An effective Board is a vital part of any successful social-purpose organisation. The Board provides oversight and direction to the organisation, ensuring the Foundation fulfills its mission, lives up to its values and continues to operate sustainably and financially responsibly. Bringing a depth of experience and a diverse range of skills from finance and management through to community development, social work, research, education and training, the Board lead and inform our innovative work in social support and supportive care programs.

Samantha Connor


Samantha’s background is in sport, recreation and fitness, including management of fitness and recreation centres and work with medical practitioners on programs for patient fitness, diet and nutritional programming.

Warren Johnson


For most of his career Warren has operated at CEO level in the not for profit sector. As a chief executive he has driven growth through the development of innovative, evidence-based programs and revenue streams across government grants, corporate partnerships and fundraising.

Phil Brunner

BBus, LLB and Director Bailiwick Legal (WA)

Phil is an experienced lawyer and recognised as a “Leading Agribusiness Lawyer” by Doyle’s Guide.  Phil specialises in agribusiness and tourism law, assisting clients with green energy projects, mineral and petroleum exploration, complex commercial litigation, contracts, employment and succession planning. 

Reg Woodleigh

Reg Woodleigh


Reg has a background in business and information systems and brings a depth of experience from corporate marketing in transport and advertising to the non-profit sector, including work in mental health, environmental, youth and wildlife rescue services.

Prof. Ian Webster

Emeritus Prof. Ian Webster AO


As a medical statesman and social activist, Ian Webster has worked for over thirty five years as a physician in free clinics for homeless people at the Matthew Talbot Hostel in Woolloomooloo and Sydney’s Exodus Foundation.