Lifeline WA Board

Lifeline WA Board

Board and Executive

The Board of Lifeline WA plays a vital role in the success of the organisation. Responsibility for day-to-day management and administration is delegated by the Board to the Chief Executive Officer, assisted by the senior management.

Lifeline WA has been deliberate in recruiting Board members who have complementary backgrounds and skills that are aligned to the organisations strategic objectives.  Individually and collectively, Board Members strive to use their experience of business and community life to add value to the organisation as well as effectively monitor its operations.  

Board members

  • Sasha Pendal, Chair

    Appointed as Lifeline WA’s Chairperson May 2019
    Appointed to Lifeline WA Board August 2016
    Fundraising & Sustainability Committee


    Sasha is General Manager, Commercial at Synergy, responsible for strategy, marketing, communications and Member services. Sasha has twenty years’ experience in senior positions in management, strategic planning, policy advice and community relations.

  • David Pringle, Deputy Chair

    Appointed to Lifeline WA Board August 2017
    Chair of Fundraising & Sustainability Committee


    David Pringle is the Managing Director of Pindan Capital and has proven financial and commercial acumen, and a wealth of property development experience.
     
  • Chris Carey, Treasurer

    Appointed to Lifeline WA Board August 2012
    Chair of Finance, Risk & Investment Committee


    Chris is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in funds management, compliance, engineering, mining and chartered accountancy practice. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.

  • John Brearley, Board Member

    Appointed in August 2017
    Fundraising & Sustainability Committee


    John is the General Manager Business Development and Research at Brightwater Group WA. John has extensive experience and qualifications in social work, education, mental health and leadership.
  • Rob Garreffa, Board Member

    Appointed to Lifeline WA Board August 2017
    Finance, Risk & Investment Committee

    Rob Garreffa is an experienced Director with a long history of working in the meat and manufacturing industries. He has had a long involvement with Lifeline WA through Mondo Di Carne, his family’s gourmet butchery business which has raised millions of dollars for crisis support services.

  • Nadia Mitsopolous, Board Member

    Appointed to Lifeline WA Board August 2017
    Fundraising & Sustainability Committee


    Nadia Mitsopolous has been a journalist for many years, starting at GWN in Bunbury and Albany and working at the Ten Network, in London for Associated Press and Channel Nine News. She is now a journalist and producer for the Mornings Program on ABC Radio Perth.
  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Board Memeber

    Appointed in September 2018

    Professor Dawn Freshwater was appointed Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia (UWA) on 16 January 2017.  Prior to this appointment, Professor Freshwater served as the University’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (SDVC) and Registrar for a three-year period as well as Acting Vice-Chancellor. Before joining UWA, she was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staff and Organisational Effectiveness, Professor of Mental Health and Head of the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Born in England, Professor Freshwater was awarded her PhD at the University of Nottingham in 1998. Professor Freshwater is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity.

  • David Etherton, Board Member

    Appointed in June 2018

    David Etherton has more than 25 years’ senior executive experience in the tourism, sports and events sectors, with the majority of this time working for the WA Government. As CEO for VenuesWest David currently oversees some of Western Australia’s biggest venues and events.
  • Lorna MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed in January 2016

    Ms Lorna MacGregor was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline WA in January 2016. She is an experienced senior executive who has held senior roles in government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations including HBF, healthdirect Australia, Activ and Perth North Medicare Local.

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