Governance

The Board of Directors sets the Strategic Directions for the organisation. These are translated into goals for our work and the Stategic Plan is a roadmap by which we achieve our common vision.

The Strategic Directions are:

  • Leadership & Influence

  • A Growing Quality Organisation

  • Partnerships

  • Accessibility and Inclusiveness

  • Workforce Development and Knowledge Management

 


‘In 2015, the Board decided it was appropriate to seek our new auditors for CDCH as the organisation had been with the previous auditors, Richmond Sinnott & Delahunty, for a number of years.  AFS & Associates Pty Ltd, were selected from a number of audit tenders received. AFS & Associates undertook the 2016 financial year audit as a result.’

 

 


Our Board

Rebecca Edwards Board Director Rebecca Edwards Chair

Qualifications & Training
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Master of Laws

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Experience
A lawyer and lecturer with a social justice background and a long term Castlemaine resident.

Recipient of Victorian Government Governance scholarship 2013 and subsequent Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Currently also Chair of Castlemaine Childcare Cooperative and Deputy Chair of the Natural Resource Management Committee of the North Central Catchment Management Authority. Currently completing a PhD in Law at La Trobe University Bendigo.

 

Jon AnsteyJon Anstey - Deputy Chair

Qualifications & Training
Masters of Law, Masters of Social Sciences in International Relations, Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance and Investment, Graduate Diploma Law, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts

Experience
Jon has 20 years experience executive/professional roles in management, strategy, innovation, governance and law. He has established and lead multi-disciplinary teams in more than twenty countries. Jon holds board roles in environment, art and sport sectors and joined the CDCH board in 2016.

Jon is the Executive General Manager, Strategy & Business Innovation at Coliban Water.

 

Derek de Vrieze Treasurer

Qualifications & Training
Bachelor of Business
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Experience
Derek has over 30years experience in bankiing, tax and accounting. He is currently on the Bendigo NAIDOC Committee, Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre Advisory Committee, Bank Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan Committee

Derek has a background in community development, accounting, taxation and business advisory.

 

Glenn Brown Director

Qualifications & Training
Master of Business
Diploma Engineering
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Experience
Glenn is a career Firefighter with the MFB with over thirty years' experience, operating at the Senior Operational level for nearly sixteen of those years. He had over ten years' experience on the Victorian, then Australian Boards of the Institution of Fire Engineers and was instrumental in the move from a colonial system of governance to a modern Australian framework of governance.

Glenn lives locally with his family. He is the CFA Captain at the Redesdale Brigade and immediate past President of the Redesdale Primary School.

Sarah McAdie Sarah McAdie - Director

Qualifications & Training
Bachelor of Arts

Experience
Sarah is an experienced Communications and Marketing executive who has worked in both the Government and Private sectors.She has a strong history in healthcare in both Australia and the UK. Sarah previously worked as a Media Advisor to a Senior Cabinet Minister in the Federal Government, providing extensive knowledge of the Australian political system.

Sarah is currently employed at Bendigo Health.


 

Margaret Bainbridge Margaret Bainbridge - Director

Qualifications & Training
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma in Education Administration
Graduate Diploma of Special Education
Diploma of Education

Experience
Margaret is an experienced leader and manager who has worked as a Senior Executive for the Department of Education and Training. Margaret works with schools and their leaders assisting them to take the most effective evidenced based approaches to improvement and has recently worked with schools in the Mount Alexander Shire and with Castlemaine Community Connect. She currently works as a consultant offering coaching to senior executives and has qualifications in corporate investigations.

She was a member of the Board of West Ed and advises School Councils and Boards on governance, strategy and finance.

Margaret enjoys living in both Castlemaine and Melbourne.