Board of Directors

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin – Integrity Comissioner

Mr Michael Griffin AM is the Integrity Commissioner and head of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity. His appointment commenced on 19 January 2015.
Mr Griffin served in the Australian Regular Army between 1975 and 1997, and again between 2013 and 2015, reaching the rank of Brigadier. From 1997 until 2013 he was a solicitor with the Sydney law firm of Spooner and Hall and has held a range of senior positions dealing with integrity, governance and criminal investigation.
Between 2012 and 2013, Mr Griffin was an Examiner in the Australian Crime Commission. Immediately prior to his appointment as Integrity Commissioner, he was Director of Military Prosecutions in the Department of Defence.
In 1988, Mr Griffin was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Mr Griffin was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his service to administrative law.

 

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Grant Easterby – Committee Member

Grant Easterby has worked in Registered Clubs for the past 30yrs with 23 of those years at Executive Management level. Born in Goulburn, he began his club career as a barman at Goulburn Workers Club, before moving to Central Coast Masonic Club as a trainee manager, followed by Toukley RSL Club as a Gaming Manager and later a stint at Tamworth Workmans’ Club as Assistant General Manager.

Grant is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Dee Why RSL, a position he has held for the past 18 yrs. Grant has also been a Director of the RSL & Services Association since 2010.

Dee Why RSL, under Grants leadership has been at the forefront of diversifying its interests away from the traditional Food & Beverage, Entertainment and Gaming products by developing financially sustainable community based assets. These have included carwashes, Childcare Centres, a Ten Pin Bowling and Laser Skirmish Centre and most recently a 76 apartment independent living Seniors Village adjacent to the Club.

Dee Why RSL Club has received numerous awards in the areas of Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Human Resource Management, Community Engagement and others but most notably has been named the best Registered Club in Australia in 2008, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012.

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David Rossiter – Committee Member

David has worked in senior Human Resources leadership roles in multiple sectors and geographies with a common theme of multi sited, complex service industries. Although his career started in the retail sector with Coles Myer where he worked for over 13 years, the last 20 years have been in the health and life sciences sectors in some of the most recognisable organisations including; Royal North Shore Hospital, Medtronic, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, St Vincents Health Australia, HealthCare of Australia/Mayne Nickless and Ramsay Healthcare.

Most notably, David has the unique experience of having worked in the public sector, aged care and private hospitals as well as diagnostic imaging and pathology and medical devices. As the most senior Human Resources practitioner in the organisations in which he has worked, much of David’s focus has been on developing leaders, designing, implementing, managing and supporting significant organisational and cultural change programs working with CEO’s and Boards. David’s expertise and experiences in leadership development, executive succession management and change management have been well recognised with various public speaking engagements and peer review awards, particularly in Asia. David has worked extensively in Asia, as well as Australia, and has worked with various Australian Government bodies such as Health Workforce Australia on an adhoc basis.

Adrian Talbot – Committee Member

Mr Adrian Talbot is a former British Royal Marine Commando. Adrian has spent time in the RM Police Troop as an investigator and is the current Manager for the RSL Life Care Homes for Heroes program. Member of the VCSNB Executive Committee and member of Arthritis Australia consumer reference group.

The Homes For Heroes program provides support for former service members by providing a helping hand in a time of need. Homes For Heroes aim primarily to provide accommodation to former service members who have become Homeless, or have found themselves at risk of Homelessness. These individuals face injuries, both physical and psychological and often suffer further breakdowns in the family unit. The Homes For Heroes community stands to provide support and remind these individuals of their sense of belonging and providing them with the ability to get back on their feet.

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Lindsay Godfrey – Committee Member

Lindsay has 20 years management experience Local Government and has successfully led and managed diverse teams of up to 50 staff and undertaken a range of significant change management processes.

Lindsay has extensive experience in managing social planning, community development, libraries, community facilities, childcare services, arts and cultural development and local economic development. He has contributed to reviews in a range of other areas including customer service, planning and compliance. Have facilitated major research and development projects including Social and Economic Development Plans and construction of two major new community centres and one central and one community library.

Lindsay has a strong belief in community development and working with local communities. He is motivated by empowering people and communities and facilitating positive change both for the communities he serves and the staff he leads.

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Bruce Crossie – Committee Member

Bruce began his career as a draftsman with a Consulting Structural Engineers firm, giving him a broad range of experiences in the Australian and UK building industry. Upon his return to Sydney, he entered the real estate industry, obtaining the Real Estate Licence and the Valuation Diploma. Further experience was gained in major residential and commercial building development projects.

While living at Roseville, he joined Lindfield Rotary, and became involved in many charity events such as the annual fun run, with all proceeds going towards helping disadvantaged and troubled children on the North Shore.
Bruce has been associated with Sydney Legacy for the past 12 years initially with its Chatswood Division and then with the Northern Beaches Legacy Division for 10 years, with two of those years as their Chairman.

For the past three years he has been a Executive Committee Member of the Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches, contributing to the essential work done to help Veterans and their families re-establish their lives in the community.

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Ben Webb – Centre Management

Benjamin Webb is the Centre Manager at the Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches. Ben enlisted in the Australian Army in 2001 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009/2010. Ben sustained many injuries through his service and was medically discharged in 2013. After undergoing his own rehabilitation Ben is passionate about providing improved support services for Veterans and their families.

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Lynn Murphy – Compensation and Welfare Coordinator

Lynn is the Pension and Welfare Officer Coordinator for the Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches. Lynn Murphy has been a resident of the Northern Beaches for 29 years. With a family history of military service she joined the Avalon Beach RSL Club in January 2009.

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Kylie Hardy – Centre Coordinator

Kylie is the Centre Coordinator here at the NB- Veterans Centre. She had previously worked at Dee Why RSL Club for two years as the Sales Executive for the Events department before making the move to work with the Veterans Centre. In 2016, through a club wide initiative, Kylie was given the opportunity to walk the Kokoda Track and gain some valuable insight into the hardships our defence force members and veterans experience.

This challenging trek along with her many diverse life experiences, will greatly help our veterans and their families become an integral part of the community.