Our Board consists of volunteers with targeted professional skills and experience, who oversee the governance structures of mecwacare. The Board works with the Chief Executive to ensure responsibility for mecwacare’s financial performance, strategic priorities and quality of care and services.
Mr McHutchison is Chairman of the mecwacare Board and a member of the Chief Executive Review Committee and Finance and Audit Committee. He is Chair of Unison Housing Limited and the Eva Tilley Memorial Home and is a Director of The Barnett Foundation. Appointed 2013.
BE (Civil), MIE (Aust)
Mr Atchison is a member of the Chief Executive Review Committee. He is a company director of a building and engineering consultancy and a member of the Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief. Appointed 1990.
BE (Hons), MBA
Mr Squires is the Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and a member of the Chief Executive Committee. He began his career as a civil engineer and, after gaining his MBA in England, returned to Australia to pursue a career in the corporate finance sector. Mr Squires worked at Macquarie Bank, Citi National and UBS, where he was a director. Since retiring, Mr Squires has been a director of several companies, including Chairman of Oliver J. Nilsen. He has also been significantly involved in the governance of Lauriston Girls' School in Armadale. Appointed 2008.
Ms Barton is a member of the Clinical and Service Governance Committee. She is the founder and director of the Lighthouse Foundation and was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in 2012. Ms Barton has more than 30 years' experience in the not-for-profit sector. She is co-author of Build Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem and Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People. Appointed 2005.
Ms Calwell is a member of the Clinical and Service Governance Committee. She is a published author, company director and Australia Day Ambassador. Appointed 2000.
B Com/LLB (Hons), CA
Ms Coe is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. She is a chartered accountant with 10 years of professional experience and, prior to her current role as tax manager for GE Australia and New Zealand, Ms Coe was a senior tax manager at KPMG. Appointed 2006.
Mrs Court is a member of the Clinical and Service Governance Committee and former Chair of East African Coffee Plantations Limited, former Director of Blueline Industries and former President of Women’s Golf Victoria. Mrs Court studied at the Melbourne University Conservatorium where she attained a Diploma in Music and shows a strong interest and support in the fundraising activities of mecwacare. Appointed 2007.
MBM (Research); Post Grad Dip Bus (Org. Change & Dev); B.A.
Ms Dimitriadis is Chair of the Clinical and Service Governance Committee and is the principal of health and community services consultancy LDC Group. With 30 years in the industry, she brings a wealth of experience in health and community services, including disability and aged care, research and evaluation. Ms Dimitriadis is also a member of the Australian Evaluation Society. Appointed 2013.
Ms Au is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and has over 15 years of experience in business strategy, transformation and improvement roles, including a current position with Telstra and previous roles with Australia Post and National Australia Bank. Ms Au brings a wealth of commercial knowledge and expertise to the governance of mecwacare. Appointed 2017.
Life governorship is awarded to people who have made an extraordinary contribution to mecwacare.
Our Life Governors are: