The primary role of the CHASE board is to ensure that the fundamental principles of CHASE, embodied in its missions, values and strategic initiatives are carried out and implemented. In performing its role, the board aspires to excellence in governance standards.
The board meets with the CEO and the senior leadership team every two months.
Dianne has been on the CHASE Board since it’s commencement in 2013. She is an experienced Senior Executive who has led and managed health services and projects for many years. Dianne is currently the CEO CHIRP Community Health in Castlemaine. She has worked as an Executive leader in different community health services and held senior leadership roles in the hospital sector in acute, rehabilitation, aged and ambulatory care settings. She has also been the Executive Officer of a primary care partnership. Dianne has a strong commitment to the social model of health and social justice working with and in communities to achieve outcomes. This includes a focus on improving access, health and well-being, service delivery, continuums of care and equity for people. Dianne is also interested in service redesign and leading change that ensures that services and programs are regularly evaluated with clients and the community so that programs are effective, efficient and adequately meet the communities’ needs.
Keith Cowlishaw has a broad industry background in the Textile industry. Prior to joining RMIT University in March 2005, he held a number of senior marketing and business management positions with DuPont Nylon, JGL Investments and ICI Fibres. He has had extensive industry experience working in overseas markets with a particular focus on Asia Pacific countries. Whilst at RMIT he has held the positions Head of School Fashion and Textiles and Head of School of Design. In 2013 he was appointed Executive Director Vocational Education for RMIT and retired from full time employment in 2017. He is especially interested in developing sustainable industry linkages through the connectivity of vocational education.
Jade is a Charted Accountant, whose role at CHASE as the Treasurer involves overseeing all things Finance. Jade works at Deloitte in the Human Capital Consulting team. Jade completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting) and Bachelor of Law at Deakin University. Outside of CHASE and work, Jade loves to explore Victoria’s many beaches, and spending time with family and friends.
Kate is a Director with Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice who has significant experience leading organisational transformation. Kate leads with a positive, engaging and caring style, focusing on creating a compelling vision for change and supporting people to make it happen. Kate has led operational, technology and culture change programs that have engaged up to 70,000 employees and 4 million customers. Kate is a skilled coach, an organisational psychologist by training and an advisory board member at CHASE since 2018.
Wallace is a doctor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a member of the CHASE Board since 2021. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of CHASE from 2018 to 2020.
Wallace is passionate about empowering disadvantaged groups and holds broad leadership experience across not-for-profit, health, finance and consulting spheres. Wallace was recognised as the 2020 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year and as a recipient of the 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Award. He also received the 2019 Boston Consulting Group Scholarship and the 2020 McKinsey Academy Young Leaders Forum Scholarship. In his spare time, Wallace loves classical music, orchestral percussion, and long-distance running.
Eresha is a Management Consultant who has worked within Deloitte Risk Advisory and Deloitte Human Capital Consulting. Through consulting and previous industry experience, Eresha brings cross-sector and industry expertise in risk management, leadership, learning and capability. Eresha joined the CHASE Board in 2021 and previously served as the Senior Programs Manager at CHASE in 2017.
Eresha has a Double Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science & Science as well as a Master of Public Health. Eresha’s studies in this field and lived experience have made her passionate about improving health equity for all Victorians.
Hayden is a Senior Health Manager and Associate Fellow with the Australasian College of Health Service Management, possessing a diversity of experience within the mental health sector spanning service delivery, health service commissioning, program and project management and policy development roles. He has been a member of the CHASE Board since July 2021.
Hayden holds qualifications in Public Health with a major in Primary Health Care and Health Management from The University of New South Wales. He is a values-based practitioner, passionate about addressing health inequity experienced by young people by engaging them in decision-making on issues that affect and matter to them.
Outside of work, Hayden is a devoted father to Archie the very handsome hound, an urban cyclist, a frequenter of any excellent brunch spot and RuPaul aficionado.
Kate currently works in the Victorian State Government, specialising in organisational strategy, operations and transformation. Kate enjoys working collaboratively on complex transformations to deliver human-centred and practical solutions to organisational challenges. Kate has previously worked in Management Consulting throughout Australia on projects for Public Sector, Financial Services, Energy and Resources, Telecommunications and Consumer clients. Kate joined the CHASE Board in 2021.
Jonathon is an experienced executive who has spent time in the Telecommunications and Professional Services industries, leading teams focussed on data and IT implementation, as well as commercial development and operational execution. Jonathon is currently a General Manager at Telstra, establishing separate infrastructure businesses as a part of an enterprise wide transformation agenda.
Jonathon is a leader in how organisations transform themselves to capture the opportunities presented by industry shifts and developments in technology. He has a passion for creating positive outcomes for society using technology and his collection of skills and experience
Mary is a Campus Principal at Copperfield College and has over 30 years of service to public education in Melbourne's western suburbs. Mary is proudly passionate about young people and their futures. She strives to build meaningful connections for students and their families with local communities and business networks. Mary believes in empowering young people and their families to increase their knowledge of healthy lifestyles with a view to using that knowledge to develop their capacity to make healthy choices.