Board of Directors
Mallee Track Health & Community Service (MTH&CS) is governed by a Board appointed by the Governor-in-Council upon the recommendation of the Minister for Health.
Sound Board governance systems provide protection for the organisation, its stakeholders and the Board against fraud, illegal practices and poor performance by its own members, its Chief Executive and staff.
The Board is committed to the adoption of ethical conduct in all areas of its responsibilities and authority. Board members are committed to acting honestly and in good faith at all times.
The Board is required to regularly review its own performance as the basis for its own development and quality assurance. The Board of Directors meets monthly.
Mr Mark Wilson (Chair)
Appointed July 2012
Mark, with his wife Janine and two children have been part of the Ouyen community since January 1995 when they established a new motel business before selling in 2000. After working with Greggs Electrical since 2000, Mark and Janine became full partners in the business in 2005.
Mark has always been engaged with the community and is a keen representative of the community via Ouyen Inc. He was involved in the initial development of Ouyen Inc and took on the role of Chairperson for several years. Mark was also the inaugural Vice Chair of the Mildura Development Corporation and he has had involvement with a number of sporting clubs, participating in or leading many community events.
Mark is a Licenced Electrician, a registered Electrical Contractor, an accredited member of the Clean Energy Council and also holds a Cert IV in Workplace Leadership. He was appointed to the Board in 2012 and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Mrs Mary Rydberg (Vice Chair)
Appointed November 2019
Mary has over 25 years of management experience with a number of government, community and health organisations. Most recently, following 14 years of managing community care services for the City of Greater Dandenong, Mary and her husband in 2017 returned to the Mallee and now once again reside in Mildura. She is currently a non-executive Board member with Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (MASP in Mildura) and a Board member of SEHCP Inc. (trading as Enliven Vic) in Melbourne.
She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is committed to maintaining her governance knowledge and skills to better contribute to the important work undertaken by local Boards in supporting organisations within the community.
Ms Joy Lynch (Senior Vice Chair)
Appointed July 2016
Joy began her professional life as a primary school teacher and has over 40 years experience with the education department. For many of these years Joy taught at the Walpeup Primary School.
Joy lives on a farm in Underbool and is a grandmother with nine young grandchildren. She has been an active community member and has held many executive positions on local committees. Joy has done additional study and work in student and family welfare. She has taught swimming and water safety skills to children in the district since 1980, and has been involved with the Ouyen Gymnastics Club as a coach and a judge.
Joy brings extensive experience in education, early years and child welfare to the Board.
Mr Darren Law
Appointed November 2019
Darren began his career as a paramedic in 1994 in Queensland and has worked as a paramedic since in metropolitan, rural and remote areas. Darren also acted as an industrial officer and Harassment Referral Officer in Queensland. He secured a position as a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria in Ouyen in 2005.
Since working in the Mallee, he has enjoyed the challenges associated with delivering patient care in a rural area such as the Mallee district. He met and married his wife, Leonie, in Ouyen where they continue to live and work.
Darren brings extensive clinical knowledge and experience to the board and has developed a passion for delivering better patient outcomes in a rural and remote health setting.
Appointed July 2020
Kathryn's 35-year Finance and Accounting career included delivering significant business restructuring projects with CSL Limited, evolving regional governance and financial reporting frameworks with McCormick Foods Australia and leading strategic information technology, financial investment and risk mitigation initiatives with Cheetham Salt Limited.
Kathryn's desire to join the Mallee Track Health and Community Service Board stems from her experience overseeing, and supporting businesses in rural communities, including Sea Lake.
Kathryn is a Director of the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association and chairs the Finance Risk and Audit Committee. She was recently appointed to the Board of the Latrobe Regional Hospital. Kathryn is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Appointed July 2020
Philip was born in the Ouyen Hospital and has spent most of his life living in the local community.
Managing the family farm at Speed, he is the fourth generation producing on his home property.
He has been progressive in his approach and forward thinking in promoting agriculture and the opportunities presented in the industry.
Philip is an enthusiastic photographer who uses this medium to promote the local landscape and lifestyle. He also enjoys mentoring others to further their knowledge and creativity.
Philip is a member of numerous community groups and has held executive roles in sporting & service clubs.
He has a passion for promoting the local community and is a great advocate for rural living.
Appointed July 2020
Steven joined the North West Victorian Ambulance Service in 1981 where he progressed clinically to the standard of MICA Paramedic. During the last 12 years of service, Steven was the Area Manager for the Northern Mallee District based out of Mildura. He has also undertaken additional studies throughout his career which included a Diploma in Management and Project Management, Certificate in Business Studies (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health. Steven has also practiced as a Registered Tax Agent since 1988 and was formerly a partner in Taxation & Accounting Services (Sunraysia).
Both Steven and his wife Michelle, have mostly resided in the Mildura area where they raised four children. Steven has been actively involved with most community sports and is a life member of the South Mildura Football & Netball Club and currently the President of the Mildura Golf Club.
Steven brings a range of business and clinical experience to the board. He has closely worked with regional hospitals and health services throughout his Ambulance career and wishes to continue to see these health sectors continue to provide effective and efficient services to our rural and remote communities.
Ms Kate Pole (Board Secretary)
Contact Kate on email@example.com