Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting – Women’s Health in the South East

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday the 22nd of October 2020, commencing at 4.30pm. 

At this meeting we will present our Annual Report on Impact and Financial Report and look forward to announcing shortly, a fantastic key note speaker who will be a part of the agenda.

AGM by Video Conference

In anticipation of the ongoing directions of the Victorian Chief Medical Officer to support public health in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, WHISE will be holding this AGM by Zoom video conference. This will enable WHISE to present the Annual Report including Financial Report to members for approval and receive votes from members through the video conference technology. This approach is supported by our Victorian regulators and we are following advice on this way of holding an AGM to ensure that we adhere to the requirements of our constitution and Victorian Law.

Nomination of casual appointments to continue on as Directors

The following directors intend to nominate to continue on the Board:

Kerry Bradley - Kerry has over 20 years’ senior management/executive experience with strong clinical and quality backgrounds, working in regulation, acute care (both public and private), rehabilitation and aged care. She is a highly skilled leader in leading and managing organisational change at both strategic and operational levels.  Kerry is currently a Director with Breastscreen Victoria and a Ministerial appointed member of the Victorian Clinical Council.  She has served on the Boards of Baptcare, Victorian Cytology Service  and Mercy Hospitals Inc. Kerry has over 20 years’ senior management/executive experience with strong clinical and quality backgrounds, working in regulation, acute care (both public and private), rehabilitation and aged care.

She is a highly skilled leader in leading and managing organisational change at both strategic and operational levels.  Kerry is currently a Ministerial appointed member of the Victorian Clinical Council.  She has served on the Boards of Baptcare, Victorian Cytology Service  and Mercy Hospitals Inc.

Reena Dahiya - Reena is a highly experienced Chief Financial Officer with international experience across a diverse range of organisations. Her focus is on building finance functions that balance traditional accounting requirements with business partnering and driving value through timely data insights and analytics. In addition to finance leadership, she has successfully led large scale transformation projects within Fortune 500 organisations in the last 10 years. Reena is a FCPA, recently completed a Global Executive MBA with Monash Business School and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University. 

Reena is a proud Indian-Australian having migrated from India at a young age and enjoys calling two countries home. Early lessons in resilience came from overcoming cultural and language barriers to develop the confidence and make your mark in Australia despite the obvious differences.  Crediting her parents values of equality and inclusion in shaping her success as a professional and a single mother, she is a champion for diversity and equal rights for women. Reena is passionate about girl child education and supports related organisations.

Susie Siggins – Susie has over a decade’s worth of experience in leading digital process and transformation change projects.  Susie is passionate about creating a dynamic environment for technical, creative and business people to excel and has a proven track record at scaling digital operations across complex programs, while building high functional teams.  With significant capacity in sourcing, capability building and strategic program delivery, Susie’s experience includes work in the Banking and Finance Sector, Government, Health and Consultancy sector across national, state and local contexts. In addition to this, she has in depth experience with complex project management including solution design, risk management, communications and stakeholder management

Susie has a Bachelor in Applied Science, a Master’s Degree in Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She is also a Certified Scrum Master and is a Registered Practitioner in Prince2 Project methodology. Susie brings to the WHISE Board a significant commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of women and, broad demonstrated commitment to community leadership and volunteering. In addition to supporting her colleagues through volunteer participation on committees to improve workplace wellbeing, she was also heavily involved in the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club and Managed the Nippers Program for many years. Currently she is a coach in the Australian African Inclusion Program for NAB and through this work seeks to develop, support and guide young workers in their career paths.

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