COTA Australia Board

COTA Australia’s board is made up of:

  • four Directors nominated by the eight State and Territory COTA organisations
  • four independent Directors, and
  • an independent chair, selected by board members.
Hon. Christopher Pyne

Hon. Christopher Pyne

Independent Chair
Christopher served in the Australian House of Representatives from 1993-2019. He is Chairman of consulting firm Pyne and Partners, Vision 2020 ...
More information
Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews

Director
Kate Andrews was appointed by the Board as an independent Director of COTA Australia in January 2017. She is a member of the Governance, HR and Remuneration Committee.
More information
Pam Batkin

Pam Batkin

Director
Pam has a BA; a Bachelor of Social Studies, is a Graduate of the AICD and a certified organisational coach IECL
More information
Anne Edwards AO

Anne Edwards AO

Director
Anne Edwards AO is President of COTA SA. She has been a Director of COTA Australia since March 2012 and is the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
More information
Mr James (Jim) Hazel

Mr James (Jim) Hazel

Director
Jim brings to the board substantial commercial experience with the added fact that he is familiar with the broad ageing market and the retirement housing sector.
More information
Joan Hughes

Joan Hughes

Director
Joan Hughes is President of COTA NSW. She has been a Director of COTA Australia since February 2016 and is a member of the Governance, HR and Remuneration Committee.
More information
Gerard Mansour

Gerard Mansour

Director
Gerard is an Executive Consultant, and a significant contributor to development of industry advice and policy positions in the aged care sector. Gerard’s career includes…
More information
Gayle Morrison

Gayle Morrison

Director
Gayle worked in the Australian Public Service (APS) for 18 years and prior to that in a range of allied health and academic positions. Her…
More information