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.

Bruce Davis

Chairman – Bruce Davis (B.Bus, MBA, GAICD)

Bruce was appointed Chairman of the Bethanie Board in December 2017 and 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.


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.


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

Peter is Deputy Chairman of Bethanie Group and Chairs the Property Development Committee and Nominations, Remunerations and Governance Committee. 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 PP Valley Pty Ltd, trading as Openn, an Australian startup real estate technology platform.

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 was also a Director of WA Government’s Landcorp for five years, being on its Audit and Risk and Governance and Remuneration Committees.


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

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 since 2003 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 in a number of industry boards and committees. She is currently a non-Executive Director of Landcorp and a member of the Property Development Committee, a Property Council of Australia Division Councillor and an Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter Councillor. Kylee was appointed as a Non Executive Director of Bethanie in June 2016.


David KirkpatrickDavid Kilpatrick (LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Div)

David Kilpatrick was a former lawyer for 18 years and the Managing Partner of a commercial law firm with offices in West Perth and Geraldton. David specialised in Supreme and Federal court corporate and commercial litigation and corporate advice on regulatory and governance matters.

David acted for international, large public and private companies and not for profit entities. David was also Chairman of the Board of Carey Baptist Church and a member or chair of the Carey Baptist College Governors’ Council from their commencement and for 16 years until he took up an executive position as the CEO of the Carey Group.


Todd MurrayTodd Mairs (MBA, CPA, Post Grad Dip IT, B.Com, GAICD)

Todd Mairs is a founding director of Churchill Consulting and his fifteen years of management consulting experience across Europe, Asia and America have earned him a reputation as a leading advisor in strategic planning and customer management. He also has extensive experience in the Aged Care and Health industries, as well as not-for-profit organisations and charities.

Prior to Churchill, Todd spent four years based in the United Kingdom where, as a manager with Accenture, he consulted to several major financial services institutions across Europe and America. This built on his experience as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia.

Todd is a past recipient of the WA Business News “40 under 40” award presented to Western Australia’s top 40 business leaders aged under 40 years of age.

Todd is an active members of the Committee for Perth and is a Board Member for a NFP organisation that builds schools for Cambodian children.


Murray Cook - Formal pictureMurray Cook

Murray has spent over 20 years developing broad business experience in the resources and infrastructure sectors. He is currently Vice President Operations at Brookfield Infrastructure Group Australia, after spending 5 years at Brookfield Rail in the senior positions of General Manager Finance and General Manager Strategy and Development.

Murray commenced his career with KPMG’s Taxation practice. Building on his finance experience, he subsequently held senior positions in operational, commercial and project areas at Alinta, WestNet Infrastructure Group and Fortescue Metals.

He holds a Bachelors of Laws and Commerce from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment (FINSIA). He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.