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Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has a governance charter that sets out the code of conduct, accountability, ethical standards and compliance obligations of our organisations and related entities. The charter outlines the roles and respective responsibilities of the Board, committees, directors and executive management.

Governance Structure


* There are also working groups such as the Medical Advisory Panel that convene as required.

Board Members

Mr Tom Mollenkopf

LSV President and Board Chair
LL.B., B.Juris., MBA, FAICD, FGIA

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 as 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.

Mr Norman Farmer ESM

Director Aquatic Education and Industry Engagement Council (resigned 16 April 2018)
Grad Dip Mgmt AGSM

Occupation: Retired General Manager/Aquatic Safety Consultant

Norm is currently an Aquatic Safety Consultant. Norm was a General Manager with Surf Life Saving Australia (2007 to 2014) having previously been CEO of RLSSA Victoria Branch (1998 to 2005) and joint CEO of Life Saving Victoria (2003/2005). Norm has experience in not for profit management, water safety program design in Australia and overseas, aquatic facility design, management and operation, and was editor of the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation from 1992 to 2005. Norm is currently Vice-President and Asia-Pacific Regional President of the International Life Saving Federation-ILS, Executive Director of the RLSS (Commonwealth), a Life Governor of the Mordialloc LSC and a member of the Frankston LSC.

Mr 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.

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.

David Schultz MIEAust, CPEng, GAICD

Director Council of Lifesaving Clubs
MIEAust., GAICD

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.

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 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.

Ms Jeannene Stewart BBus, Grad Dip Business Computing, Cert Risk Management, CPA

Independent Director

Occupation: Independent Consultant

Jeannene is a part time consultant across fields of policy, HR, governance, systems, project management and finance. Previously Jeannene was the Director Corporate Services for VICSES for 5 years and before that the Senior Advisor to the Commonwealth Minister for Aging. Prior to that she was the Funding and Retirement Living Manager for Aged and Community Care Victoria. Jeannene is a Certified Practicing Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in senior management roles in the welfare, information technology, health and aged care sectors. She has also provided consulting services to the aged care industry and not for profit organisations.

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.

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 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.

Ms Angela Malan BBus.

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 8 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.

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.

Ms 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.

Ms Susan Wolff

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

LSV Company Secretary
LLB (Hons), B.Comm (Hons), FGIA, FCIS

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.

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