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The Family Life Board of Directors is a multidisciplinary group with a diverse range of experiences. Dedicated to continuing the work of Family Life for years to come.

Our Board

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Family Life is a not-for-profit incorporated company limited by guarantee, governed by a voluntary Board. The Board is the sole supervisory body of Family Life operating under the rules of the Constitution. Family Life knows the importance of a strong board, and has worked hard to achieve a balance of experienced and new board members, seeking board members who can offer diverse skills, experience and knowledge to the organisation. Our Board of Directors are committed to making a stronger and long-lasting difference to our communities.

Steve Walsh

Steve Walsh - Chair & Director of the Board. Steve is a former Chair of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, a Director with Respect Victoria and also Chair of Elenium Automation.

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Georgina Cohen

Georgina Cohen – Director and Company Secretary. Georgina has over 25 years of senior management and consulting experience.

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Judy Pridmore

Judy Pridmore - Director and Vice Chair. Judy is a business consultant and government advisor, who specialises in digital and technology innovation and business transformation.

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David Stewart

David Stewart - Director and Vice Chair. David is the Founder & Principal of RYP International.

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Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips - Director and Treasurer. Jeff is Chief Financial Officer of Bennelong Funds Management and has over 19 years of experience in financial services.

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Aneesha Varghese

Aneesha Varghese - Director. Aneesha is a Chartered Accountant with nearly two decades of accounting and finance experience, both in Australia and New Zealand.

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Carmel O’Brien OAM

Carmel O’Brien OAM - Director. Carmel is a counselling psychologist whose special interest is the recovery of women and children from family violence.

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Emily Darnett

Emily Darnett - Director. Emily is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Nipaluna Lands. She is a provisionally registered psychologist and a PhD candidate.

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