The Community Technology Centres Association Inc is a member-based peak organisation for Community Technology Centres. It manages network-wide activities and supports individual CTC activities with training, resources,information, and access to mutual aid.
 
As an incorporated body, the CTC Association can act as a project manager and co-coordinator for all the CTCs,managing program implementation, quality control and reporting, and financial management and reporting, to guarantee quality service and delivery. 


2015 Annual Report

Our most recent Annual Report can be downloaded here.

Our Board

A Board of Management is elected each year, with 7 members elected from nominations of CTC managers and members of CTC Management Committees, and four external representatives appointed.

The Board has a wide range of communication skills, business expertise and an understanding of the issues faced by CTCs and other member organisations.  It plays a pivotal role in supporting and strengthening the CTC network through strategic planning, development and marketing.

In addition to its Board, the Association also has a Public Officer, who is part of our executive management team.

Our Chair - Gary Wooldridge - CTC@Pilliga Gwabegar

Gary has been involved with CTC@ Pilliga Gwabegar nearly 10 years and has been a CTCA board member for the last three years.  This is his second term as Chair. Over these years he has been involved in many non government and government services to these small towns and has worked extensively on the National Partnership Agreement to provide internet training and access to remote Aboriginal communities in western NSW.  This has been a highly effective and successful program.

With the Pilliga CTC covering 4 Shires in area and also having community health in these areas covering HNEHealth, Greater Western and WAMS, it is very important to keep these CTC’s running for these isolated communities. In these small remote communities remains to be the only location people can go to communicate with service providers and government. I strongly support all CTC’s, helping to keep them for the future.

Our Vice Chair - Sally Capel -  Manager, CTC@Trundle


As Manager of the CTC@Trundle since opening in October 2003, Sally is very aware of the need to support small rural communities and keep them up to date with technological changes and social networking opportunities. The CTC@Trundle continues to provide the community with high speed broadband, professional secretarial services, general office needs as well as visiting agencies for computer supplies and job network opportunities. Like most CTCs in remote towns, they find sustainability extremely difficult to attain,  but are continually looking to bring new services to town thus reducing the money drain to the larger centres. As a member of the CTC Executive, she sees an opportunity to promote the vital role of the CTCs in smaller centres as a lifeline for the community, providing so much more than just access to the internet and computer training.


Our Treasurer - Monica Engel, External Board Member


Monica was manager of the CTC@Robertson for four years until December 2013. She retains an interest and enthusiasm for the benefits CTC's can deliver in remote and regional communities. Monica has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and worked for a taxation accountant for a number of years. The CTC@Robertson continues to flourish under the new manager Karen Mewes and the hard working commitee.



Our Secretary - Helen Campbell - CTC@Sussex Inlet

 
Helen has been an enthusiastic volunteer at CTC@Sussex Inlet for some 7 years.  She is very passionate about the CTC concept. Helen's background is in that being banking and accountancy,  almost all of it in managerial positions with emphasis on customer relations.






       

Leonie Hibberson - CTC@Holbrook

Leonie has been the Manager of Community Technology Centre @Holbrook for over 13 years since its inception. She is very interested and keen to help source, develop and implement ways to assist all CTC’s to remain viable and sustainable well into the future. She has previously held the position of secretary and treasurer. Leonie has completed Certificate II in IT, Certificate IV in Workplace assessment and Training, build and maintain a computer and participated in eLearning, completed a wireless networking short course and Cert IV in Frontline Management. She is also a volunteer on many local Community Groups, and has experience as office manager of the Holbrook Children’s Centre for 8 years prior to commencing at the CTC, involved in its establishment and instrumental in the set-up of all necessary operating and business procedures, from day-to-day running through to Government reporting and meeting funding requirements.

Clare Whiter -  Eden Community Access Centre Inc

Clare has been an ordinary member of the Association for quite some time, and its secretary for the past 3 years. As a centre manager she realises the importance of the Association, and the great assistance it gives in providing inspiration, support and guidance. The members of the CTCA form a friendly,cohesive group who are always supportive, and freely offer their advice and experiences.


Alison Turner - External Board Member



Our Staff

 

Chief Executive Officer  - Peter Kinnaird


Peter grew up in a small country town in Central West NSW.  He has a background in finances, accounting, auditing and marketing and an extensive knowledge of a wide range of industries.  Peter has strong business structural and operational capabilities, excellent analytical, research and product development skills, and a commitment to improving businesses, products and services.  Peter’s core skill is in finding a way to make ideas into reality. 



Our Training, Resources and Communications Manager - Linda Woodrow

Linda Woodrow produces a weekly newsletter for members ensuring that they have current and reliable information about ICT, cybersecurity,  rural and regional issues, community development, and events and opportunities relevant to managing our diverse network of member centres.  She maintains the Association website, members extranet, LinkedIn profile and an extensive database of policies, procedures, templates and resources.  Linda managed CTC@Kyogle for many years before joining the Association so has a good understanding of the on-the-ground issues for centres.  She has a background in VET education, research, and rural production.


In her spare time she manages a moodle and teaches accredited online training, and writes a Wordpress blog about food production.


Our Business Development Manager - Michael Humphery

Michael has been working with computers and business since 1974, starting his own business in 1984 that worked with most of Australia's largest companies. His professional, and personal, highlight was working in Hong Kong for Guardian Royal Exchange Insurance (Asia) Inc. for 3 years, providing ICT management to 11 countries in the Asian region. Michael's specialty is ICT project management and the use of new technology. 





Our Membership and Accounts Manager - Colin Kemp


Colin co-ordinates membership renewals and manages all our book-keeping and accounts.

Having had a wide level of involvement in CTCs as a centre committee member, centre manager and an Association board member and Chairman, he has an understanding of all of the aspects of running a CTC and the types of issues they face. He brings many years experience in project management experience in Government and IT consulting to the association at a day to day level. In his spare time he also co-manages the Bowraville Technology Centre and runs a 3,500 tree macadamia farm near Bowraville.



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