Board of Directors
EACH is a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors are responsible for the good governance of the organisation in the interests of members, those who access services and our funding bodies.
L-R Lesley Richardson, Peter Hill, Dorothy Barber, Dr Andrew Gosbell, Lesley-Anne Sleep, Judith Woodland, David Agnew and Les Smart.
The Directors are responsible for ensuring EACH:
- Realises its purpose and objectives as set out in its Constitution;
- Fulfils its obligations and its potential;
- Acts in the best interests of the communities it serves;
- Operates in a manner which maintains and promotes the values and principles on which EACH is based; and
- Complies with the Governance Standards set by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
There are a maximum of 12 Directors each appointed by the Members, or the Board, for a term of not more 3 years in accordance with the Constitution. Directors perform their duties on a voluntary basis and receive no remuneration for their services.
(Chair, EACH and Deputy Chair, EACH Housing Limited)
Les has more than 50 years of business experience involving professional accounting, tax, audit and management with former directorates and/or senior management roles in companies involving insurance, agricultural pursuits including indigenous projects, private equity management, educational materials, publishing, construction, property development and building material infrastructure in Australia and overseas.
(Deputy Chair, EACH and Chair, EACH Housing Limited)
Judith had an extensive clinical background as a Speech Therapist prior to her management career in public service, followed by her move to her own consulting practice. This had given her experience in state-wide policy program development, management of multidisciplinary teams and direct
service provision in government departments, non-government agencies and hospital settings. Her work as a consultant evolved from a particular interest in the many facets of evaluation and planning. She worked alongside organisations to help them use evaluation to improve their processes and outcomes, operating in a range of sectors including health, welfare, community services and education.
With more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and as a senior manager working at Westpac, Myer and AXA/National Mutual, David’s career took a completely different direction when he joined the not-for-profit sector in 2001. He spent 4 years as the Director, Corporate and Major Gifts Fundraising at The Salvation Army, 2001 – 2004. In 2005 he was appointed as the CEO of Very Special Kids (an organisation providing counselling and support services including respite and end of life care for children with life threatening illnesses). A position he held for 8 years until his retirement in 2013. David joined the Board of EACH in 2004 as a nominee of the Minister for Health.
As a qualified Medical Scientist and HealthCare Executive, Darren has over 22 years’ experience in the private and public health care sectors in the key areas of consulting, business development, people management, information technology and project management. His main drive for becoming part of the EACH Board in 2007 was to be more involved in giving back to the wellbeing of the community at large.
Dr Andrew Gosbell
Dr Gosbell is the Director of Policy & Research and Deputy CEO at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and has over 25 years’ experience in health and related sectors, with skills in patient care, research, policy and advocacy, and education and training, in a range of roles including project management and senior management. He is also a sports tragic and long suffering St Kilda supporter.
Gareth is a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management and works within in the electronicworkforce management sector as a consultant and program manager. Gareth has a focus on the healthcare industry and brings extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector within Australia with a focus on workforce management, award interpretation, electronic health and health service management. Gareth has a Master’s of Business Administration and Bachelor of Health Science.
Matt has extensive experience in marketing and engagement roles with his work at World Vision and vast experience in the community leadership roles including young adults, Red Shield Appeal and Street Ministry Volunteer.
Peter is a specialist consultant in IT Strategy and Project Management. Prior to joining EACH Board in January 2014, Peter was a Director of Knox Community Health Service Ltd.
Lesley is a physiotherapist and quality assessor with experience in hospital, clinical and vocational rehabilitation and a quality surveyor. Prior to joining the EACH Board of Directors in January 2014, Lesley was a Director of Knox Community Health Service Ltd.
Dorothy has extensive experience in social welfare. Involvement and advocacy for community projects and groups.
Lesley-Anne is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor with more than 35 years of experience in financial management and accounting systems design. She is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Prior to joining EACH Board in January 2014, Lesley-Anne was a Director and Chair of Knox Community Health Service Ltd for 16 years, and remains honoured and enthusiastic to be part of the continual development and expansion of community and health services through EACH.