Our Board

Jordan Bryant
Jordan Bryant - Chairperson

Jordan is a CPA qualified accountant having a successful career spanning over the last 10 years predominantly in FMCG. His expertise in management accounting stems from several roles across supply chain, logistics and manufacturing. Jordan has well-honed analytical skills enabling him to be innovative in the way he approaches continuous improvement initiatives. Jordan has a passion for volunteering his time and energy into community activities one of which being “Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlons” for the last 7 years. Jordan joined our Board in 2018 and was elected Chair in 2020.

Ron Thomsen
Ron Thomsen - Vice Chairperson

Ron had a distinguished career as a Senior Corporate Financier.  He held Executive Management Positions, including as an Administrator of Banking Divisions, within both local and international banks. He has had wide ranging experience in large project/structured financings and in the provision of Corporate Advice. Over the last 15 years Ron has served on a number of Central Coast Not for Profit Boards, mainly in the Aged and Disability fields. Ron joined the Board in 2011, served as Treasurer for 5 years, and was Chair from 2016 to 2020.

Ron is currently a Director of Kariong Neighbourhood Centre Inc and an external advisor on Governance to Community Options Australia Ltd. Ron’s Sub-Committee Roles include Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee, member of the Governance Committee, and Director of Meals on Wheels Central Coasts subsidiaries in One Direct Services Pty Ltd, and One Direct Advisory Pty Ltd. Ron is currently an Associate of the Institute of Community Directors, the Institute of Project Management, the Fund Raising Institute of Australia and the Institute of Risk Management.

Raea Khan
Raea Khan - Director

Raea is a commercial lawyer with background as Legal Counsel within the Energy Resource, Mining and Construction industries. His experience extends from being a subcontracts/contracts specialist in corporate governance roles to mining project and construction. Raea has a particular interest in commercial, business logistics and project management and is adept at assisting in the operational aspects of larger sized organisations.  Raea volunteers his personal time in assisting small charitable organisations.  He is Chair of the Meals on Wheels Central Coast Governance Sub Committee and is a Director of One Direct Advisory Pty Ltd, a Meals on Wheels Central Coast subsidiary.

Stephanie Blower
Stephanie Blower - Director

Stephanie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She brings a wide breadth of experience in the Not for Profit field, having worked in the area for over 40 years, running Associations and organising conferences on their behalf.  In recognition of this she was inducted into the Associations Forum Hall of Fame in 2019.

In her last role as CEO of the Australasian Sleep Association she served on the Board and a wide range of committees.  She has a deep understanding of governance, strategic planning, regulation compliance, finance and managing stakeholder relationships.

Ted Coupe
Ted Coupe - Director

Ted has extensive experience in not for profit organisations at executive level.  Working on the Central Coast for many years, most recently as CEO of Evergreen Life Care Limited, Ted also has experience in lead and culture change for the transition of government owned aged care facilities to national health care providers.  Ted has a wide range of experience in public and private health management, aged care and community care management.

Brian Freeman
Brian Freeman - Treasurer

Brian is semi-retired having spent much of his business life running a successful fresh flower consultancy and export business for 23 years. Prior to that he was a Science teacher and then a Research Scientist in commercial horticulture. He has wide experience in business operations nationally and in the international sphere, and in more recent times has been a Business Mentor for the Central Coast Business Enterprise Centre. He continues this work today in a private capacity providing guidance and business analytical services. Brian has served on 3 other Central Coast Boards with experience in Presidency, and in Risk and Finance sub committees. He believes in the concept of “giving back to community” and this is the underlying principle in serving on the Meals on Wheels Board.

Ray Mainwaring
Ray Mainwaring - Director

Ray has lived in the Central Coast area for 40 years and during his work career was a mechanic and also served in the hospitality and sales areas Ray is a passionate volunteer delivering meals for the past 17  years and sometimes up to four rosters per week. He has held the position on the Board of Quality Control oversight and advises the Board on client feedback in this area. Ray has a keen interest in ensuring that the clients are well looked after and is a staunch advocate of the volunteers in regard to their safety and their activities.

Janelle Reid
Janelle Reid - Director

Janelle Reid is the General Counsel at an Australian Federal Government statutory corporation.  She was previously a Senior Lawyer at Clayton Utz, where she gained a decade of experience at a top tier national law firm.  Janelle compliments the board with her legal and risk management skills and experience in strategic decision-making.   She also brings her enthusiastic and philanthropic spirit.

Gail Ransley
Gail Ransley - Non Sitting Board Secretary

Gail volunteered for Meals On Wheels for 26 years as a meal deliverer and 17 years on the Board. She was awarded her Life Membership in 2017. During her working career she ran her own business for 30 years. She has been involved in a variety of community activities, and was involved for some 25 years with the Rotary related Inner Wheel on the Central Coast. Gail has an excellent eye for analysing documentation and has been involved in a number of negotiating sessions on behalf of Meals on Wheels Central Coast. Gail served as Chairperson for three years to October 2016, and has previously held the positions of Treasurer and Secretary. Gail is a Director and Company Secretary of One Direct Services Pty Ltd and One Direct Advisory Pty Ltd (Meals on Wheels Central Coast Subsidiaries).