Board of Management

Our Board of Management are some of our most ardent volunteers. The Board meets regularly and provides strategic guidance and planning for the organisation.

 

Chair: Geoff Caddy - BEChem (Hons)

Appointed to Board in 2008

Geoff has been a member of the Bethany Board since 2008, and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2016. He retired from full-time employment in 2015 after nearly four decades of experience in the oil industry, where his focus was on management, engineering and risk management. Geoff is a member of Kardinia Rotary Club.

 

Deputy Chair: Alicia Carroll - BA, LLB

Appointed to Board in 2009

Alicia is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in a professional practice. Alicia has extensive experience in the areas of family law and commercial law. She currently works part time as a Senior Commercial Lawyer with a local law firm and cares for her two young children.

 

Deputy Chair: Ryan Leemon - BCom

Appointed to Board in 2013

Ryan is a registered company auditor and tax agent with over 15 years of experience in professional practice and a strong knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. Ryan is involved with local community groups within the Geelong region and is a member of Rotary International.

 

Chief Executive Officer: Grant Boyd (Ex-Officio) - BA(Ed), GradDip Special Ed, GradDip Child Adol Psych, GAICD

Appointed to Board in 2008

Grant has had extensive experience in both the government and private sectors in education, disability and health. He has held practitioner, senior management and consulting roles.

 

Treasurer: Krystine Canny-Smith - CPA, BComm

Appointed to Board in 2013

Krystine, an accountant since 1998, is a qualified CPA and made the Dean's List at Deakin University. She has a keen interest in Geelong's northern suburbs and the not-for-profit sector.

 

Chris Bowly - BE Chem (Hons), CPEng, MIEAust

Appointed to Board in 2017

Chris is an engineering consultant with over 40 years of experience in the petroleum, chemicals, hydrocarbons and metals industries. He has 10 years experience on the Board of Bellarine Community Health. He has worked in design, operations, maintenance and management. Chris is a founding member of Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden.

 

Frederick Clarke - Dip Teaching

Appointed to Board in 2017

Fred has over 45 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, a regional senior education officer and school principal, in both country and city locations. He has been principal of six different primary schools and more recently a principal of a P-12 school with over 2,000 students. Fred is also a Non-Executive Director of Family Planning Victoria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynne Kidman - BA, TSTC, Grad Dip Sp Ed, M Ed

Appointed to Board in 2017

Lynne is a retired post primary school teacher. She held the position of Barwon South Western Regional Disability and Special Needs Coordinator and Autism Consultant from 2001 to 2009. She has extensive experience in developing disability programs and curriculum for schools and has delivered disability training. Lynne enjoys being involved in community projects and spent 21 years serving on the Board of Directors for Corio Bay Innovators (dal cafe).

 

Jon Mamonski - MCom, BBusMark

Appointed to Board in 2012

Jon has significant experience in communications, community relations and marketing. As an accredited technology journalist, Jon writes regularly for Business News Magazine and appears weekly on local radio

 

Lachlan McColl - BCom, M.AppFin, CA, FFin, CA BV Specialist

Appointed to Board in 2016

Lachie is a finance professional specialising in the valuation of businesses, legal entities and intangible assets. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years of professional experience. Lachie has been a Board Member of Geelong Kindergarten Association since 2012.

 

Sally Maes - Adv Dip of Business Management

Appointed to Board in 2016

Sally is a Human Resources generalist with extensive experience in a large multinational company including in the areas of learning and development, talent management, recruitment and workers' compensation.

 

Tara Paatsch - BA, LLB

Appointed to Board in 2016

Tara is a Senior Lawyer with over 7 years of experience in a professional practice. She has extensive experience in family law and litigation. She currently works part-time as a Senior Family Lawyer with a local law firm and cares for her two young children.Tara has been a Board Member of Geelong Kindergarten Association since 2015.

 

Leonie Saundry - FICDA, Dip Bus (Governance), MEd (Educational Leadership), MEd (Research), GradDip Bus (Tourism)

Appointed to Board in 2013

Leonie is a project management specialist with a career history in the government, education and community sectors.