Diane was the third female bank manager in Australia which, in those days, was an achievement for women.
Diane & her husband, Ern, have been foster parents since 1988 and, upon her retirement in 1998, she volunteered as a teacher’s aide with children with intellectual difficulties at Condell Park All 2004 when they moved here. Since then she has been a teacher’s aide at Dungay Public, Girl Guide leader, secretary of the Banana Festival, committee member of Murwillumbah Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer at The Family Centre, Tweed Heads and volunteer administration officer for Story Dogs. She is the secretary of Wollumbin Family Support, a service for victims of domestic violence. She was the treasurer and president of Tweed Valley Women’s Service from 2004-2015 and the President of Nokia Toastmasters for 7 years. Diane brings a depth of experience in finance & governance to any position for which she volunteers.
Diane always was, and always will be, passionate about “Women’s Liberation” and carries those ideals about reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women’s suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. She wants to make a difference to the lives of as many people she can touch in the Tweed Valley. Diane and her husband moved to Murwillumbah 15 years ago. They used to holiday in the area and it always felt like they were coming home.
In recognition of the extensive contribution to women’s safety and their children Wollumbin Family Support Awarded Diane along with Tracy Asby the Living Legends Award in 2019.