Dr Tony Mylius (BMBS FRACP FCSANZ Cert H Econ)
Tony works as a Cardiologist and Consultant Physician in the Wheatbelt region of WA and is passionate about tackling the challenges of developing and implementing systems and services which assist all people achieve their optimum potential. Tony’s commitment to these goals motivates his role on the Board and his desire to contribute to the development and maintenance of a strongly client-centred, highly performing, innovative and committed organisation.
Previous and current roles in government and private practice settings include his role as Associate Professor in the Rural Clinical School of WA and continuing involvement with strategic planning around regional cardiology and health service provision with the Cardiovascular Health Network in the WA Health Department and WA Country Health Service.
Steve Pollard (Bachelor of Business)
Born and bred in Northam, Steve is an accountant by profession. Steve has been a member of the Essential Personnel Board member for more than 15 years and has previously held the position of Chairperson of the Essential Personnel Board. He has also been the President of the Shire of Northam for the past 6 years. Steve’s dedication to the Northam community spans across a range of a range of community activities. He is currently the Association Secretary to the Wheatbelt GP Network, a Board member of the Wheatbelt Development Commission and a Governing Council member of C Y O’Connor Institute.
Max joined the Essential Personnel Board in 2013, at the conclusion of a long and esteemed career in Western Australian politics as a member of the National Party. His 27 years in politics contained many career highlights including Member and Chair of the public Accounts Committee in the Legislative Assembly; Member of the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges and Chair, Standing Committee on Public Administration. Max was appointed Leader of the Parliamentary National Party in 2001 and held this position until 2005. Max served his constituents in the Avon/Wheatbelt electorate with passion and commitment making positive changes to many lives.
In his position as a Board member of Essential Personnel he brings a wealth of knowledge in relation to state and federal government, legislature and parliamentary processes. In addition to his political experience, he has agricultural experience from working on the family farm and good business acumen as a result of running his own Insurance, Superannuation and Financial Broking Agency.
Jan Horsley has extensive business experience and life experience. She is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Northam, was the elected President of the Inner Wheel club in 2008 and was appointed the first Director of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce in 1980.
Her business experience includes owning Goldfields Air Services, an aircraft charter company, for many years and a Children’s Wear shop.
Although she is now officially retired, she keeps very busy with her charitable activities which includes a special interest in disadvantaged youth
Kim has a long employment history working as a registered nurse in rural Western Australia. Her medical experience is expansive and includes General Medical and Surgical Wards, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Aged Care and Community Care. Kim has always been an active participant in community life and recently held the position of President of CWA McCarthy Belles.
Kim brings an enlightened approach and understanding to the Essential Personnel Board through her experience as the parent of two children with disabilities. Both children have been clients of the Essential Personnel services. Thus, she has a profound understanding of the experience of an Essential Personnel client and the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities.
Board Member and Chief Executive Officer
Tony was the Chairman and Managing Director of a Licensed Securities Dealer and Managing Partner of a Chartered Accountancy Practice, from the mid-nineties to 2001 in Subiaco, Western Australia. He joined the Board of Essential Personnel in 2003 and was Chairman for 2 years. In January 2007 Tony took up the role of Chief Executive Officer and still occupies that position. His corporate background has been an advantage to Essential Personnel evidenced in their strong financial position, enabling the organisation to establish a substantial infrastructure enhancing our ability to deliver quality services to individuals with disabilities throughout the areas we service. Under his leadership the organisation has grown from a single funder of $600 000 per annum to over $3.5 million per annum while Essential Personnel has maintained a leadership position in delivering services to individuals with disabilities of the highest order. Tony is committed to excellence in service delivery to the sector of the community that he serves.