Our Board

Our Directors bring to the Board of The Fathering Project many years of corporate governance experience a committed passion for the impact of effective fathering on our kids. The board members have broad networks and a diverse range of skills, expertise and experience.

Dr Bruce Robinson


Leading cancer researcher, Dr Bruce Robinson, is the founder of The Fathering Project. He is based at the QEII Medical Centre in Perth, part of the University of Western Australia. Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in lecturing on fathering at seminars and presentations to thousands of people in 5 countries.

Martin Black

Chairman of the board

Martin is a former journalist who now co-owns and operates a number of successful WA businesses including The Margaret River Chocolate Company, Coward & Black Vineyards and live music venue, The Sewing Room. He is the former chairman of WA’s oldest not for profit organisation, Ngala, where he was on the board for 20 years. He is married with two teenage sons.

James Brown

Member of the board

James is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has been working with families for over 15 years. James has a particular interest in assisting men with issues relating to their psychological health and well-being, including treatment for anxiety and depression, managing work-related difficulties, and assisting with relationship concerns.

Tim Hammond

Member of the board

Former Federal Labor MP Tim Hammond was welcomed onto the Fathering Project Board after stepping away from politics in May 2018 to be more connected with his young family.

Craig Heatley

Member of the board

Craig is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Craig is experienced in external and internal audit services, accounting, and broader business advice across a broad spectrum of industries covering engineering, resources, construction, and services. Married with three children, Craig joined the board as he is passionate about helping Fathers and Father figures gather good parenting skills so as to give our children the best opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams. He is also the Chair of Red Nose Australia.

Geoff Lloyd

Member of the board

Geoff Lloyd has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with an extensive understanding of the sector and demonstrated leadership skills. He has a proven track record in transforming and sustainably growing businesses.

Ian Macliver

Member of the board

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and Managing Director of Grange Consulting Group Pty Ltd. Ian has held numerous roles on not-for-profit boards, public and private companies.

Caro Stewart

Member of the board

Caro grew up in Western Australia but has spent 11 years living in Canada and England. Her background is teaching. Caro has spent time teaching in country Western Australia and the metropolitan area, her proudest achievement is being a mother of four.