Management of the WHCG Foundation's Funds

The WHCG Foundation's capital investments are managed by a skills based volunteer Board of Trustees from our community. As a charitable trust, the Foundation manages funds for maximum return and security in accordance with the Trustees Act 1958.

The systems and processes are compliant with current Public Ancillary Funds (PAF) legislation.

Graeme Hardman B.Juris.L.L.B (Chair)

Graeme Hardman

Graeme is a retired solicitor having practiced for some 40 years with Horsham law firm Power and Bennett. Graeme acted as honorary solicitor to the Foundation until his retirement in 2018. He has been a trustee since the Foundation was established in 1989.




Penelope Manserra (Deputy Chair)

Penelope Manserra

Penelope is a Certified Financial Planner and Partner of Hillross Financial Services and joined the Wimmera Health Care Group Board of Trustees in 2010. Penelope is actively involved in many other community pursuits focusing around her children and business interests.




Alison Butler

Alison Butler

Alison joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 bringing extensive experience across Insurance, Finance, Welfare and Employment industries. Alison enjoys learning about holistic and healthy lifestyle choices, volunteering in community activities and raising her family with her husband, Phil




Sue Frankham

Sue Frankham

Sue first became involved with the Foundation in 2008 when she was employed as Wimmera Health Care Group’s Community Liaison Officer, which incorporated the role of Foundation Administrator. Sue is passionate about the Foundation and the important role it plays in supporting the Wimmera Health Care Group and joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. She is currently employed as the Governance Officer at Horsham Rural City Council.



Brenda Whitworth


Brenda grew up in the Otway’s, before moving to Horsham in 1990. Brenda spent 15 years as a primary teacher before a career change saw her move to Horsham. A role with 3WM, MixxFM and The Weekly Advertiser saw her develop a real love for the Wimmera and its people. In recent years Brenda has been an active member of the FOFz group, helping to raise much needed funds for the Wimmera Health Care Group. This, together with helping and supporting family here in Horsham and her partner are a worthwhile way to spend retirement.



David Johns

Tony Schneider

David joined the board of Trustees in November 2018. David, born and raised in Horsham returned in 2003 after spending 10 years in Adelaide and Darwin. David is the Owner and Director of Horsham Doors & Glass since 2004. Over the last 15 years, David has been actively involved in sporting, community groups and committee’s. David also heads up the local 3wm radio sports program ‘The Shirtfront’ and is a member of the Local Football broadcast team. David is married to Emilia and has three children. David joined the Board of Trustees to continue the great work the WHCG foundation does for Horsham and the broader community and also in remembrance of his late father Dr Don Johns, who was a founding member of the WHCG Foundation.


Josephine Johns

Tony Schneider

Josephine is newly welcomed to the Board of Trustees. Born and raised in Horsham, then after living interstate and abroad, returned to Horsham in 2007. Since returning to Horsham, Josephine has been actively engaged with the local community through Red Cross, the Uniting Church and serving the community as a Justice of the Peace for Victoria. Josephine treasures time with her husband and family, and looks forward to contributing to the wider community through the WHCG Foundation.