Our Board

We pride ourselves on having a skills-based board. Every board member volunteers their time to bring to the table invaluable insight and guidance from their expert areas.
Down arrow

Marcus Pringle Jones


Marcus joined the Nexus board in 2015, bringing with him a strong commitment to community organisations. Currently working for Bell Potter Securities, Marcus has dedicated time to being on the advisory committee for the Salvation Army, a board member of the White Cloud Foundation and a committee member of the Sandy Bay Regatta.


Deb Bailey

Board Member

Deb joined our board in 2020 with a strong commitment to social justice and the prevention of abuse of vulnerable people including people with disability. Deb is the Principal Solicitor at Women’s Legal Service Tasmania and is committed to best practice service delivery. Her program development and policy work is grounded in pragmatism.


Garry Bailey

Board Member and Public Officer

After working as a reporter, and then editor, of the Mercury and Sunday Tasmania newspapers, Garry brings to the board a depth of media knowledge that is hard to find. He now supports a number of organisations with their media and advocacy, and works with a number of groups on a voluntary basis.


Garth Clayton

Board Member

Garth joined the Nexus board in 2019. He worked in senior roles in State and Commonwealth agencies and has since run an organisational development consulting business for the last 15 years. Garth has a strong focus and interest in building leadership capability and creating supportive, high-performance cultures. He also volunteers in the disability sector and refugee support areas.


Tony Giacon

Board Member

Tony joined the Nexus board with a background in business management. He is currently the CEO of the Bleasel Group but also has experience in disability enterprises having served for over 13 years on the management committee of St Vincent Industries (The Rag Shop). Tony is committed to enabling every member of our community to reach their full potential, with a particular focus in the area of disability.

Jacquie Petrusma

Board Member

Jacquie brings a diverse skillset to the Board. She trained as a nurse at Launceston General Hospital, worked in the regulation of aged care services and was the Shadow Minister for Disability Services and the Minister for Disability Services. In her ministerial role, Jacquie was involved in the roll out of the NDIS in Tasmania which gives her a unique perspective on the aspirations of people living with disability in Tasmania.

Gail Ward

Board Member

Gail is the State Manager of Tasmania’s cancer screening programs and was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to breast cancer screening in Tasmania in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List. Gail has a personal and professional interest in supporting quality disability services, and her knowledge and expertise in health service delivery is a great asset to the board.


Peter West

Board Member

Peter is an audience development and communication specialist and is General Manager of Optus in Tasmania.

Peter has been fortunate in his working life to help change and grow some of our most challenging and loved organisations – such as the Tasmanian Football League, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and RSPCA Tasmania.

He is a founding board member of the not-for-profit charity – Water for a Village (providing clean fresh water to Ethiopian villages), Deputy Chairperson of the Wrest Point Sandy Bay Regatta Association and is a member of the Australian Olympic Team Appeal Committee.