Our Board of Directors

Council-Appointed G21 Directors

Bob Merriman

Frank Buchanan Des Phelan Rose Hodge

Cr Bob Merriman
Councillor
Borough of Queenscliffe

(G21 Deputy Chair)

Dr Kathy Alexander
Administrator
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Frank Buchanan
Mayor
Colac Otway Shire
Cr Des Phelan
Mayor
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Rose Hodge
Mayor
Surf Coast Shire
Lenny Jenner Kelvin Spiller Sue Wilkinson Rod Nicholls Keith Baillie
Lenny Jenner
Chief Executive Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe
Kelvin Spiller
Chief Executive Officer
City of Greater Geelong
Sue Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Colac Otway Shire
Rod Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
Golden Plains Shire
Keith Baillie
Chief Executive Officer
Surf Coast Shire

Elected Directors

       



 
Barbara Abley
Member
National Servicemen's Association

Bill Mithen
Chief Executive Officer
Give Where You Live

(G21 Chair)

Jason Trethowan
Chief Executive Officer Western Victoria PrimaryHealth Network

Bernadette Uzelac
Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Chamber of Commerce
 

Board Officer

Elaine Carbines
Elaine Carbines
CEO
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance

Composition and role of the G21 Board of Directors

The G21 Board of Directors includes:

  • five Councillors representing the G21 municipalities
  • five Council Officers representing the G21 municipalities
  • five Directors elected by G21 members at the Annual General Meeting

The G21 Board of Directors endorse the priorities identified by the G21 Pillars. They explore methods to implement these projects by engaging with G21 member organisations and other stakeholders to influence potential project funding and support bodies.

G21 Pillar Leaders

Our Pillar Groups are at the heart of G21. There are eight Pillar Groups based on our region’s key priorities: Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Education & Training, Environment, Health & Wellbeing, Planning & Services, Sport & Recreation and Transport. Our Pillars Leaders are key decision makers and experts within their Pillar category.

Arts & Culture
Cr Margot Smith
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire

Economic Development
David Peart (Deputy Leader)
Executive Officer
Geelong Manufacturing Council

Education & Training
Prof Liz Johnson
Pro Vice-Chancellor
Deakin University

Environment
Gareth Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Corangamite CMA

                                         

Health & Wellbeing
Lenny Jenner
Chief Executive Officer
Borough of Queenscliffe

Planning & Services
Cr David Bell (Deputy Leader)
Councillor
Surf Coast Shire

Sport & Recreation
Libby Mears
Chief Executive Officer
Leisure Networks

Transport
William Tieppo (Deputy Chair)
General Manager City Services
City of Greater Geelong