Baptcare Affordable Housing Board

Baptcare Affordable Housing Board

The Baptcare Affordable Housing Board

Baptcare’s Affordable Housing 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 to October 2018.

Special responsibilities: Baptcare Affordable Housing Board member from June 2012.

Greg Cooper

Qualifications: Associate Diploma (Valuations) (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Certificate of Business Studies (Real Estate) (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).

Experience: Director of two estate agencies, with over 25 years’ experience in private enterprise agency and valuation practice, following 10 years property related work with various State Government Departments. Served variously as Rotary President, Treasurer and Board Member for nine years. Currently attends New Hope Baptist Church in Blackburn North.

Special responsibilities: Baptcare Affordable Housing Board member from October 2013.

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.

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). 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 to October 2018.

Special responsibilities: Baptcare Affordable Housing Board member from June 2012.

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.

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