BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Rich – Chairperson
John has had 12 years’ experience in the social services sector including counselling and group work in drug and alcohol (Holyoake), domestic violence survivors and perpetrators (Relationships Australia), Family Mental Health (Relationships Australia), Aboriginal emotional wellbeing in Wiluna (Nganganawilli Aboriginal Health Services), CEO of Community Centre Ottey, re-entry and parenting men’s groups and counselling in Perth prisons (Centrecare and Wungening), and Lifeline (volunteer).
John has also had 30 years’ experience in the chemical process industries, environmental management, business and project development, project and engineering management, contracting, consulting, and management systems with companies including Worley Parson, Clough Engineering, Thiess, John Holland, Cleanaway, BHP Engineering, and URS.
Lara Chambers – Deputy Chair
Lara’s 20-year diverse career spans private, public, and not for profits sectors with qualifications and experience in behavioral science, human resource management, and policy and legislation at a state and federal government level.
An advocate and supporter of the NFP sector Lara is passionate about how we can design person-led systems and services by embedding the voice and experience of service providers and consumers.
When Lara is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage sons and being actively involved in her local community.
Lara was appointed to the Board in 2021 and looks forward to supporting the objectives at Men’s Health and Wellbeing.
Gary Bryant – Secretary
Gary Bryant is Secretary of Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA and CEO of the Council of Australian Men’s Shed Associations. Gary was previously Executive Officer of Men’s Sheds of WA, a position he held for eight years and Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Health Forum for seven years.
From 2002 to 2011, Gary was Executive officer of the Men’s Advisory Network (MAN) which was the previous name of MHWWA.
Gary is a Rugby Referee Coach, a Rottnest Volunteer Guide, a starter at the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club and an Anti-D Blood Donor. He is a member of the Western Force and a Vietnam veteran.
Marcel Williman – Board Member
I am a senior leader with extensive knowledge and experience in facility management and corporate service environments, including Catering, Environmental, Waste, Linen, HR, OHS, Retail, Security, and Conferencing services in the hospitality and acute public and private health care industry. I have led large and diverse teams and am recognised as a strong and inspirational leader who delivers results and provides a strategic and operational focus to ensure service excellence to customers and the overall governance and performance of the organisation.
- St John of God Subiaco Hospital (SJGSH) 2001 – 2021
- Executive Acting / Deputy Director Corporate Services 2019 – 2021
- Senior Manager Hospitality Services 2015 – 2019
- Manager Food, Retail and Conference Services 2001 – 2015
- Swiss Armed Forces 1991 – 2000
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