The Board

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Life Again has an outstanding Board of Directors with a broad skill set. Each Director has both experience and integrity in their particular profession and within the community at large. They are all committed to the philosophies and strategies of Life Again.

 

Our Board works hard to ensure Life Again delivers the highest standards of performance, through governance, clear accountability and efficient budget management. The Board is responsible for reviewing the performance of the Executive Director and all staff, whether they are voluntary or not. All Board members are unpaid for their directorship of Life Again.

Michael Green

Chairperson

Michael has worked in the legal profession for 44 years, 25 years as a solicitor and the past 19 years as a barristers’ clerk at the Victorian Bar. He was a board member of AFL Sportsready for 13 years, a not for profit group training organisation providing education and employment opportunities to school leavers. He has also been on the boards of and worked with various charitable organisations. He played with the Richmond Football Club from 1966 to 1971 and 1973 to 1975 including the premiership teams in 1967, 1969, 1973 and 1974.

Gareth Andrews

Executive Director

B.Com(Melb.) established LA with a view to inspiring men to be their best.

Gareth has been a successful businessman, sportsman, sporting administrator, journalist, writer and father but at various times he has fought his own demons. Based on these experiences through critical years of his life, he is aware of the pitfalls men face and how this can lead to feelings of loss, disillusion, unfulfilment, sadness and depression. LA is a way to guide men through this pathway.

Justin Andrews

Board Member

Justin is the Managing Director Oakley South Pacific and Luxottica Wholesale, with a long history of success in sales and marketing. In 2011 Justin successfully led the integration of the Oakley South Pacific and Luxottica Wholesale businesses into one entity He is also a Director of the Geelong Football Club.

Paul Komesaroff

Board Member

BSc (Hons), MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, AM

Paul is a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Executive Director of Global Reconciliation and Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society. He is involved in community based activities relating to health care, education and reconciliation and is a board member of six NGOs which operate around the world. He has a particular interest in supporting the physical and mental health care of men in middle life.

David Lurie

Board Member

David is a partner in the Commercial Law Firm, B2B Lawyers.
He specialises in corporate fundraising, corporate restructuring, directors’ rights and duties, corporate governance and estate planning strategies.  David holds a Bachelor of Commercial and a Bachelor of Law (Honours).

David O'Halloran

Board Member

David is the current President of Solid Rock Foundation, a Melbourne based community not-for-profit organisation with a focus on supporting those seeking addiction treatment services. He is Chairman of the Reclink Board and previously was the Vice President and a Founding Executive Committee member for SHARC (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre).