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Melanie has recently relocated to the Bellarine from Central Victoria. Her 30 year career has spanned managing a wide range of corporate functions across all tiers of government and the for-purpose sector. Most recently she developed a service review framework for Mount Alexander Shire Council. Previously she had managed the Organisational Development, Governance, Property and...

John is a former senior executive in the Victorian public service.  During a career spanning 30 years, John has held senior management roles across government including in the areas of public transport and roads planning, land management and the local government sector.  John is an experienced board director.  He is currently a director...

BEc (Sydney), FCPA, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston. Retired 1999 as Finance Director of BHP with a seat on the Board after a 43 year career. Subsequently served as a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of a number of top 100 publicly listed companies. Graeme was involved with a number...

Stephen (Steve) Griffin lives in Ocean Grove and is Chief Executive Officer for the Victoria State Emergency Service (SES). He previously served as CEO at Geelong City Council for five years. In his role as CEO Steve met with the Affiliation of Bellarine Community Associations including Indented Head Community Association. Steve has more than 30...

Elaine Carbines lives in Geelong and has served as CEO of the G21 Geelong Region Alliance since June 2010. She also holds key positions with the Barwon South West Regional Development Committee, Karingal Foundation and G-force. From 1999 - 2006 Elaine held the Victorian state seat of Geelong Province. She also served as Parliamentary Secretary...

Therese Cotter has lived in Portarlington for over 10 years, having relocated from Melbourne to take up a leadership position at Barwon Health. With a clinical background in nursing and midwifery Therese has held a variety of management positions and is currently the Divisional Nursing and Midwifery Director, Medical Services, Barwon Health. Therese has a...

Diane James AM is the interim Chair of the Bellarine Bayside Committee of Management. Ms James is a well-respected local leader with extensive experience in community engagement and business development. She raised her family on the Bellarine Peninsula and now lives in Geelong, working in Melbourne as a consultant in Leadership Development. Ms James was...