Portrait of Michael Gorton AM

Michael Gorton AM

LLB, BComm, FRACS (Hon), FANZCA (Hon)
President; Chair

A solicitor with over 35 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law, Michael has a special interest in health law and an extensive governance background in the health and community sectors. Michael is currently Chair of the Board of Alfred Health and is a Board Member of Ambulance Victoria, Holmesglen Institute and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004.

Portrait of Kevin Abrahamson

Kevin Abrahamson

Vice-President; Chair, Appointments and Governance Committee

A practicing lawyer for 45 years, Kevin spent 12 years prior to his retirement as Special Counsel with Middletons (now K&L Gates). He is active in community affairs with several organisations.

Portrait of Paul Montgomery

Paul Montgomery

Consumer and Carer Committee

Paul has a wealth of experience in strategy and leadership development demonstrated as managing partner of a major law firm and then as principal of a professional services consulting company. He is a director of a number of private companies.

Portrait of Scott Hartley

Scott Hartley

Chair Finance, Audit & Resource Management Committee

Scott has over twenty years’ experience delivering risk management and advisory services to clients predominantly in the Public Sector with an emphasis on local government, health, education and emergency services. Strong supporter of diversity in the workplace and advocate of LGBTIQ+ issues.

Portrait of Kay Toshach

Kay Toshach

B.Phyt, GradCertHAdmin, GAICD

Kay is an Executive Director at Metro South Health in Queensland, responsible for health service planning and community engagement across a large and diverse population. She has leveraged her clinical background to develop extensive experience in corporate governance and partnership development.

Portrait of Reba Meagher

Hon. Reba Meagher

BA, MLLR, GradDip Industrial Law, GAICD

Reba is CEO of the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation she was a Member of the NSW Parliament for 14 years and served for six years as a Cabinet Minister, including as Minister for Community Services and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

Portrait of Julian Freidin

Dr Julian Freidin

MPM, MBBS, FRANZCP Chair, Clinical Governance Committee

Julian is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Alfred Health and is clinical leader of a specialist outreach service for homeless people who have mental illness. He was President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists between 2005 and 2007.

Portrait of Julie Babineau

Julie Babineau

MAdmin (Social Work), BPhEd, GAICD

Julie is the CEO of Odyssey House NSW and has a wealth of experience in the health and community services sectors, public and not-for profit, in Australia and Canada. Julie is a member of the board of NSW Ambulance and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW and the Chair of the NSW Network of Drug and Alcohol Agencies.

Portrait of Rosemary Boote

Rosemary Boote


A former member of the Wellways Consumer and Carer Committee, Rosemary was a teacher for 23 years before taking on mental health policy and consumer advocacy with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, the Tasmanian Health Service and The Hobart Clinic.