Councillor Tony Latter

Below is a overview of achievements, which displays a rich diversity of experience where I have learnt a balance of approach and delivery, that often gives me the edge in realizing outcomes and achieving results. I am passionate about strategic management for financial and social outcomes, to see best results for the wider community.

I seek purpose driven roles that achieve real results and often find myself in leadership, crises response and high stress positions. Including Councillor, Child Safety and crisis management with at-risk youth, dealing with complex and escalated situations.

With a combination of social, business and government experience I have a very unique work experience, which has led to being a director on governance boards, holding advisory positions as well as numerous Chair and Vice Chair roles.

As a father of 3 boys, I aim to instill an attitude of giving, excellence in delivery, work ethic and excelling in a chosen line of work. I am constantly looking for ways to upskill and further develop what I have to offer, which as led me to be a part of peak bodies such as Institute of Community Directors Australia and Advisory Board Centre.

Regards

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crtonylatter/

tony@tonylatter.com

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Current Roles:

Councillor- Moreton Bay Council (Division 12)

Representing over 27,000 residents in the third largest Local Government in Australia, in a Division comprising of the 3 largest growth fronts in Moreton Bay. I am passionate about what I do and coupling strategic outcomes with community results and social well-being. Collaborating with community groups and residents to make sure the Moreton Bay keeps moving forward and remains an amazing place to live, work and play.

Chair – Progressive Economy Portfolio MBRC  

Working with the Economic Development Department in MBRC to oversee the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2020-2041 (REDS) which provides the blueprint for Council, industry and the business community to collaboratively build a $40 billion economy by attracting and generating 100,000 new jobs for our region by 2041.The REDS provides long-term economic direction for the region and drives innovation and entrepreneurship to position the Moreton Bay region as one of Australia’s top 10 regional innovation hubs.

Vice Chair – Local Disaster Management Group – Moreton

LDMG Moreton coordinates disaster management activities in the Moreton area and comprise of council representatives, Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Ambulance Service, QFES, Representatives of functional lead agencies, NGOs such as welfare organisations or community groups. Activations has included Covid Pandemic and 2022 Floods.

Vice Chair – Moreton Recovery Group

MRG coordinates recovery management activities in the Moreton area after a natural disaster or pandemic including Covid Pandemic and 2022 Floods.

Director – Carmichael College

Carmichael College’s opened in 2015 as a primary campus, and then as a secondary campus in 2020 They are committed to seeing this cohort through to completion, expanding each year to become a Prep to Year 12 College by 2025. Their Masterplan outlines a strategic and logical construction of new buildings and facilities as the population increases, ensuring they continue to implement an environment where students can excel.

Vice President – Centre Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

CADA is a charity employing over 60 staff across Moreton Bay. Started 30 years ago to combat domestic abuse CADA provides, Risk assessment / Safety planning, Court support at Magistrates Courts for applications for DFV protection orders, Assistance with protection orders, Advocacy, Emotional support, Home safety upgrades, Information and referral to agencies for housing and legal advice.

Camp Director – Scripture Union Australia

With over 74 camps completed (including for other organisations) with up to 120 students on a camp. I direct and organize camps to a high standard which has seen me called upon to step into struggling camps to re-strategies and get back to sustainable projections, as well as training new Directors.

Founder – Red Ride (Ride Against Domestic Violence)

Raising awareness and money for organisation to working to combat domestic violence in an annual charity motorbike ride and show in the Moreton Bay area. Primed to grow in the coming years this has seen thousands raised for organisations like Act for Kids.

Member – Regional Economic Task Force (Advisory Board)

Judge – Techstars Start-Up Moreton 2022

Justice of the Peace Qualified – Department of Justice

Member – PCYC Emergency Cadets Advisory Group

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Peak Body Memberships

Member – Institute of Community Directors Australia

Member – Advisory Board Centre

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Membership:

  • Member – Rotary Club of Caboolture
  • Patron – Woodford Community House
  • Patron – Burpengary Equestrian Centre
  • Patron – Western Dressage Club of South East Queensland 
  • Member – Caboolture Regional Car Club

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Previous Experience:

Accounts Executive – Sunshine Suppliers

Strategic management of a chemical and hospitality company with 2 years of negative income before my commencement, I was able to deliver comfortable profits in my first year by re-strategizing and streamlining processes.

Operations Manager – Out and About Healthcare

Stepping into a fast-growing mobility equipment company, my focus was to implement policy and procedure to take a 6-person company to 30+ employees, expanding to 3 locations in 3 years. Working tightly with international supply chain, strategic forecasting and system implementation.

Specialized Foster Care Support – Churches of Christ Care

Working within a 4-person specialized team to supply intensive intervention to at risk kingship care placements. Providing training to carers and support to children in care, with a focus to minimising escalated events and a return to the normal service supply stream.

Child Safety Support Officer – Department of Child Safety

Providing comprehensive casework support and advice to assist in informing decisions about the safety and protective needs of children where complex child protection concerns are present. This included preparing and maintaining quality case records in accordance with departmental case management requirements.     

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School Chaplain – SU Qld

Working within the Education System to provide social and emotional support to school communities including the development and delivery of social programs, advocating and working as part of the school support network. 

Director of Youth – Hope Pointe Church

Directing a team to deliver programs and social services to youth in the Caboolture region.

Outdoor Education Instructor – Queensland Camping and Conference Centres

Working in adventure-based education with a focus on leadership and team development.

Youth Worker – Arethusa College

Founding staff member of Arethusa College, which is an alternative education school focused on work readiness and social skills. Working within program development and delivery, crisis response/support and de-escalation of heightened situations.

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Education:

  • Diploma of Governance – Institute of Community Directors Australia (Currently enrolled, to be completed 2022)
  • Post Graduate Cert in Child Safety – Edith Cowen University
  • Diploma of Youth Work – YMIS
  • Governance Essentials for Local Government – AICD
  • Community Justice Services – Justice of the Peace (Qual)
  • Queensland Disaster Management – DMLMS
  • Cert 3 in Outdoor Education – Malyon College
  • Cert 3 Live Theatre and Events