About Us

About Us

Our Board
Our Board

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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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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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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Rotary commenced for Bob when he joined the RC of Kangaroo Bay (since wound up) in 1980 at the rather young age (for a Rotarian) of 28.

In July 1982 his career pathway took he and his young family to the North West Coast (of Tasmania) where he immediately joined the Somerset club.  Through which, Bob and his wife Kaye established long lasting friendships whilst supporting Rotary and community activities throughout the District.

A Rotarian of some 43 years, as part of those clubs plus Flagstaff Hill in Adelaide for a brief stint during 1987-88, Bob and Kaye also spent twelve months (2004/5) working in the USA. This provided him the opportunity to visit Clubs in Illinois, including a few speaking engagements at a Rotaract club within Bradley University, Peoria where they lived.

It is worth noting that because his working career was very much international (Global Marketing Manager of a locally based global company), it was difficult to participate in Rotary at a District level. Until of course when he became semi retired.

Bob received a PHF by the Somerset club in 2014 for services to Rotary and the community and again in 2023, by the Sandy Bay club for his services as District Governor. Kaye also received a PHF for her District Partner Project in 2023

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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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Paul emigrated to Australia from UK in 1966 age 12 with parents and 2 brothers.  He commenced a career with ANZ Banking Group Ltd in the early 1970’s as a junior clerk in Tasmania, later progressing in various management roles then specialising in Credit Risk Management. In 1997 accepted a High-Risk Credit Management role in Collins St Melbourne. Paul later became Regional Risk Executive then retired from ANZ in 2016 as the National Credit Executive for Asset Finance, after a career of 45 years.

Paul joined Rotary in 1987 when a group of professional men and women in St Helens Tasmania, formed a new Rotary Club. He was honoured to be selected as Charter President. His banking career took him and his family to several other cities where he joined the local Rotary Club. Paul has since completed the Club President role at 2 other Rotary clubs in Victoria before becoming District Governor in 2022-23 (D9820).

Married Adele in 1974 in Tasmania then moved his family (2 x daughters) to Victoria in 1997. Spent 19 years in the Doncaster/ Donvale area of Melbourne before moving to Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. Current interests include “All Things Rotary,” family, & travelling.

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Adrian is the Managing Director of Valley Fresh Services Pty Ltd. Providing Managerial services to his Bed and Breakfast, Musical Artists, and the Flower Industry for over 25 years. Adrian is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Greenhills- Maitland and is the Charter President.

At 32 he joined the Rotary Club of East Maitland Inc on 1st May 1994 and served in many Board positions including President in 1998-99. In early 2012, he worked with a small team of Rotarian’s to develop a new Rotary Club with a focus on people aged 18 to 40. The Rotary Club of Greenhills-Maitland Inc. was chartered 8 May 2012.   Adrian is currently Team Leader Club Development in District 9660 Supporting the Chairperson and committees of Membership, Public Image, learning and Development, Rotary Leadership Institute and Club Visioning.

Adrian’s commitment to Service Above Self is also evident in his past involvement with the Rural Fire Service and having been a Justice of the Peace since he was 18.    Adrian is married to Christine, Past President of the Rotary Club of Greenhills -Maitland. Her journey with Rotary began as a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team member to Poland in 2002. She has also been involved at District level with Youth Exchange, RAWCS, Electronic Communications Committee, Group Study Exchange Chair and was also chosen as the GSE team leader to D1090 England in 2013. Christine has a 20 +year career working in the not-for-profit health industry.

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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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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 the Governor of District 9780.  Ian is a past District Chair of both RYLA and Interact.  He served as club president of the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Daybreak in 2016-17 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes.

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Pat is currently serving as District Governor Elect for District 9423 and will be District Governor in 2024-2025.    Pat also served as District Governor of District 9465 in 2021-22 before Districts 9455 and 9465 combined to form new District 9423.  Pat previously served as Club President and District Chair for the Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest.  She joined rotary in 2007 whilst living in New Zealand.

Pat serves as a board member for Midway Community Services and 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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