Sunshine Coast Region Engagement Committee


  • Raise the profile and presence of CQUniversity in Noosa and broader Sunshine Coast Region
  • Provide high-level strategic direction for CQUniversity in the Sunshine Coast Region
  • Expand current academic and VET offerings at CQUniversity Sunshine Coast.


Mr Ross Hepworth (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Director, Horizon2 Pty Ltd. Previous: Director, Sunshine Institute of TAFE

Ms Teressa Schmidt (Deputy Chair)
Associate Vice Chancellor (Sunshine Coast Region), CQUniversity

Ms Kathrin Peck (Secretary)
Senior Campus Administrator, Noosa Campus, CQUniversity

Mr Christopher John
Chief Executive Officer, United Synergies

Mr John Martin
Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

Mr Brett de Chastell
Chief Executive Officer, Noosa Shire Council

Mr Chris Boden
Founder, Create Noosa

Mr Daniel Romaine
Senior roles with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Mr Tim McGee
Industry Investment Facilitator, Sunshine Coast Council

Ms Tanya Bell
Policy Manager, United Synergies

Mr James Picton
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer Digital Media, CQUniversity