Colette Kinsella

Committee Member

COLETTE KINSELLA was born in Dublin. She emigrated to Brisbane in 1981 with her then husband and teenage son and daughter. She met Phil in 1985 and they lived together untill 2023 when Phil passed away. Daughter lives in Seattle, while son lives in Perth. Four lovely adult grandchildren.

Colette has been in administration most of her life, in various capacities. She has a B.Admin., a Post-Grad. Dip. In Women’s Studies, a Diploma in Career Guidance and a Cert IV in Workplace training and Assessment.The 20 years she spent in the Federal Public Service to 2005 were good years, working with some wonderful people with whom she still keeps in touch. After official retirement, she did some consultancy work, and volunteer work with several organisations. She is currently on
Management Committee of ‘Sixty And Better’ Club in Deception Bay.

Her interests include: symphony concerts, playing Mah Jong and Canasta, long lunches with
friends, long phone calls with family. She and Phil travelled as much as the budget allowed and have
had many enjoyable holidays in recent years in Ireland, England, Seattle,Vancouver, Whistler,
Paris, Perth, Queensland and NSW.

She enjoys the opportunity to contribute to the management of U3A online, drawing on her skills and experience.