The Committee of Management is responsible for all aspects of good governance including quality, finance, HR and capital developments. They appoint the CEO/Director of nursing who provides a written report on key result areas at each meeting. Cobram Regional Care”s Rules allow for a maximum of eight members to be appointed to the Board for a period of three years resulting in an average of two vacancies each year. One must be a financial member of the Association to be eligible for Board membership. Board membership is voluntary with no remuneration being paid. Members can stand for reappointment as often as they wish.
With over 38 years of experience as a senior Federal public servant, Kate has successfully led major government projects implementing new programs and services.
Kate has been part of the government’s response to many emergencies from the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, cyclones, and floods.
It was Kate’s work assisting families following the 1993 north east Victoria floods that first brought her to the region where she met her now husband Colin Jamieson.
Kate has recently retired and is spending her time volunteering, travelling and spending more time in the garden.
Lindon Mellier is a born and bred local who has always been heavily involved in community clubs such as Apex and Rotary, as well as local football and cricket.
Lindon is married to Philomena and they have had 5 children together, and now have 6 grandchildren.
Lindon held a variety of roles from Dairy farming in Yarroweyah to owning a grazing property in Finley, before settling in Barooga and owning and running a Cobram Garden centre.
Lindon’s mum is a Resident at Cobram Regional Care, which is extremely beneficial in ensuring Consumer’s and their representatives voices are heard.
Doug and his wife Cathy moved to Cobram from Warrnambool in 1981.
Doug has been farming for the last 35 years.
He has been involved in the service clubs here of Apex and Rotary.
He has now been employed in Real Estate and water trading for the last 7 years, after retiring from farming.
As the most recent board member of Cobram Regional Care, he is keen to give back to the community by his involvement in this committee.
Ellie brings a wealth of experience gained from her diverse and successful business career spanning some 45 years plus. She started work in her Queensland hometown learning on the job and studying in the local Library. She has worked full time for National and global organisations including Leighton, Ford Motor Co, Boeing Australia and managed her own business. She later focussed her broad HR career into the area of Best Practice Equal Opportunity Management with Diversity Councill Australia working for mainly the larger corporates across Australia as a consultant.
The last ten years before she retired in 2015 was spent as a Senior HR and Equal Opportunity specialist with VECCI where she assisted large, medium, and smaller entities across Victoria activate their company values and develop and implement workplace strategies to ensure safe and respectful workplace cultures.
Ellie moved to Cobram after retiring and now supports her partner on their cattle properties which is not new to Ellie as she only recently sold her own cattle farm in Queensland. She now enjoys volunteer work in the community. She has one daughter and loves to head down to Apollo Bay to catch up with her and three grandchildren.