Tony Pearson - Chairperson, member Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Tony is an experienced independent company director with for-purpose and commercial organisations, including currently with Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden & Domain Trust and Communicare. He also chairs or is a director of ASX listed companies Peak Rare Earths, Xanadu Mines and Cellnet. His extensive executive and directorship background spans finance, resources and education. Tony’s strong commitment to inclusive communities and safe environments will help our organisation to further increase our social impact. Tony is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a B Comm (with Merit) from the University of NSW.


Dr Ron Chalmers - Non-Executive Director, chair Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, member Quality and Safeguarding Committee

During the past 28 years, Ron has been a leader in the disability services sector including ten years as the Director General of the Western Australian Disability Services Commission – the State Government agency with responsibility for policy, programs and services for people with disability.  He has a background in education and holds a Masters degree in educational leadership and a PhD enquiring into the inclusion of children with severe and profound disabilities into mainstream schooling.  His extensive experience as a CEO in the public sector and his knowledge of disability service systems are valuable assets for the Lifestyle Solutions board.


Fiona Payne - Non-Executive Director, chair Quality and Safeguarding Committee, member Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Fiona has over 30 years of experience in human services, including considerable board experience with large organisations operating in a complex regulated environment. She was a founding board member of the National Disability Insurance Agency. Fiona has a strong commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable individuals and supporting the families and staff who provide care and support. Fiona is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“The work we do with people in the community changes lives and my goal is to contribute to helping the organisation be the very best it can be, in every way.”


Dean Laurence Lifestyle Solutions DirectorDean Laurence - Non-Executive Director, chair Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Dean is a qualified Certified Public Accountant and has served as a director on a diverse range of boards across the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has over 30 years’ financial and strategy experience at c-suite and general management levels in ASX listed and large private enterprises, including Wesfarmers, Leighton, UGL & Toshiba, both in Australia and overseas. He is also an experienced business advisor, and mentor and alumnus of Leadership Victoria.  Dean is a passionate advocate on Mental Health and Disability issues, as well as Social Justice and the renewable energy sectors.

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