GOVERNANCE & FUNDING

GOVERNANCE & FUNDING

The 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

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.

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.

JENNA BATEMAN has worked in the mental health sector for 25 years, initially as a clinician and manager in the public service sector. In 2000 she moved to the community sector recognising the value of psychosocial approaches to good mental health outcomes. She is a passionate advocate for mental health reform and has co-authored documents on social inclusion, trauma informed care and recovery-oriented practice. Jenna has driven development of the community managed sector through accredited training qualifications and supported development of the Mental Health Peer Work qualification. She was appointed to the taskforce to create the NSW Mental Health Commission and has been heavily involved in the development of the NSW Strategic Plan. She was also a founding member of Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) – the alliance of Australian State and Territory mental health peak bodies. Jenna is currently CEO of the Mental Health Coordinating Council. She was also CEO of the Mental Health Coordinating Council 2000-2017. She is currently advocating for a Museum of the Mind to be established in Australia. She is a qualified Mental Health Nurse and has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Community Management.

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.

EDDIE LLOYD is a Councillor on Lismore City Council and Chair of Council’s Social Justice and Crime Prevention Committee, she also sits on the Aboriginal Advisory Group. Eddie is a criminal lawyer and has been practising since 2011. After running her own private practice, she became a Trial Advocate for the Aboriginal Legal Service. In 2019, Eddie received Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law from the NSW Law Society. Eddie is passionate about social justice and has played an active advocacy role in pursuing drug law reform in the hope of shifting debate from punishing individuals experiencing substance use disorder to a more humane approach that recognises substance use disorder is a health and not a criminal issue. Eddie has given evidence at numerous State and Federal Enquiries, and Senate Committees related to the sector and the need for more resources, particularly rehabilitation services, across the State. Eddie brings her own lived experience to her advocacy, having graduated from the Buttery in 2006.

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.

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.

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JANE ENTER is a senior psychologist and psychotherapist at First Light Healthcare in Byron Bay. From 2001-2004, Jane was the Team Leader at The Buttery’s Residential Therapeutic Community. Jane has her own private practice, teaches for the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists, is a consultant to several organisations and supervises clinicians in individual and group contexts. She is also the resident psychologist on Bay FM radio’s Above the Fray show with Fern Freitas.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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 sectors. Currently, she is CEO of The Buttery, a not-for-profit, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, addiction, and mental health services organisation in Northern NSW. Leone is leading a period of organisational growth at The Buttery 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 entrepreneurial spirit have 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.

Senior roles include Executive Director of Q Shelter, a peak housing and homeless organisation, and On Track Community Programs CEO.

Leone has held positions as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Network for the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) from 2015 to 2020 and Chairperson of the Mental Health Coordinating Council, NSW for six years. She has also been a Board member of the Northern NSW Local Health District 2007-2015 and the Director of the Lady Musgrave Trust.

Leone has a background in nursing, social science, leadership and governance. She has presented several papers on housing and homelessness, particularly on mental health, housing and support services and the importance of the interface between clinical, psycho-social support and tenancy sustainment.