Board of Directors

KEVIN BREEN | CHAIR

Kevin has over 20 years’ experience in vocational education and training, recruitment, business incubation, philanthropy and community services organisations in the commercial sector and local government. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kevin is passionate about social justice and creating pathways to employment, and was the driving force in the establishment of a community philanthropic foundation.

ELIZABETH BOARD | DIRECTOR

Elizabeth has extensive teaching, leadership and advancement experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education. Previous board roles extend to various not-for-profit organisations, including Aged Care and Regional Hospitals, and she has particular expertise in corporate governance and strategic planning. As an Associate at Philanthropy Squared, Elizabeth has consulted in fundraising strategy and implementation for schools and universities.

KERRY ATTWILL | DIRECTOR

Kerry is a highly experienced lawyer who was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005 and was appointed a Director at MRAEL in 2015. Kerry is a partner at Rees R & Sydney Jones Solicitors in Rockhampton and has a strong background in business and commercial conveyancing, contracts, property development law and leasing.

RON BROWNE | DIRECTOR

Ron possesses a unique combination of business development, management, governance, sales, marketing and training skills, honed over four decades focused on developing people and businesses, improving governance and management processes and increasing market share in various industries.  Having worked in agriculture, retail, environment, vocational education and hospitality, Ron brings a diverse range of skills and experience to the organisation.

POUL BOTTERN | DIRECTOR AND COMPANY SECRETARY

Poul Bottern (MBA Hons, GAICD) joined IntoWork Australia as Group CEO in 2012 with over 20 years’ experience in management and executive roles across community, training and employment related services. Poul worked with the Board and management team to build IntoWork Australia into the large progressive employment, recruitment, training and community services provider it is today, operating in over 100 locations across Australia. He is actively involved in a number of forums and peak bodies and is the President of the National Australian Apprenticeship Association.


Operating across 12 companies, the IntoWork Group employs over 750 staff and thousands of apprentices, trainees and short term placements, and trains tens of thousands of students each year. As an Apprenticeship Network Provider, the group supports people entering apprenticeships and traineeships. As a DES and NDIS provider, the IntoWork Group supports disadvantaged young people and people with disabilities to enter the workforce and participate in the community.