About Us

About Us

Our Board
Our Board

Kevin Shadbolt has been a Director of Australian Rotary Health since October 2014.

Kevin joined the Rotary Club of Latrobe, Tasmania, in 1985, he is a Past President and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Devonport. He is Past District Governor of District 9830 in both 2003-04 and 2007-08. Kevin was a Foundation Chairman, District Trainer and Group Study Exchange Chairman.

He initiated District involvement in Fiji low-cost Shelters as well as leading the project work the District has undertaken in Nepal since 2011. Kevin has served on a wide variety of club and District committees.

Kevin has been involved in agriculture all his working life and a director of R & K Shadbolt Pty Ltd a family business specialising in horticultural crops and seed production.

Kevin is a former President of the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania and chairman of a number of sporting and community groups in the local area.

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Stephen Humphreys has been a Director of Australian Rotary Health since September 2018.

Stephen joined the Rotary Club of Camden in NSW in 2002 and served as Club President in 2008-2009; Chair of the Peace Studies Sub-Committee of the District 9750 Foundation Committee in 2009-10 and served as an Assistant Governor for three years 2010 to 2012. Chair of the District 9750 Conference Committee in 2012 and became District Governor (9675) 2016-17.

Stephen has always had a keen involvement in the community and has previously held committee positions, including President, on the parent bodies of his children’s schools for around 20 years.

He is a keen golfer and has been the President of Camden Golf Club for the past 18 years and a member of the Board of Directors for 20 years. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Sydney University and practiced as a community pharmacist for 40 years, retiring 6 years ago. Stephen owned either solely or in partnership 2 pharmacies for 35 years. Stephen is married to Judith, they have three children and four grandsons. Stephen and Judith currently living in Camden.

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Bernie Bott was appointed a Director of Australian Rotary Health in November 2021.

Born to a second-generation farming family, a long-standing commitment to community service in Yarrawonga. From schooling in regional NSW through to life as a boarder at Caulfield Grammar in Melbourne. Bernie returned to the farm and family partnership as a young man determined to contribute to the local community.

It was in 1999 that Bernie began his journey with the Rotary Club of Yarrawonga Mulwala and subsequently spend three years as Community Director, overseeing the formation of two Mixed Probus Clubs during that time. In his service to Rotary District 9790, Bernie has worked as Assistant Governor from 2012 to 2015. He was the District 9790 Governor 2017 to 2018 and is the present District Trainer.

Bernie, supported by wife Margaret, looks forward to a continuing role in service to Rotary in the coming years.

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Michael Buckeridge was appointed a Director of Australian Rotary Health in November 2021, following a previous stint as Director when he was the inaugural DG representative on the board in 2019.

Michael joined the Rotary Club of Mackay in 2004 and has held the positions of D9570 RAWCS Chair, Northern Region RABS Chair (D9550, D9570, D9600, D9630, D9640) and D9570 Group 1 Assistant Governor. As District Governor 2019-2020 of District 9570 he has spent years working to improve the governance and procedures of the district. Michael was also the chair of the Mackay Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair and was part of the team that raised the funds for a ARH PhD research grant.

Michael and his wife Karen live in Mackay Queensland. They have three sons and three grandsons.Michael was District Governor for District 9570 2019/20 and a member of the Rotary Club of Mackay.

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John has always proudly been involved in service organisations throughout his life. As a student at Adelaide Boys High School he joined the Interact Club, and was an early member of the Rotaract Club of Edwardstown – the first Rotaract Club in District 250 which started in 1971. John was a member for 8 years holding most positions including President and was the District Membership Chair and District Conference Chair. Whilst living in country South Australia, John maintained his community service as a member of Apex.

John joined the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light and he was then nominated for the position of District 9500 Governor for the 2014-15 year.

John dedicated his career to the Financial Services industry, and was held in high regard by his peers. He established his own successful company – ‘One Stop Financial Services’, which he sold on retirement in 2013.

John is married to Julie, lives in Adelaide and has two daughters.

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Lorraine joined Rotary in 1992, when her newly-formed Armidale AM club made the decision to invite women members. She was the club’s first woman President in 1995 and again in 2015.

At District level, Lorraine was on the selection committee for Group Study Exchange for three years; chair of the Public Speaking Competition for four years; District Governor 2018-19. In 2012, as District PR Director, and was successful in applying for a Rotary International PR Grant. Her marketing plan included a newspaper campaign titled ‘The Face of Rotary’ in which 33 district Rotarians told readers in their communities why they were Rotarians.

Lorraine’s career has been in newspapers; the past 30 years in newspaper management after starting her career as an advertising consultant. Before her retirement in 2013, she managed a group of newspapers for Fairfax Media in Armidale, Guyra and Walcha.

Lorraine and Dennis have been together for 35 years. Originally from Rockhampton, the past 25 years have been spent in Armidale. Lorraine has three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Patrice was born and raised in Western Queensland. She has a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), was a registered Midwife and has a Certificate in Child and Family Health.   She is also trained as a lead auditor and holds a Diploma of Frontline Management.

She spent over 13 years in St George South West QLD first as a Nurse Unit Manager and then as Director of Nursing/Facility Manager.

hroughout this time, she held positions on the health district’s committees of Clinical Governance, Corporate Governance and Perioperative Advisory groups. She also acted many times in the positions of Executive District Director of Nursing and District Chief Operations Officer.

Patrice was asked to join Rotary soon after she moved to St George in 2005 and has held the position of Secretary, has been President for 2 terms and held various board roles in that time.

She has had the pleasure of being a leader on Rotary Youth Exchange Safari and a Rotary Observer with Interplast to Papua New Guinea. She has been a member of the District 9630 now 9620 Drought Relief Committee since its inception and has served as Assistant Governor for a three-year term. She was District 9630 Public Relations and Marketing Director for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

In 2014 she joined a volunteer medical team to Uganda with a non-Rotary organisation to conduct clinics in Gulu and Kampala.

Patrice retired from her position at St George Hospital in December 2018 and is now living in Woombye on the Sunshine Coast and is a member of the eClub Australia Nomads.    She was the last District Governor of District 9630 for 2020-2021, before it amalgamated to form District 9620.

Patrice has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Don has been a member of the Rotary Club of Sale since 1988 and has served two terms as President, attending the Melbourne RI Convention in 1993 as Club President and Voting Delegate. Don currently serves on the Board of the Host Organizing Committee for the Rotary International Convention to be held in Melbourne in May 2023 as Director responsible for Publicity and PR.

For the four years prior to appointment as DGN he been on the District 9820 Leadership team as International Advisor and as a Rotary Mentor to the Victorian Police Leaders Mentoring Program.

Don spent fifty years working for almost equal periods in the Air-force, the Oil and Gas Industry, Dairy Farming, Concrete products industry, Uniting Church Lay Administration and Adult and Community Education for the past 20 years as CEO.

He is a former Local Government Councillor and Shire President who has always involved himself in Industry bodies at a National and State level. Don is a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Jerry Pilcher has been a Director of Australian Rotary Health since September 2017.

Jerry was born in 1950 in Peterborough in the UK, where he attended Bedford School. He also met his wife Kerry, a West Australian girl, in London where they married.

Jerry and Kerry moved to Perth in 1974, and in 1988 he joined the Rotary Club of Scarborough, where he was Treasurer for 5 years. Jerry was Club President in 2008 – 2009 and District Governor for District 9455 in 2015 – 2016.

Most of Jerry’s working career was with Snap Printing – for 10 years with the company, including 4 years in Victoria as State Manager. Jerry was employed as a Franchising manager – opening new outlets in national and international cities. He also owned a Snap Franchise from 1986 – 2014.

Jerry enjoyed sailing competitively and was part of a State Championship crew in his last year. He then took up field Hockey at the age of 50. Some of Jerry’s hobbies include sport, reading, crosswords, and Rotary.

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Mina joined the Blackheath Rotary Club in 2006 and became its first female president in 2011 serving a two-year term after three years as secretary. She was Assistant Governor for two terms, is a facilitator on the RLI team and 2020-21 District Vocational Chair.

Early years were spent in the natural beauty of Warragamba Dam before her family moved to the western suburbs of Sydney. Mina attended Seven Hills High School then won a scholarship to Bathurst Teachers College. She spent forty-three years as a Primary School teacher in the NSW State Education system. Along with her husband Larry, Mina joined the Australian Army Reserve in 1976 where she served for six years with the Royal Australian Engineers.

A love of world travel began in 1977 when Mina and Larry embarked on the ‘hippy trail’ travelling from Kathmandu to London overland, visiting countries such as India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. Fast forward to 2015 when travelling resumed with a trip to Cambodia to help build houses for the Tabitha Foundation and a subsequent trip with the Sustainable Cambodia project. They have travelled throughout Asia, attended the Bangkok Convention and have visited Turkey, Greece, Spain and Portugal declaring Istanbul their favourite city. Mina is also a Camino tragic having completed the Camino de Santiago Compostela in 2016 followed by the Aussie Camino, the Camino Portuguese and the Epiphany Pilgrimage, a local walk stretching from Emu Plains to Bell.

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Ian had thirty years experience as a school Principal and leadership in the not for profit sector working in regional communities throughout Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria prior to commencing his current position as Regional Manager: Mount Gambier with the University of South Australia in 2017.

Ian has been extensively involved in professional leadership nationally and is a Past President of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) and Past Australasian President of the Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools. He has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study overseas, was the recipient of the 2001 AADES Queensland Chapter Award, the 2003 AADES Gold Medal, and in 2004 was one of a select group in Australia to be named as an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Ian joined Rotary in 2011 and is currently an Assistant Governor in District 9780 and is a Past District Chair of both RYLA and Interact. He was Club President of the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Daybreak in 2016-17. Ian is a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes and will become District Governor of Rotary District 9780 in 2023-2024.

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Pat joined Rotary in 2007 whilst living in New Zealand.  She is a Past President and a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. Pat has held the positions of Club President, District Chair for Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest and District Governor Nominee (2022-2023) and was fast tracked to Rotary District 9465 Governor 2021-2022.

Pat joined Rotary in 2007 whilst living in New Zealand.  She is a Past President and a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. Pat has held the positions of Club President, District Chair for Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest and District Governor Nominee (2022-2023) and was fast tracked to Rotary District 9465 Governor 2021-2022.  Pat also serves as a Board Member for Midway Community Services and has previously served on the advisory Board for Passage – Peel (resource centre for homeless youth) and as a Board Member for OVIS.

Patricia holds a Certificate in Business (Credit Union) Management, Diploma in Human Resources and has undertaken studies in Business Law, and with further post-graduate studies in Human Resources and Industrial relations.

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