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


(Monday to Thursday)

Tom Craig

Programs Manager


(Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

Judy Ross

Communications & Marketing Manager


(Monday and Tuesday)
 

Kay MacKenzie

Education & Training Coordinator


(Tuesday and Friday)

Lorraine Ottanelli

Finance Manager


(Wednesday)

David Wilczek

Sport and Recreation Officer


(Wednesday)

Our Board

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

Robert Barnard

President


Mark Mackintosh

Treasurer


Brenton Chappell

Board Member


 

Ros Hunt

Board Member


Laura Perdue

Board Member


Christine Senior

Board Member


 

Jo Boylan

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)