Director of AdvancementVictoria UniversityRos has worked in both the private sector and with government in a range of diverse positions involving stakeholder management, project management, community relations and culture change.
Ros worked at the Australian War Memorial where her responsibilities included managing major national ceremonies and events and developing the Memorial’s first major fundraising program including the establishment of the Australian War Memorial Foundation.
At the Institution of Engineers, Australia Ros helped develop a new corporate image for the organisation, successfully implemented a new sponsorship strategy and staged major events.
In 1999 Ros was invited to join the Secretariat to the National Council for the Centenary of Federation taking a leading role in the national finale to the Centenary of Federation, the Peoplescape project, and coordinating a number of other Centenary projects.
From early 2003 Ros worked as a consultant to the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. In that capacity she managed an extensive community business partnership program which included the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships, National Community Business Partnerships Week and a range of other activities promoting community business partnerships. Increasingly Ros’ work with the Partnership involved raising awareness of the respective roles of philanthropy, community engagement and sustainability in the business sector.
Ros commenced as Director of Development, Victoria University (VU) and Executive Officer of the Victoria University Foundation in 2007. Since that time she has assisted VU to develop a strategic approach to fundraising, cross-sector collaboration and business - community engagement.
Ros is also involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations outside VU including the Museum of Chinese Australian History and BreastWest.
Corporate Affairs OfficerQenosKerri Pyne is the Corporate Affairs Officer at Qenos - Australia’s only manufacturer of polyethylene. Kerri’s communication and public relations role gives her direct contact with many local community organisations in the Western region. She believes people can make time to volunteer and is herself a Comfort Carer at Western Health’s Special Care Nursery. Kerri is also a member of the Hobsons Bay Community Fund. As an active committee member of BreastWest, Kerri values the opportunity to support patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She enjoys the fundraising activities BreastWest undertakes to purchase new equipment and to help alleviate the financial burden breast cancer patients face.
Divisional Director Peri Operative and Critical Care ServicesWestern HealthThere is a relatively small group of leaders in the health care industry who are able to build relationships, trust and rapport with almost anyone, and then broker relationships and make connections between people, creating partnerships and alliances, and motivating forward momentum to ‘get things done’.
Claire Culley is one of these people, and ‘getting things done’ and driving results – though collaboration, partnerships, and relationships – as a senior manager in the health care industry, is what she is all about. With an enthusiastic and genuinely friendly attitude, Claire radiates a sincere passion for delivering value and benefits to her staff and patients alike.
Having trained as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Adelaide, Claire spent a number of years working as a clinical nurse consultant in Stomal Therapy. Claire has worked both nationally and internationally across a range of clinical, education and managerial portfolios throughout her career. To compliment her leadership roles Claire has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Canberra, ACT and a Masters of Health Administration from Sydney University.
In 1996 Claire returned to Canberra Hospital where her career quickly accelerated at an Executive Level with Claire undertaking key roles such as, Director of Nursing and Acting Director Surgical Services. In 2001 Claire was awarded the ACT Public Service Centenary Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the ACT Public Sector.
Upon returning to Melbourne in 2004 Claire was appointed to the position of Divisional Director Surgical Services Western Health, and in 2011 the role grew to include Critical Care Services. The Division now oversees both perioperative, Cardiology and Intensive Care services on the four acute Western Health campuses which incorporates a multi-culturally diverse and often low socioeconomic catchment. In 2006 Claire founded BreastWest to provide tangible financial support to women undergoing Breast Cancer treatment. Almost 10 years on Claire sees Breast west as her proudest achievement. In recognition of this work Claire was awarded the 2009 SACS Leadership Award.
Throughout it all, Claire has repeatedly proved her ability to lead through diverse and challenging situations. A Six Sigma Graduate, Claire has developed excellent skills for change management through strong leadership leaderships and has a documented track record of accomplishments that include the establishment of the Theatre Compass program designed to provide improved theatre access and growth opportunities for the expansion of mature, established operations. It is absolutely clear that Claire is able to lead focusing on strategic outcomes that continue to build partnerships and alliances that benefit the Western Suburbs community of Melbourne.
Head of People and CommunityWestern BulldogsRachel has worked at the Western Bulldogs Football Club for over ten years and is currently the Head of People and Community. Rachel works closely with all areas of the business from a human resource, training and development perspective and oversees the clubs Foundations and Heritage projects. From a Community perspective Rachel oversees a team of staff that run the clubs Settlement and Multicultural programs, Disability programs and Fresh - a VCAL program for students from the region. Rachel joined BreastWest in June 2011 as the Western Bulldogs representative and says that it is a pleasure to be part of something that is delivering first class care for the women and men who suffer from breast cancer who reside in the west of Melbourne.
Executive Assistant and Administration ManagerWestern HealthApryl is a Personal Assistant and Administration Manager at Western Health in the Peri Operative and Critical Care Division. Apryl works closely with the Divisional Director, the Clinical Services Director and the Director of Surgery.
Previously Apryl was an Electorate Officer with the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, Federal Member for Gellibrand and Minister for Health and Ageing. In this role, Apryl has the opportunity to represent Ms Roxon and to advocate on behalf of the constituents and businesses in the Gellibrand electorate – including Western Health.
Apryl’s professional life has seen her work both in government and the private sector in varied roles. Apryl found her niche in working with people after starting work with a major financial company in Melbourne, using this role as a springboard she sought challenges and achievement in differing industries.
With an excellent ability to liaise and communicate with all levels of business, Apryl has worked with Centrelink, government run medical clinics, as a Chiropractic Assistant in South Yarra, and a Property Manager in St Kilda until finding a position with local manufacturing company Qenos. Over a period of sixteen years with Qenos, Apryl held a range of diverse roles, in the HR, Maintenance, Logistics, Operations and the Information Technology departments. Apryl worked as the Support Team Leader, Manager of IT Asset Management, PC Support Analyst, and Project Coordinator.
Since leaving Qenos, Apryl has held positions in real estate property management completing her Real Estate Agents Representative Certificate, as well as working as a fitness instructor undertaking a Certificate III in Fitness.
Apryl has an excellent level of communication and interpersonal skills, and has dealt heavily in team management, customer service, office management, project management, delegation and leadership.