Our board

David Beattie

David Beattie

Chairperson

David brings more than 15 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer with various commercial organisations. He has extensive experience in general and financial management, corporate governance and commercial ...
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David brings more than 15 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer with various commercial organisations. He has extensive experience in general and financial management, corporate governance and commercial activities.

David runs his own financial and management consultancy. David has a Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

“Although I had little knowledge of the community services sector when I was invited to join the Board, I soon learned how valuable One Tree's services are to the community. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of extending those services and taking them to a wider audience.”

Qualifications

MBA, FCMA

Anne-Marie Connolly

Anne-Marie Connolly

Vice Chairperson

Anne-Marie brings 25 years of experience with the City of Perth Child Care Centre where she currently works as the Coordinator. She has been involved in both the Training and ...
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Anne-Marie brings 25 years of experience with the City of Perth Child Care Centre where she currently works as the Coordinator. She has been involved in both the Training and Quality Improvement aspects of both long day care and occasional care services in the metropolitan area during this time. 

Anne-Marie has an Associate Diploma of Social Science.

“Being on the Board of One Tree is about making a difference to the services that are not necessarily sustainable through private or government enterprise. I believe it is important that we always have an early childhood perspective on the Board. One Tree is one of the most collegial, proactive and healthy organisations I know.”

Qualifications

Assoc. Diploma (Social Science)

Sandro Patat

Sandro Patat

Board Member

Sandro has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer. He currently has his own legal practice and is also employed by two legal firms.  Sandro has extensive experience in ...
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Sandro has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer. He currently has his own legal practice and is also employed by two legal firms.  Sandro has extensive experience in contract advice and negotiations, business and property transactions (including acquisitions and leasing), franchising, estate and business planning, licensing and legal compliance issues.

He has a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws.

“I joined the Board because family and in particular, children and their education and wellbeing are important to me and One Tree has links to early childhood and the rural and remote community sector. I wish to continue to positively contribute to the ongoing success of One Tree and at the same time, enrich my personal knowledge and experience of the sector. “

Qualifications

B.JURIS, LLB

Terri-Anne Pettet

Terri-Anne Pettet

Board Member

Terri-Anne brings more than 17 years of experience in research, community development, program planning, development and management. She is currently Manager of the RoadWise Program for WALGA.  Terri-Anne has a ...
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Terri-Anne brings more than 17 years of experience in research, community development, program planning, development and management. She is currently Manager of the RoadWise Program for WALGA. 

Terri-Anne has a keen interest in governance and has completed the Company Directors Course (MAICD). She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies.

“I joined the One Tree Board because I care about the health and wellbeing of communities, especially rural and remote communities. I love being a part of the great work One Tree does to build capacity within communities, through the provision of high quality childcare and community services that will lead to stronger, more empowered communities.”

Qualifications

BSC (Health Science)
GAICD (Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Zeljko Krestelica

Zeljko Krestelica

Board Member

With over 9 years of experience in management and team leader positions, Zeljko has extensive skills and knowledge in family and workplace mediation and counselling. Additionally, he has experience working ...
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With over 9 years of experience in management and team leader positions, Zeljko has extensive skills and knowledge in family and workplace mediation and counselling. Additionally, he has experience working with refugees and cross-cultural issues.

Zeljko has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and German Language, Postgraduate Diploma of Social Science in Counselling Couples and Individuals and a Certificate lV Training and Education.

“I remain on the One Tree Board because I can make an individual contribution towards our collective responsibility for improving the lives of our children and strengthening the social fabric of our communities.”

Qualifications

Cert IV (Training & Education)
GRAD DIP (Social Science - Counselling)
BA (Philosophy & German Language and Literature)
DIP (German)

Katherine Hoar

Katherine Hoar

Board Member

Katherine has over 20 years of corporate international business experience and has held various senior management and specialist roles in the public and private sector. Utilising her expertise in strategy ...
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Katherine has over 20 years of corporate international business experience and has held various senior management and specialist roles in the public and private sector. Utilising her expertise in strategy and program development, Katherine has a long history of participating in various committees. Katherine is currently the Principal Consultant at Culture Flex, which provides culturally-informed strategic business consulting and cultural intelligence training. 

Katherine is a member of the UNSW Business School Alumni Advisory Board, is certified in cultural intelligence assessment facilitation, has a Graduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours in Japanese Studies.

“I joined the One Tree Board because I believe it is an opportunity to help shape the communities in which we live. I am deeply aware of the early developmental needs of children for their wellbeing and future happiness, believe strongly in the right of all children to have a childhood, and recognise the support all families need in providing this. I am very proud to be associated with One Tree and am constantly inspired by the compassionate, high-quality approach and achievements of the organisation. I look forward to continuing to be a board member as the organisation grows and becomes a valued member of more communities across Australia.”

Qualifications

Certified in Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
Assessment Facilitation, Grad Dip (Management)
B Econ (Hons – Japanese Studies)

Gordon Melsom

Gordon Melsom

Board Member

Gordon has been a CEO in for profit and not-for-profit organisations for over 25 years. He is a former lecturer in management studies at Edith Cowan, Curtin Graduate School of ...
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Gordon has been a CEO in for profit and not-for-profit organisations for over 25 years. He is a former lecturer in management studies at Edith Cowan, Curtin Graduate School of Management and Notre Dame for universities over 13 years and is an experienced coach and mediator.

Gordon currently provides mediation and coaching services through his own consultancy.

“The NFP sector attracts people with a social conscience, who work towards achieving worthwhile goals and do so with enthusiasm and skill.  One Tree and its people exemplify those qualities. In particular I am very enthusiastic about the One Tree innovative approach to childcare and the personal development of the children in their care. I also enjoy the dedication and enthusiasm of my fellow directors and the can-do approach to supporting One Tree’s work. “

Qualifications

Post GRAD (Business)
MAICD

One Tree Community Services acknowledges the traditional owners of the country where we operate. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognise their continuing cultural connections to their land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and to all First Australians of today.

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