Board of Directors

Bob Powell FAICD


Bob is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and until July 2011 retired after 36 years as Chairman and Director of a number of companies including Credit Union Australia (CUA); CUA Health; Australian National Credit union, Advantage Credit Union, Credicorp Insurances Ltd and Health Professionals Insurance Australia.

Bob is also a Fellow of Australian Mutuals Institute.

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David Langworthy MAICD

Deputy Chairman

David is CEO of Bev Marks Australia, a Victorian furniture retailer named Australian Retailer of the Year 2009 with 12 showrooms and 100 plus staff across Victoria. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a founding Retail partner of the Australian Made Campaign.

David is also Chairman of Disaster Aid International.

Peter Faulkner

Director and Treasurer

Peter is a mechanical engineer having worked both overseas and within Australia.  He was responsible for the set-up and management of a ceramic magnet company in Chennai, India.

Retired, Peter was also co-owner and Director of Bendigo and Northcote Potteries.


John O’Reilly

Director and Secretary

John O’Reilly is the Founder (since 1979) and Managing Director of Lee St John, a national provider of corporate and promotional apparel for Australian corporate clients.

He is an advisor to the Tibetan Village Project Australia and a great supporter of all things community.


John Heathcote


Until recently, John was the owner for 30 years of national insurance Company, Consolidated Insurance Agencies Pty Ltd and still remains a licensed insurance broker.

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The Hon. Sam Doumany


Sam joined the Disaster Aid Australia Board in 2010.  He is the past Attorney General of Queensland and today operates a successful consultancy to government and Australia’s largest corporations.


Helene 'Bo' Morse MBA


Helene has a long association with Rotary, including being Club President of several clubs, Assistant  Governor and member of several District boards. She has also been involved with Interplast as well as being a DART and has been on 25 international aid missions for Rotary.

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Darren Mayne


Darren is a member and past President of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills.  In 2008 he was named a Paul Harris Fellow which recognised his work for ShelterBox.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Design and worked in Germany and the USA before returning to Australia where he joined a window manufacturing company.  He is currently employed as General Manager for a training organisation and is a qualified external auditor for the Australian Window Association.

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Brendan John Rice.


F.A.P.I. ( Fellow Australian Property Institute.)
A.R.E.I. ( Associate Real Institute of Victoria )

Retired Property Valuer and Real Estate Agent.Was the founder and managing Director of Rice Property Consulting a Company that provided Independent Property Advice to many throughout the South-East of Melbourne for approximately the past 40 years.

Inducted into Rotary in 1976.Has been a Member of 3 clubs and am presently a Member of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie.A past President of the Rotary Club of Dandenong Central.A Paul Harris Fellow.

Has been involved continually in Charity work mainly with Windermere Child and Family Services being Chairman for some years.
Received Centenary Medal in recognition of past Community work.

A Father of 3 and Grand Father of 8.


Dave Tuzewski


Dave, who lives in Adelaide, South Australia has been involved with Disaster Aid Australia since its inception in 2010 and joined the Board in December 2014. He completed his DART [Disaster Aid Response Team] training in 2010 and has been deployed in the Philippines [three times] Malaysia and Nepal.

A retired business consultant specialising in tourism and cross-cultural business, Dave was formerly a business owner with experience on government advisory panels.

He has travelled widely throughout the world and appreciates being involved with other cultures and lifestyles.


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