Our Committee Of Management

PresSally Messingident: Ms Sally Missing

Sally is currently President of the Committee of Management, having joined Emerge Australia in 2012. A Registered Nurse (non-practicing), and with a Bachelor of Arts (Media) and Masters in Health Administration, Sally brings many years’ experience in managing strategic health programs, health promotion, allied health and chronic disease programs in community settings. (continued)


martin wilkinson

Vice President: Mr Martin Wilkinson

Executive with over 15 years’ experience leading health services across the eastern region of Melbourne. Martin is the Executive Director of Primary Health with the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network with responsibility for the myriad of primary care facing services and engagement programs auspiced and run by the PHN. (continued)


Andrew BrethertonSecretary: Mr Andrew Bretherton

With over 40 years experience in law, Andrew is a lawyer at Kemp Strang where he specialises in banking and finance. Areas of expertise include partner remuneration, risk management, recruitment and marketing. (continued)



Russell SmithTreasurer: Mr Russell Smith

Russell Smith is a Registered BAS agent and is the Managing Director and Principal Accountant at Carruss Consultants. His current business commenced in 1996 after a varied background in Hospitality, Travel & Horticulture management. He is a member of a variety of government boards and forums as well as Not For Profit organisations. (continued)


Irene HercegMs Irene Herceg

With a family history of ME/CFS and having become a member of the CFS Society in 1994, Irene has a personal appreciation for the importance of information and support for the condition. (continued)



John Jeffries 2Mr John Jeffries

John brings a unique blend of leadership experience in the disability sector as the long-term CEO CBM Australia. He combines this with extensive governance experience from serving on boards of several Australian and International NGOs working in disability, medical research and community housing. (continued)


Nola MilesMs Nola Miles

Nola Miles has been a member, a volunteer and on staff with the organisation during the past 20 years or more and has undertaken all tasks within the organisation. (continued)



Leo Orland 2Mr Leo Orland

Leo Orland CFRE FFIA, Senior Partner at Robejohn & Associates. For more than 35 years Leo has helped raise millions of dollars for causes in Australia as well as internationally through strategic planning, implementation of direct marketing programs, fundraising consultancy and fundraising audits. (continued)


AstridMs Astrid Sweres

With more than 40 years of experience in marketing, communications and fundraising Astrid has important skills in brand management, writing grant submissions and stakeholder/donor relations. (continued)