Kath McLean, TasCOSS Life Member

Kath McLean made a significant and noteworthy contribution to TasCOSS by virtue of her tenure and achievements.

Kath had a long and very respected career in the Tasmanian community services industry, working in women’s services, crisis services, housing services, and finally in the policy position at TasCOSS. She also taught for many years at TAFE in Community Services courses and served in volunteer roles on Boards of Governance for many years, including on the Board of Women’s Health Tasmania.

Kath worked at TasCOSS for over a decade. Her keen analytical mind, diligence and hard work raised the policy work of the organisation to a high standard. She was highly respected by external stakeholders and established TasCOSS as an organisation that needed to be consulted by Treasury and Tasmanian Government Business Enterprises.

Kath worked in leadership roles at TasCOSS, including as Acting CEO, and was an example of what we all wanted to be — valued for our hard work and integrity.

Kath was awarded Life Membership of TasCOSS in November 2019.


TasCOSS Life Members

Tim Gourlay, TasCOSS Life Member

Tim was awarded Life Membership of TasCOSS in November 2019.

Noel Mundy, TasCOSS Life Member

Noel was awarded Life Membership of TasCOSS in 2015.

Kay Thompson, TasCOSS Life Member

Kay was awarded Life Membership of TasCOSS in 2010.

John Stuart, TasCOSS Life Member

John was awarded Life Membership of TasCOSS in 2014.

Cecily Gilson, TasCOSS Life Member

Cecily (dec.) is a Life Member of TasCOSS.

Rt Rev Dr Chris Jones, TasCOSS Life Member

Chris was awarded Life Membership of TasCOSS in 2013.

Ann Hughes, TasCOSS Life Member

Ann is a Life Member of TasCOSS.

Dorothy Pearce, TasCOSS Life Member

Dorothy (dec.) is TasCOSS’s first Life Member.