Pip is currently seconded as statewide Project Lead for Infusion Pump Procurement for the Tasmanian Health Service. She has also been an Army Reservist for 23 years, originally enlisting as a Musician, and accepting a Commission as a Nursing Officer in 2006. Pip is posted remotely as an Instructor to the Army School of Health in Albury, NSW where she holds the rank of Major.
Pip is mother of 4 young girls, and her partner Pete is a Pharmacist. Her family are actively involved in community events and organisations, and passionate about supporting Tasmanian opportunities, preserving culture and heritage. Tasmanian by birth, and Tasmanian by choice, Pip is also well-travelled having spent 2 years seeing the world early in her career, and 8 trips overseas since. She brings her insights and broader understanding to providing support locally; more recently with logistic assistance to the Tasmanian Fire Service Regional Operations Centre Interoperability Arrangements as part of the Bushfire Incident Management Team response in 2019. Pip has also had a long-standing interest in tourism and leadership since organising and taking a group of young people around our beautiful state for 2 weeks as part of her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Pip enthusiastically accepts the challenge of the RSV Aurora Australis Museum so the ‘orange roughy’ can be remembered for generations and remain connected to the Australian community she has served for 30 years!
Melanie’s work and academic experience includes history, architecture, archaeology, medicine and public health. She has been a member of the Army Reserve for over 30 years in administration and logistics and is currently a medical officer.
Melanie travels extensively in eastern Australia working as a rural general practitioner with extended skills in emergency medicine and anaesthetics.