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Allen Nash

Allen brings to the position extensive skills in financial management and governance having worked with boards and CEOs advising on strategic planning as well as coaching CEOs. He has held twelve board positions including on a $6 billion superannuation fund and a successful venture capital firm (>$200 million invested).  Most of the board positions Allen previously held are in the not-for-profit sector. Allen is a Partner in EDAN Consulting providing a range of services predominately in the children’s services and Community Services sectors.


Ian Niccol

Ian joined NSW Stoma in August 2021 as volunteer treasurer. With a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Ian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked with some of Australia’s leading restructuring and advisory firms. Ian is co-founder of highly regarded accounting firm Aston Chace Group.

With over seventeen years’ of formal restructuring experience, Ian specialises in advising mid-market clients and stakeholders. Ian has been an Ostomate since May 2021 and is proud to be an advocate and support the organisation that works on behalf of members. 


Renee Constantin

An ostomate since 2015,  Renee is a passionate advocate for ostomates and has used social media, online blogs and articles to raise awareness and share her experience as a young ostomate. At the start of 2019 Renee founded Ostomingle, a support group for young Sydney ostomates. It aims to bring young men and women with stomas to share experiences, ask questions and learn from each other. Renee teaches English as a second language with a focus on communication skills and facilitating negotiations between groups. She holds a Master of Applied Linguistics.


Carol Quast

Carol Quast joined the NSW Stoma Limited’s Board in 2016 and served as chair 2019-2020.  An educator by profession, Carol has worked as teacher both in Australia and England; as a Tertiary Advisor to trainee teachers at UTS and as a lecturer and tertiary adviser at Goldsmiths & Southbank University UK. Carol held the Board position of Chairperson at a large comprehensive boy’s high school in England for five years. Since 2016, Carol has been running creative writing workshops for Story Factory, Sydney. Carol plays a major role in our Member Information and Education Days.


Ian Murray

Ian joined the NSW Stoma Limited’s Board in 2016. Currently working as a consultant with experience in Information Technology, Logistic and Knowledge Management, Ian has worked for Macquarie University, IBM, Canon and Brambles. Ian has held positions on the Board as Secretary, acting Chairman and Director and has been involved in updating IT infrastructure, phone systems and software upgrades to benefit members.


Eugene Tomczyk

An Ostomate since 2002, Eugene served on the previous Colostomy Association NSW Management Committee since 2014, joining the NSW Stoma Limited’s Board from 2016 to 2018.  Eugene re-joined the board in 2019. He has run small businesses and been involved in various community organisations, serving on the Boards of RSLs and Community Clubs. Eugene currently volunteers regularly for several charitable organisations including NSW Stoma, assisting with our pick-up Service and other office duties.


John Hickey

John’s background and passion is in education where he has been involved for 40 years, beginning as a secondary teacher in 1983. For the past 25 years he has held leadership positions in schools in Sydney and Melbourne as a Deputy Principal and Principal. He currently works in the area of teacher formation, development and leadership in a range of schools across Australia.

John holds a post graduate master’s degree in educational leadership and is strongly committed to the support and development of young teachers a    s future leaders. He became an ostomate in 1987 as a result of bowel cancer surgery and is very keen to assist Stoma NSW as a Board member as a way of supporting this organisation that has supported him for 35 years.


Graham Lawson

Graham has a Masters of Commerce (Professional Accounting) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Economics/Law) and has 30 years experience working within the public health system in Corporate Services Management and major project management.

Graham was moved to nominate for the Board following his experience in the NSW Stoma Member Information and Education days.

Graham is passionate about equity of access to services.


Shona Gawel

Shona joined the NSW Stoma board in 2021. As a Communications Executive with over twenty years’ experience in strategic communications, content creation and media management in the private and public sectors, Shona is looking forward to contributing to NSW Stoma and supporting members. Shona also has a deep understanding of membership associations, having held senior management positions in leading associations.