Board Members of Great Ocean Road Health

Great Ocean Road Board Members

Dr. Joy Humphreys – Board Member

Dr. Joy Humphreys is a highly accomplished facilitator and executive coach.  Following a long and successful career in nursing and midwifery, Joy established The Humphreys Group Consultancy in 2000.  Joy consults to individuals, groups and teams in the health, government, water and community sectors. 

In her role of Deputy Chair of Otway Health, and Chair of the Community Advisory Committee, Joy was a member of the integration group that oversaw the development of Great Ocean Road Health.  Joy is the Chair of Great Ocean Road Health.

Joy has a Doctorate in Organisation (Human Systems and Psychodynamics), Masters of Applied Science (Organisation Dynamics), Graduate Diploma in Business, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nick Salkeld – Board Member

Nick Salkeld is a registered pharmacist, with experience in both private and public health sectors.

Nick has previously owned community pharmacies in the Geelong region, and managed the Pharmacy Department at the Epworth Hospital Geelong.

Nick is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the not-for-profit Community Care Chemist group, with pharmacies located throughout the Geelong region, including Apollo Bay. Nick is a father of three – Harriet, Mac and Agatha; enjoys football, all water sports and cycling, and he will hopefully soon complete his Master in Health Administration degree.

Nick has served on the Board of Otway Health since January 2017, of which he Chaired for two years, and is now a director on the newly amalgamated Great Ocean Road Health.

Rob Knowles – Board Member

Rob Knowles AO is a farmer and company director. He chairs the Board of the Royal Children’s Hospital and is on the Boards of the Silverchain Group of Companies, Medical Research Commercialisation Trust, Beyond Blue Ltd, Global Health Ltd, IPG Ltd, Drinkwise Australia Ltd and is a Community Member of the Council of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Sue Guinness – Board Member

Sue has worked as a Human Resources professional and Management Consultant for over 20 years.  Sue has experience working across industries such as mining, engineering, manufacturing, financial services, information technology and services, and local communities.


Her strong consulting skills have been applied across the Corporate, Not for Profit and Private Sectors.  Sue holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science, Wildlife and Conservation Biology and a Bachelor of Arts Recreation.

Dr. Tiffany Symes – Board Member

Dr Tiffany Symes has over fifteen years experience as a medical practitioner, in both the public and private health sector. She is a specialist anatomical pathologist with extensive experience in diagnostic laboratory services and multi-disciplinary cancer care. She has held clinical positions at Melbourne metropolitan teaching hospitals and has been a clinical senior lecturer with both Melbourne University and Deakin University. She is currently working as a pathologist at Epworth Hospital, Geelong.


Dr. Symes has lived in Colac for over a decade with her young son and spouse, a local General Practitioner. Regular visits to Lorne and Apollo Bay are a favorite family activity. Dr. Symes is passionate about high quality, fair and accessible local regional health care and aged care services for all.

Kelli Nicola-Richmond – Board Member

Kelli is a qualified physiotherapist with experience working in the public health sector, private practice, disability and most recently higher education.  Currently, Kelli is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Chair for Academic Progress for the School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University. Kelli has recently completed her PhD in the area of teaching to produce work-ready health graduates.

Paul Shannon – Board Member

Paul has held Board member and Chair roles at the Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO), Turning Point Drug & Alcohol Research Centre and the Financial Reporting Panel. Paul was formerly a partner at KPMG with his principal area of practice in Audit & Advisory responsible for the audit of some of Australia’s largest manufacturing companies. He also served on the Australian Auditing Standards Board and as a member of the Board of Management of De La Salle College Malvern.

Paul is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of GORH.  

Ray Jacobson - Board Member

Ray is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He has over 45 years experience in corporate management, finance/audit, capital management, human resources, risk management and clinical governance, resulting from 14 years with one of the major accounting firms and 30 years in the private hospital and aged care industries, both with public and privately owned companies.

Matthew Dixon - Board Member

Following a nursing career in HIV, sexual health and marginalised youth, Matt Dixon’s work has  centred on public health and public service. He has commissioned HIV services in London and led on HIV and sexual health at Department of Health Victoria and helped establish the Equality Branch at Department of Premier and Cabinet, supporting LGBTIQ+ inclusion. He now lives on Gadubanud Country in Deans Marsh and works with the Western Victoria Primary Health Network on the COVID-19 response. He is loving working with First Nations partners in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health space. He’s excited about healing the land where he lives by regenerating an old pine plantation.

Fiona Williams - Board Member

Fiona commenced her role as Board Director in June 2018 and is Chair of the Otway Health Community Advisory Committee and a member of the Finance Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Torquay resident and held a previous Board Director position as Chair of Bethany Community Support in Geelong. Fiona has a background in law and child protection, and is currently the Child Safe Volunteering Hub Project Lead at AVI.