National Volunteers

Rosemary Derwin - Chief Commissioner

Rosemary is passionate about the opportunities Girl Guiding provides girls and young women across Australia to explore who they are enabling them to be the best they can be. Since making her Promise as a Brownie, Rosemary has had extensive Guiding experience. She was honoured to be appointed Chief Commissioner on 1 December 2018. Rosemary previously held the role of Acting Chief Commissioner from 1 January 2018 – 30 November 2018 and prior to this was the appointed director to the Girl Guides Australia Board from Girl Guides NSW & ACT. Rosemary is a former Assistant Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides Australia and has been awarded the Red Kangaroo for service to Guiding.

Micheala Collins - Assistant Chief Commissioner Young Women

Micheala is Assistant Chief Commissioner (Young Women) and is a young woman with a passion to hear the voice of the girl.  She was a member of the Girl Guides Australia delegation to the 2017 World Conference, has been involved in numerous WAGGGS projects and initiatives. Micheala is also an Olave Program member in NSW.

Miranda Cummings - Assistant Chief Commissioner International

Miranda has extensive Girl Guide experience and has been a member of the delegations to two Asia Pacific and the last World Conference in 2017. She is also currently a member of the WAGGGS Strategies for Growth Working Group and supports GGA strategically in our WAGGGS relations and responsibilities.

Wendy Kirk - National Coordinator Youth

Wendy has always been passionate about the growth and development of girls and young women. Starting out as a Brownie, Guide and then Leader in NZ she has held various management and volunteer roles over the last 25 years within Guiding in Queensland and South Australia. Whether it’s taking Guides overseas for their first exciting international adventure, managing many youth events, enjoying the outdoors, running various Units, exploring the Recognition System, or participating at a State or national level, she embraces the philosophy of our program and all that it has to offer.

Wendy greatly believes in the importance of our girl-only space and looks forward to supporting Guiding across Australia.

When not busy with Guides, Wendy loves going on adventures, traveling, and getting creative with the camera!

Joy Ord - National Coordinator International

Joy absolutely loves the fact that being a Guide opens so many exciting doors for so many.  Greatly influenced by her mentor Nancy Eastick,  her  Guiding journey  has been all about the outdoors, particularly camping and international travel. Joy fondly recollects Nancy’s enthralling stories of Malaysia, Poland, GIS and Papua New Guinea and when a 2 year volunteer GGA position with Girl Guides of Cambodia came up it seemed such a natural progression for her that she jumped at the chance.  This was a life changing time for Joy, reshaping the way she looks at the world and she returns to Cambodia annually.

Currently, she is leading an energetic 14+ Guide Unit and District on the Gold Coast, QLD.

Nicola Jones - National Coordinator Olave

Nicola believes in the development and involvement of girls and young women at all levels of Guiding and within the community. This passion has been fostered through the opportunities that Guiding has offered her since the age of 5. Some of these opportunities include attending national and international events such as Jamboree, Leading Edge, and Asia Pacific Region Conference for Leaders of Girls in the Philippines. Nicola has been an active Olave Program member in multiple peer groups as well as undertaking the role of Events Coordinator for the Olave Program in NSW, ACT & NT from 2018 to the end of 2020.

Nicola is currently an Olave Program member in her region and is also leading a Guide Unit on the far south coast of NSW.


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