BOARD MEMBERS

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.

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 (WEHI) and this research work led him to an early interest in the use of IT in Health.  Most recently Paul was the Acting Director of Digital Health for DHHS (Vic) and is on a subcommittee of the board of the WEHI. Paul is an A/Prof at Deakin University lecturing in Health Informatics Management and is an Honorary Research Affiliate at Epworth Healthcare. He is Secretary of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (Vic) and is on the Vic Council of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).

His passion is in harnessing the capabilities of IT and digital approaches to improve individual and societal health and wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

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.