Kendell Farley

Kendell is a Board Consultant to Next Steps Australia.

Kendell is an operations and transformation professional with over 18 years experience across a range of industries including financial services, technology and education.

Most recently Kendell lead the operations and service delivery capability of a high growth NASDAQ listed company’s expansion in Japan, South-East Asia and Australia.

Prior to this, Kendell has worked in London, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Melbourne, delivering organisational transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions integration programs and establishing scalable new business operations.

Kendell holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Project Management and a Bachelor of Finance.

Lauri Reid

Lauri is a Board Consultant to Next Steps Australia.

Lauri has worked in the legal sector for over 15 years in a range of capacities and holds degrees in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology and is presently undertaking a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.

Presently, Lauri practices in banking and finance law at Ashurst Australia, acting for a range of financiers.

Lauri has previously worked in the Family Violence Court Division of the Magistrates Court of Victoria and has had first- hand exposure to the devastation that family violence can cause.

Lauri has come to Next Steps with a keen interest in Australia’s ability to provide safe spaces for women and children escaping domestic violence and a desire to assist a charity that supports those safe spaces.

Lyndal Barrington

Lyndal is the administrator and research support for Next Steps Australia.

Lyndal began her career as a registered nurse working in the Emergency Departments of both major and rural hospitals in Sydney and Orange.

In these environments Lyndall first came into contact with cases of domestic and family violence.

Since relocating to Melbourne Lyndal has been working as an administrator for a private medical practice for over 20 years.

Lyndal is a member of the Camberwell Grammar Foundation Board which encourages the financial support of the local community.

David Jones

David is a financial administrator and researcher for Next Steps Australia.

David has more than forty years experience in creating, growing and managing businesses in the field of Information Technology, including software development, and Human Resources.

David is currently a director and consultant to businesses in the Corporate Advisory field and Distribution and Export sector.

David has a particular strength in Finance systems and Governance processes.

David has held directorships on the boards of Vision Australia, Mentone Girls Gramma School and the Acclaim Awards.

Jacques Marconnet

Jacques is the Logistics Manager for Next Steps Australia which involves arranging all Starter Pack pickups from Spotlight and transport and delivery to our partner organisations in all states and territories.

Jacques originally worked in the French automotive industry in laboratories, and research and development, subsequently joining the group’s international management team. This role offered him the opportunity to live in different countries such as Thailand, India, Malaysia and Iran.

In 2007 Jacques’ wife took up a position at the French General Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

It was here that Jacques became involved in voluntary activities, notably in the service of the Franco-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, where he worked as a Quality Advisor on a development project assisting small textile industries in Nepal and Bangladesh.