Lifeline Australia Directors
John Brogden AM (Chairman)
John is the Chief Executive Officer of Landcom.
Between 2015 and 2017 John was the MD and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). From 2009 to 2015 John was the CEO of the Financial Services Council and from 2006 to 2009 he was CEO of Manchester Unity Australia.
From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament and from 2002 to 2005 Leader of the Opposition.
John is the Chairman of Furlough House Retirement Village, Patron of Kookaburra Kids, Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club and Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. In 2014 John was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community.
Jacinta Munro (Deputy Chair, Audit and Risk Committee Chair)
B Bus (Accounting) CA GAICD
Jacinta is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience with KPMG, with over fifteen years as Partner. Jacinta currently has the role of Partner responsible for Regulatory Compliance. Her experience spans audit, governance, compliance and risk advisory services and she has extensive experience working with Boards. She is a graduate and member of the AICD and is a key figure in the investment management industry in Melbourne.
Geoff McClellan (Governance Committee Chair)
Geoff joined the Board in November 2011. He is a Senior Litigation Partner at one of Australia’s largest law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was Chairman and Senior Partner of Freehills for six and a half years. Geoff is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading commercial litigators and has extensive experience advising major public companies across a broad range of significant strategic issues. He brings to the Board, from both his professional practice and the leadership of a major law firm, extensive experience in matters of corporate governance, strategy and organisational change. Geoff is a director of Oxfam Australia. Geoff also Chairs the Board Governance Committee.
B Com Ffin MAICD
Bruce Mansfield is currently an advisor to Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation is Australia, with Bruce’s area of focus covering cancer and tobacco control. Bruce joined Minderoo in September 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and prior to this, Bruce was Managing Director of eftpos Payments Australia Limited from August 2010 to August 2017. Prior to joining eftpos, Bruce held a number of senior executive positions for Visa Inc. where he worked for over 18 years including Executive Vice President of a number of local and regional business operations spanning Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and International operations. He has substantial board experience in the NFP sector, including six years on the National Board of Save the Children Australia Limited. Bruce is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
BE (Communications) BD MA (Pastoral Supervision)
Geoff is currently the Minister/Executive Officer of the Wollongong Mission of The Uniting Church in Australia which has a long history of supporting persons in crisis through Lifeline South Coast and its Community Care Centre. Geoff has 20 years’ experience serving in leadership positions within the Church including the NSW/ACT Boards of the UCA Synod and UnitingCare (now Uniting) Geoff is passionate about promoting mental health, and is an experienced Defence and Mental Health Chaplain, and Clinical Pastoral Educator. He has a strong interest in Public Theology and the integration of Christian proclamation and community service.
Tony joined the Board in September 2017. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry. An accomplished senior executive with experience spanning national, regional and global theatres, Tony has successfully led IT services organisations in the Asia Pacific region of scale and complexity.
With strategic and operational experience across all enterprise functions, Tony has a notable track record in sales, marketing, product management, customer experience management and service delivery. His most recent role was Managing Director for Unisys Asia pacific and Chairman of the Unisys Australia Board. Prior to that Tony held executive leadership positions at Adobe and Dell where he led numerous businesses to significant growth through the development, sale, delivery and management of innovative and complex solutions for government and commercial clients.
MBA Adv Dip RBM MAICD
Travis joined the Board in November 2017. Travis has nearly 30 years’ experience in the agribusiness industry. Having worked previously for Ruralco Holdings Limited & Wesfarmers subsidiary Landmark. Travis has extensive operational knowledge across all of the sectors activities including rural supplies, livestock agency, live export, financial services, wool and real estate agency activities. His previous directorships include several of the Ruralco entities along with AuctionsPlus Pty Ltd, market leader in online transactions of livestock services.
Dr Daniel Mainville
BSc (Eng)(Honours) MSc PhD GAICD
Daniel joined the Board in November 2017. He has served on the Board of Lifeline Gippsland Inc. since 2014. Living in regional Victoria, Daniel brings to the Board a passion for helping communities embrace diversity and build resilience – particularly in the area of support for LGBTIQ+ people who face additional mental health challenges and suicidality due to community attitudes, stigma, bullying, isolation, and the internal acceptance of their sexuality. His career includes over 15 years working at senior levels working in government leading strategy development, stakeholder management, and tactical responses to risks and emergencies. He has more than 25 years domestic and international experience. He possesses advanced qualifications in environmental engineering. Daniel is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
BSoc Sc Grad Dip Adult Ed, Executive MPA
Brent joined the Board in November 2017. Brent is Group Executive Family and Disability Services, UnitingCare Queensland. Brent has over 30 years’ experience working in the community services sector in a variety of roles including as a case worker, client services manager, teacher, funder and contract manager, operational manager and senior leader in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
Prior to joining UnitingCare Queensland, Brent was the Regional Executive Director, North Coast with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, responsible for leading the delivery of child and family, disability, community recovery, domestic and family violence and community services and initiatives in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions.
Linda O’Farrell is a senior executive with extensive experience in the Western Australian resources sector. Linda has shaped people strategy for leading resource companies including Newcrest, BHP, Mount Gibson Iron and since 2013 has led the People and Infrastructure Services teams for Fortescue Metals Group (FMG).
In 2015 Linda was honoured to be awarded the CME Women in Resources Champion award and has continued to contribute to empowering women through her involvement with Dress for Success WA (2017) and Chief Executive Women. Linda joined the Board of the Australian Institute of Management WA in 2018 and the board of Australian Mines and Metals in 2018.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours in Industrial Relations) from the University of Western Australia and has particular interest in leadership development, Aboriginal employment and building workplaces which support people and families.
BA LLB GAICD
Michelle joined the Board in 2019 and is a Telephone Crisis Supporter based in Maroochydore.
Michelle is also a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience as a commercial litigator across different industries. Since early in her career as a partner of national and international firms, she has been involved in management, sitting on her firms’ boards and executive committees. She was one of the early female managing partners of a law firm, and throughout her career has been a champion of diversity in the workplace. Since 2016, Michelle has been the principal of Harpur Phillips, and is a trusted advisor to a small number of clients, advising mainly on governance and risk management.
Michelle is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a director of Eildon Capital Limited, and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee.
Co-Opted Board Committee Members
Kristy Do is General Counsel & Company Secretary of Nikko Asset Management, Australia and is responsible for the legal, risk and compliance functions of that business. Nikko Asset Management, Australia is part of the Nikko Asset Management Group headquartered in Tokyo.
Kristy joined Nikko Asset Management in October 2013 and has over 18 years experience as a legal practitioner with over 14 years in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Nikko Asset Management, Kristy was Company Secretary for Mirvac Group, Senior Lawyer for ANZ Wealth and a legal practitioner for Colins Biggers and Paisley. Kristy also spent 6 years with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in enforcement litigation and compliance roles ending her service there as Manager of the Compliance Directorate for Financial Services responsible for ensuring compliance with Australian financial services law by large entities regulated by ASIC.
She is a member of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, holds an unrestricted practising certificate from the Law Society of New South Wales. She has completed the Company Directors Course and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sam is an auditor and adviser to large and medium sized financial institutions. He enjoys nothing more than thoroughly understanding the business model that his clients have in place, and the processes and controls that they operate to meet their business objectives. He prides himself as being easy to do business with. His passion for what he does combined with years of experience enable him to provide significant value through the assurance services he offers.
His areas of expertise include:
- Audit and Assurance Services
- Accounting Advice: IFRS
- Controls Advisory (including Sarbanes Oxley)
- Risk Management
- Regulation (specialising in APRA regulation)
- Due diligence
Peter joined the Lifeline Service Committee in July 2019. He is a Consulting Director of LimeBridge Australia. He has significant industry experience in customer service delivery in Australia, United Kingdom and the USA. Over the last 20 years he has transformed many of Australia’s largest institutions. Peter grew up in Sydney and studied accounting at UNSW and more recently, four years post graduate Psychology at Sydney University. Peter has gained a wide experience in financial service firms within Australia as well as working for Coopers & Lybrand in the UK. Limebridge is a customer experience consulting firm in Australia, well known for operational transformation and improvement programs that continues to create value for Australia’s largest companies.