Learn about the people behind the Sharing With Friends Foundation.
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.Read More
Kevin is a Director at JB Were, Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of investment management and philanthropic services to the for-purpose sector, managing in excess of $10bn in Funds under Advice in this sector alone. Kevin and his team have significant experience working alongside and advising a range of large not-for-profit and for-purpose organisations, religious orders, family offices and philanthropists, private donors, public and private ancillary funds, grant makers and grant recipients. Kevin also has significant experience sitting on Investment Committees.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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
Director Deicke Richards and Project Architect
Director, Aurelius Advisory
Town Planner – AECOM
Property Developer – Aquarius Air
Carlo De Luca
Builder and Property Developer
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