The Board

Lifeline Mid Coast's Board Members volunteer their services

Our approach is based on a set of values and bahaviours that are the foundation of our daily activites, provide transparency and protect our stakeholders. This includes a committment to governance excellence, which Lifeline Mid Coast sees as the basis for our sustainability and performance.

Tony Flemming

Appointed to Lifeline Mid Coast Board 2013

Tony has served on the board for Lifeline Mid Coast for a period of 8 years and is the current Chairperson.

He has extensive experience in finance working in the industry for 34 years and is currently employed by the Uniting Church Port Macquarie in a financial role and maintains the building and grounds.

Alastair Moss

Appointed to Lifeline Mid Coast Board 2010

Alastair brings skills in business and retail and policy and strategic planning.

He was the owner and manager of a retail chain of five photographic shops as well as a foundation member of Camera Houses of Australia Pty Ltd.

He was the former Councillor and Deputy Mayor of a metropolitan Municipal Council.

In the past, Alastair has been positioned as Chairman of several councils and Not-For-Profits.

Alastair is the current Chairman of the Mid North Coast Presbytery of the Uniting Church Property and Finance committee.

Trevor Gilson

Appointed to Lifeline Mid Coast Board 2000

Trevor has a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical; Diploma of Business Studies; Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Trevor brings skills in strategic planning and project management to the Lifeline Board. He is experienced in Quality Management and Environmental Safety. He spent a career in the electrical supply industry, engineer management and budgeting at Essential Energy.

Trevor is a Board Member of Port Macquarie West Rotary, Combined Probus Club and Uniting Church of Australia.

Trish Tracey

Appointed to Lifeline Mid Coast Board 2019

Trish has over 45 years management experience in the Tourism, Hospitality, Sponsorship and the Major Events industry.

Trish’s skill base of organisational planning, design and overlay and managing, sponsorship and hospitality, marketing and managing diverse teams of event professionals, volunteers and varied portfolio’s involving all major stakeholder groups have seen her expertise utilised by many international event organizations.

Trish was Director of Games Services for the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee, this position followed her role as the Chief Executive Officer for the highly successful Melbourne 2005 Deaflympic Gamers, a 4-yearly event with over 100 countries and 3500 athletes and officials competing in this elite sporting event.

Prior to these roles, Trish was a senior manager for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Sydney Paralympic Games and the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Trish is currently a volunteer Special Minister for the Catholic Church in Port Macquarie, visiting Hospitals and parishioners in their homes.

Trish is Coordinator of Sponsorship and Events for the Port Macquarie Golf Clubs Veteran Golfers.

Neil Porter

Neil has extensive experience in public finance, administration and governance. He has held positions with the Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, University of Newcastle and the Mid North Coast Regional Organisation of Councils and was the Company Secretary for the Holiday Coast Credit Union. Neil is a board member of the Mid North Coast Local Health District and a member of the Charles Sturt University Regional Advisory Committee.

Sue Macri

Sue has been in a variety of senior management positions in the private and not for profit sectors of health and aged care. She received an Honorary Doctorate from the Australian Catholic University for her services to nursing, nursing education and aged care. She participated at a national level as the Research & Policy Advisor for the then ANHECA, now LASA.

Sue has presented papers nationally and internationally as well as having been invited to work in India for one month with a consortium looking at aged care issues in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. Sue also spent a week working in China with the Royal District Nursing Service, meeting with various high level agencies and government officials. Sue is on the Board of Garden Village; a member of Zonta, Port Macquarie and continues to have a strong interest in Health, Aged Care and Mental Health.

Eric Drury

Eric brings skill learned as an Ordained Minister of 40 years’ experience. With his roles within Presbytery and UnitingCare he was actively involved in pastoral care, administration, social justice, strategic planning and “big picture” thinking. Eric was accountable to councils of the church and to the UnitingCare Board and as such has an appreciation of the role of governance.

Andrew Bailey

Andrew brings analytical and operational expertise to the Board of Lifeline Mid Coast. He has analysed and operationalised Commonwealth and State policy frameworks, and Mid North Coast Local Health District MNCLHD Strategic, Operation and Clinical Service plans related to integration of Aboriginal health services. Andrew has extensive skills knowledge and experience in Paediatric and Family Health (paediatrics, perinatal, child and family health, adolescent health, OOHC and child protection, family relationships and family therapy, disability, mental health, & drug and alcohol).

Andrew brings skills, knowledge and expertise as a senior clinician in Paediatric and Family health; including in Aboriginal child and family services and professional and clinical experience operating within and across multidisciplinary contexts.


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