our governance

Our Structure

Roses in the Ocean was founded in 2011 and is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee.  It is listed on the Harm Prevention Charities Register and has full DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) Status (Level 1) with the ATO, with all donations over $2 tax deductible.  It is registered under the Corporations Act 2001.

Roses in the Ocean is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Roses in the Ocean have formally aligned with Suicide Prevention Australia (National peak body for the suicide prevention)

Our Constitutional Objects

The Objects of Roses in the Ocean are to directly or indirectly:

  • promote the prevention or control of factors and behaviours leading to suicide;
  • raise community awareness of suicide and the reasons for it;
  • provide support and assistance to communities and persons who have suffered from being affected by suicide;
  • assist with suicide prevention and intervention;
  • increase community involvement in suicide prevention;
  • actively seek donations, money or property or raise funds in support of these Objects;
  • establish and maintain a public Goft Fund to be called ‘The Roses in the Ocean Gift Fund’ for the specific purpose of the promotion of the prevention or the control of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings;
  • do all acts and things as may be deemed reasonably necessary or incidental to the achievement of these Objects

Our Board

Bronwen Edwards

Founder of ‘Roses in the Ocean’, Bronwen lost her brother, Mark, to suicide in 2008. Co-Chair Queensland Suicide Prevention Health Taskforce 2016-2018, Reference Group QMHC “Suicide Prevention Action Plan” 2015-17; Advisory Committee LifeSpan Project; CRESP Lived Experience Committee; Strategic Partnership Group BneNorthPHN and Ambassador National StandBy Response.

Stewart McKenzie Fowle

Stewart is a Chartered Accountant and has been in practise in Brisbane for over a decade. He has significant experience in the audit of Community and Charitable organisations large and small. Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and holds a Masters of Commerce from QUT. He is a Registered Tax Agent and Registered Company Auditor.

Peter Dalton

Peter Dalton is General Manager Global Digital Solutions, Global Wealth and Private Banking ANZ & Group General Manager Innovation.  Peter is also a member of the ANZ Corporate Responsibility Committee.  He brings a valuable business and innovative mindset, is a proven Corporate Leader with a particular bias towards creating a simple and outstanding customer experience.

Nicholas Andreatidis

Nicholas is a Barrister who practices in Commercial Litigation and is part of the Level Twenty Seven Chambers, the largest set of Barristers Chambers in Queensland.

Layne Stretton

Layne is an executive coach and facilitator for those that aspire to elite performance. He brings to the Board a background in Social Sciences and Behavioral Psychology, together with a Lived Experience of suicide.

Roses in the Ocean Lived Experience Advisory Committee

Joanne Riley – LifeSpan Project Officer, Black Dog Institute

Dr Mic Eales – Suicidologist, sculptor/mixed media artist and an art-based researcher

David Kelly – CEO Lifeline Crises Services, West Australia

De Backman-Hoyle – Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Advocate; Corporate Facilitator

John Bradley – Compassionate Friends; Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Advocate

Mark Davis – Risk Governance & Assurance, Mark Davis Consulting

Andrew Marriott – Owner, RAW Energy Coolum Beach

Roses in the Ocean Sector Advisors

Margo Lydon (Chair) – CEO SuperFriend

Jacinta Hawgood – Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention

Jill Fisher – National StandBy Response Service

Suicide Prevention Australia & National Coalition

Roses in the Ocean is an organisational Member of Suicide Prevention Australia, and the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention.