Getting to know cdc

Board of Directors

Bethanie has a relationship with the Churches of Christ in Western Australia. The church oversees the direction of the organisation via a Board who decide on policy and give strategic direction to the Chief Executive.

Barry Honey

Chairman – Barry Honey (B.Bus FCA MAICD)

Barry is the Chairman of the Bethanie Board and has in excess of 20 years experience in advising stakeholders in companies on strategic, financial viability, solvency and performance issues. He has worked on a broad spectrum of matters ranging from small private companies to large multinational conglomerates.


Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis (B.Bus, MBA, GAICD)

Bruce has extensive senior management experience in multinational industries such as FMCG, retail, manufacturing, property development, sales and financial services throughout the Australasian region and the USA. With a background in Chartered Accounting and an MBA from Mt Eliza, Melbourne University he was an award winner of WA Business News 40 under 40 in its inaugural year in 2002.  At age of 37, Bruce was appointed Group Managing Director of a diversified multinational company.

A director of large private companies and not for profits in Australia and Asia he was Chairman of Young Presidents Organisation Australia/NZ in 2013-2015 and in 2015 became a global board member.  Bruce founded InGlobo Private Equity in January 2008 and has extensive experience in private equity transactions in Australia & Asia. Bruce was appointed as a Non Executive Director of Bethanie in November 2010 and Chairs the Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Ivor Davies

Ivor Davies (BHA, FAICD)

Ivor holds a degree in Health Administration. He has over 25 years experiences in the health care industry in Executive and Director positions.

Ivor retired as National Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Health Care in 2002.

Previous positions included Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Women’s and Children’s Health Care Network, Victoria, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth.


Jill Downie

Jill Downie (PhD, RN, RM, BAppSc(Nursing), PGDipHlthProm, FACN FAICD)

Professor Downie is an established national and international researcher with numerous publications and conference presentations, including keynote addresses. Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Curtin University of Technology for the past five years, she was Appointed Professor of Nursing in 2006.

Since 2003 Jill has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Ageing. She is on the Editorial Board of the international publication Western Journal of Nursing Research. Her areas of research interest are in ageing, maternal and child health and community health nursing.


Gordon Genat

Peter Gibbons (Assoc Dip Val, Grad Dip Prop, MBA.)

Peter has extensive experience in property investment banking, property development and property financing and funds management. Peter has held senior roles in some of the World’s largest Investment Banks, including Macquarie Bank, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. Peter is Managing Director of North West Property Consultants and has strong knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges of property development in Western Australia.

Peter was a non-executive Director of Silver Chain for five years, advising on property and general strategy. Peter has also been a Commissioner on the West Australian Football Commission for six years, and was Chair of both the Property and Finance Committees. Peter is currently a non-executive Director of Landcorp and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Kylee-Schooners-3574_RGBKylee Schoonens (RAIA B.Arch, B.App Sc (Arch Sc))

A registered architect, Kylee has been Director of architectural practice Fratelle Group since 2010.  Kylee has led the design and delivery of many aged care, multi-residential, retirement and community projects across Western Australia for over 15 years and undertakes research into issues surrounding aged care, ageing in place and dementia design.  Kylee was a 2014 40 under 40 winner, and was the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects WA Emerging Architect.

Kylee is heavily involved in advocacy work, and this has led to her involvement as a council member for a number of industry boards and committees, and currently include the Property Council of Australia (Commercial Property Committee), the Australian Institute of Architects Chapter Council and the National Association of Women in Construction (WA Division).  Kylee was appointed as a Non Executive Director of Bethanie in June 2016.


Roger Hussy

Roger Hussy was appointed a Board member in November 2014. He started his career with a Law Degree (WA) and Masters Degree – Economics (Oxford) before turning to commercial activities. He was founding shareholder and CEO of the Century Holdings investment group and became Chairman of a range of ASX listed companies in industrial, mining and resources activities. He also had roles as Senior Consultant for international consulting firms Deloitte, Touche and KPMG Consulting.

Roger was previously Chairman of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and also the Child Health Medical Research Institute (WA). He is currently Vice Chairman of Landgate.