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 were confirmed.



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

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.