Board Member Dr Patrick Lockie

Dr Patrick Lockie

Deputy Chair

Member, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery FRACO
  • Practising Ophthalmologist


  • Medical Director, St John of God Geelong 2004-2017
  • Fellow Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors

Board Member Diane James

Ms Diane James AM

Director of the Board since 2010


  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2010
  • Level 1 Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership


  • Leadership Development Coach
  • Deputy Chairman, Southern Rural Water
  • Chairman, Bellarine Bayside Committee of Management
  • Deputy Chairman, Order of Australia Association
  • Former Chairman, Victorian Coastal Council and former Board Member, Barwon Water and EPA Victoria

Board Member Stephen Roberts

Mr Stephen Roberts

Director of the Board since 2014

Member, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee


  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Health Administration
  • MBA –University of Melbourne


  • CEO, St John of God Hospital Geelong

Board Member Michael Carroll

Mr Michael Carroll

Director of the Board since 2013

Member, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee


  • Bachelor of Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
  • Fellow Chartered Secretaries
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma


  • Experienced Finance and Compliance Executive with diverse industry experience

Board Member Mike McKinstry

Mr Mike McKinstry

Chief Executive Officer (Executive Director) since April (2017)

Ex-officio Member, Finance, Audit and Risk CommitteeChief Executive Officer (Executive Director) St Laurence Housing LtdChief Executive Officer, Karingal Inc. (since July 2015)


• Bachelor of Arts – Economics & Marketing


  • 18-year career Rover/Landrover (England). Whilst at Rover, Mike spent a substantial amount of time in Japan with Rover’s then partner Honda, and Germany with BMW who bought Rover in 1995
  • Since moving to Australia in 2000, Mike has held senior positions in:- PBR brakes – based in both Melbourne and Michigan USA – Alcoa Rolled Products – based in Point Henry, – Amcor packaging, – Hills Holdings (of the Hills Hoist fame)
  • Member – Committee for Geelong Strategy & Policy Committee
  • Member – Geelong Business Club
  • Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)

Board Member Dr Irene Irvine

Dr Irene Irvine (Karingal Board Chair)

Appointed to the Karingal Board in June 2012.


  • Bachelor of Science
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Graduate Diploma (Educations and Management)
  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors


  • Currently operates a boutique management consultancy, I Irvine & Associates
  • Held a series of senior management positions in the education, not for profit, government and commercial sectors including five years as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Development) with Deakin University
  • Irene’s board experience includes Director South Gippsland Water Board, Chair Audit Committee South Gippsland Shire, Chairman Phillip Island Nature Parks, Deputy Chair Zoos Victoria and Director State Trustees, Craft Victoria and Open Gardens Australia
  • Board Director –  ESH Group Pty Ltd

Board Member Rod Payne

Mr Rod Payne

Elected Chair in 2013, Rod Payne has been a member of the Karingal Board since November 2000 and has previously served multiple terms as Chair and as Deputy Chair.


  • Bachelor of Law
  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors


  • Rod is a Director and board member at Harwood Andrews Lawyers. In his business law practice Rod also advises family business groups and not for profits
  • Member of the Australian Charity Law Association
  • Director of Bendigo Telco Ltd and Geelong Connected Communities Ltd
  • Member of the Tax Institute of Australia
  • Board member of Karingal Aged Care Pty Ltd
  • Board Director of ESH Group Pty Ltd

Board Member Brian Donovan

Dr Brian Donovan

Joined the Karingal Board in November 2012.


  • Previously served on the Board from 1998 to 2000
  • Karingal Life Member
  • Extensive experience in education and disability services. He lectured in mathematics education at Phillip Institute of Technology before joining Karingal, where he served as a volunteer, General Manager and Director of Innovation
  • Leader in advocacy for people with a disability and their families for more than 30 years and also had leadership roles in ageing and disability issues
  • Currently sits on the Karingal Governance Committee and the Operational Committee for the Karingal Disability Action Plan
  • Parent-carer of an adult daughter with a disability who is living at home


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Board Member Cheryl Graham

Ms Cheryl Graham

Governance & Succession Planning Remuneration (Chair)


  • Served on the Karingal Board since September 1998
  • Served in a number of roles during her time on the Board including terms as Chair from 2010 to 2013 and previous terms as Deputy Chair from 2000 to 2003, 2006 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014
  • Background in human resources and psychology
  • Director of CMG Psychology Services a large Psychology Practice in Geelong


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma Adolescent & Child Psychology
  • Diploma of Education

Board Member David McArthur

Mr David McArthur

Governance, Risk, Succession Planning and Remuneration


  • Karingal’s longest serving Board Director, first joining the Board in 1980
  • At the 2010 Annual General Meeting, David completed his fourth term as Chair and now serves as standard Board Director
  • Worked as a civil engineer with the City of Greater Geelong and currently works part time with Aerospace Australia Ltd
  • David along with wife Pam are full time carers for their autistic son who lives at home


  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Masters of Business Administration
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