About

Corporate Nature

the business behind your business…

Focus on your core competencies by spending your time and efforts on your priority business outcomes. Let Corporate Nature fill in the blanks…

Make the Smart Choice!

Payroll

Hassle-free fully automated systems that gets your staff paid on time; every time…

Policy Development

From HR to Finance, policies that are up-to-date and satisfy your fiduciary liability…

Bookkeeping and Accounts

Planned and audited accounts with credibility and accountability based on our reputation…

Admin Services

From board support, secretarial services and data entry to recruitment and virtual office…

CORPORATE NATURE

About Us…

Corporate Nature is a not for profit organisation providing centralised corporate services and support to improve efficiencies and reduce costs for its clients. Corporate Nature has established a range of mechanisms for shared staffing arrangements, ensuring optimum utilisation of skills and experience.

Click here to read our Constitution.

Our People…

The Corporate Nature team holds a high level of experience and expertise gained from working in a variety of industries and professions. Between them they hold a range of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in fields including accounting, commerce, business, human resources, marketing, information technology, WHS, science, environmental management, and education.

Our Team

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

General Manager
Prior to Corporate Nature, Steve held senior management roles in the tourism industry and the vocational education sector. His experience
Vicki Theobald

Vicki Theobald

Assistant Manager
Vicki began her career in recruitment and human resources including working as a registered training organisation auditor. This experience allowed
Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Corporate Support Team Leader
Emma brings experience in service management, government funding agreements and Human Resource Management, within the context of not-for-profit organisations. She
Colleen McIntosh

Colleen McIntosh

Admin Team Coordinator
Colleen is Corporate Nature's Administration Team Coordinator. Not only does Colleen manage the administration team, but also provides back up
Sarah Hoyal

Sarah Hoyal

Regional Landcare Partnerships Coordinator
Over a working life spanning almost two decades Sarah has been involved in a diverse range of projects that have
Michelle Harwood

Michelle Harwood

Finance Specialist
A qualified accountant and ASIC agent, Michelle is highly experienced in all facets of accounting. Michelle oversees and ensures the
Kelly O’Kane

Kelly O’Kane

HR Specialist
Kelly has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Public Relations and tertiary qualifications in Human Resources and Workplace Health
Vicki Anderson

Vicki Anderson

Corporate Systems Coordinator
Vicki comes from a diverse background and has gathered skills and experience from local government, private enterprise and as small
Denise Hinks

Denise Hinks

Corporate Support Coordinator
Denise has over ten years experience as a Financial Manager for a not for profit entity. Her vast experience includes
Christine Purcell

Christine Purcell

Finance / Administration Assistant
Christine has many years’ experience working in finance-based roles working for not for profit organisations in Far North Queensland. Christine
Melissa Colman

Melissa Colman

Corporate Support Coordinator
Melissa recently re-located to Mareeba from Sydney where she brings over 17 years experience in various corporate roles. With strong
Vicki Riley

Vicki Riley

Corporate Support Coordinator
Vicki has solid experience in marketing and business development support roles mostly working in the not-for-profit sector in environmental conservation
Christie Tidmarsh

Christie Tidmarsh

Corporate Systems Support Officer
Christie is the Corporate Systems Support Officer for the Info Tech department. Christie is tech savvy and loves anything to
Michelle Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

Corporate Support Coordinator
Michelle possesses over 24 years experience in administration and office related roles. She is competent in Word, Excel, Outlook, MYOB
Maureen Colgrave

Maureen Colgrave

Corporate Support Coordinator
Maureen possesses a background in a variety of administration/finance services. For over 5 years Maureen has specifically provided support to
Gurianna Smith

Gurianna Smith

CEO Support Officer
Gurianna has worked in high level administrative support roles since 2015.  She graduated from James Cook University in 2014 with
Danicka Fegatilli

Danicka Fegatilli

Admin Assistant
Danicka commenced working for Corporate Nature client, Northern Gulf in 2016 as a trainee studying Cert 1 in business. Since
Amanda Sheppard

Amanda Sheppard

Corporate Support Coordinator
Originally from Brisbane, Amanda now resides on a cane farm in the Mossman region. Amanda is currently working to finish
Carlie Irons

Carlie Irons

Corporate Support Coordinator
Carlie is a Corporate Support Coordinator assisting with the financial and contract administration components of project management. After growing up
Cassandra Griffiths

Cassandra Griffiths

Board Support
Cassandra recently moved to Cairns from Armidale, NSW although she is originally from the Riverland in South Australia, on the
Jayne MacDonald

Jayne MacDonald

Admin Assistant
Jayne has over 20 years’ experience in administration fields working in the education sector, aged care, retail and not for
Nicole Stein

Nicole Stein

Admin Assistant
Nicole commenced work with Corporate Nature in July 2019 as Administration Assistant for Cape York NRM, and is based in
Skye Orsmond

Skye Orsmond

Admin Assistant
Skye graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Mass Communication, with majors in Public Relations and Media in 2006. Since
Hannah O’Kane

Hannah O’Kane

Admin Assistant
Since graduating from high school in 2011, Hannah completed a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University, before discovering her

Our Trainees

Vanessa Colgrave

Vanessa Colgrave

Admin Trainee
Vanessa joined the Corporate Nature team in June 2019 through a Queensland Government Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. She is
Kitana Buzacott

Kitana Buzacott

Admin Trainee
Kitana joined our team in July 2019 through a Queensland Government Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. She is based at

Our Board

Keith Noble

Keith Noble

Chair
Dr Keith Noble is a Rural Planner with Insideout Architects P/L Townsville, and farms tropical fruit near Tully. He is
Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson

Board Member
Emma is a director of the Corporate Nature board representing Cape York NRM where I have been a director since
Ellen Weber

Ellen Weber

Board Member
Ellen is a director on the Corporate Nature board representing Northern Gulf Resource Management Group where she has held the