Uniting AgeWell has a committed Board of Governance that provides strategic guidance and good governance to the organisation.
The Board is supported by a series of committees that advise on key aspects of governance.
Board Sub-Committees include:
- Audit and Risk
- Clinical Governance
The Board of Uniting AgeWell is committed to excellence in governance and stewardship and to the highest standards of ethical conduct and proper practice.
To contact the Board, please call (03) 9133 5031.
Ms Raelene Thompson
Raelene joined the Board in October 2017, and became Board Chair in February 2018. She has extensive experience in aged care, having previously managed the Commonwealth Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency for Victoria and Tasmania and held the state manager position for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Raelene was acting CEO/COO of Wesley Mission during its transition to the Uniting brand, after being a Board member for five years.
Mr Simon Brewin
Simon has held senior executive roles within the Victorian public health sector, including Executive Director at Peninsula Health, Monash Health, and The Alfred. He worked with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services in an executive role overseeing the government’s funded capital program. He has twice been president of the Victorian Branch of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and was a Board member of Health Purchasing Victoria for eight years.
Ms Kate Andrews
A professional independent non-executive director and independent management consultant with expertise in organisational strategy, marketing and digital disruption. Executive experience in Australia and the US spans financial services, technology and consumer goods. Board experience includes community services, aged care, health and member and advocacy organisations.
Ms Jan Begg
Jan is an experienced non-executive director, chair and governance consultant. Her board experience includes aged care, healthcare, education and infrastructure organisations and senior executive roles in Australia, UK and USA. Jan’s international consulting experience in strategy, M&A, business transformation and technology spans many industries, including healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. She is an expert in principle-based standards and the Chair of the international standards committee on IT Governance, Service Management and BPO with over 50 country members.
Rev Colin Gurteen
Colin is a retired Minister of the Word and holds a Bachelor of Theology, Diploma of Teaching and is an Associate of the Library Association of Australia. He has held various board and professional placements across Queensland and Tasmania, including chaplaincy in residential aged care. He is a past board member of Wesley Mission Brisbane, Central Queensland Presbytery Justice and Social Responsibility Committee and VicTas Synod Centre for Theology and Ministry.
Mr Scott Chesterman
Scott brings over 35 years’ experience as a partner at MinterEllison advising both public and private sector clients on strategic issues relating to governance and regulation, risk assessment, disputes and litigation across a wide variety of areas including Royal Commissions, Regulatory Inquiries, class actions, commercial agreements, joint venture and shareholder agreements, information technology projects and property. Scott has a practical understanding of commercial, operational and regulatory issues for a range of clients including Government and Health and Aged Care.
Ms Liz Camilleri
Liz joined the Board in January 2022 after a 30+ year career at Epworth Healthcare, including 11 years as Executive Director Finance and Commercial Services. Committed to values-based leadership, Liz has significant knowledge and expertise across all aspects of business including financial governance , audit and risk, procurement, and project management of major building, operational and ICT projects in the healthcare sector.
Liz is an Independent Member Audit and Risk Committee of Court Services Victoria and a former Board Director of Epworth Medical Imaging. An FCPA, Liz is the current chair of the CPA Health Leadership forum.
Ms Donna Markham, OAM
Donna is an experienced executive leader and company director from the health, disability, and community services sector. With extensive clinical governance expertise, Donna has provided advice and leadership to all of government on quality and safety matters. Donna is a former Executive Adviser, General Manager Allied Health of Monash Health and Chief Allied Health Officer of Victoria.
A registered healthcare practitioner (Occupational Therapist) and founder and consultant of Disequilibrium, Donna is currently a Non-Executive Director and Quality and Safety Committee Chair of ermha 365; Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University; and Chief Allied Health Officer, State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP), Ballarat Health Services.
Mr Peter O’Callaghan
Peter has extensive experience and expertise in all facets of corporate governance, enterprise risk management, strategic planning and business improvement at a Board and Executive level across government enterprises, healthcare, research and development, banking and financial services and other industries both nationally and internationally.
Currently an Executive Director of Wyndarra Consulting, Peter is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant; Graduate Member AICD; and holds a B.Bus (Accounting) and Graduate Diploma in Management. He joined the Uniting AgeWell Board in July 2022 and is also Chairman of Andrew Kerr Care Limited; Board Member of RSPCA NSW; and Interim Chairman and Board Member for Life Choice Ltd Queensland.