OUR BOARD

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.

“All through my life I’ve been helped by good and generous people. It is my time for giving back and Life Again provides me with that opportunity in an area where I think there is genuine need” – Michael Green, Chairperson

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.

Luke Hannebery

Board Member

Luke is a founder and Director of Bunch Group, a specialist communications and engagement firm, who partner some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest businesses and brands to help bring their strategy to life.

Over the last 15 years he has established a unique proposition that connects people, organizations and performance. Through creative ideas, stories and experiences, his focus is to help organizations shift the way people think, feel and behave. Luke is a passionate family man and a Life member of The Old Xaverians Football Club.

David Lurie

Board Member

David is a partner in the Commercial Law Firm, B2B Lawyers formed in 2002 which differentiates itself from other firms by combining high-level legal and commercial expertise with a non-hierarchical culture that promotes debate between different points of view.

He has an interest in world affairs and in 2009 was the Australian ambassador to the Waldzel Conference on “Blueprints of a Future with Meaning” and a past director of Global Reconciliation Ltd. David holds a Bachelor of Commercial and Bachelor of Law (Honours).

Kathy McCarthy

Board Member

Kath studied Psychology and Law at Monash University and obtained her Masters in Psychology from Melbourne University in 2002.

She was a solicitor for 17 years including 8 years as a partner at Wisewoulds Lawyers (now Wisewoulds Mahoneys). She left partnership in 2008, in order to pursue her career in consulting psychology. She is now a director of her own consulting practice, Metis Pathways which provides consulting, facilitating and executive coaching services in order to help organisations and high potential individuals build leadership capability, manage change, and grow resilience.

Bernie Tuck

Board Member

Burnie has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Financial Services from the Australian Markets Association. He joined Western Union Business Solutions. in 2013 and is currently Director of Dealing, Australia. Having successfully lead teams big and small across the country, Bernie knows what it takes to achieve successful outcomes for customer, business, shareholder and his people alike.