State committee

Forum is led by a volunteer State Committee of professional and experienced communicators.

Joy Martin


During 30 plus years in the advertising industry, working in both multi-nationals and Brisbane-based creative agencies, Joy has been fortunate to work with some brilliant communicators.  Conceptual, lateral and forensic thinking holds a fascination for her, alongside an appreciation for evocative language, hence her involvement in Forum.  A fiercely maternal step-mother, Joy enjoys time with her blended families.

Helen Hinwood

Vice President

For the past 20 years Helen has been working in a voluntary and paid capacity within her community. She joined Forum in 2005 to develop skills and confidence in varied community roles.  Not long after, she began a paid marketing position which further developed her practice in public speaking. She enjoys all aspects of her Forum membership and the capacity it provides for continuous self-improvement in key areas including communication and professional skills. Her other interests, in no particular order, are travel, creative textile arts, family, gardening, health and well-being.

Rosie Arnold


Rosie spent many years working as a Payroll Manager and has now settled in to a lovely career as a Marriage Celebrant.

Forum has provided her with the confidence and skills required to be a Celebrant, and she values the lifelong friendships she has developed through her Forum membership.

Rosie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Australian Studies, volunteers in the community as a Justice of the Peace and is Secretary of the Professional Celebrants’ Association.  Her downtime is spent caravanning around our beautiful country.

Judy Hull


In her working life Judy spent 30 years in the insurance industry. Since retirement she has enjoyed working in a volunteer capacity with Redlands Special School and Meals on Wheels. Judy was the Queensland President of the Probus Association in 2013 and is currently the Treasurer of Forum Communicators and Victoria Point Redland Bay Meals on Wheels.

Margaret Townsley

Marketing Officer

Margaret Townsley is a member of Chermside Forum serving in all executive positions in her Forum. Margaret has served Forum as a procedure and speech assessor, workshop presenter and as a member of the State Management Committee where she was President 2013-2015.  As a mature aged student, Margaret achieved a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in 2000. Her interests outside of Forum including reading, golf and family life.

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