Board Of Governance

Beaufort and Skipton Health Service is a Public Health Service as defined by the Health Services Act (1988). Our Board of Governance is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the performance of systems to ensure that our services meet the needs of the community.

The board ensures that we achieve our objectives, meet our statutory obligations, and encourage accountability, integration and collaboration across all levels of the organisation.

Rathi Dawson

B.Ec (La Trobe) Grad.Dip.of Ed.(Ballarat College of Advanced Education)

Rathi joined the Board of Governance in 2013 and has held the position of Board Chair since 2015.

Rathi and her husband have lived in the Skipton district for the last 32 years, raising their family and running their mixed enterprise farm. Her association with her community has led Rathi to have an extensive understanding of local health care needs.

Rathi’s desire is to see the Health Service continue to develop and strengthen services within the Beaufort and Skipton areas.

Karlie Tucker

Karlie Tucker was appointed to the Health Service board in 2017 and has a background as an agricultural economist with a broad range of skills and experience, most notably in strategy development, financial management, governance, farm management and cost of production, climate change mitigation and adaptation and regional development. Karlie has consulted to farmers, rural industry organisations and regional councils, has held economic and strategy development advisory and management roles in the Victorian State Government.

Carita Clancy

Carita Clancy joined the Board of Governance after moving into the local Beaufort District in 2015, with her husband.

Carita has had several years’ experience in health care, working in direct clinical roles and also in management roles. Her understanding of governance and clinical aspects of health care is an asset to Beaufort and Skipton Health Service.


Jenny Trengove

Jenny is a long term resident of the Beaufort area and is employed by Pyrenees Shire Council as Customer Service Supervisor. Having been elected to the Board in 2015, Jenny has been involved with other community and sporting groups over many years. She is passionate about her community and particularly the need to provide sustainable health services.

Peta Clark

Appointed to the Board in 2017, Peta has over 23 years’ corporate accounting experience, and a strong background in community based and not for profit organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Acctg), and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and is a CPA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peta lives in Waubra with her husband and three children, and is currently the General Manager Corporate Services for Centacare, Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, and the Chair of UFS Dispensaries Ltd.

Tony Edney

Tony has been a solicitor and mediator, in Melbourne and country Victoria, for many years, filling different roles during his legal career, including responsibilities administering professional standards and practice receiverships at the Law Institute of Victoria, and associate partner positions in country law firms. He was a Federally registered Dispute Resolution Practitioner and former president of the Australian Family Mediation Association.

An active CFA member with the Stoneleigh brigade, Tony was awarded the National Emergency Medal for his work during the 2009 fires. He has long standing interests and connections in the Skipton district.