T he Buttery is an independent,  community-based not-for-profit organisation located at Binna Burra near Bangalow in Northern NSW,  Australia. A non-discriminatory organisation, not affiliated with any political or religious group, The Buttery serves people according to their need.

A company limited by guarantee, The Buttery has been operating since 1975. It relies on government funding and philanthropic support to fulfill its life-changing mission. As a Deductible Gift Recipient, donations to The Buttery are fully tax deductible. As well as acknowledging the generous philanthropic support of donors, The Buttery acknowledges the continuing support of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, NSW Health and the NSW Department of Liquor, Racing and Gaming.

The Buttery is governed by volunteer Directors who receive no remuneration for their invaluable services.

DIRECTORS

CHAIR: MR SANDY LOCKHART is a partner at Next Capital, a Sydney based private equity firm, which provides growth capital to emerging Australian and New Zealand businesses. Prior to setting up Next Capital in 2005, he was a director of Macquarie Bank Limited, where he was responsible for the bank’s direct investment activities from 1987 to 2004. Sandy is currently: chairman of Discovery Parks, the largest owner and operator of caravan parks in Australia; chairman of Vitaco, a New Zealand based complementary medicine business and is a director of Onsite Rentals, a Sydney based equipment rental business. He is a graduate of Harvard University and attended Harvard Business School.
Sandy is a regular visitor to Byron Bay, where his son lives and has been involved with the Buttery since 2009. Sandy is Chairman of The Buttery’s Board of Directors.

TREASURER: MR TIM LIMBERT is the Principal of Beacon Accounting a Public Accountancy Practice based in Alstonville NSW.
He completed his Bachelor of Business majoring in Accountancy and Finance in 1994 and has worked as an Accountant in Public Practice ever since that time. He is a member of CPA Australia, a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a registered tax agent, a JP and an Authorised Representative of Count Financial. For 14 years he was a partner in a Public Accountancy Practice before founding Beacon Accounting in July 2015.
In addition to his experience in public practice over the last 22 years, he brings his previous small business experience operating a farm business in the Northern Rivers, working in his wife’s retail business and previous extensive experience in Hospitality both in Sydney and the UK.
He is passionate and focused on delivering quality services for all clients. He enjoys working with the wide range of clients to assist them in achieving their financial & business goals. Tim believes that listening to and understanding what a client wants, is critical in understanding what path and advice is most appropriate to meet their needs.
Tim is a strong believer in giving back to the community and has done this all his adult life.  He has been a Buttery Director since 2001. Among his other interests are his family, kayaking and gardening.

COMPANY SECRETARY: MS KARA GOODSELL is a lawyer with a long-standing relationship to the Buttery.
She was the yoga teacher at the Buttery in 2006 and went on to hold a position on the the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009, where she assumed the position of Executive Secretary. She later resumed a Directorship in 2015 when she returned to the Northern Rivers area to live.
She is currently involved in RTO (education) management and has recently completed her first novel.

MR JONATHAN DUNLOP has worked in professional services for 30 years and has been a partner at KPMG, a global advisory and accounting firm, since 1997. Jonathan has advised many of Australia’s leading companies and has also held senior management positions within KPMG. Jonathan has three sons and lives in Sydney. Jonathan joined the Sydney Committee of The Buttery in 2013. Jonathan joined The Buttery Board as a Director in 2017.

MR RAYMOND HOUSTON

MR IAN McKAY is the principal of Byron Legal solicitors based in Byron Bay. Ian began working in the legal profession as an articled clerk in 1987 before completing a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology. Ian was admitted as a Barrister in 1995 and has worked as a Judges Associate, for the Aboriginal Legal Service, the Prisoner’s Legal Service and at the private bar. Ian moved to the Northern Rivers in the year 2000 and has worked as a solicitor in private practice since 2003. Ian has been a Buttery Director since 2014 and has previously served as a board member for the Byron Community Primary School and for the Byron Emergency Accommodation Project. He is married with two children and enjoys surfing and ocean swimming.

MR IAN MURRAY has been a Buttery Board member for a number of years and finds the position interesting and sometimes challenging.
He is a retired mental health worker who, for the past number of years worked in rural and remote areas of N.S.W. including Lightning Ridge, Walgett and Goodooga. He then worked in Bourke for a non-government organisation before retirement.
In retirement he is involved with the Buttery and is on the North Coast District Executive of the United Protestant Association which is involved with aged care, youth care and home care. He is also involved with other local community organizations. He is a gardener with a passion for roses and rain forests. He is also involved with animal rescue activities involving cats and the care of their cages.

THE REV MATTHEW SMEDLEY is an ordained priest of the Anglican Church of Australia and is currently Rector of the Parish of Bangalow. In the Diocese of Grafton, Fr Matthew is a Clerical Canon of Christ Church Cathedral Grafton, is Mission Support Officer for the Northern Ministry Mission Region, and is a member of Bishop-in-Council. He is Deputy Chair of The Buttery and has been Chair of Anglicare North Coast for 3 years. Prior to ordination, Fr Matthew completed an economics degree and worked in Sydney in banking for NAB and Macquarie Bank, in accounts and charters for Captain Cook Cruises (NSW) Pty Ltd, and on the Needle and Syringe Program for the Department of Health in Melbourne.
Fr Matthew has a passion for the marginalised and rejected, particularly for refugee and asylum seekers, as he seeks to “welcome all people regardless of…”

MS ROSEMARY WARNOCK is a Principal of The Adelante Group, an executive mentoring partnership with a client base in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.  Formerly CEO of Castrol Asia Pacific based in Singapore, Rosemary enjoyed a 23-year career with BP to global leadership level,  in Australia, London & Singapore.  Upon returning to Australia, she completed a six-month assignment as Interim CEO of the Clean Energy Council in 2008, followed by an appointment as a panel member for the independent review of the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.  Rosemary is an Independent Director of Steel & Tube Holdings  New Zealand.
Rosemary spends three months of each year in Byron Bay.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LEONE CRAYDEN is a hands-on, highly-skilled and solutions-focused Executive with a career demonstrating visionary leadership, and outstanding performance in corporate management across the Health, Community Services and Disability Sector.
She is currently the CEO of The Buttery a not-for-profit, charitable drug and alcohol rehabilitation, addiction and mental health services organisation located near Bangalow in Northern NSW, Australia, where she is leading a period of organisational growth and championing a best-practice ‘Continuum of Care’ approach to AOD and mental health treatment.
Leone possesses a strong background in community development and has fostered long-lasting relationships through community engagement strategies. Her robust commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit has seen her lead different organisations to self-sufficiency and long-term sustainable outcomes. Her ability to influence sponsors on a local and State-wide scale is evidenced through her varied senior roles.
Most recently, these include Executive Director of Q Shelter, a peak housing and homeless organisation, and CEO of On Track Community Programs.
Currently, Leone is also Co-chair of the Mental Health Network for the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI), Leone has served as the Chairperson of the Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW for six years, a Board member of the Northern NSW Local Health District 2007-2015, Director of the Lady Musgrave Trust.
Leone has a background in nursing, social science, leadership and governance and has presented several papers on housing and homelessness, especially on mental health, housing and support services and importance of the interface between clinical, psycho-social support and tenancy sustainment.

The Buttery Foundation Committee and The Buttery Ambassadors

The Buttery Foundation Committee helps raise funds for programs and capital expenditure. They are Ambassadors for the life-changing work of The Buttery. All members volunteer their time and receive no remuneration.

ADRIANA CECERE is the Director and Principal Consultant at Consulting Australia, which provides Management Consulting services to SME across Australia. The client’s range from start-ups to highly regarded well-known brands. In the last 22 years, Adriana enjoyed starting, buying, building up and selling over 10 self-owned businesses in various industries. Her strengths are in identifying and commercialising opportunities, with the ability to develop, coach and mentor people in all aspects of a business. Adriana has committee experience as President, Chair and Treasurer. Most recently Adriana published her first book, which hit #1 Amazon Best Seller.
Adriana is married to her long-term life partner, they have 2 young children. She enjoys spending time with her family, continued learning, keeping fit and taking holidays with family and friends. Adriana joined the Foundation Committee and became an Ambassador  with the aim of using her commercial skills as required to help develop a greater awareness in the community of the Buttery Foundation and the great help The Buttery offers to those seeking help for addiction and mental health issues.

Graham John Cowley, Foundation Advisory Committee, The Buttery RehabGRAHAM JOHN COWLEY: I am 71 years of age and am a retired lawyer.
I have been on various company, statutory and charity Boards some of which I was Chair of including Epilepsy Action Australia.
I founded Cowley Hearne Solicitors and it became a fairly large commercial legal firm and whilst there I spent a number of years as a Vice-Chair on a worldwide group of law firms now known as Mertitas.
I believe that what The Buttery does is very important and am keen to do what I can to help.
My day to day interests are doing what my wife instructs me, travel, reading and tennis.

JONATHAN DUNLOP has worked in professional services for 30 years, and has been a partner at KPMG, a global advisory and accounting firm, since 1997. Jonathan has advised many of Australia’s leading companies and has also held senior management positions within KPMG.  Jonathan has three sons and lives in Sydney.  Jonathan joined the Foundation Committee of The Buttery in 2013.  Jonathan joined The Buttery Board as a Director in 2017.

KEVIN ELEY’s management and investment experience covers a broad range of industries, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. He has substantial experience in management, financing and investment. He has worked for a major international accounting firm, two investment banks and was CEO of HGL Limited (ASX Code: HNG) until his retirement in 2011 where he remains as a non-executive director. He is also a non-executive director Milton Corporation Limited (ASX: MLT), Equity Trustees Limited (ASX: EQT) and Hunter Hall International Limited (ASX Code: HHL) where he is also the Chairman.

JUSTIN HERLIHY has spent most of his career in funds management. Since 2013 Justin has been involved in services to a number of successful start-up ventures; consulting, mentoring, providing financial capital and support.  His background is mathematics and finance. A trip to the Riverina in 2014 opened Justin’s eyes to the challenge of addiction in communities that offer little support for those impacted, both those afflicted and those impacted by the addiction. He is committed to support the efforts of The Buttery with passion, empathy, a proven record for delivery on complex projects, time, and to reach a group of potential supporters who are currently unaware of the amazing work that is undertaken by the organisation.

RICHARD HERLIHY OAM Richard is a retired medical practitioner. He has accumulated almost 50 years of service as chairman, director and committee member on behalf of four not for profit organisations. One of these charities has considerable experience in assisting professional men and women with alcohol or drug addiction in addition to other life crises.
Richard graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1968. Half of his career was spent in general practice and half in the field of workplace injuries and illness. He lives in Leura with his wife with whom he shares 4 children, 7 grandchildren and a love of mountain bushwalking and travel. In 2017 Richard was awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of his service to the medical profession and to charities.

SANDY LOCKHART is a partner at Next Capital, a Sydney based private equity firm, which provides growth capital to emerging Australian and New Zealand businesses. Prior to setting up Next Capital in 2005, he was a director of Macquarie Bank Limited, where he was responsible for the bank’s direct investment activities from 1987 to 2004. Sandy is currently: chairman of Discovery Parks, the largest owner and operator of caravan parks in Australia; chairman of Vitaco, a New Zealand based complementary medicine business and is a director of Onsite Rentals, a Sydney based equipment rental business. He is a graduate of Harvard University and attended Harvard Business School.
Sandy is a regular visitor to Byron Bay, where his son lives and has been involved with the Buttery since 2009. Sandy is Chairman of The Buttery’s Board of Directors.

GRAEME MARTIN is a 40 year veteran of the direct selling industry in the Australasian region and on various expat assignments across six continents. In 2014 he established GMM Consulting and has worked closely with a peak industry body and corporate CEOs in identifying pathways to renewal for tired organisations. Notwithstanding his experience in broader corporate disciplines, he acknowledges that his key skill is in relationship management. In addition to his private consulting work he is pleased to commit his enthusiasm to The Buttery. His collaborations in corporate, government and private sector environments are complemented by his experiences in church, sporting, school and community organisations. He utilises his membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors to enhance his governance skills and is a graduate in the core Company Directors Course.
Graeme is married to Susan and together they have raised three daughters.

Paula NassifPAULA NASSIF is an experienced commercial lawyer with extensive domestic and international experience, having worked in London, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne and spent time in New York in both private practice and in-house institutions. Currently, a senior associate at international law firm, King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, Paula practices in finance and commercial law, acting for a large number of Australian and international financiers and corporations. Paula has also acted as in-house legal counsel for global institutions including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and has a good understanding of commercial issues and how to structure and advise on complex transactions, including infrastructure, property and structured and general corporate finance.
Commercially astute, Paula understands how to get projects off the ground and brings sharp corporate governance skills to her role, having recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. With a passion for helping people, Paula joined the Foundation Committee of The Buttery to use her skills to assist those in greater need and build awareness of the work of The Buttery.

ADRIAN SLATER: Prior to his retirement from Fuji Xerox Australia’s leadership team,  Adrian was responsible for their independent partner channels, dealers and agents across Australia in the ICT sector.
A member of the Ethics Society, a graduate of the AICD course and seeking to contribute time and effort to The Buttery, an organisation that clearly demonstrates its value to society, Adrian has recently become involved with the Buttery’s Foundation Committee. He hopes that he can use his experience to help them increase their already very successful support for people with addictions.
Trying to stay physically and mentally fit with a daily swim in the sea and by studying French at Alliance Francaise. Adrian also enjoys cooking, travel, theatre, films and reading.

RITA UECHTRITZ is a fourth-generation PNG Australian, born in Rabaul, New Britain.  She has an extensive life background in clinical practice management and private family and philanthropic enterprises.  She is a professionally qualified Counsellor who continues to dedicate her personal time to a national 24-hour crisis organisation, managing a range of mental health disorders including depression, and drugs and alcohol addiction. This work also includes assault, domestic violence, and suicide intervention management.
She has worked as a journalist and a documentary filmmaker. Rita serves on the executive committee of the Oceanic Art Society.
Through her work with the L & R Uechtritz Family Foundation she consults in humanitarian programs focusing on women and children’s health and education in developing countries.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The purpose of The Buttery’s Clinical Governance Committee is to ensure clinical oversight of Buttery programs and that recommendations and advice from a clinical perspective are made to the CEO and Board of The Buttery so the best possible decisions on rehabilitation and recovery services are made in accordance with its strategic intent.
The Clinical Governance Committee provides advice on clinical issues to the Board and ensures that The Buttery’s clinical programs are consistent with current best-practice and delivering expected outcomes.

MEMBERS OF THE CLINICAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON: DR BRONWYN HUDSON MBBS (Hons), DCH, MLLR, BCom (Hons), is a medical practitioner in the NSW Northern Rivers. Based in Bangalow, she holds positions at Lismore Base Hospital, The Tweed Hospital and Byron Central Hospital. Dr Hudson also runs a drug and alcohol clinic in Bangalow. Dr Hudson is Chair of the Byron Shire Medical Council, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and an Advanced Trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Chapter of Addiction Medicine.

EXTERNAL MEMBER: DR IAN HAYES Consultant Psychiatrist FRANZCP BM, MRC Psych, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Dr Hayes has expertise in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and treating refugees, asylum seekers and veterans.

EXTERNAL MEMBER: MR MATT PARRY Registered Nurse, Nurse Unit Manager Riverlands Detoxification Centre Northern NSW Local Health District

INTERNAL MEMBER: MR TRENT REES The Buttery Residential Services Manager, BA Psychology and Masters Psychology; Cert IV Training and Assessment

INTERNAL MEMBER: MS FRANCES PIDCOCK BSC Psychology, BA Nursing; Masters in Mental Health Nursing; Currently enrolled in MBA

INTERNAL MEMBER: MS LARISSA McCLELLAND The Buttery Therapeutic Community Coordinator, Registered Nurse – psychiatric credentials and Diploma of Community Services

INTERNAL MEMBER: MS LEONE CRAYDEN The Buttery CEO, Nursing BA Social Science, Post Graduate Diploma Social Science (research); BA Leadership, Graduate Certificate Governance MBA

OUR PATRONS

The Buttery gratefully acknowledges the support of our Patrons, DAVID AND GILLIAN HELFGOTT

IN APPRECIATION: FUNDING

The Buttery gratefully acknowledges the funding it receives from the Commonwealth and NSW State Governments and philanthropic funding from individuals, community organisations, foundations and businesses. Donations to The Buttery are fully tax deductible and can be made using this secure link: https://the-buttery.giveeasy.org/tax-time-appeal-2

THE BUTTERY’S THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY is part-funded by its residents who contribute 80% of their social security benefits (e.g Sickness Benefit) to meet food and accommodation costs. The Therapeutic Community is also funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and generous donors.

THE BUTTERY’S MAINTENANCE TO ABSTINENCE PROGRAM (MTA) is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, residents’ contributions and donations.

THE BUTTERY’S INTRA OUTREACH PROGRAM is funded through the North Coast Primary Health Network by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Commonwealth Non-Government organisations Treatment Grants Program and by donations.

THE YOUTH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS PROGRAM and BALLINA YOUTH TREATMENT SERVICE (BYTS) are funded by the NSW Ministry of Health under the NSW Government’s Drug and Alcohol Package.

THE CORE DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM is funded through the North Coast Primary Health Network by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Commonwealth Non-Government organisations Treatment Grants Program and by donations.

THE BUTTERY’S b.well OUTREACH PROGRAM is funded by the Department of Health (Commonwealth) and generous donors.

THE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTINUING COORDINATED CARE PROGRAM (AODCCC) is funded by the Ministry of Health under the NSW Government’s Drug and Alcohol Package.

THE RELAPSE PREVENTION AFTERCARE SERVICE is supported by funding from the North Coast Primary Health Network through the Australian Governments’s PHN Program.

THE BUTTERY’S GAMBLING COUNSELLING PROGRAM: financial assistance for this project is provided by the New South Wales Government from the Responsible Gambling Fund.

THE BUTTERY’S FREE FAMILY COUNSELLING PROGRAM is funded wholly by philanthropic support. The Buttery gratefully acknowledges the generous individual  donors, the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Portland House Foundation, Milton Corporation Foundation, the Northern Rivers Community Foundation and Angel Fund, all of whom contribute to the program.