Rajesh Sharma, JP(Qual)

Board Member

Rajesh Sharma is originally from Fiji Islands and migrated to Australia in March 2011. He has a background in operations, finance, accounting, retail and business administration and has held several senior executive roles in Fiji as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer and in addition being Director/Company Secretary of private companies. He is currently a Director of Operations within the Primary Healthcare sector.

 He has worked in retail and finance sectors overseas and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Southern Queensland (Australia), Masters in Business Administration from Bath University (United Kingdom) and Masters in Business Administration from University of the South Pacific. He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant with CPA Australia, a Chartered Accountant with Fiji Institute of Accountants, a Fellow of FINSIA Australia, a Fellow of Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and a Justice of Peace (Qual) for Queensland.

He has previously served on the Board of the Fiji Institute of Accountants including a term as President. He has also served as Treasurer for the Fiji Red Cross and a member of the Finance Committee for Fiji Football Association. 


Sara Gault, JP(Qual)

Board Member

Sara Gault has been a JP (Qual) for 27 years and a member of QJA for 11, currently serving as Secretary of Caboolture & Districts Branch.  When the Site Coordinator for the Burpengary Library had to step down due to moving away from the area, Sara didn’t hesitate to step up and take over the role, increasing the service from 2 days to 6 days a week. She has recently turned the reigns over to a fellow JP after 6 years as Site Coordinator of the Burpengary Library

Having worked for NAB for 21 years in various roles Sara has been a self-employed Mortgage Broker for 19 years, her company Smile Home Loans Pty Ltd.  She has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking and Finance, a Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management and a Cert IV Financial Services. She is passionate about helping others and in advancing the status of women and girls.  As a member of Zonta for 18 years she held numerous executive positions including Director, Treasurer, President and Chair of Fundraising.  Sara has been a member of Business & Professional Women (BPW) North Lakes for 5 years and served on the committee as Secretary, Vice President Policy and is the current President.  She has a passion for fundraising and giving back to her community and has been successful in obtaining numerous grants from various sources to fund equipment, projects and workshops that benefit women.  

At the recent QJA National Conference she was voted QJA member of the Year for 2020 and regards this as a career highlight.  She says one of her passions is fishing but hasn’t had the time to cast a line for a while.  Can’t understand why!


Fiori Cruz JP(Qual)

Board Member

Fiori was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2001 and joined QJA in 2003.  She became the President of the QJA Warwick Branch in 2012. A retired Accountant and Events Organizer, Fiori has held diverse leadership positions for over 25 years and has contributed to the setting up of plans and strategic direction of various associations where she fulfilled her roles with high integrity and accountability particularly focusing on legal, financial, and representational responsibilities.  

Fiori staunchly maintains cultural sensitivity in all her dealings and operates from a strong social justice, equity and equality framework. Her unwavering commitment has not been left unnoticed as reflected by awards and recognitions she has received such as the Queensland Multicultural Service Award and International Women’s Day Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Achievement from the Queensland government; and Filipino-Australian Achiever Award from the Filipino Community Council of Australia, Inc. As a marriage celebrant, Fiori specializes in bi-cultural marriages and performs bi-lingual ceremonies on occasions.  She is also fond of showcasing her cultural dance and choreography skill, performing with her Filipino dance ensemble when invited to local and state events. 

Fiori is looking forward to applying her knowledge and experiences in her new role as a QJA Board Member.

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