Westhaven Board

 The CEO reports to Westhaven's Board of Directors. The Board is made up of eight people, and each of these non-executive directors:

  •  believes that every person deserves the chance to lead a rewarding life
  •  has business experience
  •  understands the principles of good governance
  •  is committed to the concept of social justice.
  Matthew Irvine - Chairman

Matthew is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and has a high degree of financial literacy with extensive experience in analysis and forecasting. He also has postgraduate qualifications in strategy, risk, corporate ethics, industry relations corporate and community governance.

  Robert Tootell - Director

Robert has been a Board Member of The Westhaven Association for 13 years. He was the Managing Director of Rolak Pty Ltd for 30 years until recently resigning from his position. He has also been a Shire Councillor, Manager and Director of a Photography business, Board Member and Manager and currently is the Assistant Manager of the Coonabarabran Bowling Club. 

  Grahame Marchant - Treasurer

Grahame is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), and has an Associated Diploma in Local Government Administration. He is a retired local government - Dubbo City Council, Director of Administration and Finance and Audit Committee Chairman.

  Andrew Harvey - Director

Andrew is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Western Health Alliance Limited which operates the Western NSW Primary Health Network and is based in Dubbo. He was previously the CEO of the Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local Limited in Toowoomba. Andrew has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Graduate Certificate in Management.

   Sally Bryant - Director

Sally is currently a rural journalist at Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has experience in research, producing and broadcasting stories about rural Australia, agricultural and resource industries.

  Grant Simpson - Director

Grant Simpson brings over 27 years leadership experience in marketing and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently the Foundation Director of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and moved into the not-for-profit sector in 2010 in the role of Director, Marketing & Fundraising at Anglicare.

Grant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with honours from Griffith University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and Fundraising Institute Australia. He has served as a volunteer for charitable and sporting associations such as Surf Lifesaving and is an avid ocean swimmer, trekker and golfer.

Melissa Ashton-Garard - Director