Katrina’s uncle had Down syndrome so she grew up with a strong sense of advocacy for people living with disability and an understanding of some of the challenges which families of people living with disability can face. Joining as a Board member in 2014 Katrina’s main area of interest is to represent the needs of older people with Down syndrome and their families. Working for NAB, Katrina’s professional skills include finance, project management, governance and strategy. Previous roles on the Board of the Cerebral Palsy Support Network as both Treasurer and Vice President helped her build a broader understanding of the disability sector. In her spare time she loves yoga and is Treasurer of the Scottish Terrier Club of Victoria.
Secretary and Vice President
Brendan is a qualified chemical engineer and project manager with over 10 years experience managing small to medium sized projects predominantly within the dairy industry. An MBA candidate at Deakin University, Brendan brings strong communication and problem solving skills to the board. Brendan is married to Rosie and is the proud father to Noah, who has Down syndrome, Pippa and Hamish.
Michael Pocock is an Auditor at National Australia Bank and a chartered Management Accountant. He has been engaged with the disability sector for over 10 years, including engagements with Disability Sport Victoria and Disabled Wintersports Australia. Having emigrated from England many years ago, he now lives in Lorne with his wife Julie and two young daughters.
Dr Jan Hodgson
PhD, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Genetic Counselling, RGN.
Jan has worked in a variety of healthcare settings as a nurse, counsellor and genetic counsellor for over 35 years. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne for subjects including health communication, counselling, medical genetics, biomedical ethics and research methods. She is also the Research Coordinator for the Master of Genetic Counselling Course at the University of Melbourne and is the current Chair of the Ethics and Social Issues Committee of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. An experienced qualitative researcher, Jan is a Member Scholar of the International Institute of Qualitative Methods. Her research interests include prenatal screening and diagnosis, reproductive decision-making and communication and counselling about genetics.
Peter Caillard is an experienced Director and Senior Executive; a “top 5” executive for a major ASX listed company for over a decade with experience on private (listed and non-listed), Government and not-for-profit boards. His academic qualifications include Honours and Masters Degrees in Law as well as post graduate qualifications from Harvard Business School. A practising commercial barrister, Peter is also a Fellow of Leadership Victoria, Corporate Governance Institute of Australia and Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries. His previous not-for-profit experience includes being a Director of the Law Institute of Victoria, PILCH (operator of the Homeless persons Legal Clinic) and Chairman of Youth Empowerment Against AIDS/HIV (YEAH).