Our Board

Our Board

Chris LewisPresident

Chris rejoined the Board in February 2014 and was appointed President. He was previously WA President from 2004-08 and national deputy president in 2006-07.

His professional career has included 15 years as a journalist in Australia and Asia, 20 years as a partner in a national public relations firm advising corporations and government agencies, and he has been CEO of two medium-sized organisations. He is now a semi-retired consultant and devotes half his time to community activities. He brings a corporate and marketing perspective to the organisation.

Tony DobbsVice President

Tony rejoined the Board in March 2017. Before first joining the Board in 2008 he was an adviser to the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Finance Committee for four years. He is currently Vice President, a position he held from 2008-2016 at which time he resigned. A member of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree from UWA.

Tony has a range of company secretarial, financial and commercial management skills and experience, principally in the manufacturing and resources sectors. He has been a senior executive of a major WA industrial company and has been a management consultant for the last seventeen years, specialising in commercial advice and financial management.

Noelene Jennings Vice President

Noelene rejoined the Board in May 2018. Noelene has qualifications in Science and Computing, and a Masters degree in Commerce majoring in Industrial Relations. Noelene is currently Director Corporate Strategy & Performance with the City of Wanneroo. Prior to this role she has worked in State Government positions in South Australia and a Western Australia, and in local government in Western Australia.

Her community work includes board membership of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund. She is an active Evaluator for the Australian Organisational Excellence Awards, is a member of the Australian Computer Society, the LG Professionals, the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and the Australian Institute of Manager.

Dr. Alan Wright

Alan was invited to join Relationships Australia WA’s board in September 2015. Alan was also appointed to the Board of Diabetes WA in 2012. He is a General Practitioner with extensive experience in the management of Diabetes. He is passionate about opportunistic preventive care, particularly in the setting of men attending their GP. He has considerable experience in the military and credits his service with his sound organisational skills.

Alan has served on a variety of Boards, including the Advisory Board of Andrology Australia, and the Board of Asthma WA. He is active in GP education, particularly in the areas of Diabetes, Men’s Health and Obstructive Respiratory disease.

David Nicholson

David joined the Relationships Australia WA Board in November 2019. David is the Managing Director of The Strategy Guild a boutique management consulting company, and has extensive C-Level experience in a range of industries including Finance, Aged Care, Mining and Local Government. David’s qualifications include an Executive MBA from UWA, a Fellow with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia, and an Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining.

David’s community work has included holding Board positions with the Goldfields Institute of Technology, Central Regional TAFE, Regional Development Australia Goldfields-Esperance, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and in the Performing Arts with Skadada.

Luke McNiece

Luke joined the Board in August 2022.

Currently the CFO of a tyre wholesale business, Luke has held executive leadership roles in operations and finances in the retail, consulting, financial services and for purpose sectors. He is a CPA and a graduate member of the AICD.

Luke is currently a Board Member of Sock it to Sarcoma, has had a previous term on the Relationships Australia WA Board and been Chair of the East Perth District Football Council.

Wayne Nannup

Wayne is a qualified lawyer and brings 25 years of construction and legal experience. He has worked extensively in executive and senior management, particularly in the not-for-profit sector. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Aboriginal Housing Recovery Centre Limited, whose key project focuses on supporting vulnerable Aboriginal women and children experiencing homelessness. 

Wayne is a director on Nara Workforce Solutions, a company delivering pathways to employment for the Aboriginal community. He also holds a directorship on the Institute of Indigenous Wellbeing and Sport WA Aboriginal Corporation, delivering community and school-based programs. 

 

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