Our Board

Our Board

The Baptcare Board

Baptcare’s Board Members are a dedicated group of individuals who voluntarily attend to the governance of our organisation. The Board Members meet on a monthly basis and together make decisions that are critical to the ongoing success of Baptcare.

Philip Curtis

Chair

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Monash University), Bachelor of Economics (Monash University), Member of Law Institute of Victoria.

Experience: Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Australia (Victoria) Inc. since 2010, Partner of Moores Legal 1992 to 2009, Practising lawyer since 1983, Member AICD, Chairman of Whitehorse Business Group 2000-2003, Chairman of CHBC Links Inc. 2002-2014. Member of Croydon Hills Baptist Church. Board member of Habitat for Humanity Australia (Victoria) Inc since December 2008. Baptcare Board member from May 2005.

Special responsibilities: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Chairperson of Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd.

Robina Bradley

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science La Trobe University, CCRN Royal Adelaide Hospital, Professional Certificate in Health Systems Management – Business Systems Melbourne University 2011, Professional Certificate Competitive Manufacturing (lean) Ashley Institute 2012. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Majors: quantitative management, corporate strategy, services marketing, financial management, coursework complete.

Experience: Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member Australasian College of Health Services Management (mentor to Management Residency Program trainee), Member Australian College of Nursing, Senior Program Advisor Commission for Hospital improvement, Service Improvement Lead/Senior Business Analyst St Vincent’s Health Melbourne. Past Board member and Treasurer of Doutta Galla Health Service. Church Council and member of Essendon Baptist Church. Baptcare Board member from July 2012.

Special responsibilities: Member of Quality and Clinical Government Committee. Chairperson of the Policy committee, Member of nomination committee.

Ross Dawson

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Macquarie University), Diploma of Education (Macquarie University), Graduate Diploma of Business (Monash University), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience: Chief Executive, Manningham Centre. Former Chief Executive, Catholic Homes for the Elderly, Canterbury Centre, Noraccom. Senior Executive level experience in aged care (24 years) and disability services (5 years). Former Chairman of Supply.com Australia Ltd. Committee member Aged Care Victoria, Committee member and Treasurer of Noraccom. Longstanding member of Eltham Baptist Church; has served as a Council member, Treasurer and Chair of the Property Committee. Baptcare Board member from October 2011.

Special responsibilities: Chairperson of the Quality & Clinical Governance Committee. Director of Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd.

Matthew Hick

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Master of Business Administration (Monash University), Certified Practising Accountant, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance (Governance Institute of Australia).

Experience: Over 20 years of financial and commercial management experience in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, publishing, FMCG, private equity and recruitment, education and training. Currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. Attended Syndal Baptist Church for 21 years. Baptcare Board member from March 2010.

Special responsibilities: Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. Member of the Remuneration Committee. Member of the Nomination Committee.

Chris McKenna

Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics (Monash University), Graduate Diploma of Management (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).

Experience: Managing Director, Black & Decker Australia and New Zealand (consumer durable goods) for 8 years. Overseas assignments in Singapore and USA. Marketing leadership roles over 10 years including roles in local and state government. Member of the Society of Friends (Elder). Baptcare Board member from January 2008.

Special responsibilities: Chairperson of the Risk Committee.

Brandon Howard

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University), Associate Diploma in Business (Gordon TAFE), Full member of CPA Australia.

Experience: Chief Operating Officer, Karingal. Over 15 years commercial experience with the last nine years in senior public and private health management roles. President of the Australian Health Services Financial Management Association since May 2013. Licensee and Board Member of Kardinia Kids Childcare since 2007. Baptcare Board member from September 2013.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Julianne Scenna

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Auckland, New Zealand. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Experience: Director for Government & Multilaterals at World Vision Australia. Over 10 years in senior management roles in international and community development, spanning policy and programmes management, strategy, operations and business development. Background in economic and management consulting. Baptcare Board member from July 2012. Special responsibilities: Director of Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd. Member of Board Policy Committee.

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