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Our Council

Council of the Australian Red Cross Society

Meeting once a year at the Annual General Meeting, the Council’s responsibilities include receiving reports and financial statements and electing and appointing 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 of each state and territory, one of whom must be a youth member from each state and territory.

Membership of the Council

Australian Red Cross Board Members Special Councillors: Ron Clapham, Matt Eyles (to December 2013), Greg Vickery, Winifred Smith, Alan Clayton, Ian Anson (from December 2013) and Michael Howarth (from December 2013). Council members appointed or elected by each Divisional Advisory Board:

  • ACT Division: Geoff Skillen, Philip Kimpton, Richard Pembrey, Michael Harrison
  • NSW Division: Robyn Rooth, Paul O’Sullivan AM MBE, David Madden and Andrew Horne
  • NT Division: Charles Burkitt, Foster Stavridis, Simon Lee and Desmond Campbell
  • Queensland Division: Maureen Farrington, Jean Vallianos OAM, Chief Superintendent John Cawcutt AFSM and Kathleen Mayo
  • SA Division: Rose Rhodes, Elizabeth Furner, Joan Lee and Bec Hyde
  • Tasmania Division: Roger Hawkes, Barbara Charlton, Rita Richards and Meg Briant
  • Victoria Division: Anne Macarthur OAM, Phil Watson, Jen McLaren and Katrina Dizdar
  • WA Division: Kevin Poynton, Margaret Smith, Aisling Blackmore and Katherine Haag