Board of Management

Glenn Stagg, Board Chair

Glenn is a Certified Practicing Accountant (Fellow) and Chartered Tax Advisor with DMG Financial where he is also a Director. A former Board member of Gippsland Base Hospital with a Bachelor of Business, Glenn is a Justice of the Peace and has been a principal within his own accounting businesses since 1989.

He also specialises in small business and farming management and is a former member of the Gippsland Agri-Business Forum.


Tony Anderson, Deputy Chair

Tony is the Branch Manager for Rabobank in Sale, and former Manager of Sales and Marketing with Agribusiness Financial Services. Tony commenced the National Australia Bank graduate program in 1997 and developed relationship banking skills across rural Victoria and NSW, primarily in agribusiness banking.

In August 2002, he was selected to take up the position of Manager, Sales and Marketing for the National’s Agribusiness division, a role which allowed him to build his hands-on relationship banking experience to grow new skills in marketing, product development, pricing and analytics and project management. In November 2003 he commenced his current role with Rabobank Australia which involved the establishment of a new band, recruitment and management staff, loan portfolio management and development and active marketing to build Rabobank’s limited profile within the region.


Professor Kumar Visvanathan

Professor Kumar Visvanathan is a specialist in infectious diseases and the immunology of the innate immune system with a career spanning over three decades. He is currently the Clinical Director of Medicine & Emergency Services and Co-Director of the Immunology Research Centre at St. Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne). Following his medical undergraduate degree in 1986, Kumar, completed his PhD thesis at the University of New South Wales and undertook postgraduate work at Rockefeller University in New York. He came back to Australia in 2000 and started his laboratory in innate immunity at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute moving to Monash University and Monash Medical Centre in 2005 before moving more recently to the University of Melbourne and St.Vincents Hospital in 2012. He developed prominence through his innovative research on the innate immunity involving sepsis and viral hepatitis (Hepatology, 2003).


Lesley Fairhall

Lesley recently retired from full-time employment as Finance Manager at Wellington Shire Council where she worked for 13 years. Prior to this, Lesley held positions at the Department of Defence (Resource Officer) and Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Limited, Bairnsdale (Finance Manager).She has also recently completed a short period as Procurement Coordinator for East Gippsland Shire Council in Bairnsdale. Lesley has worked in both small and large business and was the first Group Financial Controller for MYOB Ltd when it transitioned from a small, privately-owned entity to a publicly-listed, global entity. Lesley has lived in six countries and worked in three, including England and Zimbabwe, and has gained valuable experience in banking, housing construction, software retail, defence, Aboriginal cooperative and local government sectors, building on her knowledge of business management. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, double major in both Accounting and Computing.


Louise McMahon

Louise has been a community pharmacist in Gippsland for more than 25 years and currently manages the Rosedale Pharmacy as well as being Pharmacist-in-Charge at Findlay and Weymouth. During this time, she has also managed a methadone program for 4 years for drug addicted individuals. Louise is a former Secretary of the Traralgon Arts Council and holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy, accredited by AACP, and a Diploma of Management.


Jim Vivian

Jim is currently employed as Executive Director of Academic Programs at GippsTAFE. Prior to this, he has worked as Executive Officer at Gippsland Sports Academy, General Manager of Educational Operations, Manager of Business Development and Consultancy Services, Manager of Industry Programs, Manager of Innovation and Educational Operations, Manager of West Gippsland Campus and Automotive Department Teacher at Yallourn College of TAFE. Jim holds a Diploma in Frontline Management, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, an Advanced Certificate in Management Skills and a Diploma of Technical Teaching.  


Abbas Khambati

Abbas has over 15 years of senior and executive management experience in the public and private sector with a Masters in Health Service Management. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and has been employed as Business Director at Monash Health since June 2006. Prior to this, Abbas was Financial Controller and Company Secretary at Courtenay Polymers Pty Ltd for 2 years. He has also gained many years of senior managerial and business related experience working for SME and other large organisations across the health and manufacturing industries, undertaking all aspects of strategic, tactical and operational leadership, management and functional activities.   


Faith Page

Faith is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently employed at South Gippsland Shire Council as Director of Corporate and Community Services. Prior to joining council, Faith had a long and successful career in consulting with global professional services firms IBM, Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY). Her most recent role was Advisory Partner with EY after being admitted to the partnership in 2000. She has worked with a number of large organizations across a range of industries, including Healthcare. Faith has extensive experience in Executive Management, Cyber, Technology, Operational and Project Risk Management, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Governance, Assurance and Regulatory Compliance with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Computer Science.


Glenys Butler

Glenys is currently employed as General Manager Community and Culture / Municipal Emergency Manager with Wellington Shire Council. She has skills in policy development and community planning, community engagement, collaborative practice and change management. She originally trained as a nurse but returned to study as a mature age student completing a Bachelor of Social Welfare at Monash University. Glenys has worked as a physical activity instructor, (Certificate IV level); personal care worker; Health Care Coordinator for a private health care agency and Care Coordinator / Case Manager for Co Care, Gippsland. Glenys undertook a Masters by Research focussed on Local Government Community Engagement and went on to complete a research PhD titled “The role of government in community decision making”.


Jenny Dempster

Jenny is currently the Associate Program Director Acute & Aged Medicine Box Hill Hospital & Director of Nursing Acute Medicine Eastern Health, Previously the Director of Nursing/Midwifery and Operations and Associate Program Director of the Emergency and General Medicine Program. Prior to this Jenny was employed at Epworth Hospital as Assistant Director Clinical Services – Acute Inpatient Units. She has a Masters in Public Health – Health Service Management and a Bachelor of Applied Science – Advanced Clinical Nursing. Jenny has extensive experience in asset management, clinical governance, executive management, human resources management, finance, risk management, information and communication technology.

Last updated: July 2017