Board Members

The Benetas Board is a mix of people with a large range of experience and qualifications.

We are grateful to our Board members who each volunteer their time to ensure the success of our organisation now and into the future.

Board Members

David Percival
Appointed to the Board in February 2010
B.Ec.; MBA; FCPA; FCIS; FAICD

David Percival is Chairperson of the Benetas Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. He was previously the Vice-Principal and Chief Financial Officer of The University of Melbourne and a former director of numerous university and corporate boards, including the Melbourne Business School. David also has over 20 years experience as a Chief Financial Officer.

David Percival is Chairperson of the Benetas Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. He was previously the Vice-Principal and Chief Financial Officer of The University of Melbourne and a former director of numerous university and corporate boards, including the Melbourne Business School. David also has over 20 years experience as a Chief Financial Officer.
Susan Campbell
Appointed to the Board in December 2014
FCPA, FFin, MAICD, MBA., BCom, GradDip(SIA), Cert IV TAA

Susan Campbell is a member of the Benetas Quality and Compliance Committee and managing director of ARGYLL, a specialist risk consulting services firm, that works across Australia and Asia. Susan brings to Benetas a range of skills in risk and finance, and many years of experience in governance as a board member with Heritage Bank, a mutual organisation run for the benefit of its members who are its owners.

Susan is active with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Australian Financial Markets Association and works with many organisations developing their treasury and risk management skills. Her previous employment has included working with global banks in Melbourne and London, corporate treasuries, CPA Australia and as a senior lecturer at RMIT University and La Trobe Graduate School.

In addition, Susan is also author of a number of books on the topic of risk and is a regular contributor of articles to professional magazines.

Susan Campbell is a member of the Benetas Quality and Compliance Committee and managing director of ARGYLL, a specialist risk consulting services firm, that works across Australia and Asia. Susan brings to Benetas a range of skills in risk and finance, and many years of experience in governance as a board member with Heritage Bank, a mutual organisation run for the benefit of its members who are its owners.
Deborah Law
Board Member since July 2016
M Pol Admin, Grad Dipl Business (health admin), Dipl Physio (UK)

Deborah is a specialist in service and workforce reform planning and implementation, fostering large scale change in complex environments and systems.

Her work in service reform has been aimed at driving a better balance of primary health care and acute care for vulnerable and at risk populations, working in partnership with and across health, community service, general practice and aged care organisations at regional, state and national levels.

She has driven national workforce innovation and reform (at Health Workforce Australia) bringing together state governments, unions and non-government and private organisations for strategy and evidence development, implementation of practice change and enabling policy development.

Her work in policy development includes working with the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, an independent think tank at Victorian University, Melbourne.

 

 

She has worked on state and national level committees including promoting primary health care development (SA), improving aged care (the AHMAC Clinical Reference Group for Care of Older People) and better chronic disease management (SA state representative to the National Chronic Disease Strategy 2005).

Deborah is a specialist in service and workforce reform planning and implementation, fostering large scale change in complex environments and systems. Her work in service reform has been aimed at driving a better balance of primary health care and acute care for vulnerable and at risk populations, working in partnership with and across health, community service, general practice and aged care organisations at regional, state and national levels.
Michael Urwin
Board Member since September 2016
B.A. (Hons), Dip.Ed. (Melb), FACE

Michael Urwin was Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School, an Anglican school for boys for eighteen years, finishing in that role at the end of 2013. During that time he filled a number of external roles including Chair of the Associated Public Schools for three years, Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Heads of Independent Schools Association, and Trustee of the International Boys Schools Coalition.

He also served on the Australian Anglican Schools Network Board of Management for a number of years.

Michael is a parishioner at the Anglican Parish of the Parks, St Silas; is a Member of Archbishop in Council; and is Chair of the Anglican Diocesan Schools Commission Board. He also serves as an Examining Chaplain for the Diocese.

Michael Urwin was Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School, an Anglican school for boys for eighteen years, finishing in that role at the end of 2013. During that time he filled a number of external roles including Chair of the Associated Public Schools for three years, Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Heads of Independent Schools Association, and Trustee of the International Boys Schools Coalition. He also served on the Australian Anglican Schools Network Board of Management for a number of years.
Associate Professor Michael Murray
Board Member since August 2016
M.B. B.S., MPH, FRACP, Clinical Associate Professor

Associate Professor Michael Murray has a broad range of management, clinical and clinical teaching experience in the area of aged care. Associate Prof Murray is the medical director of Continuing Care and head of Geriatric Medicine at Austin Health, Associate Professor at Melbourne University and Adjunct Associate Professor Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, and formerly the University of Notre Dame. He holds and has held a number of board and committee positions with a variety of government, health and educational institutions, and is the current president of the National Ageing Research Institute. He has held the position of Continence Foundation of Australia National President since 2004.

Associate Professor Michael Murray has a broad range of management, clinical and clinical teaching experience in the area of aged care. Associate Prof Murray is the medical director of Continuing Care and head of Geriatric Medicine at Austin Health, Associate Professor at Melbourne University and Adjunct Associate Professor Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, and formerly the University of Notre Dame.
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Appointed to the Board in December 2016
Dip Appl Sci (Nursing), Renal Cert, BA, MA, PhD, RN

Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh is a member of the Quality & Compliance Committee. Deirdre is the Director of the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) at La Trobe University. Deirdre’s research focuses on the translation of research evidence into aged care practice, the ethical implications of clinical practice, decision-making for people with chronic conditions such as dementia or renal failure, sexuality and dementia, and clinical risk in residential aged care. She is also involved in the education of health professionals and aged care workers. Deirdre publishes widely and presents her research nationally and internationally. She is the Deputy Chair of the La Trobe University Human Ethics Committee and a member of several government and industry committees.  

Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh is a member of the Quality & Compliance Committee. Deirdre is the Director of the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) at La Trobe University. Deirdre’s research focuses on the translation of research evidence into aged care practice, the ethical implications of clinical practice, decision-making for people with chronic conditions such as dementia or renal failure, sexuality and dementia, and clinical risk in residential aged care. She is also involved in the education of health professionals and aged care workers.
Helen Phillips
Board member since June 2017
BTheol; DipMin; CertBowenFamSystems

Helen has over twenty years’ experience in governance, management, training and leadership in the Anglican Church and educational institutions in both Victoria and Queensland. She is currently vicar of Mornington and Mount Martha Anglican Church and Archdeacon of Frankston. She is a member of the Council of the Diocese of Melbourne and Balcombe Grammar School Council. 

Helen has over twenty years’ experience in governance, management, training and leadership in the Anglican Church and educational institutions in both Victoria and Queensland. She is currently vicar of Mornington and Mount Martha Anglican Church and Archdeacon of Frankston. She is a member of the Council of the Diocese of Melbourne and Balcombe Grammar School Council. 
Helen Bloustein
Board member since June 2017
B.Comm, Cert. Actuarial Techniques (IFoA)

Helen Bloustein is a member of the Investment Funds Management sub-committee of the Board. She has broad experience in investment management, superannuation and best-practice approaches to sustainability management and reporting. She has held positions as a fund manager and Australian equities investment analyst with Colonial and AXA Investment Management, and been a member of the executive management team at VicSuper. Helen’s public sector experience includes the Bureau of Meteorology, and EPA Victoria where she project managed the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in Australasia. She was seconded to UNEP FI’s head office in Geneva and worked with international financial institutions to integrate environmental, social and governance practices into their business processes. 

Helen Bloustein is a member of the Investment Funds Management sub-committee of the Board. She has broad experience in investment management, superannuation and best-practice approaches to sustainability management and reporting. She has held positions as a fund manager and Australian equities investment analyst with Colonial and AXA Investment Management, and been a member of the executive management team at VicSuper.