Life Without Barriers appoints new Chair of the Board

22 March 2021

Mr. Ridder is an experienced Chair, bringing a portfolio of interests and experience at Board level through strategic advice, with an appreciation for practical implementation. With a demonstrated record of superior outcomes, strong leadership skills, and strategic thinking, he leads by example with unwavering ethics. 

“Life Without Barriers offers essential services to thousands of Australians nationwide. We know that reliance on charitable organisations will likely increase in the years ahead as we try to regain stability following the impact of the global pandemic,” Mr. Ridder said.

“There are also long-standing social justice issues that far too many people in Australia are facing. I look forward to being part of an organisation that disrupts the barriers many people face now, and in the future."

Mr. Ridder is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman for Kogan.com Ltd. and Chairman of Ethical Property Australia Pty Ltd.

He is also on the Board of Spirit Technology Solutions Ltd, PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd and Phoenix Australia (former Chief Executive Officer & Director) and is a Member of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr. Ridder previously occupied the position of Chairman at Tibaldi Australia Pty Ltd., Chief Executive Officer for The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Ltd., Chief Financial Officer of World Vision Australia and President-Asia Pacific Region at NYSE listed Owens-Illinois, Inc. He has also served on the boards of Oxfam Australia and B Lab Australia and NZ.

Life Without Barriers is a charitable organisation supporting over 25,000 people living in over 400 communities across the nation. They provide people with the services and assistance they need so they can achieve their goals and maximise their opportunities to participate as fully in society as they wish. Life Without Barriers partner with communities, elders, government and the private sector to ensure it can achieve positive long-term change in the lives of people.

Established close to three decades ago, Life Without Barriers partners with people to improve lives for the better. This foundational purpose carries it forward today.

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Media Inquiries:

Nicole Hogan 

E: nicole.hogan @lwb.org.au  

T: 0427 997 110

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