Matthew Lemke

Board Member

Matthew has a Law degree with honours and a Commerce degree from Melbourne University. He did his Articles with Arthur Robinson & Co., before joining the National Companies and Securities Commission. He then entered 23 years of investment banking, travelling extensively and working on Wall Street, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. Simultaneously Matthew obtained a Graduate MBA from Harvard University and became a Fellow of the Finance and Treasury Association. He then spent 7 years pursuing family interests, before starting up his own financial consultancy business and then joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2014 where he is a Director. Matthew chairs the Investment Committee for Entrust.  He has four children, and loves sport and God.

Phil Burns

Board Member

Phil joined the organisation in 1998 bringing with him a wealth of experience in the design, development and delivery of significant property and construction projects. Throughout his career, Phil has held senior positions in major property, construction and consulting companies in Australia; and is also co-founder of Burns Bridge Australia. In 2003 Phil established Sinclair Brook, now a leading provider of property development services to local and overseas institutions and listed and private companies operating throughout Australia. Phil brings ideas, his business experience and strategic thinking together with a passion to see how people can grow and find what it means to be truly human, to the Entrust Board of Directors.

Phil is married to Venita. They have 3 children, 8 grand children and attend CityLife Church in Melbourne.

Mike Woods

Chair of the Board

Having a long-standing interest in community development projects and the underprivileged, Michael accepted the role as Entrust Ambassador in October 2010. Since then he has been actively involved in representing the organisation both publicly and privately within his business network.

Michael originally trained as a commercial pilot and flight instructor working across various roles in the aviation industry, including time with community development agencies in the Northern Territory.

In 2008 he started his own business as director of MRG Finance – a financial planning and mortgage origination firm which seeks to assist and educate clients in the area of residential and commercial property investment and financial planning. He has found this provides an excellent platform to profile Entrust to both clients and finance industry stakeholders.

Michael is a camping and four wheel driving enthusiast, and looks for any opportunities to “get away from it all” in remote parts of Australia.

John Veith

Board Member

John is an IT consultant who has been working as a Project Manager and System Architect for over 35 years. He has worked with Telecommunication, Insurance and Public Service organisations with particular expertise in HR, Payroll, Telecommunications, Insurance and Data Warehouse Systems.

John is married with four children and currently attends the Donvale Presbyterian Church. John has been involved in christian ministry since his teenage years, and this has led to leadership roles within the church and the Churches Soccer Association.  He is a passionate supporter of missions.  He has taken a keen interest in the work of Entrust over the years, joining the Board in April 2014. 

Judy Savage

Board Member

Judy was invited to join the Board of Entrust in 2010 as professionally she works in international development and has managed projects for people with disability in eight countries. She has strongly contributed to the ongoing project work of Entrust by reviewing project proposals and as a member of the Project Committee. Judy had the privilege of meeting Entrust’s founder, Eugene Veith at his 95th Birthday in 2010, shortly before he died. His legacy has enabled some amazing work to be done through Entrust and Judy is pleased to be able to participate in this important work of bringing hope and change to some of the most marginalised people in the world.

Stuart Brown

Deputy Chair

Stuart has been a Director of the organisation since 1974 and Chairman since 2007 and he comes with considerable management experience in commercial and not for profit organisations.

As CEO for Leprosy Mission Australia for 12 years Stuart had direct involvement in Overseas Community Development in Africa, India and South East Asia.

He has a passion for encouraging and facilitating others in sharing the compassion and love of Christ to the poor and marginalised through the practical means of education, empowerment and economic community development.

Whilst retired, Stuart is active in volunteer leadership and consultancy and is a member of New Hope Baptist Church.