Executive & Board

Sandybeach Community Co-operative Society Limited trades as Sandybeach Centre and is owned and managed by the community under the stewardship of a seven-member Board of Directors, all of whom are volunteers.

The Directors are responsible for board portfolios; business viability, finance, governance, human resources, legal matters, risk management and board administration. Sandybeach Centre is a not-for-profit entity with community shareholders. No dividends are paid to shareholders.


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Chris Hill


Chris is an experienced leader with 30 years working in the community, educational, hospital and health care industry. He brings extensive skills from working in Community and Non-profit Organisations, Prevention, Clinical Supervision and Strategic Management. He is passionate about the role of local community services in inclusion for all and supporting people to achieve their full potential.

Rajah Ramanathan 
Chair and Secretary   


B. Commerce and Economics (Melbourne), CA, Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia.


Rajah is recently retired and has held senior executive roles including that of General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Chief Risk Officer within the retail banking and financial services industry. A Chartered Accountant, he has extensive experience in general management and administration, finance, accounting, budgeting, company secretarial and corporate governance, risk management and compliance, auditing (both internal and external), financial performance and statutory reporting, strategic planning, policy and product development, project and business change management, services contract negotiations and fraud investigations. He has also served as Council President of the Worthing Road Primary School. 

Stephen Hay 
Finance Director 


Bachelor Business, Accounting; CPS; Leadership Prog, Finance, Leadership Development

Stephen Hay is a qualified accounting professional with broad organisational experience working in global FMCG, Manufacturing, Engineering and local construction industries. He brings to the Board a track record of applying financial and problem solving skills to provide business support and contribute positively to ensuring the long-term viability of businesses. This has included system implementation, enhancements and business acquisitions.

Peter Bean 
General Member   

Bachelor of Business (Local Government), Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management, Masters of Business Management.

Peter has worked in managerial positions for metropolitan Melbourne and North Eastern Victorian Councils for over twenty years including long term planning and capital works programs. ​He has a particular strength in advocacy and community relations.

Cameron Gregson 
General Member   

Bachelor of Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

Cameron Gregson is a resident of Hampton and works in property fund management, specialising in retail property.  He is focused on an assets ability to generate local traffic and relate to its local environment.  He holds a bachelor in business degree and a post graduate diploma in accounting both from Monash University and amongst other things is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Property Council of Australia.  He is currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Physiological Sciences

Chris D’Arcy 
Deputy Chair   


BA (Hons) Business Studies, City of London Polytechnic, Business School. MSC Glass Technology and Management University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Certificate IV in Training &Assessment TAE40110 Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Certificate I in IT ICA105 Sandybeach Centre. Assessment of Informal Learning 21812 Vic CAE. 


Chris worked for Owens Illinois, a US based Fortune 500 Company manufacturing glass packaging. Later he was General Manager, Sales and Marketing for
O-I Asia Pacific and Chairman of O-I Indonesia. He retired in 2007 after 34 years with the company. These roles have given him extensive experience in marketing, sales and risk management. From 2008 until 2012, Chris has worked in community education in the not for profit sector as a sessional teacher, consultant and as a member of the Committee of Management at Hampton Community Centre. His teaching has included delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, computer courses and mentoring for both seniors and youth programs.

Lois Lindsay 
General Member   


Registered General Nurse/Midwifery Nurse. Post Graduate Cert. Premature Infants/Sick Neonates
(U.K.) Post Graduate Cert. Infection Control/Sterilization. Ba.Applied Science (Admin). Graduate Diploma Heath Service Management. Previous Accredited Surveyor A.C.H.S. Certificate Aged Care Assessor Course.


Lois’s career spanned 53 years in various Health Care settings involving medium to large Teaching Hospitals within Public and Private environments and Aged Care organisations. These roles were in Senior and Executive Managerial positions in my last 26 years of my career. Since retirement in 2007 Lois has been actively involved in her Local Bayside Community as a Volunteer at Sandringham Hospital as well and a Member of Beaumaris Rotary.

Elizabeth Hardy 
General Member   

Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Professional Communication.

Elizabeth has held marketing positions in a number of companies with planning and management of marketing budgets, developing new businesses and product development.

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Sandybeach Community

Co-operative Society Limited

2 Sims Street, Sandringham, Vic 3191

Tel: 03 9598 2155

ABN: 398 538 675 16

Email: admin@sandybeach.org.au


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