Our Board

Tim Booker
Chairman
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Tim Booker

Tim is an experienced Director and advisor who primarily works with businesses facing internal or external pressure, helping them recover and transform through a strong focus on creating clarity, deciding how an organisation needs to respond, and building capability in the business. He is involved with a number of businesses as a Director, advisor or shareholder and has worked in industries including aged care, health, technology and food and beverage. Tim is also a leader in Deloitte’s Tas Financial Advisory team with a focus on performance improvement and turnaround and has worked on some of the country’s largest turnarounds and restructures in recent years.

Dianne Hawkridge
Chair of Clinical Governance
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Dianne Hawkridge

Dianne brings a wealth of experience to The District Nurses Board, with her current role as the Director of Nursing for The Hobart Clinic and 24 years working in the mental health space, both in New Zealand and Australia.

Dianne is a Registered Nurse with post graduate interests in Specialty Nursing Mental Health (Forensic), Alcohol and Drug Studies and models of care in Maternal Mental Health. Positions held over the past 14 years centre around the operational management of adult community support services, residential recovery, eating disorders, mental health, forensic rehabilitation and youth respite.

Dianne is keen to contribute to the collective wisdom of our Board with her experience to support change and optimise outcomes for all members of The District Nurses community. Her innate sense of cultural identity and inclusion drive her to provide positive contributions for all peoples, with a strong interest in indigenous culture, both in her country of origin and locally in Tasmania.

Lorraine Poulos
Board Member 
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Lorraine Poulos

Lorraine is the Director and owner of an Australian Home Care Training Consultancy, Lorraine Poulos & Associates. She is a Registered Nurse and an experienced health care executive with over 35 years tenure in the health and aged care sectors.

Lorraine has extensive Board and CEO experience and a sound knowledge of the legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities relating to the age care sector. She also has excellent audit skills and a highly regarded reputation in the fields of strategic development, governance and risk. Importantly Lorraine also has a passion for the provision of high-quality support and is committed to The District Nurses providing exceptional service and promoting sustainable and innovative models of care.

Lorraine is a Fellow of the Case Management Society of Australia and an Auditor for the ACHS and Aged Care Quality Standards. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management. Previously, Lorraine was also a member of the Department of Health Nurse Advisor and Administrator Panels for over 10 years and an Executive Member of the NSW Association of Gerontology.

Charles Hughes
Board Member 
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Charles Hughes

Charles is currently CFO at Pure Foods Tasmania.  His role as CFO sees him supporting the growth of PFT’s consumer led categories by supporting the operational teams and continuing to seek opportunities in acquisitions. 

Charles has previously worked in the Aquaculture industry in Tasmania for 14 years in commercial and planning, from operations to General Manager with Huon Aquaculture. He has also worked in corporate roles at Coca Cola Amatil, Wesfarmers and James Hardie, where he assisted with corporate planning and business acquisitions. 

Charles is a Certified Practicing Account (CPA) and a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA).