About Us

Learn about the people behind the Sharing With Friends Foundation.


Susan Davies
BA Dip Journ, Post Grad Dip CPNS

Foundation President

Susan Davies is the founding President of the Management Committee and a retired journalist, communications professional and community fund-raiser. She is a member of Zonta International and Advocacy Chairperson. Susan brings her vision, strategic planning skills and an extensive network of property professionals to the Foundation.

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Andrew Daniels

Foundation Treasurer

Andrew Daniels is the Founder of Aurelius Advisory a business advisory firm that specialises in partnering with small to medium businesses to help them get fit and get funded. Andrew has over a decade’s experience in providing strategic advice, driving implementation, and obtaining funding for small to medium enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, and property developers. Andrew has served as a Non-Executive Director for several not-for-profits and small to medium enterprises.

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Adrienne Irvine
BSW, Grad Cert Health Management

General Secretary

Adrienne is a health professional with over 45 years' experience in team leadership and project management. She has initiated and successfully managed several start-up state-wide health programs of international recognition. With high level negotiation and facilitation skills she has significant experience in dealing with multi government departments and bringing together teams of professionals to deliver strategic goals.

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Ian Mackie
BA Grad Dip Valn.

Foundation Director and Property Specialist

Ian’s national and international real estate career spans 43 years in commercial sales and leasing, acquisition, disposition, fund management, commercial property management. Currently he is the national chair of the global not-for-profit industry body Urban Land Institute. Together with wife Susan he co-directs the Mackie Family Foundation, a philanthropic initiative.

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David Hamlyn-Harris
BE, MEngSc, FIE(Aust), RPEQ

Foundation Director and Co-ordinator of the Land and Construction Sub-Committee

David is a member of the Management Committee and co-ordinator of activities relating to the development of the site and construction of the residences. A former Director of consulting engineering firm Bligh Tanner, David brings over 40 years of professional engineering and project management experience to the project. Having specialised in water and wastewater engineering he has significant experience in the development and servicing of residential land.

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Anne Landsberg

Foundation Director and Coordinator of the Workshop Sub-committee

Anne has always been involved in the community and has chaired numerous organisations. She was a Queensland President and a National director of the Australian Association of Social Workers and is currently a director of the Zonta Club of Brisbane. Anne held various senior positions in the AGPS and sat on State and Commonwealth tribunals over a period of 35 years and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Anne also conducted an Emotional Intelligence consultancy with colleague Adrienne Irvine. She is a founding member of Sharing With Friends and created the workshop series that she co-presented with Adrienne.

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James Landsberg
BA Psych JP

Company Secretary

James has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and has worked in and adjacent to charity sector for the last eight years, initially as a researcher at a service provider to charities, then in disability support and community mental health. James has worked as a support worker and a team leader for the large charity where he now works an administrative role. He is a Justice of the Peace and serves as the Company Secretary for the charity where he works.

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Farewell & thank you
Ross Landsberg

With heavy heart and an enormous sense of loss, we bade farewell to Ross Philip Landsberg late last year.

One of our five original Founding Members, who believed implicitly in the aims of Sharing with Friends, Ross put his weight and reputation behind getting us up and running.

He (with co-founder wife Anne) wrote, planned, phoned, researched, and argued our case almost daily, for several years. He secured our registration as an Incorporated Association in Queensland and set the ball rolling for us to gain tax deductible status. He was our first Treasurer.

Year after year, Ross was named in the Top 100 lawyers in Australia, so we had the Best - at our disposal!

Not only did he throw his own weight behind Sharing with Friends, Ross persuaded his colleagues across a range of specialties at Minter Ellison, to do the same. In 2022 his legacy is the strong and committed relationship Minters partners and whole team have with the Foundation.

Ross was a family man, father of 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, grandfather to toddlers Henry and Tom, lawyer, feminist, golfer, scone-maker, tedious joke-teller, and mentor to many. A Beaudesert boy who never forgot his roots and who never stopped helping those who crossed his path.

We will miss Ross’s humility, counsel, dedication, and unswerving belief in Sharing with Friends. And all we can do now is promise that his groundwork has laid a strong foundation and to redouble our efforts for him - as much as for the Older Women who will benefit.

Key Advisors

Sharing with Friends Foundation acknowledges the valuable pro bono contribution of the following people in providing their knowledge, experience and skills in supporting the aims of safe, secure and affordable co-housing for older women in Queensland.

Minter Ellison Brisbane
Australia’s largest law firm

Eloise Atkinson
Director Deicke Richards & Project Architect

Kevin Boyle
Director, JB Were

Matthew Rolley
Town Planner – AECOM

Grant Kirk
Property Developer – Aquarius Air

Carlo De Luca
Builder and Property Developer

Ben Griffin
GEON Property

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