Men of League Foundation is comprised of registered members, local committees, state-based staff and the national board, all working together to assist the men, women and children of the rugby league community.

National Board

Honorary Positions

Name Position
The Hon. John Fahey AC Patron
Ron Coote AM Honorary President

National Board

Name Position
Prof the Hon. Stephen Martin Chairman
Geoff Thoroughgood Company Secretary, Treasurer
Brad Howell Board Member
Alan Sullivan QC Board Member
Darryl Van de Velde Board Member – Leave of absence from 3 March 2017
Helen Wood Grant Board Member


Wellbeing Committee

Ray Beattie OAM
Ben Ross
Ken Vessey
Garry O’Donnell
Geoff Thoroughgood

NSW Committees

QLD Committees


Name Position
Frank Barrett Chief Executive Officer
Emile Assaf Financial Controller
Darryl Van de Velde Acting Queensland State Manager
Ben Ross Wellbeing & Education Manager
Mark Bunting Queensland Wellbeing and Education Officer
Richard Mills Membership Manager
Jessica Schwartz Events and Community Engagement Manager
Samantha James Queensland Events Manager
Belinda Perry Queensland Administration Officer