Wayne was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
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.
Cate was appointed to the Board in January 2017.
Cate brings a strong background of governance and risk management to the board, and currently is the Performance Improvement Manager for St John of God Murdoch hospital.
Cate previously worked as a Senior Manager in the Health Advisory practice of Ernst & Young, delivering health care projects and clinical redesign for both the public and private sectors. Cate has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Business Administration.
Kunal was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
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.
Wayne Belcher OAM
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.
Ralph was appointed to the Board in October 1999.
He was elected to the role of Chairperson in February 2007 and provided outstanding leadership for the Board in its governance role over five and a half years, retiring as Chairperson at the end of 2012.
Ralph spent almost 30 years in the finance industry gaining valuable experience in strategy development, financial control, corporate governance and executive management, before becoming involved in the not-for-profit sector.
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 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 was appointed to the Board in October 2018.
Wes works as the Group CFO of Capricorn 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.
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.
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.
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.