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Division Council

State President (Chairperson)
Clive RobartsonAM LGM

State President (Chairperson)

Clive Robartson

Clive Robartson was elected to the Division Council in 2013, appointed Acting Vice President in 2015, elected Vice President in 2016 and elected as the President in 2018.

Clive has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) Degree from Curtin University of Technology and a Diploma in Agricultural Technology. He had a 40-year career with the Department of Agriculture WA, in plant pathology, electron microscopy and retired as the Manager of the Animal Health Laboratories. He served two years in the Army that included a year in South Vietnam in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corp in 1969.

Clive has served as a Councillor with the City of Melville during which time he was President of the WA Local Government Association. He is a Director of Air Force Association Limited and the Order of Australia Association.

State Vice President
Patrick (Pat) HallMBA, FAICD, FAIM

State Vice President

Patrick (Pat) Hall

Pat Hall served for over 22 years in the RAAF, commencing as a Radio Apprentice and finishing as a Squadron Leader in the Electronics category. During his RAAF Service, Pat was awarded a Chief of Air Force Commendation for the successful execution of communications projects in WA. 

Currently, Pat is engaged in the Defence and National Security sector, holding appointments to the Edith Cowan University Security Research Institute Advisory Board and as a Senior Associate of the Australian Defence Industry Network WA.

Professionally, Pat holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma of Electronic Commerce and is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).

State Secretary
Norm Waldie

State Secretary

Norm Waldie

Norm Waldie was elected as State Secretary in October 2021.  While originally from Newcastle, NSW he has lived in WA since 1978 and resides in Duncraig since 1985.

CEO
John MurrayRN, B.Bus (Acct), MBL, AuSAE

CEO

John Murray

John took up the role of CEO at RAAFA in May 2013.

He comes with extensive experience in health, aged care and retirement living with senior management experience spanning 25 years. John commenced his career as a Registered Nurse specialising in mental health. His skills in leadership and management are supported by a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business Leadership.

John was the CEO of MYVISTA for 9 years, an ethnic aged care provider in Balcatta where he developed a retirement village, residential care facilities and community care services.

Previously, John was the Chair of Aged Care and Community Services WA, a Director of ACSA National and Chair of the Audit, Financial and Risk Committee. ACSA represents not-for-profit providers across the State of WA and nationally and John remains as a Committee member of the Audit, Financial and Risk Committee.

John is currently a member of the Property Council of Australia, Retirement Living Committee in WA and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elected Division Councillor
Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN ret'd

Elected Division Councillor

Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN ret'd

Brett Dowsing was appointed to fill a casual elected Division Council vacancy in February 2021.

Born in WA and raised in that State and Papua New Guinea, Brett joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1969 at fifteen and spent his working career as a seaman officer and helicopter pilot until retirement as Senior Officer WA in January 2020.  He served on staff in Australian Embassies in USA and Korea with accreditation also to Mongolia.

Brett is a serving JP, member of a few other NFP Boards and an active member of RSL, Legacy and the Veterans’ Review Board.  He holds an MScTech, Grad Dip in Strategic Studies and several Maritime and Aviation Diplomas at various levels.

Elected Division Councillor
Vacant

Elected Division Councillor

Vacant

Elected Division Councillor
Charles Page

Elected Division Councillor

Charles Page

Charles Page was elected to Division Council in October 2021.

He is a retired airline captain, with 15,000 flying hours spanning the globe, from the Orient to Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia. Aircraft flown include the Chipmunk, DC-3, DC-6, Electra, Hercules, 707, and 747, with basings in Hong Kong, Vancouver, Arctic, London, Frankfurt, and Sydney. During the 1970s, Charles flew Hercules operations in the Angolan Civil War.

Charles was born in London during WWII, and spent his early childhood in Natal, South Africa. After returning to England, he joined the Air Training Corps, and was awarded the Belt of Honour, a flying scholarship, and an International Air Cadet Exchange to USA.

In 1963 the family migrated to Perth, where Charles gained his CPL at the Royal Aero Club, and flew for Wyndham Air Charter, and MacRobertson Miller Airlines. When the airline laid off pilots in 1967, Charles joined Pacific Western Airlines in Vancouver, and then Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong in 1979.

After retiring to Perth in October 1995, Charles wrote several books including Vengeance of the Outback, Wings of Destiny, Wings which involved three expeditions to New Guinea, and was selected for the Chief of Air Force’s RAAF Reading List in 2010.

Charles joined RAAFA in 2003, and became history project manager for the AAFC Branch. The book Wings of Valour was published in 2017, along with two Honour Boards and a Remembrance Book and Cabinet. A second book, Wings of Time, was published in 2019. Charles was awarded a 7 Wing AAFC Shield in 2017 and a RAAFA Certificate of Service in 2018. 

Appointed Division Councillor
Kylie RussellSenior Fellow HEA, GAICD, RN, BN, GCHRM, MHlthSc(Ed), PhD

Appointed Division Councillor

Kylie Russell

Dr Kylie Russell was appointed to Division Council in October 2021.

Kylie is a Registered Nurse and leads a dynamic team in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Her qualifications include - Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, Master in Health Science (Education), and a PhD; in addition, she is a graduate/member of the Australian Institute of Company Director's and Women's Leadership Australia Executive Ready Program.

Appointed Division Councillor
Vacant

Appointed Division Councillor

Vacant

Appointed Division Councillor
Wayne Belcher OAM

Appointed Division Councillor

Wayne Belcher OAM

Wayne Belcher was appointed to the Division Council in April 2021.

An accomplished and successful aged care services Chief Executive with over 20 years' experience as a CEO in the industry having worked most recently at Braemar Presbyterian Care and Baptistcare, and for many years previously at Bethanie.

Wayne holds a Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences and Masters degrees in Ministry, and Business Law.

 

Wayne is passionate about high quality, ethical and relationship centred care services.

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