Matthew Charles Burke OAM was appointed as the fourth Chair of Albury Wodonga Health on 1 July 2020 and has been a member of the AWH Board since 2013.
Matt served 25 years in the Australian Regular Army, in logistics and transportation, finishing up in senior executive management in the Albury Wodonga Military Area, at Bandiana in 1995. Matt has served on active military operations overseas.
Matt was appointed Regional Manager of British Aerospace Australia on leaving the Army, and after two years was appointed Regional Manager – Riverina for Removals Australia, a business that he set up from “scratch” in Wodonga and Wagga, turning over $6M in two years.
Matt was appointed General Manager of the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre in October 1998, responsible for a business growth of 24.6%; Matt was then appointed Chief Executive Officer, Consec Security in 2006, a National Defence Security Business with over 200 staff. He then worked as a Divisional Manager at Aware Industries Ltd, and since 2010 has been the appointed Chief Executive Officer at Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation. In 2015 matt joined the United Protestants Association (NSW) Murray Riverina as the Strategic Planning Manager, and before his retirement he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline Albury Wodonga in 2018.
Matt is very involved in the community as follows:
Immediate past Chairman of Vocational Training for Rotary District 9790,
Current secretary of the Rotary Club of Wodonga West, and was Past President in 2002,
Immediate Past Vice Chairman of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project in Canberra,
Past Chairman of Rotary District 9790 Conference 2004 and 2006,
Past Chairman of Kirinari Community Service Ltd,
Past President of the Australian Peacemaker and Peacekeeper Veterans Association – Victorian Branch, position held for 10 years
Member of RSL Wodonga Sub Branch.
Matt received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 1991 New Years Honours List, for outstanding and exemplary services to the Australian Army, and was also awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003, for outstanding contribution to the local community. In 2004 Matt was a recipient for Rotary International's highest award, a Paul Harris Fellow, and in 2006 received the 1st Sapphire to the Paul Harris Fellow.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree.
He has two children, and four grandchildren, and lives in Wodonga with his wife.