Rob is Director Family Strategy at Peppin Planners, a family-owned advisory business based in Deniliquin. Rob has a BSc (Hon) in Psychology (UNSW), a Master of Business (Deakin) and holds Certified Financial Planner accreditation. He has extensive career involvement in the situations and issues facing families and rural communities. Rob is the chair of Deniliquin Newspapers P/L.
Pat has a long involvement with the local community through her time as a Councillor and Mayor of Deniliquin, her service on a number of boards and her previous role as Southern NSW Regional Manager of Vinnies Services. Pat holds Graduate and Post Graduate qualifications in Social Sciences and Management and has also participated in Australian Institute of Company Directors training. In 2007 Pat was awarded the NSW Premier’s Community Services Award and in 2016 she was a finalist in the NSW Local Government 'Woman of the Year' Award. She is currently Deputy Mayor of Edward River Council.
A family man and ex-banker, having retired after 38 years, Clive is committed to seeing Intereach go forward with community-based leadership, a strong financial footing and a progressive agenda to pursue its sustainability through growth and community development.
Andrew Johnstone is a consultant Veterinarian in the Southern Riverina of NSW. He previously ran an extensive Veterinary practice covering southern NSW and northern Victoria. Andrew is a current Board member of Murray Local Land Services and has held various community, sporting and educational roles over many years. Andrew is committed to social justice and raising the profile and awareness of rural and remote community services.
Annette has had an extensive career in learning and development, working in secondary school and TAFEs as well as designing and developing training programs for animal and plant emergency response. Annette has spent a large part of her career delivering project support services with the Victoria State Government and is passionate about personal and professional growth. Annette and her husband run a wool growing enterprise out of Euroa.
Bruce owns and operates a farm advisory business and a family farming business. He
has spent more than 40 years in the irrigated agriculture industry with experience in planning, management, practice, water policy, corporate governance and community. Bruce is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a former Murray Irrigation chairman.
He is a strong advocate of the importance of healthy, sustainable rural and regional communities.
Noel owns and operates a family farming business alongside his wife, son and daughter-in-law, near Deniliquin. He has a long and proud association with the region’s rice-growing and irrigation industry, including 17 years’ service as a SunRice director. Noel has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
Noel is passionate about giving back to his local community and has volunteered his time to a number of working groups and local committees across many years.
Christine Grafitti brings a wealth of experience in clinical governance, aged care and disability sectors with more than 30 years’ working in primary and secondary health. Christine has a passion for strong, connected communities and is committed to social justice in regional and rural settings. A registered nurse, she has detailed knowledge of the health and community sectors and a broad understanding of public and community services policy direction and will continue to build community, government and stakeholder relationships to serve our regions. Christine has a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma in Management and completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course (GAICD)
Hamish Bull is passionate about regional communities. Having grown up in regional NSW, he brings to Intereach professional skills in commercial and financial management. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds a business degree in economics and finance and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. He has more than 20 years’ experience across Asia-Pacific in business and professional service firms. His family has a love of travelling and community-based sport.
Yvette joined Intereach in 2019, bringing with her 20+ years of operations management experience across various industries, complemented with a Bachelor of Commerce. Yvette’s career experience includes managing finance, HR, business systems, risk management and compliance teams. She is passionate about living her values, driving positive people culture, and growing and learning through change. Her motto is ‘always leave things better than you found them’.
Michelle has extensive leadership experience working within the employment service sector, with a particular interest in greater social and economic inclusion for underrepresented groups. Michelle joined Intereach in 2017 following Intereach’s partnership with the NDIA in delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Michelle’s study in Social Work and Psychology has strengthened her commitment to equitable service access and the provision of quality, innovative services to rural and regional communities.
Carolyn joined the Intereach family in 2020 with over 20 years of experience specialising in Safety, Quality and Learning and Development. Carolyn is committed to driving a culture of continuous improvement in everything we do and bringing our people home safely every day. She believes in taking a balanced approach to risk in Intereach’s provision of service and delivering outcomes for our communities and organisation with integrity, care and compassion at all times.
Maree joined Intereach back in 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience working in the Disability Sector and the Health system. Maree worked as a nurse in Greater Southern Area Health and then in both support and management roles within Ageing, Disability and Home care, focusing on the Disability arm of that agency. Maree also possesses qualifications in Disability Education support and Aged Care. Assisting people living with Disability to live the life they wish to lead is Maree’s passion, and with Intereach rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme in rural and regional locations, this is what drew Maree to Intereach as it was a way to assist people living with Disability to have choice and control over their lives and reach their goals. Maree’s values strongly align with the values of Intereach and is another reason Maree why has chosen the Intereach family.
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