Board of Directors
Jennifer Williams AM, Chair
Jennifer is the current Board Chair of Yooralla. She is also Chair of Northern Health, Trustee of the Alfred Whole Time Medical Practice Scheme, Board member of the Australian Medical Research Future Fund and a Board member of InfoXchange Australia. Prior to being a non-Executive Director, Jennifer was Chief Executive of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Chief Executive of Alfred Health and Chief Executive of Austin Health and a Council member of La Trobe University. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Science and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Wayne Ramsey, AM CSC
Wayne has more than 35 years’ experience in medical management. He has recently retired as Executive Director, Medical Services & Quality with Monash Health, Victoria’s largest and most complex health service. Wayne’s interests lie in the field of clinical and research governance. Wayne's previous senior appointments include Director General Defence Health Service, Director Clinical Governance ACT Health and Adjunct Associate Professor of ANU Medical School.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medical Science, Master of Health Administration, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.
Barbara Alexander, AO
Barbara is a long-standing supporter of disability rights, both personally and as a former Mayor of Benalla. She helped found the Benalla Support Group for Children with Special Needs and held roles on school council, Ballandella (Central Access) and was President of Benalla and District Hospital for five years. Barbara was President of the Victorian peak body representing families and children, the Association of Children with Disabilities, for five years and has also held roles on state and national advisory committees on disability. Barbara was instrumental in the establishment of a national body for families/children now known as CDA.
Barbara is a business person who operated hospitality/accommodation businesses for 20 years who retired to become Executive Officer of Tomorrow:Today Foundation, a Benalla community philanthropic organisation focused on overcoming disadvantage through education.
Sandra is a senior marketing and business consultant with over 30 years’ experience working with some of Australia’s most well-known organisations in a variety of industry sectors. These sectors include fast moving consumer goods, cultural destinations, business to business, government and not-for-profit organisations. She has considerable experience working within the disability sector, a strong background in governance and 20 years’ experience on a variety of councils and boards. Sandra is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and a Full Member of the Australian Marketing & Social Research Society.
Claire Keating is a non-executive director and independent consultant. She is a chartered accountant and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 2002 to January 2016. Claire has over 25 years’ experience as consultant and internal and external auditor, specialising in superannuation and funds management. She is a former member elected director of PwC Superannuation Fund and has held a number of management roles with PwC, including leader of the Melbourne Financial Services Assurance Practice and National Investment Management Assurance sector leader.
Claire is a director of CARE Super, State Super NSW and the NAB Wealth Boards comprising MLC Investments Ltd, Navigator Australia Ltd, Antares Capital Partners Ltd, National Asset Management Ltd and a board member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria.
Julie has over 30 years’ experience in the management of large scale transformation programs and the implementation of new operating models, the re-design of organisational structures, the re-engineering of processes and the deployment of new systems. Julie has fulfilled many roles and leadership positions including KPMG partner, consultant, a software vendor and a Chief Information Officer. Her extensive experience has given Julie a unique perspective on the challenges, risks and opportunities of delivering major programs across multiple industry sectors and corporations.
Julie has an unwavering focus on achieving the agreed program outcomes.
Having retired from KPMG partnership, Julie’s current Board portfolio includes Seek, IRESS, Datacom, CenITex, HPV and Partners Life. Julie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) and is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants in Australia.
Dr Jane Tracy
Jane is a medical practitioner who has worked for over 25 years with people with disability, their families and support staff. She is also the Director of the Centre for Developmental Disability Health. Jane’s career focus has been teaching and training medical and allied health professional students and practitioners about the physical and mental health of people with developmental disability. She collaborates with people with disability, and those who support them, in the design and implementation of educational activities to ensure their voice is heard.
Jane has also worked with disability staff in a range of projects designed to further develop their understanding of, and practice in, their role supporting people to achieve and maintain optimal health and function.
Jane has an adult son with disability and so has a professional and personal understanding of, and commitment to, the field.
Michael Vanderheide has served as Chief Executive of CenITex, the Victorian Government’s shared services provider of ICT infrastructure services, since July 2011. Michael’s professional experience is a mix of public and private sectors, with organisations including Qantas and ActewAGL, in executive roles in the fields of IT and Human Resources. He joined the ACT Government’s Chief Minister’s Department in December 1998 as a Director of what was then called the Office of Information Technology and Multimedia and later, he established and led the ACT Shared Services organisation. In 2018 Michael was appointed as a Director on the Board of YMCA Australia.
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. He has extensive experience in driving significant organisation-wide transformation.