Bayley House Board Directors

About-People-Board-John-Ashby

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.

About-People-Board-Jeff-May

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.

About-People-Board-Lucy-Whelan

Lucy Whelan

Lucy joined the Board in October 2013 following her long involvement with Bayley House. Lucy has a brother with a disability. She has over 15 years’ experience in the public health sector and 20 years in the disability services industry. Lucy is passionate about patient/client outcomes, process improvement and healthcare delivery. She is currently Senior Advisor, Allied Health and Support Workforce at Monash Health.

About-People-Board-Leanne-Raven

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.

About-People-Board-David-Calver

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

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.