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Governance

The Board of Life Saving Victoria recognises the importance of good governance in achieving our mission and vision, discharging its responsibilities to our members and wider stakeholders and executing our role as a respected corporate citizen.

We have a Governance Charter that sets out the codes of conduct, accountability, ethical standards and compliance obligations of our organisation and related entities. The charter outlines the roles and respective responsibilities of the Board, committees, directors and executive management.

Our governance structure consists of a Board of Directors, supported in its functions by five Councils and a number of Advisory Committees.

The five Councils are:

  • Life Saving Operations Council
  • Aquatic Sports Council
  • Membership and Leadership Development Council
  • Council of Life Saving Clubs
  • Aquatic Education Industry Engagement Council

The standing advisory committees are:

  • Finance Risk and Audit Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Grievance and Judiciary Committee
  • Honours and Awards Committee
  • Facility Development Committee

Our Board is comprised of the President elected by Council Representatives, seven Ordinary Directors appointed by the respective Councils, and three Independent Directors appointed by the Board. The Company Secretary also attends Board meetings but is not a Director.

Board Members

Our Board is comprised of the President elected by Council Representatives, seven Ordinary Directors appointed by the respective Councils, and three Independent Directors appointed by the Board. The Company Secretary also attends Board meetings but is not a Director.


Mr Paul James ASM

LSV President and Board Chair

Occupation: Grad Cert Management, Assoc Dip Health Science (Ambulance),
Cert Aquatic Leadership, Education and Practice

Paul is an Area Manager in Gippsland for Ambulance Victoria where he is responsible for the provision of quality emergency ambulance operations. Paul is a registered Ambulance Paramedic and has received an Ambulance Service Medal for distinguished service. His experiences include as an Incident Health Commander and Regional Health Commander for numerous emergency events including the Hazelwood Mine Fire, various flood events, Longford Gas Emergency and awarded a National Emergency Medal following his involvement in the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires.
Previous employment has included State Manager for Laerdal Pty Ltd, Programs Manager for the RLSSA Victoria Branch and as a Military Policemen.
Paul has contributed as a member of RAV’s Medical Standards Committee, has been a National Councillor on the Australian Resuscitation Committee and held numerous national directorships for The Royal Life Saving Society Australia.
Paul has been actively involved in lifesaving with several clubs including Hampton SLSC for over forty years and is still a patrolling member and Life Member. He has been Club President on two occasions. Paul was awarded a 125th Certificate of Merit by Prince Michael in recognition of his contributions to life saving.

Ms Georgie Wettenhall

Director Council of Lifesaving Clubs

Occupation: Director – Design Flow Consulting.

Georgie is an environmental consultant and has been a director of a small business for more than 10 years. Her work includes sustainable urban water management planning, design and education.
Georgie joined the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club as a nipper and has been an active patrolling member for more than 25 years. She has also held memberships with Gunnamatta, Torquay and Point Lonsdale SLSCs. She has competed in a range of life saving events and held many club leadership positions including President, Club Captain, Chief Instructor and Patrol Captain

Mr Adam Alsbury

B.Bus, MBA, FAMI (CPM), FAICD, FAMI

Director Council of Lifesaving Clubs

Occupation: Executive Manager

Adam is the Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of a customer owned bank – a position he has held for the past 15 years.
He has over 20 years of active service at Woolamai Beach SLSC, during which time he held the positions of Vice President, Chief Instructor and Patrol Captain, while also working as a professional lifeguard.
Adam is a member of Mornington LSC where his children participate in Nippers and for the past 2.5 years has been a member of LSV’s Finance, Risk and Audit Committee
Adam completed his Master of Business Administration at Melbourne Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Instil and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr David Rylance

Director Training and Assessment

Occupation: Firefighter

David is a Leading Firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and has been a fire fighter for the past ten years. David has coordinated and facilitated specialist courses for the MFB and is the Chief Controller and Chief Instructor for the MFB’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Program. Prior to this he worked for Brivis Climate Systems as a Research and Development Technician for over 11 years. David currently is a member of the SLSA Learning and Development Advisory Committee. He is a Life Member of Elwood LSC and a member of Williamstown S&LSC.

Mr Kane Treloar

BEc FCA

Director Lifesaving Operations

Occupation: Policeman

Ms Rachael Rylance

Director Aquatic Sports

Occupation: Manager

Rachael is the Accounts & Transformation Manager at AIA Australia Ltd, she has held various Finance roles over the last 20-years. Her expertise is in developing and improving processes with experience in enterprise projects. Rachael has been a member of Elwood LSC since 2006, an active volunteer lifesaver since 2010 and continues to patrol. Rachael is the current Secretary of Elwood Life Saving Club, as well as being involved in all aspects of sport at her club. She has also held several state positions including team manager for the IRB and Pool State teams and Pool Panel Coordinator.

Ms Angela Malan

BBus.

Director Membership & Leadership Development

Occupation: Education Support

Angela has been actively involved at Inverloch Surf Living Saving Club since 2005, is a current patrolling member and in 2018 was appointed a Life Member. She was Junior Coordinator from 2006-2011 and Club President from 2011-2016. Angela is the current Secretary at Inverloch SLSC. Angela has held positions at a state level on the Membership and Leadership Development Executive for the past 10 years. Outside of Lifesaving Angela works in Education support.

Shane Dunne

MBA

Independent Director

Occupation: CEO

Shane is the CEO of Aligned Leisure and General Manager with the Richmond Football Club where he leads the clubs education and community leisure business pursuits. He has worked in senior roles in the sport and leisure industry for 17 years. Shane also undertook planning and management roles at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Shane also holds a Board appointed position on the LSV Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.

Vincent Sheehan

BEc FCA

Independent Director Chair of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

Occupation: Chartered Accountant

Vincent is a Partner with Ernst & Young in Assurance, where he specialises in providing financial accounting advice to a broad range of public and private sector clients. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Vincent is an active patrolling member and Nipper parent at both Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and Sandridge Life Saving Club, completing over 100 patrol and water safety hours for season 2018/19 and competes with Lorne. He is a former Treasurer of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and has been a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee since July 2013.

Ms Susan Wolff

B.COMM CPA FGIA

Independent Director

Occupation: Compliance Manager

Susan is a Senior Operations Manager with a Trustee company and is an experienced CFO and Governance Manager with a career spanning 25 years working in the financial services industry. Susan has been actively involved in the development and implementation of compliance, governance and risk frameworks across both funds management and advice businesses. Susan is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Nipper parent and former Treasurer of the Altona Life Saving Club. Susan has been a member of the Governance Committee since April 2017.

Alexandra Moule

LLB (Hons), B.Comm (Hons), FGIA, FCIS

LSV Company Secretary

Occupation: Lawyer and Company Secretary

Alex is General Counsel and Company Secretary at a private investment company. Prior to commencing in her current role, Alex was a senior lawyer at a global law firm, with over 20 years’ experience in governance and corporate regulatory advice. Alex advises listed clients across a range of industry groups on various governance and Board matters, in particular relating to disclosure, policies and procedures and shareholder meetings, communications and engagement. Alex is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Alex is a Nipper parent and Age Manager at Elwood LSC.

Governance Documents:

Governance Framework
Governance Charter
Constitution
By Laws
Model Criteria for President and Directors

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