About us Who's who Patron & Board Patron and Board Raelene Boyle AM, MBE PATRON Michael Wise CHAIRPERSON / TREASURER His background in banking, business consulting and on community boards makes Michael Wise a valued member of Bloomhill’s board of directors. Michael spent most of his working life in senior management with Westpac in Tasmania and Victoria. In semi-retirement he worked as a business consultant with a community-based organisation in Mandurah, WA. When he fully retired in 2011 Michael moved to Buderim. He has worked on community boards such as a small business advice organisation, Chamber of Commerce, a 700-seat performing arts centre, a community-based disability services employment agency and community-based funding source agency, mainly as treasurer. A keen bowler he was Mandurah Club vice-president before moving to the Coast where he joined the Mooloolaba Club and was elected to the Board of Management as Secretary in April 2012 and Treasurer in 2013. Michael has been with Bloomhill as a board member and treasurer. His proven banking and business acumen are essential as Bloomhill plans for future financial sustainability and continuation of its services to cancer survivors their family and carers. Jason Hope DIRECTOR I am fortunate to call myself a cancer survivor. I was given a very short period of time to live back in 2011, and it was only through finding a cancer support association similar to Bloomhill that I was able to inform myself of the different ways to heal and the options I had. I am now in full remission and have committed to help in any way shape or form, fellow cancer survivor's and their support team. I was lucky enough to be elected onto that association’s board and served there for three years as we pulled the organisation out of financial hardship into a more stable and financially secure group. Bloomhill offers so much to both cancer sufferers and their partners that I feel passionate about wanting to ensure that the group can continue to offer its existing services and as it becomes more financially secure look at further expanding its service offering. Jason was appointed as a Director on the Bloomhill Board in February 2019 and is Chair of the Business Development Sub-committee. His previous work with a cancer support association and his understanding of the needs of cancer sufferers, their family and close ones make him an ideal board member. Lisa Willson DIRECTOR A strong background in occupational health and safety and law mean Lisa brings essential skills to the Bloomhill Board. A Director of Bloomhill since October 2018 and a member of the Governance and Risk Sub-committee Lisa has demonstrated a strong commitment to Bloomhill. Lisa is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, through the Resolution Institute. Currently, Lisa’s work includes appearing as Counsel in workplace health and safety matters, actions under the Fair Work Act, discrimination matters including sexual harassment, civil claims including personal injury, disciplinary tribunal and general matters in the Magistrates Court (Qld) and the Federal Circuit Court. Lisa is a member of the professional advisory panel at University of Queensland for the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science Program and holds the honorary position of Adjunct Associate Professor within the school. Lisa was Deputy Chair of the Board of the Brisbane Montessori School from 2010 – 2015. She has held executive positions on the Management Committee of the Safety Institute of Australia (Qld Division), Qld Education Committee 2000 – 2006 and State SIA Conference Organiser 2002 and 2006. She is a previous Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Lisa started at the private Bar in February 2008 and has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety). A Barrister-at-Law in Brisbane she has a property at Marcus Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Nicky Jardine DIRECTOR Passionate about the health industry and her home region, Nicky looks forward to making a difference at Bloomhill, an organisation she knows is important on the Coast. Originally from the UK, Nicky arrived in Australia in 1987 and has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 25 years. Since 1987 she has worked in the health industry in administration and management primarily in general practice, allied health and specialist roles including plastic surgery and ears, nose and throat surgery. Nicky won the Sunshine Coast Outstanding Business Person of the Year in 2009 and The Australian Institute of Management Medal for Outstanding Management and Leadership in 2008. The medical centre she managed in 2009 won Sunshine Coast Business of the Year 2009 and was awarded RACGP Practice of the Year 2009. Three other practices she has managed have been nominated for RACGP Practice of the Year. For the past ten years Nicky has operated her own business primarily working with general practice setting up and managing medical centres all over Australia. She is often asked to provide presentations for Primary Health Networks and managers’ workshops. Nicky holds a Bachelor of Health, Aged Care and Community Services, Diplomas in Medical Management as well as certificates in training and assessment. Adrian McCallum DIRECTOR Dr Adrian McCallum has led a life of adventure and exploration around the globe as an expert in remote area science and engineering. Closer to home he has served as Discipline Leader for both Science and Civil Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast and currently manages courses in soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and climate change adaptation.He holds a PhD from the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge and degrees in oceanography, meteorology and civil engineering. In 2002 he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for his stewardship of the 2001 Australian Army Centenary Everest Expedition. He is a Menzies Scholar and previous Director of the Menzies Foundation, a non-profit, non-political organisation created to promote excellence in health research, scholarship and postgraduate study by Australians. During twenty years’ service across the Australian Defence Forces he served as helicopter navigator, meteorologist and civil engineer and has led or participated in scientific expeditions around the globe. He orchestrated Sir Ranulph Fiennes' ground-breaking 2013 winter Transantarctic expedition and owns a company specialising in remote area science and engineering.More recently he has been instrumental in business development roles, particularly on the Sunshine Coast, working with internal and external stakeholders to maximise collaborative business and research opportunities. He is an empowering and gregarious communicator who readily forges valuable partnerships. Lawson Katiza DIRECTOR The skills Lawson developed during twenty years international experience in the building, construction and property development industries will be of great assistance in energising Bloomhill’s expansion and development aspirations. His networks in Local and State Governments can benefit Bloomhill in expanding its strategic focus and brand to a more tactical audience better positioned to deliver on the organisation’s aspirations. Lawson is an Associate Director of the Project Management division of Savills, a global integrated property solutions company and is a member of its senior management team in the Savills Queensland office. His experience is underpinned by qualifications across architecture (UNSW), property development and valuations (UTS) and engineering (C&G Institute of London) disciplines. Lawson specialises in developing property strategy, major project business cases, highest-and-best-use feasibility analyses for social infrastructure as well as private commercial infrastructure. He is an expert in connecting commercial, research and educational expectations from both supply and demand. Industry awards span innovation, architectural design, construction, thought leadership and project delivery. Lawson’s thought leadership has been published in industry journals and he has been invited to present at various global forums and industry workshops. Lawson and his family swapped the city life for part-time hobby farming in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and enjoy the community lifestyle and opportunities that the region provides. Fiona Clark DIRECTOR Fiona has worked in in the Healthcare industry for 25 years within multinational pharmaceutical companies, spanning a wide range of therapeutic areas, including Oncology for 10+ years. Her experience across various roles spans business development, strategic planning, marketing, sales, and leadership of large teams. Fiona currently works as a General Manager for Sanofi Genzyme She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Masters in Business, and is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). Fiona has lived on the Sunshine coast since 2003 with her husband and 3 children, and was a Bloomhilll board member between 2017-2019. In 2020 she was a member of the Governance and Risk Committee, and now looks forward to being involved with the board again in 2021, ensuring Bloomhill's ongoing commitment and expansion, as the sunshine coast community grows. Dr Lorraine Ferguson AM DIRECTOR Lorraine has had a long career in health care and education. She is a registered nurse, a respected leader and educator, an experienced executive and board member. She moved to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney in 2009 and is passionate about working with organisations to improve the health outcomes of the community. Lorraine has a background as a clinical nurse, educator, senior manager and leader in nursing and health services, and as a senior executive in a not-for-profit professional organisation. Her last fulltime position was as Associate Professor of Nursing with leadership, education and research responsibilities across a university and health service in Sydney. She is an experience board director and office holder on statutory and not-for-profit boards, holds nursing and education qualifications, a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Public Health and a PhD. Lorraine retired in May 2021, having served as the Chair of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board for 5 years and previously as the Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board Safety and Quality Committee for 4 years. For the last 2 years of her appointment she was also a Director on the Wishlist Hospital Foundation Board. She holds an Adjunct Professor position with the University of the Sunshine Coast. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2002 for services to critical care nursing, particularly in clinical, management and education disciplines, and through professional nursing organisations. Lara Higson DIRECTOR Lara is an executive with global experience spanning multiple business functions in operations and corporate environments in and outside of Australia. Her experience is underpinned by a commercial and financial education and background, and change and program management, and people leadership capabilities. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and holds qualifications including a Bachelor of Business, Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment. Lara moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2020. She is passionate about making a difference for sustained impact and is well placed to play a part in ensuring Bloomhill Cancer Care's sustainable growth. Graham Tanis DIRECTOR / SECRETARY Grahams professional career in Asset Management consisted of 20 years with the Commonwealth Public Works followed by another 15 years in the Queensland Government Asset Management organisation where he held positions as Director of Human Resources and as Executive Director, and Board Member, of Q-Build and Roma Street Parkland. He has previously worked as a volunteer Board Member with sporting organisations and with the Starlight Children’s Foundation as a Wish Granting volunteer and with the CanTeen organisation supporting children impacted by cancer. A keen AFL Brisbane Lions member and Lawn Bowler, Graham and his wife Mary, retired to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane in 2010.