Frances leads a team and works across agencies in the development and maintenance of IT applications that support and enable state school staff, students and parents across QLD. Frances has experience delivering complex state-wide ICT enabled products and services and web-based projects to state schools and the community, playing a key role in establishing two boards and building relationships at the political, senior executive and operational level across federal and state lines.
Frances developed a love for rural and regional areas while living in the Northern Territory, completing a Bachelor of Arts degree and working with the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service with a focus on coastal communities. Her interest in connecting across cultural and other differences led her to work across South East Asia to develop international relations, business and trade, and coordinating business introductions, bilateral facilities agreements and international visits on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. She went on to work across other industries including events, marketing and business, TAFE, Training, Education and ICT.
She brings arts, health and fitness industry experience, performing as an aerialist with a travelling circus across northern NSW and SE QLD, as a ground performer locally and internationally, by teaching aerial circus and yoga, and by running her own mobile massage business.
Frances seeks to enable women to support themselves and their community. She has done this as a volunteer mentor with Women in Technology, QUT and by volunteer stage managing Vulcana Womens Circus productions. She looks forward to contributing her experiences and skills to the QRRWN board.