Board of Directors

The AMSA Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the management of AMSA; endorsing strategic direction, monitoring organisation performance and ensuring that the organisation has effective structures and governance mechanisms in place to succeed. The Board is committed to proper and effective governance to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in our operations.

The AMSA Board recognises its role in overseeing the determination and implementation of policies and processes that reflect good corporate governance which is aligned with the five pillars of governance standards recommended by the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, our contractual commitments and stakeholder expectations.

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Paul Sladdin


John Sharples

Vice Chairman

Helen Barker
Bill Clifford
Stuart Eustice
Barry Laubsch

AMSA Staff

AMSA employees have a wealth of experience and knowledge about the Men’s Shed movement and are recognised as experts in their field. Men’s Sheds are encouraged to utilise the expertise they bring to AMSA.

All AMSA employees can be contacted on 1300 550 009 or at

David Helmers

Executive Officer

Melissa White

Membership & Insurance Manager

Liz MacDonald

Shed Development Manager

Emma Bredenhann

Team Manager – Communications, Partnerships & Engagement

Mark Lilly

Finance Manager

Marty Leist

Partnerships & Engagement Coordinator

Stuart Torrance

Shed Development Coordinator – Wellbeing & Health

Beth Gow

Shed Support NSW/ACT

Tim Kroehn

Shed Support SA/NT

Rebecca Whipper


Ann Perrot


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