Future Living Board

Ms Julie Beeck BCom GAICD

Chair since July 2015, Board Member since 2001 

Julie is a marketing consultant with over 30 years’ experience providing research, business intelligence and marketing strategy services to organisations across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Julie has been a Board Member of several private and not for profit organisations and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Patrick Moran – MBA

Patrick has over 15 years leading not for profit organisations to deliver on their purpose. He has an interest in applying commercial discipline and best practice to increase social impact. With a passion for inclusion Patrick is driven to create a more equitable community for all.

Mr Laurence (Larry) Iffla B. Juris., LL.B. FTIA

Board Member since 1993, Chairman from 1996 to 2015

Larry is a partner of Iffla Wade, where he practices in commercial and property law. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of the Perron Group.
Larry is Deputy Chair, Council of Activ Foundation and until recently was is a a Director at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Larry has a brother with a developmental disability and his family has had a long association with Activ Foundation.

Geoff Patching

Geoff has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is the Chief Financial Officer of PeopleKind Group Ltd.  He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Geoff has held a number of senior roles across commercial and not for profit organisations in both Australia and in the UK.

Mr Ken Booth BSc Dip Ed, M.Ed.Admin

Board Member since 1995

Ken is a practising Civil Celebrant and had a prior 35 year career with the Education Department of Western Australia. Ken has a brother with a developmental disability and is an Honorary Life Governor and member of the Council of Activ Foundation.

Mr Kerin (Kerry) Smart LLB

Board Member since 2009

Kerry spent 40 years as a corporate and commercial lawyer and now devotes much of his time to working with families with disabled children to plan for their future, including the preparation of Wills, Testamentary and Protective Trusts and Powers of Attorney for those families. Kerry has a close family member with a developmental disability.

Marita Walker

Marita has worked in the disability sector for over 35 years in state government, the NGO sector where she was CEO of Perth Home Care  Services (now Avivo) for 14 years and most recently in the National Disability Insurance Agency.  Marita also has personal experience as the Guardian of a person with disability.  Since the inception of  Future Living, Marita has had varying levels of involvement and now looks forward to making a contribution as a Board member.

Mr Geoff Reiser B.Comm, MAICD

Board Member since 2020

Geoff is the founder and Managing Director of Haeberlin Consulting, a strategy consulting firm working with Boards and Exec teams across Government, business and Not for Profit. He is a Board member of WestCycle, with previous memberships including the Curtin School of Marketing Advisory Board, WorkFocus Australia, atWork Australia and the National Disability Recruitment Co-ordinator Advisory Panel.

Holly Wood

Holly has 20 years experience delivering communications and public relations services, specialising in health, mental health and human services. One of her brothers has a developmental disability and lives in a residential care facility. Her other brother experiences mental illness and is cared for by her parents.

Ms Yvonne Parnell – Chief Executive Officer

Mary-Jane Meehan – Partnerships Lead

Cassie Brickell – Services Coordinator

Kathryn Rose – Support Coordinator

Edwina Barret – Office Administrator

Karen Andersson – Personal Safeguarding Service Administrator

Rebecca Willock – Data Entry Clerk

Testimonials

Before we knew about Future Living we were anxious about Shelly’s future. We are very grateful and relieved and grateful to find such a wonderful organisation that really will provide for her when we can’t.

Leanne, Shelley’s mum, Future Living client

I can’t thank you enough for your guidance so far. I must confess you have well and truly turned this (NDIS) sceptic around.

Des H - Support Coordination client

My husband and I have donated to Future Living since 2012. We want to ensure the organisation continues to create a secure future for people with intellectual disability, recognising their individuality and striving to meet their needs.

The Walker Family

The Safe & Secure program combines practical guidance and expert information in one place that helps families navigate complex issues.

Jennifer Dixon, Practice Leader, Moores Legal, Victoria

I really love working with Future Living. It is great to work with such a dedicated team who genuinely care about their clients. Even though my work does not put me in direct contact with clients, the team always makes me feel like the work I do is helping them to provide a better level of much-needed support in the disability community. It is very rewarding for me.

Maureen Murray, Pro-bono supporter, Go Bizzy

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