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Tom Mangan - Director

Executive General Manager and Director, BRACE Education and Training

BA, GRAD CERT Business, GRAD Securities Institute of Aus, GRAD AICD

Tom brings over 40 years of leadership experience in employment, industrial, and community sectors and is the Executive General Manager of BRACE and Community Solutions. Tom also sits on the boards of the entities within the Community Solutions Group, including BRACE and Community Solutions. With a well-established network spanning industry and government agencies, Tom has extensive leadership experience in various senior roles at both state and national levels. This includes over a decade of involvement in employment services and mainstream recruitment, six years as a Recruitment Director at Hudson Global, and previous roles in the manufacturing, building products, and financial services sectors.

David Blower – Director

Chief Financial Officer, Endeavor Foundation and Director, BRACE Education and Training


David has more than 20 years' experience leading multidisciplinary teams in a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, health, wholesale distribution and retail. He has a track record of delivering positive business outcomes across strategic and operational planning, business transformation, financial and operational performance and culture change and development. With senior executive and non-executive director experience throughout Queensland, Australia and New Zealand, David's skills span governance, organisational structure, acquisitions, strategic management, operations, cultural development, IT, finance, branding and more, across diverse industries.

Shannon Foley - Director

Chief People Officer, Endeavour Foundation and Director, BRACE Education and Training

Dip HRM, BEd, MEd

Shannon is a senior human resources leader with a career spanning more than two decades. She has worked in Australia and internationally in sectors including healthcare, aged care and community services, aviation and telecommunications. Shannon is an experienced HR generalist with specialist expertise in employee relations, organisational capability and leadership development, talent and succession management, safety and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, change management and culture transformation. In addition to her human resources expertise, Shannon has a background in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Social Governance and is passionate about sustainability. Shannon is a board director for True, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to achieve substantial, positive social impact by improving reproductive and sexual health and promoting safe and respectful relationships for Queenslanders. Shannon holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) and a Master of Education (Adult Education) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at QUT in Brisbane. As a values-based leader, Shannon is connected to the mission of Endeavour Foundation through her passion for inclusion and deep commitment to creating psychologically safe workplaces where people can thrive and achieve their goals.

Darryn Hammond – Company Secretary

Executive General Manager – Legal and Governance, Endeavour Foundation and Company Secretary, BRACE Education and Training

BSci (Hons), LLB, G.Dip Corp Gov, MQLS, FGIA, FCIS, GAICD

Darryn is the Endeavour Foundation Group Company Secretary and leads a division committed to providing legal, risk, compliance, assurance and safeguarding that is effective and of a high quality within the complexity of disability services. Darryn is a solicitor, admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and formerly the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Honours) and postgraduate qualification in governance. Darryn is a chartered company secretary, a Fellow of the Governance Institute, and a graduate of the AICD’s directors’ program. He was an Executive Director of the RACQ Foundation and has held a variety of non-executive positions across Australia. In his 20+ year career, Darren’s roles have included Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Company Secretary, Executive Director and General Manager. Darryn was the General Manager – Risk and Assurance for Churches of Christ in Queensland prior to joining the Endeavour Foundation.