President | Barry Thomson
Barry Thomson was General Manager of Independence Australia Health Solutions for 18 years. Prior to this appointment he was Director of Human Resources Monash Medical Centre and formerly held senior appointments with the Department of Defence. He has been a member of a number management boards. Barry brings both his commercial experience and contributes to the policies and procedures of the board to ensure best-practice governance.
Vice President | Karen McKertich
Dr Karen McKertich is a Urological Surgeon specializing in the assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence, bladder-related symptoms and female urogenital prolapse. Dr McKertich graduated top of her year from The University of Melbourne Medical School in 1991. She has been in private practice as a Urologist since 2001 and has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in Female Urology, Neuro-urology and voiding abnormalities in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Treasurer | Darrin Day
Darrin has worked extensively with a number of small, medium and large sized businesses to date. Over the past 15 years Darrin has held senior financial and strategic planning roles across a variety of industries. He is a results and outcome oriented senior manager with extensive experience in domestic and International financial matters.
Darrin is currently Financial Controller for Random House Australia, the world largest book publisher. He has also previously worked for corporations including: News Limited, Tatts Group, Australia Post and The Mayne Group. He is also currently the Treasurer of Continence Foundation Australia, (CFA) Vic Branch.
Committee member | Collins Rex
Collins has helped organisations get maximum return on their marketing investment for over 20 years. She specialises in the not-for-profit sector, but also works with a select group of companies in the high tech and advanced manufacturing sectors. In addition to her marketing work, Collins is a respected international voice-over artist and copywriter. Once an award-winning radio announcer, she now records mostly corporate voice-overs in her home studio for companies all over the world. Having assisted organisations with their Government relations strategies for more years than she cares to remember, Collins is an expert at Government liaison. She is an excellent marketing strategist across all areas, including the so-called “new” media. She is also proficient at public relations, event management and media relations.
Committee member | Libby Oldfield
Libby Oldfield is a Specialist Continence and Women’s Health physiotherapist and Co-Director of Fitwise Physiotherapy.
Libby has been successfully helping women of all ages achieve their physical health goals for many years. She has a special interest in the health and wellbeing of older women, developing programs, conducting classes, giving talks to the general public and lecturing at the University of Melbourne. Pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain and clinical Pilates are also major interests of Libby’s.
Committee member | Esther Apos
Esther Apos completed her Ph.D in Biochemistry in 1992 through the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. Over the past 20 years she has worked in academic and commercial research, pharma and medical device product development, clinical trials, quality assurance and regulatory affairs. In 2009 she set up Scientific Document Solutions (SDS) – a life sciences documentation consulting practice. She has worked with various biotech, medical device and cosmetic companies, developing their product documentation and registration dossiers.
Committee member | Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper completed his Ph.D in biochemistry in 1983 at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and this research work led him to an early interest in bioinformatics. Since 1988 he has worked as Principal Consultant with SMS Management & Technology – an Australian business and IT consulting firm. Paul works with senior stakeholders in engagements in eHealth, digital innovation, strategy development and transformational change in client organisations.
Paul’s career spans Medical Research, IT, organisational change and leadership of professional teams. He is a confident and accomplished presenter and facilitator and has been widely engaged by clients for executive and board level workshop facilitation, risk and root cause analysis, digital marketing and digital innovation strategy formulation, program and project health checks. A long term advocate of digital for the benefit of clients, he started using cloud social media such as LinkedIn in its very early days and remains an advocate of social for business plus the mobility enablement of work forces.
Committee member | Kate McLeod
Kate McLeod is the Senior Clinical Nurse Advisor in chronic and complex care, specialising in continence/urology at RSLCare+RDNS. She is currently completing her Masters of Nursing, Continence and Urology.
Kate strives to improve the quality of care nurses deliver ensuring that the care is reflective of an evidence based framework. Kate provides clinical leadership within research projects, quality initiatives and educational services for RSLCare+RDNS.