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

  • Alexandra Lia (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

  • Nick Young (Chair)
  • Valmae Ryan (Deputy Chair)
  • Natasha Adam (Youth Member)
  • Sam Hardjono
  • June Hutchison
  • Sue Strahorn
  • Annette Ruhotas Morgan
  • Nelli Zinder

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)
  • Georgia Hagias
  • Susan Kilgour
  • Joan Meredith
  • Edwin Joseph
  • Kris Gesling

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)
  • Amber Corbin (Youth Member)
  • Gavin Scott
  • Rohitha Badya
  • Shannon Bowe
  • Matthew Osbourne

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)
  • Patricia Pearson (Deputy Chair)
  • Fairerlyn Korgar (Youth Member)
  • Aneta Peretko
  • Mabok Marial
  • Sandra Sifis
  • Pamela Humeniuk

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)
  • Georgina Brown (Deputy Chair)
  • Mia Arnott (Youth Member)
  • Howard Colvin
  • Steven Phipps
  • Rita Richards
  • Melinda Morris

Victoria

Divisional Patron
Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, Governor of Victoria, is the Patron of the Victoria Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Garry Nolan AM (Chairman)
  • Tina Hosseini (Deputy Chair)
  • Lauren Walduck (Youth Representative)
  • Sandy Ridge (Zone Chair)
  • Vanessa Brotto
  • Dr Denis Dragovic
  • Louna Ghawi
  • Bianca Goebel
  • Lynne Jones
  • Timothy Lo Surdo
  • Frances Martin
  • Jennifer Seabrook

Western Australia

Joint Divisional Patrons
His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson AC APM, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Darrilyn Dawson are the Joint Patrons of the Western Australian Division of the Australian Red Cross Society.

Divisional Advisory Board

  • Steve Joske (Chair)
  • Kristy Bizzaca (Deputy Chair)
  • Karyn Collins
  • Dianne Buckles
  • Renuka Kanbandaranayake
  • Kapila Karunaratna
  • Lara Pratt

This page was updated 19 December 2023.

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