About / Governance


We are governed by a board of 10 directors that serve on a voluntary basis. The Board is responsible for: setting the strategic vision and policies; monitoring overall organisational performance; and approving and monitoring the annual budget and audit processes. The sub-committees of the Board include: Finance Sub-Committee and Fundraising and Events Sub-Committee.




David Young is one of Australia’s most prominent and respected Orthopaedic surgeons. With an A-List of Australian and international professional athletes as patients, David is regarded as a leader in his field. David lectures and consults internationally. His vision led to a Trauma-Hospital being built in Sri Lanka following the 2004 Tsunamis and he is firmly dedicated to the health, well-being and education of youth in Australia.


Vice Chair

Chris is a businessman having owned several leading Motor Dealerships over the last 25 years in the western suburbs. A former Wyndham Business Person Of The Year, Chairman of Ford Advertising Fund and Vice Chairman of Werribee Racing Club, Chris has a very long association with Les Twentyman and the Foundation. Father of four teenage boys, Chris is passionate that all youth have the same opportunities regardless of their background.



Jackie’s approach is always authentic and passionate, a creative strategist and team focused leader who knows how to market a good story. Career highlights include decade long associations successfully collaborating with sport, government and tourism industries. Predominantly in the fields of marketing, events, managing elite level and community programs, together with growing widespread thoroughbred racing and breeding industry initiatives. Jackie champions utilising her vast corporate networks and skills towards growing the economic prosperity of rural and regional communities, especially in the not-for-profit space, and is passionate in nurturing opportunities for young people to be more active and valued.



Kevin has thirty years of experience working as a CPA in corporate environments within the aged care, financial services and not-for-profit industries. He currently works in the community housing sector. Kevin has a strong governance and risk management focus, having been the CFO for an APRA regulated organisation, which had the mission to enhance the opportunity for children to gain a complete education. He feels he is well placed to make a positive contribution to the future of the Les Twentyman Foundation.


John Jenkins comes with decades of experience in all forms of small-to-medium business. As director of consulting firm, Global Matrix Solutions, John delivers streamlined business solutions to hundreds of businesses throughout Victoria. John forms part of the Finance Committee and is a crucial part of the future of the Les Twentyman Foundation.


With over 25 years in financial services, Aaron brings a wealth of experience to the Les Twentyman Foundation. His career has seen him leading corporate, commercial, fleet management and consumer finance businesses. A growth-oriented CEO, with a focus on customers and partners, he has a track record of building businesses. Aaron’s current role is as Chief Executive Officer for Angle Auto Finance, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, a large private equity fund. Aaron’s strong legacy in executive leadership, commercial strategy and business growth assists us in our strategic, operational and earnings goals now and in the future.


Justin Brereton is a leading Melbourne Barrister and company director with extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector. For almost two decades, he has appeared in various Court proceedings and Royal Commissions involving issues of corporate and public-sector governance. He also regularly conducts high-level inquiries into matters of public sector integrity. Justin considers access to opportunities, particularly educational opportunities, as being critical to helping young people achieve their full potential.



Jen has worked for the Department of Education and Training since 1994 and is currently the Area Executive Director for Central Highlands after being a Principal for 20 years in Warrnambool and St Kilda areas. Jen believes all students regardless of their background and socio-economic status, should achieve their potential irrespective of the school they attend.


John is a former councillor and Mayor of Sunshine, a Melton Shire Council commissioner, AFL Victoria Director and a Member of the Advisory Committee for City West Water. He has a long history in building and property development and is a qualified Registered Commercial Residential Builder. John brings an extensive knowledge of the Western Suburbs to the Les Twentyman Foundation.


Lexi is a graphic designer with 20 years experience in marketing and communications and currently runs a design and print business. She has previously volunteered as the graphic designer for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and currently manages a family foundation along with her sister-in-laws. She and her husband and family have had a long history with Les Twentyman and the Foundation.


Ex Officio

Les Twentyman OAM is one of Australia’s best-known youth workers and social campaigners. Raised in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Les has devoted his life to young people doing it tough and is widely considered an expert on a range of community issues, including youth homelessness, addiction, and social welfare