The Council of the organisation is an elective, representative, and collective body.

The Council consists of 7 members with various skills who have an interest in mental health area and volunteer their time and expertise to the organisation. Length of Term Tenure of Council members is two years. Outgoing Council members may stand for re-election to vacant positions at the Annual General Meeting each year.

Council members take ultimate responsibility for the governance of the organisation. The function of the Council of the organisation is to collectively ensure the delivery of its objects, to set its strategic direction, and to uphold its values. The Council is collectively responsible and accountable for ensuring and monitoring that the organisation is performing well, is solvent, and is complying with all its legal, financial, and ethical obligations.


Allan Davey is the Director of Davey Innovation, a consulting business specialising in policy development, research management and government relations.  Allan has over 20 years’ experience leading innovative programs across the agribusiness, manufacturing and government sectors that have invested funds in industry-led research and development.  He has more recently been a senior ministerial adviser in health and is currently working in the mental health sector.  Allan commenced his career as a research scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division and spent 18 months in Antarctica before completing an MSc and PhD in science.  He is a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program and has assisted many not-for-profit organisations.

Deputy Chairperson:

Laurence Alvis is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare ReGen (formerly Moreland Hall) for the past 10 years. He holds a Master of Social Science (Policy and Human Services), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Services Administration and a degree in Bachelor of Economics.  A graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Laurence has a strong commitment to social justice principals and providing accessible services to those who need them most.


John Marshall is a retired Finance Director with over 50 years experience in accounting, finance & general management. He has a diverse background working with a number of large companies such as Toyota Australia, Hersfield Developments and Murray Goulbourn. John has been the Treasurer of the Council since 2007.


Dr James Campbell is a clinical neuropsychology with experience across a variety of health settings including clinical research, hospital and community mental health services. He has first-hand experience of both the challenges and opportunities associated with a complex, multi-faceted health system. James presented both nationally and internationally on a variety of health-related topics and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration.


Carole Hatherly is an experienced registered nurse who has been a participant of Out Doors and a valued mentor for the past 6 years. She is very passionate about Out Doors as an organisation and its philosophy. Carole has a very positive relationship with participants and uses her sense of humour to welcome new participants to the programs. Due to her own experience with Out Doors, Carole would like to contribute her skills and knowledge to the organisation by being part of the governing Council.

Olga Shegoleva holds a Bachelor of Microbiology and migrated to Australia from Ukraine in 2000.  Her work experience ranges from aged care, administration and running her own business. For the past 14 years, she has been caring for her brother who participated in Out Doors’ programs until mid 2014 when the funding cuts ceased his eligibility to attend.  For the past 4 years, Olga has also been caring for her frail mother and uncle. As a full time carer for her family, Olga is a strong advocate for people in caring roles and is keen to share her experience and knowledge with the Council of Out Doors.

Darryl Flukes is an experienced executive across the energy supply chain with a strong focus on renewable energy, wholesale markets and risk management.  He has held numerous board positions and advisory roles across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Though having no direct exposure to the mental health sector (other than through his personal experience), the “raison d’être” of Out Doors resonates with Darryl who is eager to contribute his skills and knowledge to support Out Doors’ mission.