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

  • Ritu Clementi (Chair)
  • Alex Lia (Deputy Chair)
  • Emily Mitchell (Youth Member)
  • Philip Kimpton
  • Eveline Kuang
  • Noel Thilakan
  • Benjamin Chesler
  • Stephanie Riddell

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)
  • Nick Young (Deputy Chair)
  • Mossy Cluney (Youth Member)
  • Sam Hardjono
  • Valmae Ryan
  • 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 (Deputy Chair)
  • Charles Burkitt
  • Susan Kilgour
  • Georgia Hagias
  • Tanyah Somenah Nasir

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

  • Helen Clarke (Chair)
  • Dr Rain Liivoja (Deputy Chair)
  • Gavin Scott
  • Sarah Bradley
  • Winifred Smith
  • Rohitha Badya
  • Shannon Bowe

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)
  • Valerie Smyth PSM (Deputy Chair)
  • Jennifer Rowe
  • Mabok Marial
  • Bruce March PSM
  • Patricia Pearson
  • Aneta Peretko

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

  • Melanie Ross (Chair)
  • Rita Richards (Deputy Chair)
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Howard Colvin
  • Steven Phipps
  • Georgina Brown

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 Member)
  • Elizabeth Grant
  • Bianca Goebel
  • Jennifer Seabrook
  • Louna Ghawi

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 (Chair)
  • Callum Lyndsey (Youth Member)
  • Renuka Bandaranayake
  • Kapila Karunaratna
  • Lara Pratt
  • Steve Joske
  • Margaret Smith
  • Dianne Buckles
  • Kristy Bizzaca
  • John Richards

This page was updated 25 October 2022.

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