Parents Beyond Breakup welcomes new Board Members

Dec 6, 2022

Parents Beyond Breakup announced the appointment of two new Directors to the Board, who were voted in by Financial Members at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.

“I am delighted to announce that Alice Campbell Jones and Steven James were elected to
the board this evening,” said PBB Chair Brendan Blomeley.

“Both Alice and Steve bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from various professional backgrounds which will further strengthen our efforts to support parents affected by divorce and separation.”

Alice Campbell- Jones joins PBB with extensive experience and depth of knowledge in the suicide prevention sector, and she has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Health & Medical Leadership from the University of Wollongong (UOW). Her expertise in health and medical leadership will be beneficial in her new role, and Parents Beyond Breakup is
delighted to have Alice as a new board member.

Steven James brings almost a decade of board-level experience in various sectors, including Technology, Financial Services, Consulting, Publishing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Investment Management and Banking. His financial sector and marketing expertise will be invaluable to Parents Beyond Breakup and further strengthen the board’s professional

“I am delighted to confirm that our Chair, Brendan Blomeley, has also been elected for a
further 3-year term,” said PBB CEO Gill Hunt. “Under Brendan’s stewardship our organisation has gone from strength to strength, and our existing directors continue with Ross Arriola, Glen Poole, Campbell Lennox and Robin DeLucia completing our ranks,” Gillian continued. “It is a strong and dedicated board who consistently place the needs of the organisation and our clients at the forefront of all decision making. “As an organisation reliant on the commitment and dedication of our Board, we look
forward to working together with our new board members as we strive to deliver our abiding mission of keeping all parents alive and in their kids’ lives” commented PBB CEO Gill Hunt.

At a meeting of directors held subsequent to the AGM the following office-bearers were elected:
Chairman – Brendan Blomeley
Deputy Chair – Ross Arriola
Treasurer – Campbell Lennox

As a national suicide prevention charity established on Father’s Day in 1999, Parents Beyond Breakup is focused solely on supporting separating parents experiencing trauma through family breakdown, and loss of regular access to their children, a factor closely linked to suicide.

Every year over 3,000 Australians die by suicide with issues in spousal relationships the third most cited common risk factor for men compared to seventh for women. Consistent with previous years, men are around three times more likely to die by suicide than women.

The organisation supports Dads in Distress, Mums in Distress and Grandparents in Distress through Peer Support Groups as well as through a National Suicide Prevention Helpline.

Those experiencing distress during family separation and in need of support:
HELPLINE 1300 853 437
Mon-Sat, 08:30am – 5pm AEST or

For further media enquiries, background and to arrange an interview with Parents Beyond
Breakup CEO and Chairman:
Amy Bowie
Head of Communications and Marketing
0421 511 323