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Governance & Board

Lifeline Canberra functions as do many organisations with standard corporate governance, a board and reporting requirements.

Find out about board members and explore the organisations latest Annual report and Strategic plan, that are available for download at the bottom of the page.


Board members

Lifeline Canberra’s Board consists of nine directors. The Board is responsible for the overall performance of Lifeline Canberra, providing strategic direction, governance and leadership.

Here at Lifeline Canberra, we are extremely proud of our passionate, authentic and driven board members.


Archie Tsirimokos


Archie joined the Lifeline Canberra Board in February 2017. He has a strong connection to, and is an active member of, the Canberra community.

Read more about Archie Tsirimokos

Archie is Meyer Vandenberg's Chair and is recognised as one of Canberra's most experienced commercial lawyers. In 2014 Archie was named the Property Council ACT's Property Professional of the Year, and in 2016 Archie was inducted to the Real Estate Institute of ACT Hall of Fame. Archie was named the Institute's 'Solicitor of the Year' in 2015, 2014 and 2013. In addition to his role as a Director of Lifeline Canberra, he is also Deputy Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber and former Chair of Communities@Work.

Contact Archie: archie.tsirimokos@mvlawyers.com.au

Todd Wills


Todd joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2016. In 2015, Todd moved to Canberra from Melbourne and has been passionate about Canberra and its community ever since.

Read more about Todd Wills

Todd holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts and has over 25 years’ experience in the professional services industry in South Africa, Melbourne and Canberra. He is currently the Canberra Office Managing Partner for EY. His experience over the last 25 years has given him a great appetite for growing business, supporting the community and creating value. Todd is currently on the Red Shield Appeal Committee and the Canberra Cancerians Committee. In addition, he was formerly a board member of the Canberra Business Council (CBC).

Contact Todd: todd.wills@au.ey.com

Jessica Mellor


Jessica joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2017. She is an experienced project executive with a strong focus on strategy and innovative solutions.

Read more about Jessica Mellor

Her experience spans major infrastructure projects, residential and commercial development, and funds management. Jessica is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aquis Entertainment and Casino Canberra, and brings a wealth of knowledge in public company administration and compliance, projects and cost management.

Contact Jessica: Jessica.mellor@star.com.au

Bruce Armstrong


Bruce joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in April 2020. Bruce started his working career in the Australian Army. On graduating from Portsea Officer Cadet School in 1980, Bruce was posted to 8/12 Medium Regiment, RAA.

Read more about Bruce Armstrong

Highlights of his subsequent military career included service in the Special Air Service Regiment, Command of 8/12 Medium Regiment and his final appointment as Chief of Staff International Force East Timor, prior to the UN handover in 2000.

Contact Bruce: barmstrong@aspenmedical.com

Since resigning from the Australian Defence Force in late 2000, Bruce’s commercial roles have included: Director Channel Sales and Strategic Alliances for a global enterprise software company; Managing Director for a national building service company and Chief Operating Officer of a publicly listed company in the automotive industry.

In April 2013, Bruce joined Aspen Medical as the Chief of Staff. In January 2015 he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the global operation spanning 16 countries and employing in excess of 2,000 employees.

In 2018, Aspen Medical was awarded the Australian Exporter of the Year in the Health and Biotechnology category and also the Australian Exporter of the Year across all categories.

In 2016 the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) appointed Bruce to their Fellow Program as a successful project manager with a proven track record working in a complex environment.

Richard Rolfe AM


Richard joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in February 2020. As the Director of the Audi Centre in Canberra, Richard has built a successful career in the motor industry over the past 34 years during which he has developed a reputation for his acute business acumen.

Read more about Richard Rolfe AM

Both within the motor industry and the broader Canberra community, Richard is recognised for his expertise in developing business strategy, leadership, event management, marketing and communications and business planning. In addition to his business pursuits, Richard also has a strong involvement in the Canberra community. In 2009, Richard was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the community of Canberra through philanthropic support for sporting, service and charitable organisations. In 2017, Richard was elevated from the OAM to a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory through philanthropic support of medical, cultural and social welfare organisations. Currently, Richard is Patron of the Heart Foundation (ACT), Vice-Patron of the Cross of Valour Association, a major supporter of Lifeline Canberra, the Heart Foundation, Home in Queanbeyan and the founding member of the AUDI Foundation. Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from ANU.

Contact Richard: richard.rolfe@audicc.com.au

Cade Brown


Cade joined the Lifeline Canberra Board in 2012. He was elected to the position of Treasurer in 2014, Vice-President in 2015 and President in 2016.

Read more about Cade Brown

Cade provides the board with a deep understanding of corporate governance, risk management and financial management skills that he has obtained in a 17-year career as a consultant in one of Canberra’s leading accounting firms. He is currently a Partner of Callida Consulting and has also figured prominently in Canberra’s sporting landscape, primarily as captain of the ACT Comets. Cade is a proud Canberran and is committed to the Lifeline vision and values. He is passionate about the services that our volunteers and hardworking staff provide to the people of Canberra and the surrounding region.

Contact Cade: cade.brown@callida.com.au

Kylie Dennis


Kylie is the CEO of Canberra’s oldest and largest real estate agency, Independent Property Group (IPG). Prior to joining IPG in 2020 Kylie had a long career in the media, firstly as a journalist and editor and then as a commercial leader.

Read more about Kylie Dennis

From 2013 to 2020 she was a National Sales Director for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review.

Before that she was the Advertising Director at The Canberra Times. Kylie has specialist skills in leading teams through significant change and disruption. In 2017 she was awarded the Fairfax Women of Influence Award in the Leadership category.

Kylie has worked on boards for more than 10 years including as Deputy Chair of the then ACT Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She also held board positions with the ACT Heart Foundation and the Fairfax Foundation.

Contact Kylie: kylie.dennis@independent.com.au

Marcus Mills-Smith


Marcus joined the Lifeline Canberra Board in February 2023 and is currently the Head of Community, Marketing and Communications at Ginninderry, a Joint Venture between Riverview Group (a Corkhill Bros subsidiary) and ACT Government’s Suburban Land Agency.

Read more about Marcus Mills-Smith

Before moving to Canberra, Marcus spent time in Sydney as General Manager of a boutique publishing company and in London as Head of Digital Marketing for Business Lines across Europe, the Middle East and Africa at global real estate conglomerate JLL.

With a background in property economics alongside further education in innovation and digital marketing, Marcus has garnered over ten years of experience in property development, marketing and communications, publishing, stakeholder engagement and digital transformation.

Warren Apps


Warren joined the Lifeline Canberra Board as a Director in 2011. Leveraging his experience in communications, he has worked closely with the team to assist engagement and business development.

Read more about Warren Apps

Warren is a Director of Coordinate Group, Canberra’s largest communication, marketing and advertising consultancy. He has 20 years experience working in multinational advertising agencies and was twice named one of the top five advertising professionals under 30 in Australia by B&T in 2007 and 2008.

Contact Warren: warren.apps@coordinate.com.au

Annual report

Integrity and transparency are part of the core values of the organisation. Lifeline Canberra have their Annual reports available for download.

To download, select any of the files below.

Strategic plan

Lifeline’s strategic plan lays the foundation of the organisation as it is today, including its
products and services. It also outlines the vision of the organisation for the future
and how they intend to achieve that vision.

To download, select any of the files below.