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By volunteering for Lifeline not only will you be making a difference to the lives of other Australians who use the Lifeline services, but you’ll also be enriching your own life.

It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline's telephone crisis support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across Australia. Lifeline relies on over 11,000 Volunteers nation wide to support Lifeline's crisis support line, help raise funds, work in retail outlets, or conduct administrative duties.

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Online Bookstore

Lifeline Canberra earns a major part of its funding by selling thousands of donated items at our three Bookfairs. We offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as magazines and pamphlets, comic books and atlases, records, CDs and DVDs, games and puzzles.

A limited selection of our rarer, more valuable or collectable items is available for purchase from our online bookstore catalogue.

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Board Information

Cade Brown LinkedIn

President

Cade joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2012. He was elected to the position of Treasurer in 2014, Vice President in 2015 and President in 2016. Cade provides the board with a deep understanding of corporate governance, risk management and financial management skills that he has obtained in a fifteen year career as a consultant in in Canberra’s leading accounting firms. He is currently a Partner of Callida Consulting and has also figured prominently in Canberra’s sporting landscape, primarily as captain of the ACT Comets. Cade has a Bachelor of Commerce at Canberra University and is also a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Cade is a proud Canberran and is committed to the Lifeline vision and values. He is passionate about the services that our volunteers and hardworking staff provide to the people of Canberra and the surrounding region. 

Todd Wills LinkedIn

Vice-President

Todd joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2016. In 2015, Todd moved to Canberra from Melbourne and has been passionate about Canberra and its community ever since.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts and has over 25 years’ experience in the professional services industry in South Africa, Melbourne and Canberra. He is currently the Canberra Office Managing Partner for EY. His experience over the last 25 years has given him a great appetite for growing business, supporting the community and creating value. Todd is currently on the Red Shield Appeal Committee and the Canberra Cancerians Committee. In addition, he was formerly a board member of the Canberra Business Council (CBC).

Todd has a strong passion for mental health, support around mental illness and the prevention of suicide.

Jeanie Bruce LinkedIn

Secretary

Jeanie joined Lifeline as a Telephone Crisis Support volunteer in 1999, quickly expanding her volunteering role to include In-shift Support Supervisor and mentoring new volunteers as a Group Facilitator. In 2011 she was honoured to be named the ACT Volunteer of the Year, for her considerable and ongoing contribution to Lifeline. She became a member of the Board in 2012 and was elected to the position of Secretary in 2015.

Jeanie has extensive experience as a manager in the public sector in both WA and the ACT. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). Canberra has been her home since 1991 and contributing to the local community, through Lifeline Canberra, continues to inspire her.

Arran Curll LinkedIn

Treasurer

Arran joined the board in 2014 and was appointed to the Finance Risk and Audit Committee, leveraging his expertise in finance to help ensure we maintain a long-term approach to sustainability. He was elected to the position of Treasurer in 2015. 

Having studied in the ACT, Arran's skills and passion for life took him abroad to the United Kingdom and then the Northern Territory, before returning to Canberra in 2007. Arran is a partner at local financial planning firm, Much more than money (formerly Godfrey Pembroke) and is an accredited Financial Advisor. A passionate fitness fanatic Arran can more often than not be seen around town running or cycling.

Warren Apps LinkedIn

Director

Warren joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in 2011. Leveraging his experience in communications, he has worked closely with the team to assist engagement and business development. 

Warren is a Director of Coordinate Group, Canberra’s largest communication, marketing and advertising consultancy. He has 20 years experience working in multinational advertising agencies and was twice named one of the top five advertising professionals under 30 in Australia by B&T in 2007 and 2008. Outside of his agency role, Warren is a regular media commentator on advertising, media and marketing issues, and is a Director of both the CBR Brave Ice Hockey team and the Brave Foundation.

Ayesha Razzaq LinkedIn 

Director

Ayesha joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as Director in 2011. She brings a wealth of commercial knowledge and expertise obtained through her career in the retail energy industry, leading a dynamic business through a time of significant industry change. Ayesha is currently the General Manager Retail for local utility company ActewAGL and has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at the Australian National University.

Ayesha is proud to be on the Lifeline Canberra Board and supports the important work it does in providing telephone crisis support to the people of Canberra and surrounding region.