Our Board of Directors

The Latrobe Valley Village (LVV) board members are a dedicated group of volunteers proudly delivering the governance of our remarkable organisation. The Board meets monthly to evaluate information and make decisions critical to the ongoing success of LVV. The focus is to ensure best practice governance and high ethical standards for LVV.

The board works with the strong team at LVV through a series of Board Committees who oversee clinical governance, human resources, stakeholder engagement, audit, risk and compliance and finance.

Our team at LVV works to ensure that we meet the requirements of government and our community.

Laurie Watters

Laurie Watters

M. App. Sci. (Soc. Ec.); Grad Dip Ed Admin; Dip Bus; Dip Tchg
Chair

Born in Gippsland, Laurie first taught in Primary Schools then served with the ADF Army Signals Corps in leadership positions. Laurie transitioned to public service in HR related roles, followed by line management positions in public housing, transport and education portfolios.  Laurie joined the LVV Board in 2004 while working for VicSES in Emergency & Operations Management at the Regional HQ in Moe. Her position at VicSES entailed providing advice and assistance to all 6 Gippsland municipalities, the Gippsland Essential Industries Group, the Australian Moto GP Corporation and other emergency service organisations.  During this time, she was appointed to the Public Administration and Community Safety Training Board as Deputy Chair then served as industry representative on the Local Government Industry Training Accreditation Board.  After retiring back to her farm outside Benalla in 2009 Laurie joined the Mansfield District Hospital Board of Governance, serving on their Finance Committee while maintaining her commitments to LVV. Laurie returned to live in Gippsland in 2019.  She chaired the Governance Committee and served as a member of the Strategic Committee before being appointed President of LVV in 2020.

 

Len Cairns

Leonard (Len) Cairns

B Comm (Applied Psychology) (Hons), MEd (Hons), PhD
Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance committee and the Finance Committee.

Len has been a member of the LVV Board of Governance for the past 7 years. Len is an adjunct Associate professor at Monash University, previously being Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education. Len’s role involved consulting with Business and Industry in the areas of Management and Change, Executive Leadership  and Resource Management. Previously, Len worked at the University of Sydney for 15 years and was a Psychological Counsellor in the NSW TAFE system for a decade. In recent years, Len has devoted his efforts to Community work in Aged Care (with LVV), and also in Community Health as an elected Community member of the Board of the Latrobe Health Assembly. Len is a past President of the Rotary Club of Moe, a Rotary International “Paul Harris Fellow”. Len lives in Moe South and he has lived in the region for over 34 years.

 

Di Wilkinson

Diane Wilkinson

Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
Member of the Clinical Governance and Human Resource Committees

Diane has been a member of the LVV Board since November 2020 .  Diane has over 30 years’ experience working in management and administration in health and community services across Gippsland, including acute health, community health and women’s health sectors. Subsequent to these positions, Diane operated her business management consultancy from December 2011 until June 2021. Her experience includes strategic and business planning and development, governance systems and processes, health promotion, project management, policy and procedure development, quality management, process analysis and improvement.     

Diane completed a Master of Public Health at Deakin University in 2013.    Diane is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Diane is an active community member and has held various Board and community positions.  She is currently Deputy Chair of the Committee of Management of Gippsland Rotary Centenary House, a Past President and Board member of the Rotary Club of Moe and a community member of the Latrobe Health Assembly. 

 

Raye Beeching

Raye Beeching

Chair of the Communications Committee
Member of the Clinical governance and Audit, Risk and Compliance committees.

Raye has been a resident of Moe for more than 30 years. Raye has worked as RN in Unit Manager roles both in UK and at Latrobe Valley Hospital prior to its closure.

Since completing a BA in Humanities and Social Science, Raye has worked in both Aged Care Home Care Package program and Disability programs prior to the introduction of the NDIS. Her roles have been both in a Manager role with LCHS and more recently in a Case Manager role with Mercy Health Care. This is Raye’s first position on a Board of Directors 

 

Alistair Doherty

Alastair Doherty

Chair of the Finance Committee.
Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance committee, Stakeholder Engagement Committee

Alastair has lived and worked in Moe since he arrived in 1965. Alastair has worked in telecommunications moving from Area Sales and Regional Manager for Optus to Sales Manager at the Telstra Business Centre prior to his move to Latrobe Valley Holdings Pty Ltd Rent4Keeps where he was Nominated Franchisee and Manager. Alastair has experience in local media through his work at the Latrobe Valley Express as marketing manager and feature coordinator as well as his role as promotion manager at Radio 3UL and Advertising Account manager at Southern Cross Channel 10. Alastair has had many volunteer roles in the community including President of Elizabeth St School Council, member of Morwell Lions Club, Honorary Life Governor of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Morwell Chamber of Commerce, Moe Dinner Club, Member of the Tourism and Major Events Advisory Committee Latrobe City and Moe Football Club.

 

Judy Redman

Judy Redman

Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee
Member of the Human Resource and Stakeholder Engagement / Communications Committees.  

Judy has lived and worked in Gippsland all her life, completing her general nursing training at the old Yallourn hospital in 1970 then transferring to the newly built Moe hospital in 1972. She was appointed Nurse Unit manager of the Intensive care unit in 1980, a position which she held until the unit’s closure in 1994. She then took on the role of Nurse Unit manager of the Emergency department and high dependency units of Latrobe regional hospital in Moe.

In 1999, she was appointed Nurse Unit manager of the High Dependency unit at Warragul hospital until retiring in 2015.  Since that time, she has continued to work casually at Maryvale private hospital until 2018 and she also continues to work with Warragul hospital.  She joined the board of LVV 10 years ago.

 

Julian Redman

Julian Yeatman

Member of the Finance committee, the Clinical Governance Committee and Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Julian retired in 2011 after running his own business for 43 years and was invited by the LVV President of the day to join the Latrobe Valley Board. He studied Accountancy and was a Moe City Councillor in the 1980s.  For the last 46 years Julian has been a member of the  Rotary club of Moe (Paul Harris fellow 1998). He has held the treasurer position in various organisations in total for 30 years.

 

 

Jenny Blain

Jenny Blain

Member of the Human Resources Committee, Stakeholder Engagement and Finance Committees.

Leaving Moe at age 18, Jenny graduated and started life in Melbourne as a secondary Science and Maths teacher. Her next career was being full-time parent to three sons for 7 years during which time she completed a Graduate Diploma in IT and later followed this with a Master of Business Systems. Jenny worked at Holmesglen Institute of Technology, teaching and establishing the industry software projects and later was appointed Head of the Computer Studies Department. After stints lecturing at Deakin, Monash and Australian Catholic universities,  Jenny moved to multimedia and web systems development as General Manager Development at Multiemedia.com. Jenny’s products team developed the products which were the basis of the company’s listing on the ASX. Jenny started Ninox Solutions, in 2000, designing and developing software solutions and system integrations.

Jenny spent one or two days a week in Moe with her parents up until her mother died in 2020. She volunteers on the Board in gratitude to the amazing team at LVV.  Jenny is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Other volunteer positions include National President of Rostrum Australia, Committee member of Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House, Member of Lloyd Street Primary School Council.