Graeme Meager, President


Graeme became involved with Lifeline 10 years ago as a volunteer before joining the Board. He lives in Strathfieldsaye and has had a career encompassing engineering, IT and retail. Graeme enjoys travel.

Leo Schultz, CEO


Leo joined Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee in 2004 as a volunteer. He became Centre Supervisor and Training Coordinator in 2010. He is passionate about making communities more resilient and reducing suicide.

Rod Case


Rod is a former editor of the Bendigo Advertiser.

Craig Tweed


Craig has been on the Board for over 15 years. He is a founding partner of Tweed Sutherland, now in its 40th year. He lives in Strathfieldsaye, has an interest in farming and says of his Lifeline involvement, “I have so much admiration and respect for our volunteers.”

Helen McMahon


Chris Cope


Chris is Director of Finance & Corporate Services at St John of God Bendigo Hospital and joined the Board in 2015 as Treasurer. He lives in Huntly with his family and is an avid Western Bulldogs fan.

Sally-Anne Ross BBus (Marketing), MBA


Sally is owner and director of Yellow Consulting Pty Ltd having had an extensive career including executive positions with NAB, BHP and Toyota. She is a hiking and camping enthusiast and lives in Bendigo. She joined the board in 2015.

Robin Tchernomoroff


Robin started as a TCS volunteer in 2009 and joined the Board in 2013. She is the manager of LearnPRN, a nurse education consultancy providing education in hospitals across Australia. Robin lives in Strathdale and “loves dogs and holidays”.

Maree Edwards MLA Member for Bendigo West


State Member of Parliament for Bendigo West District since 2010, Maree joined the Board in 2015.
Maree lives in Bendigo and when she gets some spare time she likes to read fiction or garden.