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Governance & Board

Lifeline Canberra functions as do many organisations with standard corporate governance, a board and reporting requirements.

Find out about board members and explore the organisations latest Annual report and Strategic plan, that are available for download at the bottom of the page.

 

Board members

Lifeline Canberra’s Board consists of nine directors. The Board is responsible for the overall performance of Lifeline Canberra, providing strategic direction, governance and leadership.

Here at Lifeline Canberra, we are extremely proud of our passionate, authentic and driven board members.

Contacts

Arran Curll

President

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.

Read more about Arran Curll

He was elected to the position of Treasurer in 2015, and then in 2020 he become President of Lifeline Canberra. 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.

Todd Wills

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.

Read more about Todd Wills

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).

Jessica Mellor

Secretary

Jessica joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2017. She is an experienced project executive with a strong focus on strategy and innovative solutions.

Read more about Jessica Mellor

Her experience spans major infrastructure projects, residential and commercial development, and funds management. Jessica is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aquis Entertainment and Casino Canberra, and brings a wealth of knowledge in public company administration and compliance, projects and cost management.

Bruce Armstrong

Treasurer

Bruce joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in April 2020. Bruce started his working career in the Australian Army. On graduating from Portsea Officer Cadet School in 1980, Bruce was posted to 8/12 Medium Regiment, RAA.

Read more about Bruce Armstrong

Highlights of his subsequent military career included service in the Special Air Service Regiment, Command of 8/12 Medium Regiment and his final appointment as Chief of Staff International Force East Timor, prior to the UN handover in 2000.

Since resigning from the Australian Defence Force in late 2000, Bruce’s commercial roles have included: Director Channel Sales and Strategic Alliances for a global enterprise software company; Managing Director for a national building service company and Chief Operating Officer of a publicly listed company in the automotive industry.

In April 2013, Bruce joined Aspen Medical as the Chief of Staff. In January 2015 he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the global operation spanning 16 countries and employing in excess of 2,000 employees.

In 2018, Aspen Medical was awarded the Australian Exporter of the Year in the Health and Biotechnology category and also the Australian Exporter of the Year across all categories.

In 2016 the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) appointed Bruce to their Fellow Program as a successful project manager with a proven track record working in a complex environment.

Warren Apps

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.

Read more about Warren Apps

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.

Archie Tsirimokos

Director

Archie joined the Lifeline Canberra Board in February 2017. He has a strong connection to, and is an active member of, the Canberra community.

Read more about Archie Tsirimokos

Archie is Meyer Vandenberg's Chair and is recognised as one of Canberra's most experienced commercial lawyers. In 2014 Archie was named the Property Council ACT's Property Professional of the Year, and in 2016 Archie was inducted to the Real Estate Institute of ACT Hall of Fame. Archie was named the Institute's 'Solicitor of the Year' in 2015, 2014 and 2013. In addition to his role as a Director of Lifeline Canberra, he is also Deputy Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber and former Chair of Communities@Work.

Richard Rolfe AM

Director

Richard joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2020. As the Director of the Audi Centre in Canberra, Richard has built a successful career in the motor industry over the past 34 years during which he has developed a reputation for his acute business acumen.

Read more about Richard Rolfe AM

Both within the motor industry and the broader Canberra community, Richard is recognised for his expertise in developing business strategy, leadership, event management, marketing and communications and business planning. In addition to his business pursuits, Richard also has a strong involvement in the Canberra community. In 2009, Richard was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the community of Canberra through philanthropic support for sporting, service and charitable organisations. In 2017, Richard was elevated from the OAM to a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory through philanthropic support of medical, cultural and social welfare organisations. Currently, Richard is Patron of the Heart Foundation (ACT), Vice-Patron of the Cross of Valour Association, a major supporter of Lifeline Canberra, the Heart Foundation, Home in Queanbeyan and the founding member of the AUDI Foundation. Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from ANU.

Meegan Fitzharris

Director

Meegan was a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly from 2015 – 2019, representing the northern Canberra seat of Yerrabi. She held the Ministerial portfolios of Health and Wellbeing, Health and Medical Research, Transport, City Services and Higher and Vocational Education.

Read more about Meegan Fitzharris

Serving as a member of a parliament was just one part of a professional and personal journey to work with others to make the world a better place, especially through public policy. Before commencing a political career, Meegan held a variety of public policy roles in State and Territory and Commonwealth departments. She was educated at the University of Otago and the University of Auckland.

Meegan is currently a Senior Fellow in the College of Health and Medicine at ANU, a member of the Advisory Group for the Australian Centre for Values-Based Health Care. She recently chaired the Reform Planning Group for Queensland Health on how best to harness the opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic response to support the best possible health and healthcare for Queenslanders.

Annual report

Integrity and transparency are part of the core values of the organisation. Lifeline Canberra have their Annual reports available for download.

To download, select any of the files below.

Strategic plan

Lifeline’s strategic plan lays the foundation of the organisation as it is today, including its
products and services. It also outlines the vision of the organisation for the future
and how they intend to achieve that vision.

To download, select any of the files below.