Board Members & Executive Staff

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable families of people with developmental disability to plan and implement services that enhance their quality of life and provide a long-term secure future.

Our Guiding Principle

The best interest of the individual is always our primary concern. We strive to support this principle in all our decision-making and daily operations.

The team

Ms Julie Beeck BCom GAICD
Chair since July 2015, Board Member since 2001

Julie is Executive Director of Metrix Consulting, a marketing consultancy providing research, business intelligence and marketing strategy to organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Julie has 25 years experience in marketing and market research and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Mr Lee Watson MA, GAICD, FCCA, FIPA Treasurer & Board Member since 2020
Lee has 30 years experience in the financial services industry and is the Chief Financial Officer of WA Super.  He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA) as well as a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Mr Laurence (Larry) Iffla B. Juris., LL.B. FTIA
Board Member since 1993, Chairman from 1996 to 2015
Larry is a non-executive Deputy Chair of the Perron Group and is Chairman of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.  A partner of Iffla Wade, Larry specialises in commercial and property law.  Larry has a brother with a developmental disability and his family has had a long association with Activ Foundation, recently awarded Honorary Life Status.

Mrs Leonie Walker OAM
Board Member since 2003, Deputy Chair from 2005 to 2015
Leonie received a 2015 Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to people with a disability, and the community.  Leonie has two sons with developmental disabilities and a long history with Active Foundation. 

Mr Ken Booth BSc Dip Ed, M.Ed.Admin
Board Member since 1995
Ken is a practising Civil Celebrant and had a prior 35 year career with the Education Department of Western Australia.  Ken has a younger brother with a developmental disability and is an Honorary Life Governor of Activ Foundation.

Mr Kerin (Kerry) Smart LLB
Board Member since 2009
Kerry spent 40 years as a corporate and commercial lawyer and now focuses on the preparation of Wills, Testamentary Trusts and Powers of Attorney – particularly Protective Trusts for incapacitated beneficiaries. Kerry has a family member with a developmental disability.

Mr Jeremy Roberton BE (Civil)
Board Member since 2014
Jeremy runs his own project management consultancy.  He was recruited to the Board after the takeover of Planned Individual Networks (PIN) and has a son with an acquired brain injury.

Mrs Robyn Massey BA Dip Ed. GAICD. FLWA
Board Member since 2019

Robyn is a co-founder of Live Well Longer – ageing at home and operates her own consultancy business. Prior to resigning from the public service in 2017, she was an Executive Director with the Disability Services Commission. Robyn is  a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of Leadership WA (FLWA)

Ms Yvonne Parnell
PostGradDis, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Yvonne joined Future Living as CEO in 2008. She was previously an Executive in the corporate sector. Yvonne is a Member of the South Metropolitan Health Service Board incorporating Fiona Stanley and four other hospitals as well as the Dental Board of WA. Yvonne is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Sara Howard
Services Co-ordinator

Sara joined Future Living in January 2017 managing the Individual Support Network and the Personal Support Service programs. Working directly with families, clients, facilitators and volunteers, Sara has significant experience in the disability sector.

Nardia Smith
Administration Co-ordinator
Nardia joined Future Living in February 2017 providing administration systems and support, reporting, marketing, and policy and procedure development. Nardia has recent experience working in the disability sector as well as the mining sector.

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