DAA Board

PETER FAULKNER

Chair and Treasurer

Peter is a retired mechanical engineer who has worked both overseas and within Australia.

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

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

Member of Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills.


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 Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing.

Member of Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills.


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.


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 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. 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

Director

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.

Member of Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills.


CHERIE RAMSEY

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.

Member of Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills.


MARTIN PATER

Director 

A founder member of Disaster Aid Australia and Past President 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.

Member of Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills.


KAM POW

Director ( Current President Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong & Endeavour Hills)

Kam is a retired Electrical/Electronic engineer with 27 years of working experience with major international corporations in Australia, Malaysia and China.

He held various management positions in computer service and support, manufacturing, logistics, facilities management, portfolio management and business development.

He has been raising fund for various charity organisations for the past 15 years with the last 3 years money raised towards the clean water project for Bhutan 2020.


MARIA CALIBO-SALES

Director

Maria is founder of Calmar Corps a S.M.A.R.T. Technology provider to small business and charities.

10% of the companies profits are channeled to their ‘Capability with Conscience’ program, to support the life-saving and world changing work of Not-for-Profit NGO partners.


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