Our People

Board of Directors

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Andrew Donne

B.Bus

Director

As Endeavour Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Donne was appointed to the Board of Community Solutions in 2016.

Having managed Endeavour Foundation’s Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) since 2004, Andrew has been instrumental in establishing Endeavour Foundation as the largest employer of people with a disability in Australia.

Andrew also possesses extensive commercial experience from his previous roles with Linfox Transport, Shell, Pacific Dunlop and McDonalds.

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Mark Fenton

Director

Currently Endeavour Foundation’s Executive Manager – Corporate Services, and Chief Financial Officer, Mark is a finance executive of 24 years, a fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark has worked in the professional services, manufacturing, retirement living, retail, and membership services sectors.

Mark chaired the Queensland government’s Arts Investment Advisory Board and has been a board member of Queensland Ballet and John Paul College.

In the not-for-profit sector he serves as a director for organisations focused on mental health, homelessness and international students.

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David Curd

B.Ed, Dip. Teach, M.B.A., FAICD

Managing Director

David has more than 20 years’ experience in education, government, business and community sectors. David founded Community Solutions Inc and now has oversight of Endeavour Foundation’s Community Solutions Subsidiary Group, which consists of a number of organisations, including the Community Solutions Group Ltd, Acclaim, SkillsPlus, BRACE and TORGAS.

David is a long serving Director and Chair of Governance for CoAct Ltd; a National Employment Services Head Contractor, with $80m+ of contracts under management.

With direct experience in negotiating and managing 10+ mergers and amalgamations with like-minded NGOs in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, David has a detailed understanding of the critical components to ensure sustainability and success in the identification, shared value assessment and implementation stages.

David’s key strengths include strategic planning, business development, partnership facilitation, NGO mergers and amalgamations and sound governance. David has a unique perspective on the evolution of the social services sector and the significant paradigm shifts that have occurred in recent years.

In addition, David has significant project management experience and has overseen numerous projects including the Strategic and Organisational Review of the Western Bulldogs AFL Club, as well as a state-wide ticketing program for the 2001 Brisbane Goodwill Games.

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Darren Carlson

B. Com, FCPA, GAICD

Company Secretary and Public Officer

Darren brings to the Community Solutions Group more than 25 years’ experience in private, corporate and not-for-profit organisations.

Having worked in the banking, transport, manufacturing and employment sectors, Darren has held positions in finance, accounting, corporate services and business development, ranging from Corporate Finance positions to General Manager.

Executive Management Team

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David Curd

B.Ed, Dip. Teach, M.B.A., FAICD

Managing Director

David has more than 20 years’ experience in education, government, business and community sectors. David founded Community Solutions Inc and now has oversight of Endeavour Foundation’s Community Solutions Subsidiary Group, which consists of a number of organisations, including the Community Solutions Group Ltd, Acclaim, SkillsPlus, BRACE and TORGAS.

David is a long serving Director and Chair of Governance for CoAct Ltd; a National Employment Services Head Contractor, with $80m+ of contracts under management.

With direct experience in negotiating and managing 10+ mergers and amalgamations with like-minded NGOs in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, David has a detailed understanding of the critical components to ensure sustainability and success in the identification, shared value assessment and implementation stages.

David’s key strengths include strategic planning, business development, partnership facilitation, NGO mergers and amalgamations and sound governance. David has a unique perspective on the evolution of the social services sector and the significant paradigm shifts that have occurred in recent years.

In addition, David has significant project management experience and has overseen numerous projects including the Strategic and Organisational Review of the Western Bulldogs AFL Club, as well as a state-wide ticketing program for the 2001 Brisbane Goodwill Games.

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Natasha Read

 M.B.A, B. Comm, GAICD, FAIM

General Manager

Natasha has a wealth of experience in the commercial sector as well as local government, education and governance.

Natasha sits on the Council and a number of governance committees of The University of the Sunshine Coast.

With a career founded on business and human resource management, Natasha takes a proactive and committed approach to the management of individuals, teams and organisations.

Natasha was named as a finalist for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Not For Profit Manager of the Year Award 2012.

darren carlson

Darren Carlson

B. Com, FCPA, GAICD

Company Secretary and Public Officer

Darren brings to the Community Solutions Group more than 25 years’ experience in private, corporate and not-for-profit organisations.

Having worked in the banking, transport, manufacturing and employment sectors, Darren has held positions in finance, accounting, corporate services and business development, ranging from Corporate Finance positions to General Manager.

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Tom Mangan

BA. Grad Cert Mgt, GAICD

General Manager, Employment Services

Tom brings to the Community Solution Group over 30 years’ experience including senior management and company director roles in the financial, manufacturing, sales and professional services sectors.

Most recently, Tom worked as Recruitment Director with a global talent solutions company.