Bayley House Board Directors


John Ashby

Board Chair

A committee member since 2018, John joined the board on 1 April 2020 as Chair. An experienced director and volunteer, he recently chaired a disability service provider through its transition to NDIS and is an active mentor in the not-for-profit sector. He brings a commercial focus from a long career with a global management consulting firm and is passionate about strengthening relationships between the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. John is the step-father of a Bayley House client.


Jeff May

Jeff joined the Board in November 2020 and has been a committee member since 2014. He has over 30 years’ experience as a tax advisor and commentator in strategically managing the tax affairs of many large and complex organisations that operate in a wide range of industry sectors in Australia and overseas. Jeff had previously been a Board member of the Bayley House Foundation and has a sister-in-law who is a long standing client at Bayley House.


Leanne Raven

Leanne joined the Board in May 2020. She is an experienced CEO and non-executive director, consumer advocate and data-driven leader inspiring innovation which adds value at Board, operational and consumer-facing levels. Currently, the CEO of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia her executive career has involved leading change and transformative growth in not-for-profit organisations in health, health professional regulation, disability and community sectors. She has been a non-executive director of 15 companies and chair of 4. Her son, Elliot is a client at Bayley House and he attends the day centre.


David Calver

David Calver is a step-father to a Bayley House client and is a Bayley House volunteer. David has operated two companies for some 30 years and brings this experience which encompasses building and construction management and quantity surveying, including administration and compliance.


David Cole

A member of various Bayley House committees since 2011, David was elected to the Board in November 2021.  A retired architect, David was a design director of an international architectural practice for thirty years, delivering large scale commercial, civic and education projects throughout Australia, Asia, and the UAE. David brings design, management and corporate governance skills, together with education understanding, having previous teaching experience at both secondary and tertiary levels. His daughter is a client at Bayley House.


Tony Rutherford

Tony joined the Board in 2022. He is a highly regarded and trusted advisor who is a specialist in construction, operations, services and development documentation and dispute resolution for major infrastructure projects. Tony brings a wealth of experience to Bayley House specifically in his work advising a range of community housing providers, property funds and operators in relation to the development and operation of Specialist Disability Accommodation.


John Phillips

John joined the Board in July 2022, following a ten year appointment on the Board of an independent girls’ school. John is currently Director of Advancement at Brighton Grammar School, a school with which Bayley House has a very close association.

John brings to the Bayley House Board particular expertise in the area of business development pursuing mutually beneficial cross-sectoral partnerships. His expertise also extends into community engagement and philanthropy, instigating and driving successful major fundraising campaigns and community engagement initiatives. John has a number of friends with family members as clients at Bayley House.


Vicky McIver

Vicky joined the Bayley House Board in 2023.  Vicky is a founding Director of Arrus Knoble (Aus) a boutique consulting practice. She has led performance improvement projects across many sectors including disability. Vicky has held board positions in the TAFE and community and social sectors and is regularly called on to advise boards on their strategic direction. In 2015-16 Vicky was part of a State Government appointed TAFE assessment panel that reviewed all TAFEs in Victoria.

Vicky holds a BA with Honours in Political Studies and a Master of Management (Organisational Systems) from Monash University. Vicky is a Member of the AICD and is a qualified Mediator and member of the Resolution Institute.

Vicky has a daughter who attends sessions at several disability support providers.