Board & Executive

Pat Fogarty - Board member, Intereach Limited
Pat Fogarty
Chairperson

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 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. Pat has been associated with Intereach for many years; she is a former staff member, Committee Member and service consumer, which gives her a unique insight into all aspects of Intereach services to its communities.
Pat spent many years on an Advisory Board providing service level feedback, information, advice and direction to three NSW Ministers of Community Services, and has participated in a number of Federal programs addressing homelessness.

Di Rinaldi - Board member, Intereach Limited
Di Rinaldi

Di is a local business owner and has a strong background in management from her previous role as Health Services Manager of the Deniliquin Hospital. Di believes in the need to provide rural and remote people with services and support that can help them develop strong communities. Di is keen to see that Intereach continues with its rural strategic focus, identifying needs and working towards a resolution. Di believes that rural areas are entitled to receive similar services to metropolitan areas or be given the opportunity to access them without increases in costs and damage to the family unit by accessing these services.

Rob Brown - Board member, Intereach Limited
Rob Brown

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.

Clive Gow - Board member, Intereach Limited
Clive Gow

A family man and ex-banker, having recently 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 - Board Member, Intereach LTD
Andrew Johnstone

Andrew Johnstone is a Veterinarian with a large veterinary practice covering southern NSW and northern Victoria. Andrew is committed to raising the profile and awareness of rural and remote community services and to ensuring their viability by strong financial management.

Annette Radford

Annette has had an extensive career in learning and development, working in secondary schools 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 Simpson

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 Graham

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.

Executive
Yvette Buhagiar - Chief Executive Officer (Acting)
Michelle Tai - General Manager Operations
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