Current Board Members

Our 2018 AGM was held on 21/11/2018 with Scrutineer John Bouffler of Community Employers WA volunteering his time to oversee the count of votes. There were five nominations for four positions, and the new list of Board members appears below. At the first Board Meeting in December the offices will be confirmed.



Mallika MacleodChair
Richard BrightwellDeputy Chair
Rebecca CarboneSecretary
Samantha BradderTreasurer
Rebecca SmithMember
Danae WatkinsMember
Cheryl HollandMember
Nigel D’CruzMember
Marlon FernandoMember
 Pip Brennan Executive Director (ex-officio)

Cheryl Holland | Board Member

Cheryl has been a member of the HCC Board since September 2013.  She has served as Treasurer, Deputy Chair, Acting Chair and Chair of the Board. Cheryl’s experiences are in both not-for-profit and commercial organisations and include various industries.  Her not-for-profit experiences include leading an organisation that provides services to children challenged with disability and their families/carers in a Senior Manager role and as Donor Services Manager – WA/NT for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.  She is passionate about customer service and engaging with consumers/patients to achieve better health outcomes.  She is particularly concerned about inclusiveness and disability access in our community.  These not-for-profit experiences, along with her business opportunities, enable Cheryl to more effectively participate in a governance role.  Cheryl’s work experience and graduate business education allow her to understand the issues facing the HCC and health consumers and their potential impact on the organisation or our community.

Nigel D’Cruz | Board Member

Nigel has had first hand experience of seeing the health industry respond to consumer needs, feedback on adverse events, and limited accountability. Nigel has served on HCC’s Board for several stints as Chair and as a Member. Nigel was a member of the Consumer and Carer Reference Member for the Sustainable Health Review. Nigel’s experiences range from policy formation, financial management, organisational restructure and government processes. Nigel has a passion for increased partnership and transparency of our health services and believes HCC has an important role to play in this.

Marlon Fernando | Board Member

Marlon was elected to the HCC board in 2017. He also serves as the Treasurer for Fremantle Multicultural Centre (FMC). He previously served as a Governing Council member of the Piara Waters Primary School and also served as the Director (Community Services) for the Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial. Marlon is a Management Accountant by training where he commenced his career at Ernst & Young (EY) and currently employed in the NFP(Health) sector as a CFO and prior to that he was involved in the Corporate Sector and counts over 23 years of professional experience both locally and overseas in a variety of industries. Marlon also holds a MBA in General Management and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Marlon is determined to contribute his skills and experience for the betterment of the community.