Role of the BASScare Board

The Board is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and policies of BASScare. It is responsible for monitoring the performance of the activities in line with the strategic intent and overseeing financial performance on behalf of the Members. The Board ensures adequate risk management in order to maintain business continuity and service provision.

The directors of the BASScare Board

Pam Davey


Pam has worked in Pathology for over 35 years and has had significant experience with mergers and acquisitions and held a variety of management roles in Pathology services over the years, having worked for Dorevitch Pathology, Mayne Medical Centres, and Mayne Diagnostic Imaging. Pam was appointed to the BASS Care board in 2005.

Trevor Gorman

Trevor Gorman has significant commercial experience gained over the past 40 years including over 19 years as a partner of the accounting firm Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Swinburne University.

He is currently the CEO of The McMullin Property Group. Trevor was a director of the North Balwyn Citizens Welfare Association from 1994, and was appointed to the BASS Care board in 2001 when the two organisations merged.

Bernard Corser

Convener Appeals Committee

Bernard Corser is the Principal of Bernard Corser Property Consulting. Bernard established the company in 1988 and has been actively involved with real estate in Melbourne for over 20 years. His experience has given him an intimate knowledge of and expertise in all aspects of buying, selling and managing properties – residential, commercial and industrial.

Bernard holds a Certificate of Business Studies (RMIT) and a Further Certificate of Management (RMIT). He is a licensed real estate agent and a licensed auctioneer and a member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria and of the Australian Real Estate Institute. He volunteers his time to many worthwhile causes and holds positions on numerous boards and committees. Bernard was appointed to the BASS Care board in 2002.

Marie Curlis

Marie Curlis is a Registered Nurse and has held various management positions in the Department of Human Services for many years. She is currently the Vice President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

Marie was on the board of the Airdrie House Society for many years prior to her joining the BASS Care board in 2006.

Nicholas Jackson

Nicholas was a director and shareholder of a global management consulting firm before setting up his own consultancy in 2012 specialising in remuneration and job design. He was previously a human resources executive, initially in a multi-national oil company and later a government-own gas utility.

Nicholas is chairman of Abalone Victoria [Central Zone] Ltd. He holds a B.A. /M.A. (Prelim) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Monash University. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate Metcalf

Kate Metcalf is the Principal of K A Metcalf Solicitors and a Sessional Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). She is a Trustee of The Baker Foundation and a Director of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

She has previously held positions as Senior Solicitor Monash University, Legal Director Asia Carestream Health Australia Pty Ltd and Senior Counsel and Company Secretary Kodak (Australasis) Pty Ltd.