Meet the Board
"Our aim is to give a helping hand to those who find it hard to connect to leisure. It’s all about inclusion, and making sure we all have the same opportunities”
Alex Lord is General Manager Corporate Services Belgravia Health and Leisure Group. Driven by his passion for sport and family, Alex is committed to the ongoing inclusion of everyone in everything he does, whether it be in business, sports or his personal life. With over ten years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, Alex understands firsthand how the fitness industry can support social inclusion and positively impact the health and wellbeing of local communities
Assoc. Prof. Jeff Walkley
Chief Executive Officer
"We are here to ensure everyone has equal access to a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Dr Walkley’s passion to advocate for the most vulnerable members of our communities led to his appointment as Belgravia Leisure’s National Disability and Diversity Manager. He established Belgravia Leisure’s award-winning access and inclusion program, and has won lifetime achievement awards from state and national disability, sport and recreational industry bodies
Group Financial Controller, Belgravia Group
“Strong governance is integral for any charity to stay true to its original purpose, and maximise its social impact.”
Brett is a qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years public and private sector experience. As the Belgravia Group’s Financial Controller, Brett will oversee the financial governance of the Belgravia Foundation, ensuring statutory compliance, risk control and responsible spending is undertaken transparently, effectively and sustainably, and in line with the Foundation’s purpose
CEO, Belgravia Leisure
“By leveraging our shared synergies, the leisure industry can achieve great things in the pursuit of healthier communities.”
Nick has cemented a solid reputation in the sport and recreation industry, with executive management experience at YMCA Australia, YMCA state offices and local government. With active leadership roles in industry bodies such as Physical Activity Australia and AUSTSWIM, Nick’s extensive professional network carves a path to create partnerships with purpose; connections that support the Belgravia Foundation and benefit local communities across Australia.
General Manager Operations, Belgravia Leisure
“Our staff have a strong desire to help their local communities in meaningful ways, and the Belgravia Foundation will provide greater opportunities to do more.”
Anthony has a strong foundation in operational management with 15 years at Belgravia Leisure, following on from his management experience in corporate health and outdoor education industries. As General Manager Operations, Anthony is committed to supporting the purpose of the Foundation and working with all his portfolio of over 120 aquatic, fitness, sport and golf facilities and our contract partners in supporting fundraising initiatives and delivering greater access to all in the local communities in which our centres serve.
Media Personality and National Sport Identity
"Sport has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. It's been great for me, and I want everyone to have a chance to be involved, no matter what their circumstances."
Swimming star Brooke Hanson, OAM, an Olympic gold and silver medallist, remains one of Australia’s most recognised Olympians. Brooke has gone on to enjoy a successful career for herself as a television host and product ambassador and continues to balance her blooming professional media career with, motherhood, sponsorship appearances, motivational speaking, charity events, swim clinics and her commitment to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all Australians. She supports many causes that are close to her heart and through her work Brooke continues to motivate business people, athletes and school kids about the importance of believing in their dreams and never giving up. Her love of being active drives her to help others enjoy and benefit from these experiences.
Heart Health Manager – Victoria
"I'm passionate about giving every person a chance to enjoy and benefit from participation in physical activity, and no one should miss out on this important part of health and community life."
Roni is passionate about the role food and nutrition, physical activity and built environments have in promoting healthier living, and her work allows her to devote her energy to helping all toward better health. Her professional interests include public policy, strategy, and leadership as well as a pursuit of better understanding of the human psyche and its impact on behaviour change for health reasons. Originally from very rural parts of the state she also maintains a keen interest in the inequality of health outcomes for people outside of the metropolitan areas and of those who are disadvantaged in any way. Prior to joining the Heart Foundation in 2013, Roni worked in a range of senior and executive roles in local and state government throughout Victoria. She holds a Master of Public Policy and Strategic Management.