The Board


Patrick is a Victorian Public Servant, having joined the service in 1990. In his current role, Patrick utilises his specialist legal skills as an experienced lawyer advocating in the Supreme, County, Magistrates' and Children's Courts. Patrick has recently taken on the role of chair of the Board.

Patrick Ferdinands - Chair

Dina has a Bachelor of Business & Accounting degree and completed her CPA exams. She has had many years experience in the not-for-profit sector in senior roles. Dina has also served 7 years as a councillor for Maribyrnong City Council.
 Dina Lynch - Secretary-Treasurer


Vanessa is a communications professional with government, corporate and journalism experience, with a strong focus on community and stakeholder engagement. Vanessa lives in West Footscray and joined the board in January 2017.

Vanessa O'Shaughnessy

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who came to Australia in 1984 as head of Borthwicks' Meat operations in Australia and Japan. Peter enjoys his pro bono work through Westgate Health Coop Ltd and his Rotary Club where he has been president twice.

Peter Cash

Ann has over 25 years’ experience in the health management sector in a range of areas such as clinical service manager, research and quality management. Her qualifications include Doctorate, Masters in Educational Studies, and Grad Dip in Health Economics and Policy Management.

Ann Allenby

Gordon has taken an active interest in the Co-op since its establishment and has served on the board for many years. Gordon is a recently retired Company Managing Director and has served on several Boards.

Gordon McLean

Patricia is a fully registered practising psychologist and has been a Westgate Health board member for 10 years.

Patricia McLean

David has vast experience in business development in small, medium and community based organisations. His strengths in marketing, growth stratergy and business planning are an asset to Westgate Health.

David Martin