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Division Council

State President (Chairperson)
Clive RobartsonAM LGM

State President (Chairperson)

Clive Robartson

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

Clive has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) Degree from Curtin University of Technology and a Diploma in Agricultural Technology. He lives on AFME with his wife Cherryl and they have 2 adult children and 4 grandsons.

In 1968 he was called up for Military Service and served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps that included 12 months service in South Vietnam at the 1st Australian Field Hospital and 8th Field Ambulance.

Clive has extensive community experience having served on the City of Melville Council for over 25 years and has been the Deputy Mayor on 3 separate occasions. He was President of the WA Local Government Association and a Director of the Australian Local Government Association and is Immediate Past Chair of the Order of Australia Association, WA Branch. He has served on a number of state and national committees that include, the Australian Landcare Council, Gene Technology Community Consultative Committee (Commonwealth), Waste Management Board of WA, Swan Canning Clean-up Project, Melville Aged Homes Board (Alchera) and Churches of Christ Aged and Community Services Board (Bethanie Group).

State Vice President
Position Vacant

State Vice President

Position Vacant

State Secretary
Ron Onions

State Secretary

Ron Onions

Ron Onions was elected to Division Council in 2012, appointed Acting State Secretary in 2015 and elected State Secretary in 2016.

He completed his National Service training at Pearce 1955-56 and joined RAAFA in 1999.

Ron was employed by Telstra, for 40 years and retired in 1992 as a Principal Technical Officer serving in many WA country towns. During these years the family successfully ran two newsagencies, a supermarket, licenced post office and liquor store.

He retired in 1992, relocating to Shark Bay where he became a Councillor with the Shire of Shark Bay, was elected as a member of the Gascoyne Development Commission, President of the Gascoyne Tourist Committee as well as President of the Shark Bay Tourist Committee.

Ron and his wife Milly live at Cambrai Village in Merriwa. On the estate Ron has served as Chairman of the Social Committee, Computer Club and Cambrai Village Estate Committee. He also served two terms as President of the Cambrai Residents Branch.

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.

John is the Chair of Aged Care and Community Services WA, a Director of ACSA National and Chair of the Audit, Financial and Risk Committee ACSA representing not-for-profit providers across the State of WA and Nationally. He is also a member of the Property Council of Australia, Retirement Living Committee in WA.

Elected Division Councillor
Ian Petkoff

Elected Division Councillor

Ian Petkoff

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Elected Division Councillor
Richard Rust

Elected Division Councillor

Richard Rust

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Elected Division Councillor
Peter Smith

Elected Division Councillor

Peter Smith

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Appointed Division Councillor
Geraldine CarltonMBA, B.App.Sci(Nurs), GradCert PSM, GradCert HMS, FAICD

Appointed Division Councillor

Geraldine Carlton

Geraldine Carlton was appointed to the Division Council in April 2015.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Geraldine emigrated to Australia in 1989. She specialised in operating theatre nursing, prior to building a career in management. She has held senior nursing roles in PMH and Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) prior to her current role as Executive Director of the Rockingham Peel Group. This Group incorporates RGH, Murray District Hospital, community and mental health services in the Rockingham/Peel regions.

As the Executive Director Geraldine has overseen a $125M capital expansion program which enabled the tripling in size and significant expansion of services at RGH and the development of more appropriate community services in the Mandurah and Murray regions.

Geraldine has been a Board member of the not for profit 'Health Round Table' which is an organisation that establishes networks and information sharing to improve patient care across Australia and New Zealand.

Geraldine has a particular interest in safety and quality of services and has been an Australian College of Health Care Standards surveyor for 5 years.

Appointed Division Councillor
Position Vacant

Appointed Division Councillor

Position Vacant

Appointed Division Councillor
Allyn Wasley

Appointed Division Councillor

Allyn Wasley

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