Albert Park Office
Somers Camp Site
Supporting potential and building leaders within our organisation and within communities is a core principle of LSC&PH. Our approach to developing leaders involves the recognition of people’s capacity, and active mentoring of this capacity by peers and adults. We also aim to create an organisational culture which promotes and supports leadership development of individuals who identify themselves within minority groups. Through active role modelling we also aim to broaden the diversity and retention of our volunteer membership. Through our programs we provide opportunities for people to test new skills and to stretch capacity within a supportive environment. We also have appropriate processes in place for feedback, reflection, identification of weaknesses and building on strengths.
Utilising ongoing relationships with peer-to-peer mentors and adult to young people, is one of our approaches to capacity and leadership development.
Good corporate governance is vital for a financially sustainable and responsible not-for-profit organisation. We are a public company limited by guarantee and there are a number of structures, practices and committees which provide an appropriate framework for good governance.
LSC&PH’s Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of LSC&PH.
Lord Somers Camp and Power House is governed by a skills-based Board, responsible for strategic planning and long-term policy setting. Board members volunteer their time to ensure organisational compliance and performance management and oversee the strategic direction of the organisation. The board meets regularly (10 times per year) as a full group as well contributing to our board subcommittees.
President & Camp Chief
Joel has been practising as an IP lawyer since 2003, exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining By George Legal, Joel was a Partner of a city firm where he headed up the IP Department. Joel has worked in-house with a prestigious medical research institute, with the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and with small, medium and large firms. Joel is a registered trade marks attorney and holds a Masters of IP law.
It’s fair to say that Joel understands the pros and cons of working with different types of law firms, having been on most of the rides himself.
Marnie is a Senior Communications and Employee Engagement professional with extensive business transformation experience.
A trusted by Executive management, providing them with advice on internal communication issues, particularly through a time of change.
As a member of the Communications leadership team, Marnie plays a key role in the development of programs to connect employees to the company’s mission.
Highly organised and a hands-on practitioner with the ability to implement successful employee engagement plans that support significant business transformation.
BA, BSc, Masters of Accounting, CPA
Helen currently works in the healthcare industry focused on operations strategy and transformation with responsibility for Asia Pacific.
Prior to this role Helen worked in increasingly senior finance, M&A and project management roles. She has worked and lived across 5 different continents and has experience in both established and emerging markets.
Helen has been an active member of LSC&PH since 1991, and has held numerous positions within the organisation. She joined the board in 2020 and is a member of LSC&PH’s Finance Committee.
BA, Masters of Applied Commerce
Steph has over 10 years of experience working in consulting and industry across public, private and not-for-profit sectors to drive business growth and improve process efficiencies. Currently working in the retail industry, her main focus is identifying and implementing initiatives to use more sustainable materials in the supply chain. Steph completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in 2017.
Steph has been an active member of LSC&PH since 2004 and has held a variety of volunteer and leadership positions within the organisation throughout this time. Steph joined the LSC&PH Risk Committee in July 2019 and is the current Chair (appointed June 2021).
Dr Nathan Wilson is a Clinical Psychologist who currently practices in the education sector. He has previously worked as a psychologist in private practice. His current focus in on delivery of psychology services to young people within a secondary school context. Nathan also has expertise from his doctoral research in sleep and its interactions with cognition and mental health. He has also previously worked in project management related roles in the construction, forestry, manufacturing, and mining industries.
Nathan has been an active member of LSC&PH since 1999 and has held a variety of volunteer roles within the organisation since then.