Lyn Heaysman
Board Chair
Member of the Clinical Governance Committee, Finance, Risk & Audit Committee and the Planning Projects & Service and Major Capital Works Committee.

Lyn has been a Board member of PCH for five years and she has a keen community spirit and a great interest in aged care.

Lyn is a Financial Adviser with 22 years experience and specialises in providing aged care advice. She has achieved her Masters in Applied Finance and completed the Directors course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Lyn is a long time member AICD and AFA.

Lyn has held three other community board positions in the not-for-profit sector over a span of 30 years.

Tony Hickey
Treasurer / Deputy Chair
Chair Finance, Risk & Audit Committee and member of the Planning Projects & Service and Major Capital Works Committee.

Tony is a Partner in Findex/Crowe Horwath Mildura and has over 30 years’ experience in the public practice and the agribusiness industry. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Economics) and is a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Tony’s passion is helping clients to achieve their business, financial and personal goals. Tony believes that having access to timely and relevant information is a key to making strategic decisions. Tony works with clients from a range of industries, particularly those relating to the horticultural, broad acre, cropping/livestock, aged care, solar, manufacturing, water and viticulture industries. Tony was born in Robinvale, Victoria and was raised on a family owned property. A proud Sunraysia person with strong family, professional and sporting ties in the region provides Tony with an understanding of the key issues facing regional people and their businesses.

Doug Tonge
Board Member
Chair of the Planning Projects & Service and Major Capital Works Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee and Clinical Governance Committee.

Doug has been a long standing Board member for Princes Court, providing over eleven years of service.

Prior to joining the Princes Court team, Doug’s career included 11 years as a public servant with Australia Post, 20 years as a horticulturist, and 30 years in the community sector having held the position as Chief Executive Officer – Mallee Accommodation & Support Program (MASP) for 20 of these years.

Now retired Doug continues to enjoy the opportunity of helping meet the needs of his community and takes great pride in his role at Princes Court.

Doug enjoys many interests including travel, gardening, beekeeping, fishing, and boating. Married to Marilyn the opportunity of spending time with their 12 grand-children is their greatest joy.

Paula Bruce
Board Member
Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee and member of the Projects & Service and Major Capital Works Committee.

Paula has had a long and varied career in the fields of health, mental health and education.

Previously working for the Mildura Base Hospital, the Mildura Homes for the Aged (now PCH) as well as her own private practice, Paula’s community development work has been extensive and varied over many years.

Prior to retirement she was the Head of the School of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University, Mildura Campus. As well as her Board duties, Paula is is an active Rotarian.


Peter Hartmann
Deputy Chair

Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Policy Working Group and member of the Planning Projects & Service and Major Capital Works Committee.

Peter is a Partner in Southern Cross Business Advisers (SCBA), a local Taxation and Advisory service to small and medium size business.

Peter grew up in Mildura and after completing his university studies, he worked for a chartered accounting firm in Melbourne. He returned to Mildura in 1995 and has been a Partner in SCBA since 2005.

Peter is an active community member as a AFL Regional Commissioner and Chairman of the Settlers Junior Cricket Club. He is a Life Member of the Bambill Football Club, the Millewa Football League and SMECC. Peter has been a PCH board member since September 2017.

Trevor Brennan
Board Member

Member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee.

Trevor has operated his own accounting and bookkeeping business since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants and is married with three children.

Trevor is passionate about helping small business achieve their business and personal goals, by implementing sound accounting and bookkeeping practices and advice. His skills in business management are a real plus for the Princes Court Homes board, as his contributions are backed up by well developed knowledge and tools.

Born in Wycheproof in regional Victoria, Trevor was raised on a broad acre farm with nine other siblings. He is the product of a very strong family environment where respect and care were paramount.

As well as serving on many different committees on a volunteering basis, Trevor is also passionate about sport.

Paula Gordon
Board Member
Member of the Remuneration Committee and Policy Working Group.

Teacher and sociologist, graduate of Ballarat Teachers College and Monash University.

Paula’s professional career included teaching, health promotion with the Victorian Health Department, rural policy development including influencing change for funding for Bush Nursing Hospitals and extensive experience in community development including as a member of the establishment committee of Sunraysia Cancer Resources. Paula has also held senior management positions.

Now retired, Paula continues to be involved in the community as a member of not-for-profit boards. Paula has had a long involvement with Princes Court Homes with her grandmother being residents and her mother enjoying respite for a period after having spent many years fund raising for the Homes.

Christine Forbes
Board Member
Member of the Clinical Governance Committee.

Chris Forbes holds a Bachelor and Masters in Social Work and has been working within the Non-Government / Government sector for over 30 years including direct practice, community development, management, clinical supervision, research and training.

Chris is currently the General Manager at the Education Training and Research Unit of Mallee Family Care and has been a lecturer for Latrobe University Mildura in Social Work for the past 10 years.