schools. Her position immediately prior to retirement was as Executive Officer for UCA schools in Queensland. She is highly regarded within Queensland Independent  School network and continues to undertake consultancy work in strategic reviews, appraisals and school accreditation as well as serving on the Education and Advisory Committee for the ISQ Block Grant

As an active member of the Uniting Church since its inception Elaine has served as Chair of Church Council, Chair of Presbytery, a member of the Assembly Standing Committee and on many other national and regional committees. She has a passion for assisting those who are vulnerable to have real life choices. Elaine sees contributing to the work of Wesley Mission Queensland as an authentic expression of her faith and values.

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600 people
in need

receive a free meal, sandwich or food parcel each week.

More than

young adults call our supported accommodation units home.


supported to lead a fulfilling and independent life.

More than

retirees reside in our award-winning independent retirement villages.

More than

adults and children received youth and parenting support.

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