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Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA) is a not-for-profit association incorporated under the Victorian Associations Incorporation Act 1981. LDA is managed by the LDA Council consisting of five (5) honorary officers and nine (9) members, who are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Honorary Officers, who must be voting members of the Association, are the President, two Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer and the Secretary.

Management and control of the business and affairs of LDA is vested in the Council which may do all such things required to be done by the association, and as are prescribed in the Constitution. The LDA Council may make, vary and repeal standing orders or Rules on the conduct and management of the Association and of any of the committees.

The General Manager (GM) is responsible for the overall governance, secretariat and administrative functions with support as required from other LDA staff and volunteers.

Honorary Officers


Dr Lorraine Hammond (WA)


Dr Molly de Lemos (VIC)

Vice President

Dr Nicole Todd (QLD)

Vice President

Renae Watkins (NSW)


Sarah Asome (VIC)


Council members

Jo Hirst (SA)

Dr Roslyn Neilson (NSW)

Priscilla Carlisle* (WA)

Dr Bartek Rajkowski (SA)

Dr Sally Robinson-Kooi (NSW)

Troy Verey* (NSW)

David Morkunas* (VIC)

Lyn Stone* (VIC)

Olivia Connelly (VIC)

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*New members of council for 2020-21


Michael Roberts

General Manager

Bec Rangas

Consultant Administration Officer