Lifeline Australia Directors
John Brogden AM (Chairman)
John is the Chief Executive Officer of Landcom, a NSW Government State Owned Corporation which acts as the NSW Government’s land and development agency.
Between 2015 and 2017 he was the MD & CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 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 before successfully merging it with HCF.
John’s previous non-executive directorships include UrbanGrowthNSW (Chairman), Abacus Australian Mutuals (Chairman), BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education (Chairman), NIA Pty Limited (health.com.au), Sydney Ports Corporation, Australian Private Health Insurance Association and the Australian Friendly Societies Association.
From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. In 2002, elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person to lead a major political party at a state or federal level.
John is also the Chairman of Furlough House Retirement Village and the Patron of Kookaburra Kids, Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club and Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and holds a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Sydney.
Jacinta Munro (Deputy Chair, Audit and Risk Committee Chair)
B Bus (Accounting) CA GAICD
Jacinta is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years’ experience with KPMG, with over ten years as Partner. She currently has the dual role of Partner responsible for Regulatory Compliance and Sector Leader for Wealth Management. 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 was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI) in September 2017, the most recent global initiative under Andrew and Nicola Forrest's Minderoo Foundation. 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.
Sheryl Weil (Service Committee Chair)
Sheryl joined the Board in November 2013.
Sheryl has more than 33 years experience in the financial services industry with Macquarie Bank. Sheryl was an Executive Director with Macquarie Group for 10 years, most recently as Head of the Macquarie Group Queensland Office and as Head of Service and Operations for the Banking and Financial Services group of Macquarie.
Sheryl has extensive experience in leadership, global operations, client service provision and change management. Sheryl has a demonstrated track record in the practical application of high performance culture and a commitment to best practice governance that allows organisations, their people and communities to prosper.
Sheryl currently serves on the Board of Lifeline Australia and is Chair of Lifeline Australia’s Service Committee. She is also involved with MS Research and the Big Issue. Previously Sheryl was a longstanding member of the Macquarie Group Foundation Board and a Non-Executive Director of the Schizophrenia Research Institute.
Sheryl is a graduate member of 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.
Grant Foster was appointed to the Board in July 2015, Grant is one of the founding directors of strategic consultancy Ellis Foster McVeigh and a Adjunct Faculty Member of The Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). He has held senior marketing roles in Australia, US and European listed technology businesses and is one of Australia's leading consultants in business and brand strategy, working with clients in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Grant has an MBA from Bond University, has completed the Executive Program at Stanford University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Tony joined the Board in September 2017. He is the vice president and managing director for Unisys Asia Pacific. Tony is an accomplished executive who has successfully led IT services organisations in the Asia Pacific region to significant growth through the development, sales and marketing of innovative new solutions and service channels.
Before joining Unisys in December 2015, he was managing director, Global Services, Asia Pacific for Adobe Systems. Prior to Adobe, he held senior sales and marketing roles at Dell Inc., including leading Dell Services Sales for Asia Pacific. He began his career Westpac Banking Corporation. Tony has a Bachelor of Economics in Marketing and Economics from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is based in Sydney.
MBA Adv Dip RBM MAICD
Travis joined the Board in November 2017. Travis has more than 25 years’ experience in the agribusiness industry. Having joined Ruralco Holdings Limited in 2007, Travis has extensive operational knowledge across all of the Group’s activities including rural supplies, livestock agency, live export, financial services, wool and real estate agency activities. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director & CEO in November 2015, Travis was responsible for many of the profit centre operations across the Group. Current directorships include several of the Ruralco entities along with AuctionsPlus Pty Ltd, market leader in online transactions of livestock services. Travis has spent much of his life living and working in regional Australia, giving him a strong understanding of the challenges facing rural communities and people.
Travis holds an Advanced Diploma in Rural Business Management and has completed an MBA.
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. Daniel is an Associate Director – Capital Projects and Infrastructure at PwC Australia. He possesses advanced qualifications in environmental engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Daniel brings to the Board his skills in stakeholder management and strategic vision as well as a passion for helping communities embrace diversity and build resilience – particularly in the area of support for LGBTI people who face additional challenges in mental health and suicidality due to stigma, bullying, isolation, and the internal acceptance of their sexuality.
BSoc Sc Grad Dip Adult Ed, Executive MPA
Brent joined the Board in November 2017. Brent is Group Executive Child and Family 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.
Brent has a keen interest in building strong evidence based-practice, enhancing cultural understanding, supporting communities to respond to local need, strengthening collaboration across the community services sector, and finding innovative ways to address social issues.
Brent holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Grad Diploma of Adult Education and an Executive Master of Public Administration. He is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government Alumni.
Co-Opted Board Committee Members
Geoff Robinson (Services Committee Member)
- People and HR
- Media and Stakeholder Relations
- Client Account and Registrations
- IT infrastructure and service delivery
He has also held senior positions and worked with most client segments, such as Individuals and Small Business. Geoff also held a senior position in the Child Support Agency for a number of years. Geoff was a member of the Victorian Tax Agents Board for 12 years and was the first Secretary of the National Tax Practitioners Board. An accredited Executive Coach for a number of years, Geoff is heavily involved in Change Management and the development of leaders.
Geoff has been with Lifeline since 2008 serving as a Lifeline Australian Director, Audit & Risk Committee member and currently a Service Committee member.
Mrs Annie Corlett AM
(Director since 05/11/2011 to 05/05/2017)
Director qualifications: BEc MAICD.
Annie has extensive business experience in the financial services sector as well as Company Secretary and Executive Director of publicly listed mining companies. Annie was previously President of the University of Sydney Alumni Council. Currently Annie is a University Senate appointed member of the Sydney University Sport & Fitness Management Committee, a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Dept. of Government and International Relations and a member of the Alumni Council Volunteer Management Committee. Annie is an accredited Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter, Facilitator and In-Shift Supervisor.
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
Leila Joined the Lifeline Audit Committee in August 2018. With over 20 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, Leila Fourie has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. Dr Fourie was appointed as CEO of Australian Payments Network in 2016 and also serves as the NSW Vice President of the Economic Society of Australia. Prior to this, she served on the board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Executive Director. Dr Fourie also served as Card Division Managing Director for one of South Africa’s largest banks, Standard Bank. During this time, she served as Chairman on the board of Diners Club and Board Member on Discover’s Chicago-based Diners Club International Advisory board. Leila started in Standard Bank’s investment bank as Global Director Credit analytics, capital and portfolio management for SA, UK, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil and Argentina. Leila has a PhD in Economic and Financial Sciences and won the Founders’ award in 2012 for best Masters Economics thesis in the country by Economic Society South Africa.