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Notice of Election and Guidelines for Nomination for the Board of Directors

At the 2021 Palliative Care Australia Limited (PCA) Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25 November 2021 at 12.30pm – 1.00pm, an election will be conducted for the ONE (1) vacant position on the PCA Board.

A Board position at PCA offers the opportunity to contribute to the objectives of PCA, a dynamic peak national health organisation. To be an effective organisation, PCA requires Board Directors who can bring to the governance of PCA a mix of skills and experience.

What does a Board position offer? The position offers the opportunity to contribute to the objectives of a dynamic peak national health organisation, being exposed to new and different issues, working in a collaborative and challenging environment, representing PCA and sharing in the achievements of PCA.

Term: Board Directors are elected for a three-year term at Annual General Meetings. They are eligible to stand for re‐election but may not serve more than three consecutive terms.

Key dates:

  • Nominations close: 5pm Friday 24 September 2021
  • Election held: 12.30pm Thursday 25 November 2021

For more information on the role and responsibilities of a Board Director, download the PDF, Notice of Election and Guidelines for Nomination for the Board of Directors.

PCA Board Director Nomination Form can be downloaded here. Completed nominations form and skill set assessment form must be received by 5.00pm Friday 24 September 2021

Palliative Care Australia Board

Professor Meera Agar (Board Chair) 

Professor of Palliative Medicine, IMPACCT (Improving Palliative,
Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation)

University of Technology Sydney


Ms Helen Walker (Deputy Chair) 

Clinical Services Coordinator at Laurel Hospice in Adelaide 

Mr Philip Plummer (Treasurer)

Consultant, HLB Mann Judd

Mr Alec Wagstaff 

Ms Shannon Calvert

Lived Experience Educator and Advisor

Ms Sarah Richards

Operations Manager at PwC Indigenous Consulting and
Certified Practicing Accountant

Ms Ilsa Hampton

CEO, Meaningful Ageing Australia

Dr Jayne Hewitt

Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Griffith University

Ms Rachel Coghlan

Researcher, Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Deakin University
Palliative Care Physiotherapist

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