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Our Board

As a mission-led organisation, our volunteer Directors have a personal commitment to the work of the organisation and making a difference in people’s lives. 

The Board includes Directors with diverse skills and industry knowledge and successfully lead the governance and strategic directions of our organisation.

Our Board

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Libby Mears
Role
Chief Executive Officer
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Libby brings to Leisure Networks a strong commitment to the organisation’s vison of capable, healthy people and inclusive […]

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Bryan Woodford
Role
Director
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In the early 1980s, Bryan joined the Spastic Society of Victoria (now Scope Victoria), rising to the position of Deputy Chief […]

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Gavin Heathcote
Role
Director
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Gavin has over 30 years of senior leadership experience within financial services, consulting and the not for profit sector […]

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Adrian Hart
Role
Director
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An experienced senior executive, large project manager and consultant, Adrian brings a diverse commercial and not for profit […]

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Simone Bellears
Role
Director
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Simone Is the Women’s Football Strategy and Pathways Manager for the Geelong Cats Football Club, responsible for leading […]

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Vanessa Schernickau
Role
Director
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VANESSA Schernickau is the chief executive officer of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC). She brings a wealth of […]

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Kate Russell
Role
Director
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Kate is Director and co-founder of Russell Resources and Russell Services Group supporting efficiencies in the health and […]

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Damian Poel
Role
Chairman
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Damian is the Head of the Supported Recovery Division at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). He is an experienced senior […]

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Melanie Twomey
Role
Director
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Melanie is a founder of Mast Lawyers, a business focused law firm which works closely with its clients and strives to have […]

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Nadia Javni
Role
Director
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Nadia specialises in accounting, holding a Chartered Accountants membership with backgrounds in both external audit and business […]

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Shannon Landers
Role
Director
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Shannon is a Company Lawyer for the Cotton On group, a global fashion retailer with over 1,300 stores trading in 18 countries. […]

Leisure Networks respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Australia. We are committed to inclusive communities.