The Board

Michael Long is the Patron of The Long Walk.

The Board is responsible for the corporate governance of The Long Walk and its controlled entities. Corporate governance is undertaken with due regard to all of The Long Walk stakeholders and its role in the community.

Terri Marsden   Deputy Chair

Terri has been on the board of The Long Walk for the past 6 years. She currently works for the CUA Credit Union and previously at the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Sale, as their District Volunteerism Coordinator which incorporates assisting CFA Fire Brigades with Volunteer recruitment, development and retention. Prior to CFA Terri worked for ANZ for 18 years and held a number of different roles across Consumer and Commercial lending, Risk, HR and Operations. She is ANZ Six-Sigma Black Belt trained and also has solid project management experience gained through senior leadership roles in large-scale projects. Terri holds a Diploma of Business (Banking & Finance), a Certificate IV in Project Management as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Science (Organisational Dynamics) from RMIT. She was also part of the ANZ team that worked together to fund the implementation of a community library for the Bidyadanga Indigenous Community in the remote Kimberley region of WA. Terri's interests outside of work include running, the gym, 4WDriving and camping.

Andy Mullins Director

Andy is a Melbourne-based businessman and a passionate long-term supporter of The Long Walk.  Andy met Michael Long on his original walk back in 2004, and is very proud to be on the Board.  Andy has worked very closely with the Davenport community in Port Augusta over the past 15 years, including bringing a group of young community members to The Long Walk and Sir Doug Nicholls AFL round each year.  Andy has also made several films featuring Australia's first nations people, including "Kanyini" in 2006 and "Minnie Loves Junior" in 2010.

Aunty Pam Pedersen  Director

Aunty Pam is a Yorta Yorta woman and Elder of the Victorian Aboriginal community. Aunty Pam is also the daughter of Sir Douglas and Aunty Gladys Nicholls- who fought the struggle of all Aboriginal people and was the first Aboriginal Governor of South Australia.
Aunty Pam is a master athlete in many sporting arenas such as swimming, triathlon, running and sailing. She took up triathlon at the age of 59 and is active in promoting healthy living and exercise when she speaks to many organizations and Aboriginal groups.
In 2005, Aunty Pam was won the National Indigenous Sportsperson of the year award and an Australia Day Federal Award.
Adding to her long list of achievements Aunty Pam;
 Is an Elder on the Children’s Koori Court in Melbourne
 Elder of the County Koori Court Victoria
 Works with youth at risk

Justin Rodski  Director

Justin is Chief Marketing Officer at Essendon Football Club andhas been a senior member of the Club's Excutive team since 2010. With a degree in Media Studies and Post Graduate in Film & TV Producing, Justin has a diverse background with experience in roles across Film, TV, News, Production, Journalism, Consumer Business, Marketing and Communications.  Justin's key responsibilities include commercial revenue growth across consumer business, match returns, ticketing, marketing, merchandise, membership, communications and digital media.  In addition, Justin is responsible for the Club's Community programs and charity partnerships, overseeing the development and execution of key education, youth, indigenous and multicultural portfolios in the Club's community engagement.  Justin has been on the Board of The Long Walk since 2015.

Staff

Leanne Brooke - General Manager

Leanne was recently appointed as the General Manager.  She is a former Board member and Chairperson of The Long Walk having joined in 2014. Leanne is a Gunditjmara/Kirrae Wurrung woman with connections to Framlingham, South West Victoria. Leanne has worked in a variety of roles including State and Local Government and Aboriginal Community organisations. Leanne's former role as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer at City of Hume has provided her with a large network of contacts in the Aboriginal Community.