LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services.
1300 543 396

LifeWorks is a not for profit organisation that provides family, couple and individual
counselling, education, training and workplace services in Victoria Australia.

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Our Board

LifeWorks is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee reporting to a Board comprised of nine non-executive directors who generously volunteer their valuable time, expertise and skills.

We acknowledge and appreciate the contributions Our Chairman and Boardmembers make to the strategic direction, good governance and positive leadership of LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services together with LifeWorks CEO, Janet Jukes.


For much of his working life Peter Harcourt has been involved in general management, strategic planning and its implementation. Over thirty years were spent in the general insurance industry, the last 25 years of which were with the Colonial Mutual Group, managing all aspects of their general insurance arm. Peter's role concluded as general manager of the Australian operation.

Peter has also spent time as a finance and administration consultant for a large national law firm and nine years as the CEO of Melbourne's largest IVF clinic. He developed and implemented the strategy that underpinned sustained and profitable growth which helped pave the way for continued expansion and subsequent amalgamation.

With over fourteen years as a churchwarden at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Camberwell, Peter has had many years involvement in church administration and in addition he serves as the Secretary and Treasurer to The National Home Mission Fund. Peter also has a lifetime involvement as a volunteer with the Emerald Tourist Railway, where he is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Andrew Brookes spent over twenty two years with the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited in a variety of roles both in Australia and overseas, including Group Compliance Manager, Group Superannuation Manager and leading the team responsible for negotiating the contract for the joint venture life insurance operation in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Following the takeover of the then Colonial Limited by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Andrew joined Colonial Foundation as Executive Officer, responsible for all aspects of the operation of the private charitable fund.

Andrew is a member of the Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee, the Melbourne Grammar School Investment Committee and the Council of the Australian Youth Orchestra. He is a Director of Deakin Foundation and the Victoria Police Youth Foundation.

Stuart Soley Board Member

The Reverend Stuart Soley has been the Parish Priest of Saint Mark the Evangelist, Fitzroy, since July 2011. Stuart has worked as Precentor of a Metropolitan Cathedral and is a member of the Archbishop in Council. He has managed the merger of neighbouring parishes, the construction of a new church and fostered the development of partnerships with Anglican welfare agencies. Stuart has a strong commitment to the Church as an agency for human flourishing and a commitment to the social dimensions of the gospel and prophetic ministry.

Rosemary Hehir Board Member

Rosemary Heir has a highly successful track record as CEO and Board Director in the not-for-profit sector particularly in service delivery and leadership of major organisation transformations. Rosemary was CEO of the YMCA for over 12 years, overseeing a period of great change and extraordinary growth in the organisation in Victoria, whilst at the same time maintaining an unwavering commitment to gender equality and women’s leadership. She is highly motivated by sustainable organisational transformation, challenge and diversity with a demonstrated commitment to making a positive contribution to broader community. 

Marika Hubble-Marriott Board Member

Marika Hubble-Marriott is an experienced litigation lawyer who commenced at Russell Kennedy in 1999 and become a Principal in 2006. Marika is an integral member of the firm's Dispute Resolution Team. Marika enjoys a diverse practice in litigation and dispute resolution with clients including local Councils, statutory authorities, professional services firms, not-for-profit entities, corporate entities and private clients. Marika is a member of the Victorian Women's Lawyers association and Deputy Convenor of Russell Kennedy Women's Network.

Sally Baker Board Member

Sally Baker is Special Counsel and Accredited Family Law Specialist at Mills Oakley Lawyers. Sally has practised exculsively in all aspects of Family Law for over 15 years. She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and Law Council of Australia's Family Law Sections and a former member of the LIV's Family Law Section Executive and Court's Practice Committies. Sally volunteers at the Fitzroy Legal Service as part of their LGBTIQ specialist advisory service/team. Sally has broad experience in all aspects of family law.

Sally Baker Board Member

Kate Redwood AM is a Councillor with Hepburn Shire Council and has served 9 years as a Director of State Trustees Victoria and Director of Melbourne Health respectively, and two terms as an elected Councillor for the City of Melbourne. Kate was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 for services to local government and the community and an Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 for services to Victoria.

Kate's qualifications include; BA, BSW Hons and MBA studies Melbourne Business School. Kate had an early career in public welfare and held key positions of Director of Inner Urban Region and statewide,  Director of Children and Youth Out of Home Services, Executive Director of Victorian Council of Social Services and member of the Australian Council of Social Services, Executive Director of Australian Red Cross Victoria (including the Blood Bank), and CEO of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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