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Jeff_Ovens

Jeff Ovens - Chairman

Appointed February 2012

Company Director and head of consultancy company, Admor Corporate. Jeff has helped implement significant change programs aimed at improving company performance in ASX listed and private companies, the tertiary education sector, health and the sports industry. Jeff is a former CEO and Commissioner of the West Australian Football Commission and former Director of Bethesda Hospital. Jeff has qualifications in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of WA (1984) and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, He also has qualifications in viticulture and oenology which serve him well as the owner and winemaker at the boutique winery Hackersley Estate in the Ferguson Valley.
 

Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes - Deputy Chair

Appointed February 2011

Managing Director - lcb and Associates. Lianne has a Doctor of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Marketing Institute. She also holds board positions with Chemcentre (WA) and the Australian Marketing Institute. Formerly Executive Director, Student Services, Marketing & Development at Murdoch University, CEO of Aragon Education & Training, Director of Marketing & Development at Edith Cowan University and Marketing and Information Systems Manager for the Australian Institute of Management. Lianne has also worked in the retail and finance industries.

ROBERT BRANSBY

Appointed August 2018

Rob Bransby has more than 35 years’ experience in business, financial services and the health sector. Rob stepped down from his full time role as Managing Director of HBF Health Limited in 2017, a position he had held since 2008. During Rob's 12 years at HBF, the organisation consolidated its position as Western Australia's leading health fund, reaffirming its focus on member health and embarking on an ambitious strategy to become a valued health partner to HBF members. Rob has long held a leadership position within the health insurance sector and is the immediate past President of the industry association, Private Healthcare Australia (PHA). Rob is well known for championing the interests of health fund members and as an advocate for not-for-profit health insurers. Prior to working at HBF, Rob enjoyed a successful 25 year career in banking with NAB holding positions including Corporate Finance Manager – Corporate Banking Western Australia, Head of Business Financial Services – New South Wales and CEO – Medfin Finance. Rob is currently a Director of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Synergy, Craig Mostyn Group and Chairman of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited, BW Financial Advice Limited, Count Financial Limited, Financial Wisdom Limited and the Australian Health Insurance Alliance. He is also a Commissioner of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.


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Mr Bob Fowler

Appointed August 2016

Managing Director of Fowler Group of Companies employing over 200 employees across five diversified businesses, 48 years in the motor vehicle industry, currently Dealer Principal of Westside Auto Wholesale. Other businesses include two Holiday Parks, Willoughby Park Winery and Boston Brewery, both situated in the Great Southern town of Denmark. Bob’s passion is Allwood Stud Farm situated in Bullsbrook, Western Australia. Founding Director of WA Auto Auctions 1992-1999. Executive Director of publicly listed Auto Group Auctions 1999-2002. President of Western Australian Standardbred Breeders Association 1985-1988. Fifteen years Committee Member of the Western Australian Trotting Association, 12 years as Vice President, final term as President. Also Chairman of Finance and Director of CFM Television. Deputy Board Member Motor Vehicle Dealer’s Licensing Board 2008-2012. Licensed General Auctioneer for 36 years. Deputy Board Member of RWWA for three terms as nominee of The Western Australian Trotting Association.

Mr Gary Gliddon

Appointed November 2011

Gary is the nominated Code Director for Greyhounds and has previously been a Licensed Owner through syndication.  He is currently the Managing Director of Braxford Consultancy, a firm specialising in Corporate Governance, Probity and Audit related services.  Gary has operated the South Perth based practice since 2001 and has developed a prominent presence for audit related services in the infrastructure and statutory services space.  He has previously served five years as a Board Member of a large Aged Care organisation and was formerly a Director with one of the big four accounting firms.  Based in Perth he was responsible for providing enterprise risk and audit related services to both private and public sector clients.  Gary has also worked in the WA State Government having line management audit roles in the Water Corporation and Ministry of Justice.  He is currently Chair of the Greyhound Racing Committee and a member of the RWWA Audit and Risk Committee.

 

Mr Anthony Hasluck

Appointed February 2014

Managing Director of Clarity Communications since 1999. Anthony is one of WA’s leading communications consultants and heads the largest independently owned agency in Western Australia assisting corporations with public relations, branding, design and digital communications. Prior to establishing Clarity he played a senior role in another consultancy and spent six years in the United Kingdom working in the construction, engineering and energy sectors in corporate and government communications roles. He is a former Board member of the Enirgi Metals Group, which operates the Australian subsidiaries of the international Enirgi Group. Anthony is Chairman of Western Australia’s leading visual arts organization Artsource. Anthony is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He started his career as a journalist after graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1988.


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Mrs Kirrilee Warr

Appointed February 2014

Kirrilee is a director, BRW Enterprises Pty Ltd (WA), along with her husband in their broad acre agricultural enterprise and operates as administration manager for the business. Currently Kirrilee is a board member for the Mid West Development Commission, and Regional Development Australia- Mid West and Gascoyne, Indian Ocean Territories Region, and Shire Councillor, Shire of Chapman Valley. Formally a reference group member, Rural, Remote, and Regional Women’s Network, and Partners in Grain WA. These positions have furthered her communication, strategic planning, and governance abilities, and proven her exceptional knowledge in the value of rural, regional and remote communities. Kirrilee is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course which has grounded her knowledge in directorship.

Mr Stephen Langsford

Appointed February 2018

Stephen is a corporate adviser, company director and entrepreneur. Stephen has founded and operated a number of companies in the consumer digital and information technology sectors including Australian streaming pioneer ASX- listed Quickflix, management consulting and solutions group Change Corporation and web development company Method + Madness. His earlier corporate career was in funds management. Stephen served on the board of film funding agency ScreenWest for 10 years until 2017 and currently serves on the board of mental healthcare group Richmond Wellbeing. Stephen has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Australia. He has an interest in foreign affairs and is a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.


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