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Samantha Wakerley

Board Member

Samantha is a senior corporate finance professional with more than 15 years’ commercial experience in listed multinationals such as John Wiley & Sons, Pacific Dunlop and News Corp, as well as large privately-owned Queensland businesses, The Neumann Group and The CMC Group. In August 2017, she started her own consulting business, providing a range of finance and corporate services to not-for-profits and small businesses, from Townsville to Tweed Heads.

During her career, she has led finance teams through transformation and periods of significant change, restructures, system implementations, transitions into shared service centres and process outsourcing. Samantha is a Member of the Institute of Professional Accountants and the Institute of Financial Accountants (United Kingdom). Samantha holds post-graduate qualifications in Business Administration from Griffith University, plus a Master of Commerce from the University of New England. Samantha also serves on the Executive Committee for the Pine Rivers Koala Care Association and was previously on the committee for the Courier Mail Children’s Fund. She also runs the annual Triple Zero Charity Ball, which is attended by emergency services and hospital staff, and has raised in excess of $162,000 for charity since it began in 2012.