Board of Directors

Board chairperson scott Macrae

Scott MacRae

Dip. Bus. (Gov), FICDA

Scott is a Business Banking Manager at the National Australia Bank. Previously, Scott worked with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s joint venture, Community Sector Banking. Scott has held executive and non-executive director roles within various not-for-profit organisations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. Scott has been part of our board since March 2017 


Board vice-chair tracy robertson

Tracy Robertson


BBus, GCertPol&Policy, GDipArts, MAppSci. Dip.Gov, MAICD

Tracy has worked in the tertiary education sector for more than 20 years. Her roles have included supporting researchers, developing collaborative partnerships, managing projects, negotiating solutions, and interpreting statistical reports to identify trends and opportunities. Tracy joined our board in 2019. 

Board treasurer richard baker

Richard Baker



Richard is a banking veteran with a career spanning almost 40 years. Richard has held senior management positions with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and is a non-executive director of Sandhurst Trustees. He specialised in risk management, strategy, governance and finance. He is also actively involved in local community groups and sporting clubs.


Board member josh pell

Josh Pell 


Josh is a project manager at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s philanthropic arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™. Josh’s 12-year career at the bank has allowed him to be involved in numerous community-focused projects, fundraising and nationwide granting. His speciality skills and experience include community engagement, project innovation, strategic initiatives, stakeholder management and marketing. Josh joined our board in 2018.


Board member Ian watson

Ian Watson

BSc(Hons), MBA

Ian is a project manager with more than 25 years of experience in the health, utilities and research sectors. He is passionate about improving health care in the Loddon Mallee Region through better community engagement. His skills include project management, governance, change management and organisational development. Ian joined our board in 2018. 


Board member DR Kat Ritchie

Dr Kat Ritchie

Kat was born in Malaysia; she did her A-Levels in Singapore before coming to Melbourne for university. As a gymnast, who for years represented her home state of Selangor, Kat continues to be involved in the local gymnastics scene and has always been extremely energetic, bouncy, and vivacious. She brings this energy to everything she does, including being on the Lifely board. She is keen on drawing, cooking, and calligraphy. She plays the piano and helps lead the singing at church on Sundays. She has a husband, two children, and an ageing cat. Kat is now a general practitioner living amongst the kangaroos, far from the lights of KL. She is very happy.

Board member callum wright

Callum Wright

MBA (LaTrobe), PGradDipOL (Oxon)

Callum works for Bendigo Community Health Services with executive responsibility for primary health, allied health, refugee settlement and corporate services. He has previous experience in community engagement, philanthropy, banking, finance and strategic projects roles in the corporate sector. Callum is passionate about building stronger communities, the power of local organisations and ensuring that everyone can connect with their community in a meaningful way and live a fulfilling life.