DAA Board of Directors

Peter Faulkner

Acting Chair and Treasurer

Peter is a mechanical engineer having worked both overseas and within Australia.

He was responsible for the set-up and management of a ceramic magnet company in Chennai, India.

Retired, Peter was also co-owner and Director of Bendigo and Northcote Potteries.

Brian Ashworth

CEO and Director

Brian is a recently retired Civil Engineer with 40 years experience in the UK and Australian Water Industries.

He owns and is the author of the anewhouse.com.au website.

Previous board experience includes Maffra Hospital Board and the South Gippsland Health Service.

He has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years including being a Past President of his Club.

Dr Angeline Low

Director

Angeline has more than 25 years on Board of Directors in international charity and development organisations.

in addition she has many years of professional and business experience.

Her last corporate appointment was as Director of Asia Pacific Consulting of Deloitte Australia based in Sydney.

She holds a PhD in entrepreneurship research.

Today Angeline manages her private investments and spends the rest of her time in philanthropic work.

John O’Reilly

Director and Secretary

John O’Reilly is the Founder (since 1979) and Managing Director of Lee St John, a national provider of corporate and promotional apparel for Australian corporate clients.

He is an advisor to the Tibetan Village Project Australia and a great supporter of all things community.

Brendan John Rice

Director

F.A.P.I. ( Fellow Australian Property Institute.)
A.R.E.I. ( Associate Real Institute of Victoria )

Retired Property Valuer and Real Estate Agent.Was the founder and managing Director of Rice Property Consulting a Company that provided Independent Property Advice to many throughout the South-East of Melbourne for approximately the past 40 years.

Inducted into Rotary in 1976.Has been a Member of 3 clubs and is presently a Member of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie. A Past President of the Rotary Club of Dandenong Central.A Paul Harris Fellow.

Has been involved continually in Charity work mainly with Windermere Child and Family Services being Chairman for some years.
Received Centenary Medal in recognition of past Community work.

A Father of 3 and Grand Father of 8.

Charlie Speirs

Charlie qualified in Civil Engineering with Post Graduate qualifications in Labour/ Management Relations and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

He has over 30 years experience working in the Victorian Power Industry.

Starting as  a Mine Planning Engineer with the State Electricity Commission in 1979 he has had many roles through to General Manager, Mining Loy Yang Mine.

From 2009 until retirement in 2013 he held the position: Director Clean Coal Victoria for the Department of Primary Industries.

Charlie is a committed Rotarian who served as Rotary District 9820 Governor 2014-2015.

John Heathcote

Director

Until recently, John was the owner for 30 years of national insurance Company, Consolidated Insurance Agencies Pty Ltd and still remains a licensed insurance broker.

Cherie Ramsay

Director

Cherie has just undergone a change of career to Primary Teaching, completing a Masters Degree in 2017.

Previously she spent 19 years working in retail operations and finance

She has been a Rotarian for 5 years including being a Past President of Endeavour Hills Rotary Club.

Martin Pater

Director ( Current President Rotary Club of Endeavour Hill)

A founder member of Disaster Aid Australia and member of Endeavour Hills Rotary Club for over 30 years.

Martin now retired, formally owned a glazing business.

Life member of Life Education Victoria and involved in a range of other volunteer organisations.