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Board Members

There are nine elected Directors of Kurrajong Waratah - all being Non-Executive (unpaid voluntary) Directors. 

The Non-Executive Directors of the Board contribute a range of skills and expertise to the governance of the organisation including: family and carer perspectives, client perspectives, strategic planning, legal, business and risk management, government relations, human resource management, education/training, health/medical, financial management and community relations/partnerships.


CURRENT DIRECTORS


MICHAEL KENNEDY OAM

President and Chairman of the Board (and Life Member of Kurrajong Waratah)

Michael has a long association with Kurrajong Waratah that totals over 40 years. Michael is a Consultant with the law firm Walsh and Blair Lawyers and is also active in a range of other community organisations and projects.  


GARRY FORDE

Vice President

Elected in 1995, Garry brings in addition to his experience and knowledge from running his own business and managing others, a valuable family/carer perspective to the Board as a parent of a daughter with a disability.


BILL HOWITT OAM

Secretary (and Life Member of Kurrajong Waratah)

Bill has been involved with disability service management committees for over 36 years, and in 2005 was elected to the Kurrajong Waratah Board.  Retired as a teacher, and as a parent of a son with a disability, Bill maintains a strong active involvement in disability and community service work.


PETER PERKINS

Treasurer (and Life Member of Kurrajong Waratah)

Peter is a retired principal of a large local high school and has had a long association with the organisation.  As a parent, Peter has been involved in advocacy for disability services for a period spanning more than 35 years.


DR. MICHELLE FERNON 

Director

A Board member for 6 years, Michelle is a Medical Practitioner having studied firstly Occupational Therapy and then Medicine.  Together with her husband, Michelle is a Director of a specialist medical practice.


DR. MAX GRAFFEN

Director 

A Board member for 5 years, Max is a practising medical practitioner with a strong interest in the health and well-being of people with a disability and their parent/carers through his practice and his involvement in regional health services where he is current Chairman of Murrumbidgee Medicare Local and past Board Member of Riverina Division of General Practice. Max is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

 

PAM GREEN

Director

A Board member for 5 years, Pam has retired as Head of Campus at the TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Wagga Wagga Campus after a long teaching and management career.  Pam was instrumental in supporting the strong partnership links that exists between TAFE NSW Riverina Institute and Kurrajong Waratah. 


GEOFF BREUST

Director


Executive Director

The Executive (paid) Director of the Board is the Chief Executive Officer, Steve Jaques.