Board and Constitution

Bellarine Community Health Ltd is registered under the Corporations Act 2001 as a Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board appoints the Chief Executive Officer and supports this role in managing the organisation. The Board of Directors are responsible for the organisation’s governance, policies and objectives and provide the strategic focus for the organisation.

The role of the Board of Directors is to:

  • Govern the organisation;
  • Determine strategic direction and organisation policy;
  • Conduct the finance and audit committee
  • Conduct the quality and safety committee;
  • Approve financial objectives, performance and plans; and
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and standards of performance.

Board Directors are free from any interest, business or other relationship which could, or reasonably be perceived to, materially interfere with the director’s ability to act in the best interests of the organisation. Board Directors receive an annual stipend to cover attendance at meetings, incidental and travel costs.

Board Directors are responsible for make decisions that are in the best interests of enabling the service to balance competing community health needs and continually improve the provision and accessibility of high quality affordable health care for everyone. The Board of Directors are made up of appointed positions determined by the Board and Elected positions voted by the Financial members of Bellarine Community Health.

Board and Constitution

Chair | Fay Agterhuis

Deputy Chair | Tim Walsh

Treasurer | Rod Slattery

Jean Paul

Kristina Dimasi

Dr Robert James

Mark Harris

Lucy Simms

John Lesser

Meetings & Sub-Committees

The Board of Directors meets monthly with additional meetings scheduled according to operational or strategic planning requirements. For board summaries please review publications.

The Board has established a number of committees including the Finance and Audit Sub Committee and Quality and Safety Subcommittee for considering detailed issues and making recommendations to the Board.

Become a member

People living or working in the area serviced by Bellarine Community Health can apply to become a financial or associate member. Members should have an interest in supporting the aims and services of Bellarine Community Health and be willing to understand the complexities of providing health services to meet a broad suite of community needs.

Financial member have the right to attend, be heard and vote at any General Meeting (BCH Constitution sect 4.5.3). Associate Members do not have voting rights, but can attend meetings. Financial membership if $10.00 per annum.

Download BCH Membership Application Form here.