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The LLTF Board

This year has seen big changes in the LLTF Board.  With its Chair and Co-Founder Parool Shah stepping down after 13 years and Board Member Prof Sandra Rees stepping down after 7 years.  Both played an enormous role in the early days of setting up LLTF through to its current structure and we are sad to say goodbye but wish they two of them all the best for the future. Both have very kindly agreed to remain on as LLTF Ambassadors, and we couldn’t think of anyone better!!!

Stepping into the role of Chair if Chriss Mannix, along with 2 new board members Dr Simon Fraser and Mr Rusty Benson, we are thrilled they have joined us and look forward to what we can achieve together going forward.

Further details on our board members can be seen here



Chriss Mannix

Chriss has more than 17 years’ experience as a marketing communications consultant working on some of the world’s biggest brands and building up some of the smallest.


New Board Members

Dr Simon Fraser

Dr Simon Fraser trained in Neonatology at the Mater Hospital for Women in the late 80s and early 90s and practiced as a Staff Neonatologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women from 1993 to 2005 and then in various Special Care Nurseries in Gippsland until 2016

Rusty Benson

Rusty is co-founder & director of Raine & Makin, a purpose-driven design company that works with not-for-profits and social enterprises, helping them inspire people around them into action. Rusty has two children, Jack and Juno. Jack, Rusty’s first child, was a late pre-term baby who spent the first 10 days of his life in NICU back in 2015. Since this challenging start to Jack’s life, Rusty is always open to sharing his experience to help others feel connected and not alone in theirs.



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