DianneDianne Clemens – Chairman

Dianne has over 15 years as a qualified program director providing advice, leadership and assisting teams in developing strategic options for multiple infrastructure and asset programs working in Australia’s largest passenger and freight railways.

Dianne is presently Chairman of the Home Modifications Solutions board, providing governance and leading strategic change to ensure the organisation enjoys growth and maintains a viable and sustainable service for the community. Dianne joined the organisation in 2013.

Dianne has also joined the board of the NSW Railway Institute as a non-executive director in 2013 where she has been instrumental in advocating and ensuring a strategic business plan and marketing strategy be developed and implemented.   She is actively involved with overseeing the implementation of the business & marketing plans looking at the future longevity of the Institute. Dianne joined this board in November 2014.

Dianne has established strong professional and government networks in relevant sectors across a number of industries including being a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).


Geoff Herman – Deputy ChairmanGeoff Herman – Deputy Chairman

Geoff Herman is a Civil Engineer with over 38 years’ experience. He has over 9 years recent experience on the board of RedR Australia and as a Director of his own consulting engineering business.

Geoff brings to the Board his knowledge and experience in the management and operation of not for profit organisations and the delivery of aged care and disabled services through the HACC and My Aged Care systems. Geoff also provides direct input to HMS through audits of the Quality Management System. Geoff has a strong focus on contributing to community services organisations.



David Reed – TreasurerDavid Reed – Treasurer

David operates a retirement advice business in the Sutherland Shire.
He is a certified retirement coach and award winning retirement advice  specialist. Through his experience with clients and ongoing academic  research, he has an understanding of the issues surrounding gerontology  and the importance of a wellness approach to deliver a successful  ageing experience. David has authored two books on the ageing phase of life including co-authoring with Canadian psychologist Barry LaValley.



Barbara Bourne – Board MemberBarbara Bourne – Board Member

Barbara has 28 years serving the community through the Community Rehabilitation Team and the Combined Caring Centres of the Sutherland Shire through Sutherland Hospital & Community Health Services.   Barbara has volunteered on School Committees and in Canteens and other Community services including trips away for seniors of the Sutherland Shire. Barbara currently volunteers two days a week for Caring Centres providing socialisation for older residents of the Shire and the Home Modification Solutions (HMS) Board.

Barbara has a broad view of the not for profit sector and brings a wealth of information about the needs of the over 65s, she has a supportive network in the community. Barbara was the HMS Board’s Deputy Chair for a period of 6 months in 2015 and is still a valuable member of the team.