Our People

Our Staff

The passionate and committed team who achieve, guide, lead, communicate, make happen, inspire and create - to reach our goals and sustain the organisation.

Melanie Smith

Chief Executive Officer


Tom Craig

Programs Manager


Judy Ross

Health Services & Development Manager


 

Lorraine Ottanelli

Finance Manager


Kay MacKenzie

Education & Training Coordinator


Tegan Syrus

Communications & Marketing Manager


 

Kathy Blute

Sport and Recreation Officer/ Administration Officer



Our Board

The decision-making body that oversees the strategic direction and governance of the organisation.

Laura Perdue

President


Jo Boylan

Vice President


Mark Mackintosh

Treasurer


 

Dr. Di King

Board Member


Robert Barnard

Board Member


Ros Hunt

Board Member


 

Christine Senior

Board Member



 

Life Members

The reputation of Active Ageing Australia has grown over many years through the input, hard work and commitment of a highly regarded team of professionals and members. In recognition and appreciation of their services, the following have been made Life Members.

 
 

Margaret Scharer (1989)

Joan Skibneff (1996)

Mary Lane (1999) *

Di Paterson OAM (1999) *

Pauline Brooks OAM (2003)

Jan Martin (2003)

Dawn Beck (2006)

Deidre Phelps (2006)

Brett Hill (2011)

Robert Barnard (2014)

(* denotes deceased)