Chris Bath (President)

Chris is a result-focused business leader with over 20 years’ experience in the energy and resources sector. Chris has lived and worked in Indonesia and Singapore and held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and General Manager for companies operating in Australia and South-East Asia and is currently a senior executive with Matador Capital.

Chris has significant experience in the areas of commercial management, financial management, risk management, and governance and has a strong interest in the role of culture and leadership to successfully drive alignment to organisational strategy and objectives. Chris has a Bachelor of Business, is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He joined the Respiratory Care WA Board of Directors in February 2018 and became President in March 2019.

Dr Guy Singleton (Vice-President)

Guy is an experienced multidisciplinary leader and strategic thinker with a unique but highly complementary set of skills and experience across Indigenous people’s development, political engagement, and the resources sector. He has a decade of senior experience in sustainability and external affairs working for ASX50 and S&P 500 resource companies across Australia and Alaska, US. Prior to this, Guy worked with and for a range of Aboriginal corporations on community development projects across remote Australia, and as a university researcher.

Guy is currently the Chief External Affairs Officer at DEVELOP,  a specialist underground copper and zinc miner and producer. He is also the managing director of a consultancy company that specialises in developing and maintaining meaningful and ethical partnerships between land use proponents and Traditional Owners.

He has previously held director roles at Central Desert Native Title Services, Desert Support Services, and the Gold Industry Group. Guy has a PhD in Indigenous people’s development and a first-class Honours degree in biological science and from Curtin University.

Melvin Nunes (Treasurer)

Melvin retired in January 2018 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) having worked at the organisation for over 30 years. Overall, Melvin served the Western Australian public sector for 42 years including roles at the State Taxation Department and Treasury.  He has over 30 years financial and risk management experience having had direct responsibility for WATC’s financial market operations, portfolio management, finance and administration and IT.

Melvin is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) and Fellow of the Finance and Treasury Association (FFTP).  He was National President of the Finance and Treasury Association in Australia from 2003 to 2004  and Lead Lecturer for Western Australia in Interest Rate Markets and Risk Management in Finsia’s (now Kaplan’s) Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment for over 10 years.

He was also Treasurer of the Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club for five years and is an accredited surf lifesaving sports official.

Dr Petra Czarniak

Dr Petra Czarniak is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University. She is a registered and accredited pharmacist with a broad experience that includes community pharmacy practice, the WA Poisons Information Centre and teaching at various universities in several disciplines including medical, pharmacy, podiatry and nursing students.

In her academic role, Petra has been involved with course development and implementation, and coordinating and teaching numerous units. Petra currently focuses on teaching medical, pharmacy and nurse practitioner students in the areas of antimicrobial agents, and medications used in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.

Petra has been involved in supervising numerous research projects. Her current research interests include the quality use of medicines (including appropriate use of antimicrobial agents; off-label and unlicensed drugs), medication misuse, enhanced and extended clinical pharmacy services, drug stability and improved diagnosis of people with lung conditions using spirometry testing.

Petra is a member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Committee (NPAC) and a regularly invited examiner of intern pharmacists for the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Kerrie-Anne King

Kerrie-Anne holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia and is a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ).  She has extensive accounting and finance expertise developed over 25 years and began her career in a top tier accounting firm in the Assurance practice before moving into the Commerce industry.

Kerrie-Anne has worked at both London Stock Exchange and ASX listed entities in financial and management accounting specialising in acquisitions and due diligence, compliance and governance.  She has experience across a range of industries including corporate advisory and investing, mining, retail, insurance, marketing and property management.

Claudine Cerda-Pavia

Claudine is an experienced management consultant, and provides consulting services to health professional businesses as well across a range of industries in strategic procurement.

Her time working in business allowed her to specialise in best-practice strategic procurement, change management and communications and negotiations. Claudine has experience in oil and gas procurement, supply and finance, as well as managing consulting engagements in procurement, supplier relationship management, project management and change management.

Claudine is also a qualified junior doctor and has spent time working in general medicine, palliative care, orthopaedics and emergency medicine at St John of God Midland and Subiaco Hospitals. Claudine Cerda-Pavia was a driving force in St John of God Murdoch’s collaboration with Binar Futures and continues to be heavily involved in ensuring healthcare is accessible to the Aboriginal youth.