Each Division (being each State and Territory of Australia, excluding external territories) of the Australian Red Cross has a Divisional Advisory Board comprised of Governance members of that Division.

The Divisional Advisory Board is established under the Rules of the Society and delegated certain advisory, governance, promotion and communications roles to it by the Australian Red Cross Board including:

  • Considering and advising the Divisional Director on issues of significance to the Division.
  • Establishing and managing the regulation of Regions and Zones within the Division.
  • Managing the recruitment, approval, and suspension of members in the Division.
  • Promoting Volunteer recruitment and work done by the Australian Red Cross in the Division.
  • Liaising with community, government, and business leaders on behalf of the Division.
  • Acting as a key communication channel between Members, Volunteers and management on national and Divisional priorities and activities.
  • Appointing a Divisional Patron and Vice-patron(s).

Australian Capital Territory

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Wendy Prowse (Chair)
  • Emily Michell (Youth Member)
  • Ritu Clementi
  • Philip Kimpton
  • Tasman Bain
  • Borka Buseska
  • Eveline Kuang
  • Stephanie Riddell
  • Noel Thilakan
  • Natasha Brunhuber

New South Wales

Divisional Patron
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, is the Patron of the New South Wales Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • John MacLennan (Chair)
  • Christine Stralow (Youth Member)
  • Valmae Ryan
  • Sam Hardjono
  • Nick Young
  • Sally Dwyer
  • June Hutchison
  • Sue Strahorn
  • Annette Ruhotas Morgan
  • Kerrie Gray

Northern Territory

Divisional Patron
Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory, is the Patron of the Northern Territory Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Kathleen Cole (Chair)
  • Tarn Kaldor (Youth Member)
  • Tanyah Somenah Nasir
  • Devendra Narendra Patel
  • Georgia Hagias
  • Charles Burkitt
  • Susan Kilgour

Queensland

Divisional Patron
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, is the Patron of the Queensland Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Winifred Smith (Chair)
  • Helen Clarke (Deputy Chair)
  • Hayley Payne (Youth Member)
  • Shannon Bowe (ATSI Representative)
  • Dr Rain Liivoja
  • Sarah Bradley
  • Gavin Scott
  • Tim Andrews

South Australia

Divisional Patron
Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, is the Patron of the South Australia Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Keith Wilson (Chair)
  • Jennifer Rowe
  • Mabok Marial
  • Val Smyth PSM
  • Bruce March PSM
  • Rose Rhodes PSM
  • Aneta Peretko
  • Mia Tam
  • Pat Pearson

Tasmania

Divisional Patron
Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, is the Patron of the Tasmania Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Rita Richards (Chair)
  • Matt Etherington (Deputy Chair)
  • Christopher Gordon
  • Matt Eyles
  • Melanie Ross
  • Georgina Brown
  • Stephen Phipps
  • Howard Colvin

Victoria

Divisional Patron
Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, is the Patron of the Victoria Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Dr Garry Nolan AM (Chair)
  • Tina Hosseini (Deputy Chair)
  • Eksath Bhareti (Youth Representative)
  • Bianca Goebel
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Grant
  • Aurelia Balpe
  • Jennifer Seabrook
  • Louna (Luna) Ghawi
  • Zachary Power

Western Australia

Divisional Patron
The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is the Patron of the Western Australia Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Karyn Collins
  • Kapila Ranjan Karunaratna
  • Lara Pratt
  • Kat Sharpe

 

This page was updated 21 July 2022.

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