Board

Board

Board

Tony Monley
President

Tony is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry. Tony has spent the bulk of his career with the BP Group in various finance and operational roles around Australia and South East Asia in all segments of the oil industry. Tony has recently retired from the role of Compliance & Control Manager for Origin Energy.  Tony was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia General Division (OAM) in the 2016 Australia Day Honours for his service to the community through a range of community organisations.


Raymond Burnett
Vice President

Raymond is delighted to be part of the Doncare community and brings dynamic, value based leadership and a strong commitment to community wellbeing to the role. He has considerable executive experience working across Commonwealth, State and Local government, the health and community services sector, private sector and academic settings. Raymond also sits on the Deakin Health Academic Advisory Board, the Opening Doors Community Leadership Management Committee and is active in other local community pursuits. Raymond has been a resident of Manningham for over 25 years and his partner, Miranda, has been a Manningham resident for over 50 years.

Raymond is Executive Officer at Life Without Barriers and also works as a private consultant specialising in management and leadership. Raymond is passionate about justice and working with the Doncare team to collaboratively enhance the conditions in which we all live, work, love, learn and play.


Dale Nielsen
Secretary

Dale is a long term Manningham resident with a keen interest in strengthening our local community. She sees strong communities that support their most vulnerable citizens as critical building blocks for a just and equitable society. Dale has extensive experience across the federal and state public sectors including as a Deputy Commissioner in the ATO. She currently works as a Senior Project Manager with specialist skills in strategic planning and management, organisational review, business and information strategy development and large scale cultural change.


Des Galgut
Treasurer

Des is a qualified accountant and runs a professional accounting practice in Mulgrave, whilst living in Doncaster East. He has over 30 years’ experience in the accounting profession and assists many small to medium businesses and their owners with all aspects of their business and personal financial affairs. Des is involved with a number of charitable pursuits and has a keen sense of community. He is married with two adult children.


Ron Kitchingman

Ron has lived in East Doncaster for 50 years. He is married to Beth, and they have a grown up family of 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Ron has retired but continues his community interests. He first became involved with the establishment of a new kindergarten at Beverley Hills and continued his interest by being a committee member of the schools that his daughters attended.

Ron has held many positions with Manningham organisations, including the Manningham Centre and Manningham Recreation Association. He has also been a Councillor for Manningham for two terms, and Mayor on two occasions. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2013, Ron was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). He has stated that he is impressed by the services provided to the Manningham community by Doncare.


Maree Bowman

Maree served as a career public servant working in a range of Commonwealth Government departments, including Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Health and Community Services and Veterans’ Affairs.  Maree held several senior positions in Melbourne and Canberra and was responsible for policy and senior administration across a range of areas. In Veterans’ Affairs she was Director of Health and had responsibility for health and aged care policy development.  Maree was Victorian State Manager of the Department of Health and Ageing from 1999 to 2004.  Since retiring, Maree has been involved in volunteer work with several organisations and is currently a director of Vasey RSL Care Ltd where she heads up the Quality and Risk Committee.  Maree holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Melbourne University and has lived in Doncaster East for several years.  


Laura O’Brien

Laura is a senior marketing and communications executive with experience in marketing, digital strategy and corporate communications. Laura’s industry experience extends from retail and engineering to professional services and recruitment. Laura brings strong analytical and communication skills to Doncare along with a passion for supporting and developing the local community of Manningham.  Laura has a strong interest in advocacy programs for the prevention of family violence and violence against women and previously consulted with Doncare during the development of the LiveFree and iMatter mobile apps. Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.


Brian Tooth

Brian has held a range of senior finance and accounting positions across both the private and public sectors, principally with Foster’s Brewing Group Limited and the Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), in addition to listed entities in the Health sector.  He previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant, whilst working at an antecedent firm of Ernst & Young.  He is semi-retired and currently consulting to the State Government on an occasional basis.

Brian is keen to offer his financial skills and business experience in a voluntary capacity to organisations supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the community.  He joined the Doncare Board in October 2015 and is also a Board member and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the John Pierce Centre, and a member of the Risk, Audit and Finance Committee of VincentCare Victoria.  Brian has been a resident of Manningham for over 40 years.


Michele Kerrigan

Michele has been in the Hospitality Industry for over 13 years in Management and Business Development roles.  Her experience involves identifying and implementing business strategy with key stakeholders, improving operational efficiency and project management.  Key client relationships and marketing skills are what Michele brings to Doncare.  She has always been passionate about helping her local community as her previous role with Rotary International demonstrates.  Michele currently works for a large hotel group as a Regional Business Development Manager.