The Lifeline Direct (LLD) Board of Directors help lead LLD’s strategic direction, establish a governance framework including compliance systems to ensure the organisation meets its obligations, oversee the financial performance and help ensure that LLD stays focused on working towards its guiding vision of an Australia free of suicide.
Shona Tarrant is a senior executive leader with experience across not for profit, retail, consulting and construction. Since 2018 she has been Group Executive, People and Culture for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and has previously held executive leadership roles within operations, strategy and people and culture. In these roles she has supported organisations through start up, growth, transformation and change. Shona holds an MBA from Deakin University, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Dr John Yu Fellowship Program at the University of Sydney Business School. This is Shona’s first Board position.
Colin is Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline Australia. Colin has held leadership positions in the health sector for more than 20 years. Previously Colin was Chief Executive Officer of Healthdirect Australia and prior to that he held senior executive positions with the National Safety Council of Australia, the Hospital Benefits Association and Sano Consulting.
Colin has worked across a broad spectrum of health sector issues including governance, policy development, stakeholder engagement and advocacy.
Colin spent seven years in management positions at the Sydney Swans Football Club, where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2002.
Originally from a financial executive background and currently as CEO, Jeff has broad industry experience across construction, engineering and property development market segments. Leveraging his skills obtained from being a Chartered Accountant and completing an MBA, Jeff has a passion and strong experience in implementing transformational leadership and driving strategic growth whilst ensuring strong financial and commercial discipline is maintained.
Jeff brings these skills to his past and current board roles by considering issues from multiple perspectives.