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.

Tim Farren

Board 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. Baptcare Board member from March 2017.

Special responsibilities: Board Chair, Chair of the Workforce, Nominations & Performance Committee and member of the Audit & Risk, Care & Service Excellence Governance and Transformation Committees.

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: Executive General Manager Corporate, genU. Over 22 years’ experience in senior public accounting and commercial finance roles, including across public and private health organisations, namely Epworth Healthcare (Richmond), St. Vincent’s Public Hospital (Melbourne) and Barwon Health (Geelong). Past President of Australian Financial Management Association (HFMA). Baptcare Board member from September 2013.

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Finance & Major Projects Committee and member of the Transformation 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. Baptcare Board member from March 2020.

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Transformation Committee and member of the Workforce, Nominations & Performance and Care & Service Excellence Governance Committees.

Mark Trajcevski

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience: Mr Trajcevski is a highly regarded and experienced risk, audit and governance executive with over 25 years’ professional experience. Currently Chief Audit Executive of one of Australia’s largest companies with a strong track record in operational and leadership roles, having worked internationally in both corporate and professional services environments in Asia, Europe and North America across the government, media, entertainment, not for profit, sport and telecommunications sectors. Mr Trajcevski has a passion for growing businesses, culture, technology and customer centricity. Currently a Non-Executive Director of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Victoria and previously served on the boards of the Football Federation Victoria and CPA Europe. Baptcare Board member from February 2020.

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and member of the Finance & Major Projects and Transformation Committees.

Hamish Blair

Qualifications:Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (University of New South Wales), Master of Commerce (Macquarie University), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (Financial Services Institute of Australasia), Australian Institute of Company Directors, currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Governance and Risk Management (Governance Institute of Australia). Australian HR Institute (AHRI) - Member, Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA) - Member, FinSIA - Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia (CAANZ) - Fellow.

Experience:An experienced finance, governance and operational executive who strives to add value by delivering on strategy effectively, efficiently, in accordance with organisational values and within risk appetite. Currently, Business Manager at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Melbourne. Previously, 20 years in audit and corporate finance practices consulting to many companies across a diverse range of industries including broadcasting and media, financial services, industrial and consumer markets, biotechnology, telecommunications, energy and resources, infrastructure, forestry and logistics. Finance Committee member of the Church Missionary Society, Victoria and Director and Treasurer at Light FM. Baptcare Board member from February 2020.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Finance & Major Projects Committee and member of the Workforce, Nominations & Performance Committee.

Dr Rebecca Iseli

Qualifications: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (University of Melbourne), Masters of Wound Care (Monash University) and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Experience: Geriatrician at Melbourne Health and in private practice, working across community, hospital and residential aged care settings. Member of St Jude’s Anglican Church and has served on the Ministry Committee and Deacon Field Committee. Baptcare Board member from February 2021.

Special responsibilities: Chair of the Care & Service Excellence Governance Committee and member of the Transformation Committee.

Annemarie Numa

Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics (Monash University) Chartered Tax Adviser (Taxation Institute of Australia), Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience: An accomplished Senior Taxation Executive with more than 20 years’ experience in providing commercial value-added tax-structuring advice in mergers and acquisitions including, compliance, tax governance and risk management advice across the property development and construction, manufacturing and mining industries. Currently, Law Interpretation Director at the Australian Taxation Office. Previously, Group Tax Manager at Grocon Group, Taxation Manager at BlueScope Steel Limited, Tax Manager BHP Group Limited and Group Taxation Manager at Newcrest Mining Limited. Currently a Non-Executive (Chair) of Positive Media Inc. Previously was a Non-Executive Director for the Uniting Church of Australia (Vic. & Tas.) Property Board. Baptcare Board member from February 2022.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Audit & Risk and Finance & Major Projects Committees.

Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald AM

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science, Physiotherapy (La Trobe University), Post-Graduate Diploma, Physiotherapy in Neurology (La Trobe University), Master of Business Administration (University of Ballarat), Professional Doctorate, Physiotherapy (La Trobe University), Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow Australasian Institute of Managers and Leaders, Associate Professor (Clinical) Department of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne.

Experience: Experienced and highly networked non-executive director in the human services sector. Chair, Non-Executive Director and CEO experience in national peak representative bodies and member of risk & audit, finance, and people & governance committees. Chief Executive Officer Scope (Aust) from 2012 to 2022. Group Manager of Allied Health and Community Programs St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Over 40 years of experience working as a clinician, manager and executive in the health, disability, and aged care sectors.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Care & Service Excellence Governance and Audit & Risk Committees.

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