Laurie joined the Board in January 2013, having previously volunteered at Burke & Beyond in the Blackburn South service since 2009. He also serves on the Board’s Marketing Sub-Committee
He and his partner Amelia have been local residents in Burwood East for nearly 30 years. He has three adult children (2 sons and a daughter), 10 nephews/nieces, 14 grandnephews/nieces and 2 great grandnieces.
Before joining Burke & Beyond, Laurie had been previously involved with people with disabilities including, his father to whom he provided ongoing personal care for over 20 years, one of his nephews is on the Autism spectrum. His work at the State Public Trustee involved the management of the financial affairs of many disabled people and his volunteering with Vision Australia.
Laurie brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience gained in his 45 years in the financial services industry which included Insurance sales and management, business development, operations, financial planning, estate planning consulting and Trusteeship.
Laurie is a passionate and caring person and provides a good balance in complimenting the skills and experience of other Board of Management members. He joined the Board to add a Volunteer insight and depth to the ability of Burke & Beyond to provide one on one service and mentoring to participants.