SCC Board

In Safe Hands – our Board and Governance

Sorrento Community Centre is an independent Incorporated Association governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who oversee our policy, direction and governance. 'Association' Members, who pay an Annual Membership fee ($5), can nominate for Board membership, and, following nomination and approval, are appointed. Day to day operations of the Centre (including Sorrento Early Learning) are the responsibility of the Centre Manager, who reports to the Board.

Profession:

Early Childhood Care and Teaching Professional 

(Retired)

Why join the board?

Invited to join Board in 2014 to assist in developing the Occasional Care Service, including the provision of high quality programs. Following a 3-year break, invited back again in 2018 to assist in raising the quality of programs in the Early Learning Service.

 

What do you hope to achieve?

Whilst on the Board this time round I would like to see that the SCC continues to hold a significant and respected place in the community.  As a co-author of the stated Vision for Sorrento Early Learning, I would like to see the words continually being put into action.

The Vision – ‘to aspire for excellence in the provision of Early Childhood services through the creation.

Chris Malkin

Ordinary Member

Shane McMahon

President / Chair ​

Profession: 

Human Resources and Industrial Relations – working in both public and private sectors.

(Retired 2014)

Why join the board?

Make a contribution to the broader community in which I reside.

What do you hope to achieve?

To contribute along with other Board members to assist to maintain and enhance a healthy, connected and vibrant community.

Profession:

Chartered Accountant

Why join the board?

I have been involved with the Not for Profit sector through the Oaktree Foundation and The General Sir John Monash Scholarship Foundation for many years. I enjoy this involvement as it a means of helping to make a meaningful contribution to the welfare and advancement of others. 

I was Deputy Chair of Tintern Schools when the Past President of SCC, the late Haydn Park was Chairman. Haydn asked me if I would like to join the SCC Board as Treasurer.  I immediately said 'yes' as I knew if Haydn was involved, it would be worthwhile. 

He was certainly right - it is.

What do you hope to achieve?

Helping to steer the Community Centre to achieve its financial and governance objectives for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Profession:

Chartered Accountant

Why join the board?

I have been involved with the Not for Profit sector through the Oaktree Foundation and The General Sir John Monash Scholarship Foundation for many years. I enjoy this involvement as it a means of helping to make a meaningful contribution to the welfare and advancement of others. 

I was Deputy Chair of Tintern Schools when the Past President of SCC, the late Haydn Park was Chairman. Haydn asked me if I would like to join the SCC Board as Treasurer.  I immediately said 'yes' as I knew if Haydn was involved, it would be worthwhile. 

He was certainly right - it is.

What do you hope to achieve?

Helping to steer the Community Centre to achieve its financial and governance objectives for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Natalie De Morton

Ordinary Member

Profession:

Public health researcher and Physiotherapist for more than 20 years.

Why join the board?
To contribute, engage with and further meet the ever changing needs of our community, the community where our family lives and our children are educated. 

What do you hope to achieve?
Enhance the health, quality of life, wellbeing and social connectedness of our community. 

Doug McLaine

Secretary

Profession:

Human Resources. Organisational Restructuring and Training Specialist. 

(Retired 2010)

Why join the board?

Head-hunted by previous Chairman because of my extensive business experience across government and private sectors and a track record of volunteer involvement in community-based educational, sporting and environmental organisations.

What do you hope to achieve?

Contribute to increasing community awareness and use of the SCC and its services. Assisting in establishing SCC as a central cog in the network of community organisations across the Mornington Peninsula.

Janice Thomas

Ordinary Member

David Woolnough

Ordinary Member

Profession:

Educational Consultant

Why join the board?

To assist in the development of a financially viable needs-based Early Learning Service; Improve and expand educational offerings and facilities.

What do you hope to achieve?

A fit-for-purpose Community Centre and an engaged community.

Profession:

Chartered Accountant (Retired)

Why join the board?

To volunteer in the local community.

What do you hope achieve?

Use my professional experience to assist the Centre in any way I can.

Philip Hedley

Treasurer

Profession:

Commercial Real Estate

Why join the board?

To help some local friends who needed some Board Members; I’m keen to be involved with our community.

What do you hope to achieve?

Have a ‘fit for purpose’ centre that is a happy and welcoming place for ALL and with a waiting list of volunteers who wish to be part of the best Community Centre in Victoria.

Judy Dunn

Ordinary Member

Brian Stacey

Ordinary Member

Profession:

Early Childhood Care and Teaching Professional 

(Retired)

Why join the board?

Invited to join Board in 2014 to assist in developing the Occasional Care Service, including the provision of high quality programs. Following a 3-year break, invited back again in 2018 to assist in raising the quality of programs in the Early Learning Service.

 

What do you hope to achieve?

Whilst on the Board this time round I would like to see that the SCC continues to hold a significant and respected place in the community.  As a co-author of the stated Vision for Sorrento Early Learning, I would like to see the words continually being put into action.

The Vision – ‘to aspire for excellence in the provision of Early Childhood services through the creation.

Profession:

Building Practitioner Domestic Design.

Why join the board?

To optimise and improve Council assets for the betterment of the community.

What do you hope to achieve?

To see Sorrento Community Centre being made  fit-for-purpose.

Profession:
Consultant in Advancement, Fundraising and Community Engagement.

Why join the board?
To make a positive contribution to the community in which I live.

What do you hope to achieve?
Listening to the community, its needs and assisting the board to going some way to fulfilling those needs.

 

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Angie Baker

Ordinary Member