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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.

Tom Mollenkopf

LSV President and Board Chair

Occupation: CEO

Tom is CEO of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust, a Senior Associate with the Aither Consultancy and holds a series of Board roles. He is Senior Vice-President of the International Water Association and a Director of Dandenong Market and SLSA. Previous board roles include Chair of the Water Industry Superannuation Fund and Director of Western Water, Water Aid Australia and Water Australia Solutions Ltd.

Tom was CEO of the Australian Water Association from 2007 until 2013. Prior to that, he held executive positions with the International Water Association in London and South-East Water in Melbourne. His background is in law, first in private practice and then as corporate counsel. In addition to being a Life Member of Point Leo SLSC (where he maintains his lifesaving proficiency), Tom chairs the Gary Tierney Foundation.

Darren McLeod

Director – Lifesaving Services

Occupation: Business Manager
Darren is the Managing Director of a SME in the electronics industry which he has been part of for more than 30 years and is a member of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services. Darren has been actively involved in lifesaving since the early 80’s when he joined Point Leo SLSC. He is the current President of Seaford LSC where he actively patrols. In addition to being a Life Member of LSV, Darren is a Life Member of Hampton LSC. Darren holds a number of committee positions with LSV including the Chair of LSV’s Honours and Awards Committee.

David Rylance

Director Training and Assessment

Occupation: Firefighter

David is a Leading Firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and has been a firefighter 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.

David Schultz

Director Council of Lifesaving Clubs

Occupation: Civil Engineer

David is a Civil Engineer and holds a Company Director Diploma. He is the Chair of South Gippsland Water. David has been actively involved with the Inverloch SLSC since it started in 1998, being a member of the first patrol and President of the club from 1999 until 2006 and is a Life Member. Previously David held various executive roles with GHD Global, including Practice Leader of the Management Consulting practice and Senior Project Director Middle East.

Angela Malan

Director Membership & Leadership Development

Occupation: Education Support

Angela has been actively involved at Inverloch Surf Living Saving Club since 2005 and is a current patrolling member. She was Junior Coordinator from 2006-2011 and Club President from 2011-2016. Angela has also held positions at a state level on the Membership and Leadership Development Executive for the past eight years. Angela represents LSV and its 34,000 plus members on the Ministerial Advisory Council to the Minister for Volunteers. Outside of Lifesaving Angela works in Education support.

Peter Williams

M.Sc, BEng(Mech), Dip Mech Eng.
Director Council of Lifesaving Clubs

Occupation: Business Consultant

Peter is a former executive manager with VicRoads and now provides consulting assistance in the international development sector. His background is in environmental engineering having worked in the electricity industry and then as a consulting environmental engineer before moving into international project management. Peter was a Director of Anglesea SLSC from 1995 to 2000 and President from 2000 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2014. He is a Life Member of Anglesea SLSC and continues to patrol there. From 2001 until 2014 Peter was a Trustee of the Anglesea SLSC Foundation.

Rachael Rylance

Director Aquatic Sports

Occupation: Manager

Rachael is the Accounts and Transformation Manager at AIA Australia Ltd and she has held various finance roles over the past 15 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. She has also held several state positions including team manager for the IRB State team and the Pool Panel Coordinator.

Vincent Sheehan

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 2017/18 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.

Shane Dunne

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.

Elizabeth Tesone

Director – Aquatic Education & Industry Engagement Council

Occupation: Aquatic Specialist

Liz is YMCA Victoria’s Aquatic Specialist responsible for all State and National aquatics programs and strategic relationship management with key peak bodies and sporting organisations. She also leads the YMCA’s aquatic program development across Asia Pacific, which has a focus on water safety and drowning prevention. With more than 20 years’ industry experience and a passion for drowning prevention, Liz sits on a number of committees across various water safety agencies and within the aquatics industry.

Susan Wolff

B.Comm, CPA
Independent Director

Occupation: Compliance Manager

Susan is a Senior Compliance 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 Nipper parent and former Treasurer and current bookkeeper for the Altona Life Saving Club and 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 a 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. She advised 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
By Laws
Model Criteria for President and Directors