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Wayne CropWayne Stone

Wayne was appointed to the Board in October 2018.

Wayne is an experienced executive manager, having held leadership roles in both the public and private sectors (both for Profit and NFP organisations).

Wayne has a strong governance background with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare fraud risk management. 

Wayne is currently a member of HBF’s senior management team and General Manager of the HBF Integrity team.


Male with short brown hair and glasses in blue & red check shirt smilingWayne Belcher OAM
Deputy Chairperson

Wayne was appointed to the Board in 2020.

Wayne transitioned out of full time employment in November 2019, with more than forty years’ experience working in the health and aged care sector of industry, and has over five years as a Baptist pastor in the northern suburbs. He see these as being wonderful opportunities to serve people.

During his time as CEO at Bethanie, he was awarded a Medallion of the Order of Australia in 2007, in recognition of a significant contribution to community services.

He hold a Master in Business Law, a Master of Ministry, a Graduate Certificate of Divinity, a Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Health Administration and Gerontology), and a Diploma in Hospital Administration.  He is a Southern Cross University, Vose Seminary, and Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) Alumni.


Indigo-7Kunal Malhotra

Kunal was appointed to the Board in October 2018.

Kunal brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board on corporate and governance matters.

Kunal is a Senior Lawyer in Western Australia and has acted as a legal advisor to several organisations - ranging from emerging companies to numerous ASX-listed entities.  Kunal holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia.


Male with white hair in light blue check shirt and blue jacket smilingEvan Salt

Evan was appointed to the Board in 2020.

Evan is a born and bred Western Australian, with an unusually diverse range of business industry experience having worked in financial services, HR, marketing and consulting roles.

Evan holds formal qualifications in management, HR, financial services and education. He has worked for, and consulted with, a number of large Australian and overseas based businesses, but has also been a partner in, or run his own small business. He has a combined 37 years of board experience across private companies, NFP’s and sporting associations.

Having a son with a disability has built Evan’s passion for helping people with a disability to the extent that he now runs a quickly growing business as a registered NDIS provider. 


Female with blonde bob and glasses wearing blue sleeveless dress with life buoys Claire Cooke
Board Member

Dr Claire Cooke was appointed to the Board in October 2020.

Claire brings more than 12 years' experience working in the disability sector, ranging from the tertiary level to large not-for-profit organisations.  She is currently Assistant Director Worker and Provider Quality, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Claire has a strong background in the management and governance of complex projects. Her passions include ensuring that governance is practical in application and optimises customer experience. She holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia. 


Ian CropIan Sloan
Board Member

Ian was appointed to the Board in April 2017.

With over 25 years' experience in business and technology Ian is a Principal Consultant with Tango IT, providing independent IT advice to NGOs, not for profits and the private sector.

Ian is also involved in Augmented Reality with some innovative uses of the technology including Arility safety education and MarkR virtual information. Ian has a passion for bringing innovation into the community sector.


Irene CropIrene Mooney
Board Member

Irene was appointed to the Board in September 2013.

Irene has extensive career experience in the health, aged care and community sectors in both government and NGO positions and continues to be a strong advocate and supporter of improvement to customer quality and service, promoting culturally appropriate services and workforce development. Currently Irene is the Chief Executive Officer of Stirling Ethnic Aged Homes Inc. trading as MYVISTA.

Irene holds a Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical) and a Master's in Business Leadership and Management and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


Wes CropWes Smith
Board Member

Wes was appointed to the Board in October 2018.

Wes brings to the board over 20 years’ experience within the areas of commercial finance and strategic management.

Wes works as the CFO of St John of God Health Care and has held senior executive positions in Australia and Overseas for listed and private companies within the financial services, agricultural, utility and engineering sectors.

Wes holds a Bachelor of Commerce double major, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Finance and Risk Committee

Evan Salt (Chairperson)

Wayne Belcher

Claire Cooke


Governance and Innovation Sub-Committee

Ian Sloan

Wayne Stone

Wes Smith

Evan Salt