Down Syndrome QLD Appoints Two Board Members

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Following a rigorous process, Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) Chairperson David Fuller today announced the appointment of two new Directors – Kim Stokes and David Cahill.

Mr Fuller said, “We had an amazing response to the advertised position, with a range of highly qualified candidates. I am confident that the addition of Ms Stokes and Mr Cahill will further strengthen our Board capabilities.”

Ms Stokes is passionate about disability awareness and inclusion and brings an extensive background in media, marketing and engagement, running her own communications business since 1998. Ms Stokes was a Regional Access Disability Advisory Committee Member to Toowoomba Regional Council 2019, is a Director of Inclusion Access, Director of In Sight of Dreams, was a Queensland Community Achievement Awards Semi Finalist 2019 and Co-Founder of the Business Disability Awards of Australia (est 2012).

Mr Cahill is a highly experienced Executive and Board member and has an adult son with Down syndrome. He is currently a Director of Primefuels Holdings and Director of Down Syndrome Swimming Australia and owns a consultancy, which specialises in humanitarian and defence supply chains. Mr Cahill has been a long term member of DSQ and brings substantial lived experience of raising a son with Down syndrome. To the Board, David will bring strong governance, commercial and strategic skills.

Mr Fuller added, “The Board now includes eight directors, with a strong fundamental skill set in addition to subject matter expertise & representation across regional Queensland. The Board also includes lived experience with Down syndrome spanning a broad age group from pre-school to adulthood, ultimately this allows DSQ to best serve the Down syndrome community in Queensland.”

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Notes to Editor:

To arrange an interview with an individual local family, highlighting the work of the DSQ in your region and raise awareness of Down syndrome generally, please contact DSQ on (07) 3356 6655. DSQ is a not-for-profit organisation serving all of Queensland, with regional representatives located across the state, providing practical and emotional support to people with Down syndrome and their families.