Our Board

Our Board

The Baptcare Board

Baptcare’s Board Members are a dedicated group of individuals who 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.

Robina Bradley


Qualifications: Executive Leadership for Innovation Melbourne Business School, AICD Governance Foundations for Not For Profit Directors, Professional Certificate in Health Systems Management – Business Systems Melbourne University 2011, Professional Certificate Competitive Manufacturing (lean) Ashley Institute 2012. Bachelor of Applied Science La Trobe University, CCRN Royal Adelaide Hospital, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Majors: quantitative management, corporate strategy, services marketing, financial management, coursework complete.

Experience: Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary, St Mary’s House of Welcome. General Manager/Director Nursing Bundoora campus Northern Health Aged Care, and Residential Services. Chair Church Council and member Essendon Baptist Community Church. Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member Australasian College of Health Services Management, (Member Australian College of Nursing, past senior program advisor to Commission for Hospital improvement. Past Board member and Treasurer of Doutta Galla Health Service. Baptcare Board member from July 2012.

Special responsibilities: Board Chair, Chair of the Nominations, Performance and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Quality and Clinical Government 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, MannaCare. Former Chief Executive, Catholic Homes for the Elderly. Senior Executive level experience in aged care (28 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: Chair of the Quality & Clinical Governance Committee.

Brandon Howard

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

Experience: Chief Operating Officer, Karingal. Over 20 years’ experience, including 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.

Tim Farren

Deputy Chair

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (History and Economics, University of Manchester), Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management, Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Chartered Insurer.

Experience: 15 years in Financial Services industry in the United Kingdom including work for Prudential plc, Lloyds TSB, Credit Suisse and Royal Sun Alliance insurance. 11 years’ experience in insurance industry in Australia working with risk management initiatives within the financial services sector. Four years sales and marketing leadership responsibility across the financial services industry. Board memberships across church and NFP sectors. Special responsibilities: Deputy Board Chair.

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). Member of the AICD, Fellow of CPA Australia and Fellow of the Governance Institute.

Experience: Chief Financial Officer of MEGT (Australia) Ltd. 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. Chief Financial Officer. Longstanding member of the Syndal Baptist Church for over 20 years. Baptcare Board member from March 2010.

Special responsibilities: Chair of the BAH Finance and Major Projects Committee. Baptcare Affordable Housing Board member from March 2019.

Michelle Dobbie

Qualifications: Bachelor of Law, University of Auckland, Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland, Associate Australian Insurance Institute. Admissions to the High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of Western Australia, High Court of New Zealand, Solicitor of the Superior Courts of England and Wales, registered with the Attorney General's Department, Associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AAICD).

Experience: Former Insurance lawyer at Heaney Jones (NZ), Elborne Mitchell (NZ), Elborne Mitchell (London), Phillips Fox (Perth), Minter Ellison (Melbourne). Head Professional Risks - Sedgwick, Marsh (Victoria). Principal, Professional Risks consultancy and former Deacon and ministry leader Albert Park Baptist Church. Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). Baptcare Board member from May 2017.

Special responsibilities: Baptcare Affordable Housing Board member from March 2019.

Julianne Scenna

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

Experience: Founder and Director of The Social Economy Group. Former Director for Government & Multilaterals at World Vision Australia. Over 15 years’ experience in senior management roles in international and community development, spanning policy and programmes management, strategy, operations and business development. Member of the AICD and Director of the East Timor Hearts Fund (since 2017), Baptcare Board member from July 2012.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Nominations, Performance & Remuneration Committee.

Assyl Haidar

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree Monash University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Executive Program; Intersection of Innovation & Leadership, Stanford University Graduate School of Education; Executive Program, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Experience: Director of Digital and Data at University of Melbourne, Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Pitcher Partners, Digital Strategy Advisor at Growth Solutions Group, Process and Governance Lead- Technology Demerger at Carlton & United Breweries, Lead Advisor- Online Strategy (International) at Open Universities Australia, Advisor on Global Mobility and Skilled Migration, Director and Chief Executive Officer at LIVE IN australia.com, Managing Director at LIVE IN australia.com, Co-founder at LIVE IN australia.com

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