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Our Board

Meet our Board

The Board of Cooinda Benalla comprises of community members who hold skills and experience that provides strong governance across the organisation.

 

President 
Colin McDonald (joined 2002)
H.N.D. Mech. Eng. (UK) N.C.2.D

Colin is the past president of Rotary Benalla and a Paul Harris Fellow.

 

 


Vice President
Robyn Kelly (joined 2008)
RN. Grad Cert Infection Control & Serilisation, Cert IV Assessment & Training

Robyn is a retired registered nurse and Treasurer of Friends of Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre.

 

 


Vice President
Doug Smith (joined 2011)
MIE Aust, CPEng.

Doug is qualified Civil & Municipal Engineer and a member of the Institue of Engineers Australia.  He is the Past president of Rotary Benalla and Benalla & District Memorial Hospital and a life member and past president of Benalla Apex.

 


Chairman Finance Subcommittee
Graham Simmons (joined 2013)

Graham is an accountant (retired) and property developer.  He is also the president or treasurer of local not for profit organisations.

 

 

 

Kirstin Bolger (joined 2017)

Kirstin is a retired lawyer who has worked as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, that involved quality assurance and risk management programs and included staff training.

 

 

 

Marcus Bolger (joined 2017)

Marcus is a former senior manufacturing engineer with a major corporate firm.  His focus was to improve the quality and service of the business.  Marcus also has significant experience in industry and professional services in a Patent Attorney firm.

 

 

 

Diane Martin (joined 2014)

Diane is a former team leader of the Aged & Disability Services/Family & Children’s Services for the Benalla Rural City.  She is also an Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program graduate.

 

 

 

Rob Roach (joined 2014)

Rob is the president of the Benalla/Euroa/Violet Town Legacy branch.  He is also a member of the Community Planning Project Steering Committe and the Australian Coordinator of Peru Luz de Esperanza (2008 – 2013).

 

 

Richard Rubia (joined 2015)
B.V.Sc, M.V.S.

Richard is a consultant/subject facilitaor, Melbourne University Veterinary Facility, he works with Animal Health Australia and the Australian Federal Government, State Government and Hong Kong Government as a veterinarian.  He is also a member of Rotary Benalla.

 

Ralph Stone (joined 2010)

Ralph is a former councillor and Mayor of the Shire of Gunning (NSW).  He is a retired professonal wool classer and merino stud manager, a former director of Lakehaven Retirement Village and is currently Cooinda’s Resident Representative.

 

 

David Tallis (joined 2006)

David is a retired sales and marketing manager with Sustainability Victoria and a member of Rotary Benalla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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