Board Members

Loretta Carroll

Chair

 Loretta Carroll lives in the community of Mudgegonga producing beef and meat sheep…

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John Bailey

Board Member

With a strong local business and real-estate background John has held a career in body corporate management and real estate. He has served on multiple community  and corporate boards over the years including Wangaratta High-school and Wangaratta RSL, Omeo District Hospital and Pangerang Community House. He is also a current Director for REI Super. John brings with him a strong background in governance, finance and community networks. He joined the Board early in 2019.

Peter Ahne

Treasurer

Peter Ahne – Accountant (Buffalo River)  Born in the North East (Benella) Peter was a Westpac employee for 14 years being Branch Manager for 5 years…

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Jan Mock

Board Member

Jan spent some of her childhood living in Myrtleford leaving to attend university in Melbourne, where she completed a B.Sc (Hons) and a Dip Ed…

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Paul Ryan

Board Member

Paul Ryan is the Director of the Australian Resilience Centre; a private enterprise that builds the capacity of regional communities and institutions facing uncertain futures…

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Tammy Atkins

Board Member

Tammy has career interest in regional policy and economic development and experience working with all three tiers of government.

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Rebecca Carne

Secretary

Rebecca Carne moved to the region in January 2016 joining Nevin Lenne Gross Lawyers to accept the position of associate solicitor.

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Ruth Kneebone

Secretary

Joining the Board early in 2019, Ruth’s appointment follows a a long and experienced career as Director of Corporate Services for the Rural City of Wangaratta . Her 25 year career with the council covered areas including Finance, Information Services, Customer Services, People and Culture, Media and Communications, Governance, Risk and Insurance. She is a resident in Everton Upper and enjoys participating in local sporting clubs. She brings a wealth of finance management experience to the Board is helping build the Foundation’s position in Wangaratta.

Sarah Thompson

Executive Officer

Sarah Thompson joined the Foundation in April 2018. Sarah has a strong background in community philanthropy, grant making and community development.

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Hon. Alan Brown

Patron

The Hon. Alan Brown has an enormous breadth of experience in public life spanning more than forty years….

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