Life Education Queensland is fortunate to have the support of the following respected individuals as our Patrons.

The Honourable Rob Borbidge AORobert Borbidge

The Honourable Rob Borbidge AO was the 35th Premier of Queensland and served in the State Parliament as Member for Surfers Paradise for more than 20 years.

During this time, he held a number of senior positions including senior ministries, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Opposition and Premier.

Since his resignation from parliament in 2001, he has held a number of Board positions in both private and publicly listed companies

In 2006, Mr Borbidge was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Griffith University.

He is currently Chair of the Board of Advice for the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University; a member of the Council of Griffith University; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Griffith University (incorporated in the USA).

Mr Borbidge is Chairman of Life Flight Australia – one of the world’s largest not-for-profit aero-medical and rescue providers servicing 75 percent of Queensland’s population, with a fleet of 13 helicopters and 3 jets operating from eight bases across the state. He is also Chair of the Legacy Committee for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; Chair of Study Gold Coast, a collaborative venture between the region’s major universities and education providers and Senior Counsel for Government advisory services group GovStrat.

Mr Borbidge also served on the Independent Distribution Committee for the public appeal for victims of the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy.

 

The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

Dr Anthony LynhamThe Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham is the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. Before entering parliament as Member for the Brisbane seat of Stafford in 2014, Dr Lynham worked as a maxillofacial surgeon. Prior to entering parliament, as a surgeon who continuously dealt with the aftermath of violence, Dr Lynham was a prominent advocate of policies to minimise alcohol-fuelled violence.

Dr Lynham graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle and completed his maxillofacial surgery training in Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr Lynham spent the majority of his medical career at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is part of a research team at Prince Charles Hospital. He has also served in the Australian Army.

Dr Lynham is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine.

Our Board

The Board of Life Education Queensland is comprised of business and health professionals who volunteer their time to provide governance, and to support the CEO and staff to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Peter Morgan (Chairman)

Peter Morgan WebPeter was a founding member of Life Education Queensland’s Board and has served continuously ever since. Mr Morgan has worked as a solicitor since 1979 and has been a member of Rotary for more than 20 years. During this time, he was also a member of the Finance Board of one of the largest church congregations in Australia. He is married with three adult children, all of whom have experienced the Life Education program.

 

 

Jack Ray (Deputy Chair)

Jack Ray PhotoJack’s experience encompasses development management, residential sales and commercial leasing, having worked across some of Australia’s most successful master-planned communities. In 2008, Jack left Ray Group to take a position as Development Manager for the publicly listed Consolidated Properties Group. In early 2009, Jack was re-appointed at the Ray Group as Head of Commercial Retail. He holds a Bachelor of Business Law Degree from Bond University. He joined the Board of Life Education Queensland in 2010.

 

Gary Williams (Secretary)

Gary Williams WebGary joined the Board of Life Education Queensland in 2010. He commenced his banking and finance career with NAB in 1985 and more recently has worked with BOQ Specialist assisting medical, dental and veterinary clients with all forms of finance and investment.  Gary has occupied numerous roles in retail, business and private banking in the Gold Coast and Northern NSW regions. He has served more than 30 years as a volunteer lifesaver and is a life member of Tallebudgera SLSC; has competed at state and national titles; and has been selected to represent Queensland in surf boat competitions.

 

Sue Davis (Treasurer)

Sue Davis Photo Web 2Sue joined the Board of Life Education in 2014 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Infinite Care Group overseeing its financial, commercial and technology business units. Sue brings more than 20 years of senior executive financial and business management experience in large-scale private, globally-listed and not-for-profit organisations in industries including higher education, hospitality (resorts and casinos), property management and development (retail, residential, commercial, retirement and mixed-use sectors), airports and leisure/attraction parks. Sue is passionate about giving back to the community where possible and has held a number of volunteer roles in local sporting clubs and schools.

 

Dr Caroline Salom

Caroline PhotoCaroline is a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. She has worked in medical research for more than 30 years and specifically in the alcohol and drug field for more than 15 years. Caroline holds a PhD in substance use, mental health development and epidemiology, and brings extensive experience of community- and school-based health education and prevention.

 

Dr Martin Wullschleger

Martin Wullschleger WebMartin is the Director of Trauma Services at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a Swiss and Australian qualified General and Trauma surgeon, who relocated to Australia more than 10 years ago. In addition to his clinical commitments, Martin is a passionate leader in surgical education and training and undertakes trauma research. Martin brings broad experience to the Board including involvement in prevention programs and professional committees. Martin is married to Deborah and is the proud father of four active boys.

 

Michael Fawsitt

Michael FawsittAfter starting his career in banking and international business, it was Michael’s experience of being a child sponsor with World Vision that led him to begin working for World Vision in the late 1980’s.  

Since then, Michael’s career in non-profits has spanned thirty years, which has included managing the 40 Hour Famine for World Vision in NSW, where he developed their global youth leadership conventions which have inspired many thousands of young Australians to make a difference to global poverty. He left NSW to live in the sunshine state in 1997 to take on the role of Queensland State Manager for World Vision and subsequently became National Operations Manager.

In 2006, Michael was nominated as one of four finalists for the 2006 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards in recognition of his contribution to the alleviation of global poverty. Following that, Michael joined Life Education Queensland as CEO, where he has worked for the past 12 years. Over that time, Life Education Queensland has grown from a team of 12 to more than 50 staff, and the organisation now supports more than 200,000 children each year to live a safe and healthy life.