ARRCS’ board members bring together an array of skills and experience in financial management, government, not-for-profits, the legal profession and business. They share a passion for community, building partnerships, and creating choice and opportunity so people can live life in all its fullness.

Craig Barke

Chair of the Board

Craig was appointed Chair of ARRCS in 2019 and Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) in 2017. He is a Certified Practising Accountant with an MBA and has extensive experience in financial management roles. Prior to his current roles, Craig was the CEO of Scenic Rim Regional Council and was a former member of the Queensland Urban Utilities Establishment Committee. Craig held a position on the UCQ Board from 2011 and the position of Chair from 2014 until 2017. Craig is passionate about improving the lives of disadvantaged youth and children in the community and is actively involved in the foster care system, as well as being an active member of the Uniting Church.

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Heather Watson


Heather joined the ARRCS Board in 2014. She is a lawyer with more than 30 years in legal practice, with multidisciplinary legal and governance skills. Heather is passionate about improving governance, particularly in the non-profit sector. She is currently Principal Lawyer and Director of Watson Advisory and Consulting Pty Ltd and Non-Executive Director or Chair of a variety of organisations, including Uniting Housing Ltd, Uniting in NSW.ACT and Uniting in Vic.Tas, and Epic Good Foundation, among others.

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Andrew McBryde

Member of the Board

Andrew joined the ARRCS Board in 2014 and the UnitingCare Queensland Board in 2013. He previously held the role of Chair of Wesley Mission Brisbane. Andrew proudly supports the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and owns and operates a group of commercial businesses in south-east Queensland. Andrew is currently a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Centenary and Districts Chamber of Commerce, the Lighting Council of Australia and an Honorary Member and Past President of the Jindalee Rotary Club.

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