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Meet the Board - Our Board are all local community members who are committed to Wavecare.


Swami Nathan - WaveCare Board Treasurer

Swami Nathan

Board Treasurer

Swami Nathan has senior executive experience spanning the information technology and professional services sectors. He has the ability to balance strategic capability with tactical implementation. He has led the implementation and on-going provision of major IT systems and has implemented SAAS applications in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, Risk and Compliance Management and Facility Management. He is committed to adding value to the governance and compliance regimes.

Swami brings a strong strategic capability and is an entrepreneur with an eye for current and future trends and comprehends the “big picture”. Accurately assesses organisational strengths and weaknesses and vulnerabilities and makes tactical and strategic adjustments.


John McKenzie - WaveCare Board Secretary

John McKenzie

Board Secretary

Has worked for Telstra for over 30 years fulfilling many roles, predominantly working in Billing and was responsible for developing and the implementation of the new bill design a few years ago – a major achievement. John loves playing golf and is a fanatical Richmond supporter.

He volunteered for a position in 2011, as he thought that he could bring his corporate background and governance to assist. Personally, he says he has found that experience uplifting and working with the other board members, our CEO and staff members during a very difficult period has been fantastic, and he feels that we are making positive inroads. The board is working very hard to ensure that Wavecare offers all its customers the best service possible.


Lesley Potucek - WaveCare Director

Lesley Potucek


Lesley has been a local Monash resident for over thirty five years and runs a graphic design business in Wheelers Hill.

She joined the Wavecare board in 2010 when she became aware of some of the challenges that Wavecare faces as a not-for-profit organisation, operating without government funding. Since then she has been heavily engaged in raising the money needed to continue improving and expanding our services, and allowing us to be flexible and responsive to our client needs. She is always keen to boost awareness of Wavecare services and to grow our support base.


Amy Mcleod - WaveCare Board Member

Amy Mcleod

Board Member

Amy is an experienced senior legal professional with dual qualifications in Australia and England & Wales.

Amy has in-depth experience in corporate and commercial matters, advising at the highest levels across all areas within large multinational companies including those behind some of the world’s leading brands. Having developed her career over 15 years practising in New York and London, Amy has recently returned to Australia. She is currently the Regional Legal Counsel for the Hertz Car Rental across Australia, NZ Asia Pacific. Her passion is for innovation, legal strategy, compliance, governance, corporate social responsibility, ethical business and risk management.

Amy has volunteered with Crisis at Christmas in the UK and the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Western Australia. She is looking forward to using her professional skills to positively impact the community through offering her legal and governance skills to assist [Interplast/Wavecare].

As a board member, Amy is passionate about supporting people in the community with mental health issues and the work that Wavecare does in this space.

Outside of these roles, Amy loves old movies, trying new restaurants and travelling. Happily, most of her spare time is spent chasing after her active little boy and pottering around the garden.


Gary Layton - WaveCare Board Member

Gary Layton B.Sc. M.Sc. MBA MAICD

Board Member

Gary has over 20 years' experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries gained through senior management roles with several leading commercial and not-for-profit healthcare organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.  In his previous roles with organisations that include Glaxo Australia, Glaxo Wellcome UK, the International Diabetes Institute, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited and The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Gary has developed and managed numerous productive strategic alliances with community health organisations, commercial organisations, government and professional bodies.  These efforts resulted in the development of new revenue streams and a range of health service programs designed to fill healthcare gaps in vulnerable communities.

Gary has served on numerous organisational subcommittees including Business Development, Finance, Clinical Quality, and Occupational Health and Safety. 


Denis Carruthers - WaveCare Vice-Chair

Denis Carruthers

Vice Chair

Denis has more than 40 years’ experience in the retail sector and spent 25 years with Westfield Shopping Centre Group in senior management roles in Australia and the UK.  His last role was Director of Shopping Centre Management & Marketing for Westfield based in London.

Since retirement in 2010 Denis has undertaken shopping centre consultancy work in Australia and overseas.  Denis is a Charter member of the Lions Club of Wheelers Hill, ex-President, and Currently Vice President, Services.


Joy Banerji - WaveCare Chair

Joy Banerji


Joy has been a Board Member of Wavecare Inc. since 2010.  Her interest in the organization was instigated by her role as a Councillor in the City of Monash, a position she held for a period of almost ten years. She retired from Council duties in November 2012.

In April 2012, Joy was elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Wavecare Inc., a position she still holds. Despite the many challenges the Board has faced over the last few years, Joy feels her role has been made easier with the strong support of all other committed and hardworking members of the Board. The Board has worked effectively as a strong team to try and maximise the opportunities and benefits for the organisation.

Joy has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies) from RMIT. She is currently undertaking a course to qualify as a Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching.