Logan Together

Board of Directors

Logan Child Friendly Community Limited receives funds from our Funders. 

The Company is overseen by a Board of Directors which guides the work of the Backbone team.

Our Directors

Margaret Allison – Chair

With a background in human services, Margaret has over 35 years’ experience in state and local government, including roles as the Chief Executive of the Public Service Commission and Director-General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. She retired from the public service in late 2013.

In 25 years of holding a range of senior executive positions, her roles included service delivery reform, social policy and planning, program development, legislative reform, organisational review, resource management and planning, strategic management and oversight of major change activities with a whole-of-government and broader community focus.

Margaret was appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia in 2008, and is also appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and International Relations at Griffith University.

Margaret now works as a consultant in her own business, and holds a number of Board positions.


Lesley Chenoweth

Lesley has more than 35 years experience as a social work and human service practitioner, academic and activist chiefly in the disability area. She headed the Griffith University Logan Campus until 2017.

Lesley is a regular consultant to government and community organisations and has served on numerous boards and committees for disability, legal and family welfare agencies.


Kevin MarFan

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor who brings over 20 years’ experience across both public and private sectors in Australia, USA and Europe.He chairs the Ernst & Young’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and leads the firm’s Technology Risk practice in Queensland.

Kevin joined the Board in February 2019.

Professor Cindy Shannon

Professor Cindy Shannon is a Ngugi woman and descendant of the Quandamooka people. She is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) at Griffith University. She is an Emeritus Professor with The University of Queensland, among many other roles. Cindy was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at the University of Queensland from 2011-2017, and inaugural Director of its Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Cindy led the development and implementation of Australia’s first degree level program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and played a key role is supporting the establishment of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health in South-East Queensland. Cindy is currently the Chair of the Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee on Sexual Health, Chair of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation, a member of the Advancing Health 2026 Ministerial Oversight Committee and Chair of the Brisbane South Primary Health Network. Cindy has contributed to Indigenous health policy in Queensland and nationally and served on the Council of NHMRC from 2005-12 and was appointed to the Gold Coast Health Board to help drive our range of support services in this area.

In 2017, Professor Shannon was recognised as a Qld Great for contributions to Indigenous Health and Education and in 2020 was made a Member of the Order of Australia (in general division) for contributions to Medical Education and Indigenous Health.




The Roadmap