A.I.R. is a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors controls and manages the affairs of the company and exercises all functions required by the Corporations Act 2001.

Office Bearers are elected by branch delegates at the AGM. Division Representatives are elected by each Division of the company.

Division Representatives and Office Bearers are elected for a term of 2 years and retire by rotation. The Board may delegate functions to committees and/or co-opt members to undertake specific tasks.

Board of Directors following 2020 A.I.R. AGM

National President

Wayne Strandquist

Wayne StrandquistAfter working in I.T. for large organisations including BHP, Rio Tinto, CSR, TAFE NSW and the NSW Dept of Education & Training for 32 years, I retired in 2013 as a self-funded retiree. I have operated a SMSF with my wife for over 22 years.

In 2015, I joined the Sydney Hills Branch of A.I.R. and have been Vice-President for 3 years, Division and National Delegate for 2½ years. I have been a member of the National Policy and Advocacy Committees for over 2 years.

In June 2017, I was appointed as chair of the A.I.R. National Review Committee which has already led to significant reforms particularly in national expenditure and financial sustainability. Since March 2018, I have been chair of the Information Technology Management Group and in November 2018 elected Deputy National President.

 

National Deputy President

Margaret Walsh OAM

Margaret WalshMargaret began her career in the healthcare sector working for 25 years as a nurse and a matron in country WA. She then spent 20 years as CEO of an independent community organisation in the disability field for which she received her OAM in 2011 for her services in that sector. Joining the Perth Branch in 2011, Margaret was appointed Branch President in 2013 and served as WA Director to the Board from 2014-2016. Along with being Deputy President, she is currently Perth Branch Secretary, WA Division Secretary and AIR Representative to the Consumer Health Forum. 

 

 

Director - NSW Representative

Currently Vacant

 

Director - Northern Territory Representative

Ken Moffitt

Ken MoffittI am a self-funded retiree with an SMSF which I run with my wife Sue. Prior to 2005, I had my own consulting business in finance and computers for 18 years. I stopped work in 2005 to travel Australia, retired in 2007 and settled in Darwin in 2009. I have been involved in seniors’ organisations for the past five years, firstly as Treasurer for COTA NT, then starting AIR Darwin as President at the end of 2015. In our first year of operation we grew to 50 members and are still attracting new members to our meetings. In Darwin, we are represented on three major committees, two with government on seniors’ issues and concessions and one representing seniors’ organisations. At the 2016 AIR AGM, I successfully proposed a motion to formally accept the over 50’s as members, believing that is where growth in membership will come.

Director – Queensland Representative

Margaret Mourik 

margaret mourik Margaret joined AIR Noosa Branch in 2007 whilst still working part-time. She became the Publicity Officer in 2009 and still continues in that role.  In 2018 she became the Noosa Branch President & Division delegate. On 1 September 2020 Margaret accepted the role of Alternate Director for Queensland and subsequently Director on 19 November 2020.   Her background is in education having taught classes from preschool through to university, with a focus on secondary.  Her teaching subjects included Indonesian language, English, history and social studies.  Margaret was seconded to the QLD Department of Education as a public servant for several years.  During her working life and in retirement, Margaret has been an active member of several volunteer associations: Noosa Boomerang Bags group, local Coast Care and Red Cross in addition to AIR.  Currently living on the Sunshine Coast, she and her partner Adrian have travelled extensively overseas and in Australia over the past years. As an AIR Director and within her own Branch, Margaret’s focus is on attracting active, involved members in order to keep AIR vibrant.

 

Director - South Australia Representative

Shirley Golding

Shirley GoldingShirley spent her early career in South Australia working as an accountant whilst obtaining her degree. In 1992 she began working for a faith based international non-government organisation based in Switzerland as head of finance in the department which provided humanitarian aid to over 25 countries around the world. She was responsible for the audited reports which were submitted to those agencies, governments and others providing grants to the organisation. Upon reaching Swiss mandatory retirement age, she returned to Australia and provided her services to the organisation as a consultant in financial procedures, audits, manual writing and consolidating databases.
Shirley joined AIR in 2009 in Cairns prior to moving home to Adelaide in 2011 becoming a member of Holdfast Bay. In 2014 she became Branch Newsletter Editor followed by Branch and SA Division Treasurer in 2017.

 

Director - National Online Member Group Representative

Adrian Cloonan

Sue Shea OAMAdrian has a background in business development as a former manager of CBD Melbourne Employment, Education Training, retiring in 1995. Subsequently, he started his own consultancy company, mentoring start-ups and managing small companies as well as lecturing with Victoria University TAFE. He has managed his own super fund since 1995, been editor of “Investors Choice” and a Board member of Australian Investors Association.
Having been a member of Melbourne North West Branch until its closure, Adrian rejoined AIR as a NOM recently to assist in the retention of franking credits. In March 2020, he was a contributor to the two-day workshop held in Brisbane to formulate AIR’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2024. He is now co-opted to the Board representing the National Online Members.

Personally, Adrian is a Senior Safari Guide at Werribee Open Range Zoo and he and his wife, Esther, enjoy art and musical events. Adrian’s community involvement includes, Rotary, 3UA and Wyndham Council “Ageing Well” Committee.

 

Director - Tasmania Representative and A.I.R. Company Secretary

Cynthia Wagner

Cynthia WgnerCynthia and her husband John and family first came to Australia in 1995 as Business Migrants settling in Sydney becoming Australian citizens in 1997. In 2001, Joyce Chidgey, then NSW Division President of A.I.R. and Board member recommended to then A.I.R. President Joan Heard, that Cynthia be asked to fill a vacancy on the Board as its Treasurer during the transition from each state having its own corporation to the formation of the national corporate body under the 2001 Corporations Act. With background as a CPA, (Chartered Accountant) and operator of a family office of businesses in the USA the position was accepted and thus began membership in A.I.R. The position as Treasurer was retained until Cynthia stepped down after the 2003 AGM in Sydney retaining membership in the Sydney Hills Branch of A.I.R.

In 2015 Cynthia and John moved from the mainland to Launceston and became members of the Northern Tasmania Branch residing in Legana. She is currently the branch Treasurer, Committee Member and produces AIRWAVES newsletter.

Director – Victorian State Representative

Terrence (Terry) O'Callaghan AM

Terry OCallaghanTerrence (Terry) O’Callaghan retired from full time employment in 1997. Following retirement, Terry worked as an independent primary industry consultant for ten years working on a wide range of secondary and primary industry consultancy assignments.

During that time he occupied a number of Board positions including a Trustee Director of Prime Super (a major Superannuation Fund), a Board member of the Dairy Adjustment Authority and Company Secretary of WoolStock Australia Limited and Company Secretary of Agricultural Company of Australia Pty Ltd.

Terry has been recognised for his contribution and service to the dairy industry and service to community organisations through an Order of Australia Award and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Director – Western Australia Representative and A.I.R. Treasurer

Janice Ricks

Janice RicksJan commenced work with Bank of New South Wales in Perth WA and after 5 years joined an international American based computer company in NZ as accountant for 14 years. On returning to Perth she joined a leading real estate and broad acre property development company as management accountant. After 15 years she started her own real estate company in Subiaco WA which she sold in 2013 and semi-retired.

Over the years Jan has been secretary and /or treasurer of several sporting clubs; 35 years as treasurer of (NFP) Fairholm Disability Support Group (FDSG) now retired life member; current board member of  (NFP) Amaroo Care Services Inc. for 10 years; current President of Perth Southern Districts Branch of A.I.R. and current WA Division President. Jan joined A.I.R. in 2012.

Co-Opted Member

Administrative Board Secretary

Susan Shea OAM

Sue Shea OAMSue Shea has a background in tourism, event and conference planning and management including sporting administration. Sue joined AIR in 1996 holding many positions at Branch (currently, Deputy President of Northern Tasmania), Division (currently, Deputy President of Tasmania) and Nationally (Registrar since 2014 and a member of the IT Management Group). In 2010, Sue organised and chaired the 15th AIR National AGM and Conference in Launceston. Having been minute and recording Secretary for the AIR Board since 2018, Sue has now been appointed as a co-opted member becoming the Administrative Board Secretary.
Recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her service to the retiree community, Sue received an OAM. The Board of AIR awarded her an Honorary Life Membership in 2018 for her valuable and continued contribution to AIR since 1996.