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Lifestart is governed by an experienced, volunteer Board and a skilled Senior Management Team

Lifestart’s leaders are guided by our vision for all children and young people to be able to participate inclusively and meaningfully in their community, and our values of inclusion, diversity, collaboration and integrity.

The Board and Senior Management Team are committed to conducting the organisation’s business ethically in accordance with the highest standards of governance and the National Standards for Disability Services.


Our Board

Our Board is made up of volunteers, including experienced parents, carers and community representatives, who represent the members and set goal and objectives for Lifestart. The Board operates in accordance with the Board Charter and Ethical Framework.

Kathryn Greiner

Kathryn Greiner

AO; BSW(UNSW); DLitt (honoris causa); (Chair)

George Green

George Green

BA; DipEd Admin; MA

Joan Lewis

Joann Lewis

BCom; ACA; GAICD; Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

John Haddock

John Haddock

BCom; MCom

Adrian Diggelmann

Adrian Diggelmann


Marlene Tanner

Marlene Tanner

BPharm; MCom

Our senior executive

We're proud of our highly skilled, committed team, which is the foundation of Lifestart's success. The team have a broad range of experiences and share a passion for making a difference for children and young people living with disability and their family and carers. The Lifestart Senior Executive Team is committed to providing quality services to children, young people and their families in an effective and efficient manner.

Suzanne Becker CEO

Suzanne Becker

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Kemp General Manager, Client Services

Jennifer Kemp

Deputy CEO

Jill Chambers

Chief Financial Officer

Janette Biffin General Manager ECEI

Janette Biffin

General Manager Early Childhood Partner Practice

General Manager, Communications

Sarah Morgan

General Manager
Communications and Early Childhood Partner Strategy

More about us

Our mission is to build inclusive communities for children and young people

Our history spans over 20 years proving quality services to people living with disability and their families and carers

Our Strategic Plan 2019-2020 outlines our goals and translates our vision into action