Meet The Board

Robert McLachlan
Robert McLachlanChairman
Rob is an experienced Chairman, Director and Company Secretary with a background working in Professional, Commercial and NFP Organisations. He has expertise in Finance, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Operations, and Marketing.

Rob has volunteered with One Meal’s Northern Beaches service area since 2020 and has been a key part of the local management committee.

Rob brings a wealth of expertise to the One Meal Board having served as Chairman, CFO and COO of several Major Marketing and communications Companies across Australia and NZ over a 35 year period. He holds a Degree in Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors, and former Chairman Fellow of Company Secretaries Australia.

Christine Robbins
Christine RobbinsTreasurer
After retiring from being Chief Accountant of a multinational company for 25 years, Christine has fulfilled her desire to help vulnerable people by using her love for cooking.
Chris has volunteered with various community kitchens and meal services since 2015, and became one of the founding members of our Northern Beaches service area since its inception in 2020. Chris coordinates the Hot Meal program, looks after incoming food donations to ensure quality and freshness, and oversees a weekly One Meal open pantry held at the local RSL for Veterans.

Since joining the board as Treasurer Chris has initiated and completed a comprehensive update of our accounts and financial reporting to ensure we are in line with recognized accounting standards and industry best practice.

Rob Cook
Rob CookBoard Member
Rob has been involved with One Meal since 2016 where he was Area Coordinator for Sutherland Shire before joining the Management Committee. Over the years Rob has been instrumental in establishing several new service areas including Riverwood, Blacktown, Cronulla, Miranda and most recently Engadine. He has also fostered many links with businesses and the community to ensure a sustainable operational and funding model for the charity.

Rob holds post graduate qualifications in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems and brings significant experience in Quality Management, Auditing and Work Health and Safety Management.

Leonie Leonard
Leonie LeonardBoard Member
Leonie has had a career encompassing management, business development, marketing, fundraising, media, communications and public relations.

Her leadership roles have included managing people, finances and resources, as well as strategic planning, and brand and reputation management in the non-profit sector.

Linda Sokolich
Linda SokolichBoard Member
Linda was previously engaged within the corporate sector in operational risk management, project construction and environment, health and safety management. Coupled with an ongoing concern for those in need within our communities, Linda joined OneMeal Northern Beaches at its formation and is continuing to use those skills. 

Outside of OneMeal Linda enjoys cooking, sport and all the family activities.

Maurice Lee
Maurice LeeBoard Member
Driven by social justice values and a desire for genuine connections, Maurice joined OneMeal in 2021. With over 35 years experience in NFPs and financial technology, from startups to global enterprises, he dedicates his experience, skills and time to our cause.

From scheduling and beyond, Maurice’s commitment highlights OneMeal’s mission, blending food sharing with authentic human relationships.

Angela Le RoyBoard Member
Coming Soon
Kim Williams
Kim WilliamsBoard Member
Kim is our Northern Beaches
Coordinator and member of the
One Meal Board responsible for
operations. Kim is focused on
helping as many people as
possible and collaborating with
like-minded organisations to
achieve positive outcomes for
those in need.

We are so
blessed to have such a large
group of compassionate, willing
volunteers!

Darren Peters
Darren PetersSecretary
Darren has volunteered at One Meal since 2022 in various roles and in 2023 joined the Northern Beaches Steering Committee and the Board.

With over two decades of corporate experience in pharmaceuticals and medical publishing, Darren offers insights garnered from roles spanning sales, marketing, and general management. His strategic acumen and business savvy enrich board discussions and decision-making processes.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Darren embodies a passion for an active lifestyle, frequently engaging in sports, and cherishing moments spent with his loved ones.