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Council of the Society of Australian Red Cross

Meeting once a year at the Annual General Meeting, the Council's responsibilities include receiving reports and financial statements and electing and appointing Office Bearers and Additional Board Members. The Council is made up of the President and 53 voting members, including all members of the Australian Red Cross Board, up to six Special Councillors and 32 members elected or appointed by the Divisional Advisory Boards (DABs) of each state and territory, one of whom must be a youth member from each state and territory.

The Membership of the Council

Australian Red Cross Board Members

Special Councillors: Greg Vickery AO, Winifred Smith AM, John Hood, Michael Howarth and John MacLennan

Council members appointed or elected by each Divisional Advisory Board:

  • ACT Division: Robert McLaughlin, David Hatherly, Lisa Bell and Adrienne Carey

  • NSW Division: Andrew Horne, David Madden, Margaret Kiehne and Benjamin Haddad

  • NT Division: Foster Stavridis, Kath Phelan, Deven Patel and Lana Sobieralska

  • QLD Division: Maureen Farrington, Greg Goebel, Leann Wilson and Daniel Hamilton

  • SA Division: Rose Rhodes PSM, Elizabeth Furner, Chris Kwong and Hannah Irving

  • TAS Division: Barbara Charlton, Nigel Morrison, Kim Brundle-Lawrence and Damien Williams

  • VIC Division : Dr Garry Nolan AM, Tina Hosseini, Bianca Goebel, Eksath Bhareti

  • WA Division: Jag Atrie, John Regan, Aisling Blackmore and Alexander McVey