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Carol Scholes-Robertson, Chair

Carol Scholes-Robertson


Northern Board member

Prior to her appointment as Chair, Carol provided governance leadership as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

Carol is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of experience in professional services within the finance industry. She brings knowledge and experience to her role with Independent Living Centre Tasmania, including leadership of multi-disciplinary teams, commitment to innovative service delivery and service excellence. Carol is passionate in her support and engagement in our services and their availability for all Tasmanians wherever they are located, supporting, and enabling Individual Everyday life choices for functional living.

When she is not thoughtfully engaged in enabling community-based organisations within Tasmania, Carol enjoys spending time in her garden and with family and friends.

Trent McHugh, CEO

Trent McHugh

Chief Executive Officer

Northern Board member

Trent joined as CEO in 2020 bringing with him a broad range of community service experience having worked across disability services and mental health rehabilitation services. He has managed several community based youth mental health services, residential rehabilitation services, and deaf mental health services in Australia and New Zealand.

He is grateful for being able to share in the achievements of many programme participants from all walks of life. This has a big influence on his strategic thinking and approach to business management. He has a strong focus on strengths-based approaches to support wellbeing and participant outcomes.

He has qualifications in Mental Health Rehabilitation, Disability and Community Services, Business and Management.

Kate Alcorso

Kate Alcorso

Deputy Chair

Northern Board member

Kate joined the Board in September 2018.

Kate is a Senior Associate Lawyer for a Launceston law firm, practising in commercial and estate law, with a particular focus on business transactions and advice on wills and estate matters. Kate has degrees in commerce and law, is admitted to the bar in Tasmania and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate has also been involved with other local and national boards and has filled roles within governance, risk and strategic advisory committees for several organisations.

Outside of work and board roles, Kate is highly involved with the Girl Guide movement as Guide Leader. Kate's two young boys also keep her on her toes.

Sharon Overton, Secretary

Sharon Overton


Southern Board member

Sharon has a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Canberra) and Masters of Management (ANU). She is currently Business Manager for Lifetime Homes Tasmania, a company she developed with her husband Peter Overton.

Sharon and Peter designed and built Tasmania's first Universal Access display home, working with ILCT to incorporate Smart Assistive Technology, and winning the Master Builders Tasmania Excellence Award for Lifestyle for Seniors. Sharon enjoys contributing to ILCT in the areas of accessible housing, Finance and Business Strategy in her position as Secretary of the Board.

David Cawthorn

David Cawthorn

Southern Board member

David joined the Board in 2018. He has lived with a disability for over 27 years and has first hand knowledge of the challenges of daily activities.

David is a disability advocate. He gives advice on disability access to developers and builders on universal housing design and helps many others in the community with their access problems and other projects.

David is sits on the Hobart City Council Access Advisory Committee and a member of the Minister’s Disability Consultative Group. He has been in the past Chair of the Paraquad Association Tas and Chair of the Minister's Disability Advisory Committee.

Outside of work David enjoys skiing, sailing, watching most sports and catching up with friends.

Christie Dorward

Christy Dorward

Southern Board member

Christy joined the Board in early 2020. She is an Occupational Therapist currently working for the Tasmanian Health Service, Hospitals South, as the discipline lead for occupational therapy. Her career experience as a clinician has focused on working with children and their families, across different settings and age groups.

Christy values the ILCT's approach to meet the community's need for allied health services, including the capacity to provide interdisciplinary services across the allied health team.

Christy has three busy children ranging from primary school to university and a husband doing his PhD in chronic heal pain. She enjoys reading and listening to audiobooks while running, cooking and walking her dog.


ILCT is a not-for-profit organisation and has charitable status. Financials are available through the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission [ACNC] website.