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TTI Management Committee


John Minz

Chairman, Toowoomba Together

John Minz is a family man and served as CEO of Heritage Bank until his retirement in 2015.

He is currently a director of RACQ Ltd and Chair of RACQ Bank, Darling Downs & West Moreton PHN, Australia’s CEO Challenge and Toowoomba Together. He has been a White Ribbon Ambassador since 2006. He is a strong advocate for gender equity and preventing domestic violence.

Ben Twidale

Committee Member and TTI Treasurer

Ben is a Toowoomba local who has over 10 years of experience providing business, strategic accounting and taxation advice to large and medium sized businesses and high net wealth individuals. 


He is a strong advocate for everyone, no matter what their background, to receive equal opportunity in life. He believes through education and opportunity we can make our community a better place for all.

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Katie Giuliano

Management Committee and Secretariat

Sgt. Tony Rehn

Management Committee Member and Business Pillar Chair


Letitia Shelton

Management Committee Member and Faith Pillar Chair

Born in Toowoomba, Letitia has lived here for the majority of her life.  She is the founder and director of City Women, a faith based organisation that works with vulnerable women and girls in our city. 


She is also actively at work with Pacific nations in combatting the scourge of Domestic Violence.  She is passionate about seeing healthy & whole relationships.

James O’Shea

Management Committee Member and Sports Pillar Chair

James O’Shea is born and bred in Toowoomba. His father Pat was also a born and bred local while his mother Cecile is from the Philippines and moved to the Garden City in 1981. James has two younger sisters Kate and Karen who both also live and work in Toowoomba. James is married to a Toowoomba girl Erin Kehoe-O’Shea.

He spent 13 years working at WIN Television Toowoomba, 5 of those as chief of staff. James also has a media background working on radio and in newspapers. 

James is an ambassador of Hope Horizons Inc he is also a board member of the Toowoomba Together Not In Our Club committee, AFL Darling Downs Queensland Advisory committee, Sports Darling Downs committee, Glenholme Park Sports and Community Hub committee and the vice president of The Great White Campaign to bring a neurosurgeon to Toowoomba.


Maryanne Walsh OAM

Management Committee Members and Education Pillar Chair

Ms Walsh has been the Principal of Centenary Heights State High School since 2003.

Maryanne Walsh was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (General Division) in June 2020.

Charlie Rowe

Management Committee Member 

Charlie Rowe is a proud Aboriginal man from the Kamilaroi tribe of Northern NSW. He grew up in Toowoomba. His mum’s family is from a little mission called Toomelah and he maintains his ‘Country’ connections with the people of this area.


Kath Turley

Management Committee Member

Kath Turley has extensive experience and knowledge of domestic violence and has worked in the domestic violence space for over 15 years.

Kath is the Service Manager of Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) Toowoomba. DVAC is the specialist Domestic Violence Service for the Darling and Southern Downs regions.

Kath is a local Toowoomba person and has worked in The Human Services field for the past 25 years, working in disability, parenting support and domestic and family violence predominately in not for profit organisations. Kath is passionate and committed to ensuring all women and children have the right to live a life free from violence.  Within her current role Kath works with her team to provide quality services and supports to women, children and families experiencing Domestic & Family Violence.

While services and supports to women and children are important and necessary, Kath believes that all of us in the community are responsible to ensure that we shift the narrative around gender-based violence. This includes challenging gender stereotyping and gender roles, raising and engaging in discussions on gender equality and perpetrator accountability.

Darren Lange OLY

Management Committee Member, Business Pillar Committee Member and Marketing Committee

Former elite competitive swimmer, Darren Lange was born and raised in Toowoomba and has run a number of successful local businesses over the last 30 years.

Darren is passionate about raising awareness about and taking action to address domestic and family violence in our community.

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