Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are elected individuals who are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Yallambee. Our Directors have a diverse range of skills and experience with expertise in corporate business, finance, medical and nursing, legal and community care. The Board meet monthly and individual Directors also sit on Board sub-committees within our organisation. The Board are aware of the increasing expectations and needs of our aged community and are entrusted with the role of governing and leading Yallambee into the future.
Victor de Beer
Victor is a Gippsland local. He has a strong commitment to social justice and has served the community in this field as a public servant for over 28 years. Victor also serves as a Board member of the Victorian Public Tenant’s Association and was previously a Board member of Gippsland Heritage Park. Victor was appointed for a second term to the position of Chairman in November 2022. He is also the Chair of the Nominations Committee and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Victor also sits on the Remuneration Committee and the Project Control Group.
Victor de Beer
- Grad Cert in Social Science (Policy & Management)
- Diploma in Community Welfare
- Diploma in Business Management
John has been a resident of the Latrobe Valley since establishing his optometry business in Traralgon in 1980. After 38 years in operation, John sold the thriving practice to practice part-time. After two years part-time, John retired in 2020. John continues contact with his professional peers and continues to make use of his private pilots’ licence, flying within Australia and being actively involved with Latrobe Valley Aero Club where he was awarded a life membership. John was appointed for a second term to the position of Deputy Chair in November 2022. He is a member of the Clinical Governance Quality & Risk Committee, the Corporate Governance Quality & Risk Committee and also sits as a member of the Remuneration Committee. John also represents the Yallambee Board on the Consumer Voice Committee.
- BSc Optometry
- Grad Dip Ocular Therapeutics
Dr Roger Fitzgerald
Dr Fitzgerald is a retired General Practitioner having lived in Traralgon since 1983. Roger worked with the Breed Street Clinic from 1983 until his retirement in 2020 and in this capacity had provided medical services to Margery Cole Residential Aged Care for the duration of the time he worked in Traralgon. Roger was a Director of Deakin Medical Group from 1984 to 2017 and he was also a Director of Breed Street Nominees from 1984 to 2021. Roger is a member of the Clinical Governance Quality & Risk Committee and also sits on the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Nick is a director of a number of privately held and not-for-profit organisations. He has 30 years’ experience delivering Business Systems and Information Technology Solutions, primarily through Business Analysis and Project & Programme Management roles. Nick has worked in a variety of Business and Information Technology Management Consulting and Leadership positions during his career. This has been with a wide range of Commercial, Government, and not-for-profit organisations in many sectors, primarily in the UK and Europe. He is a Member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Nick is the Chair of the Corporate Governance Quality & Risk Committee and also sits on the Project Control Group.
- BSc (Hons) Operational Research & Computer Science
- Member of the British Computer Society
- Member of the Institute of Consulting
- Certified Management Consultant
Claire has lived and worked in Traralgon for over 30 years as a Registered Nurse. She currently holds the position of Director of Nursing at South Gippsland Hospital, Foster. Prior to this role, Claire held a number of nurse management and leadership positions at Latrobe Regional Hospital and completed additional postgraduate qualification in Health Management in 2014. This is Claire’s first Board Director position. Claire is Chair of the Clinical Quality & Risk Committee.
- Master of International Health Management
- Member of the Royal College of Nursing Australia
- Member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Tim is a long-time resident of Gippsland and lives with his family in Traralgon. He has worked most of his career in the Transport sector and is currently the Regional Manager for passenger rail for Gippsland. Tim has extensive experience in projects and leadership roles both in industry and with local community through his connections with sporting groups. Tim is a member of the Corporate Governance Quality & Risk Committee and sits on the Nominations Committee.
- Graduate Diploma – Rail Operations Management
Owen currently works for Gippsland Tafe as the Manager Governance and Integrity and believes strongly in the benefits of community service. Owen has previously served on the Committee of Management for the Rosedale Neighbourhood House. Owen is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Governance. Owen is Chair of the Project Control Group and is a member of the Board’s Clinical Governance Quality & Risk Committee, Corporate Governance Quality & Risk Committee and also sits on the Remuneration Committee.