Reclink Australia Chairperson David O'Halloran
David O'Halloran

A Director since 2005 and current Chairperson, David has been associated with Reclink Australia for over 10 years, having been a co-founder of the Salvo Hawks Football Team. 

Previously, David was the Vice President and a Founding Executive Committee member for SHARC (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre). He has also been a member for the University of Melbourne’s - Faculty of Medicine, Self Help Research Advisory Committee and received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2009.

David is a father of two children and a passionate member of the Hawthorn Football Club.

Reclink Australia Director Sam Newton
Sam Newton

Born and raised on a farm in central Victoria, Sam was an avid participant in the local community and at various sporting clubs.  He joined the Commercial Bank of Australia (Westpac) in 1977 before leaving to pursue a career in property and has been a Commercial Property Consultant for 23 years.

Having been a Director since 2006, Sam is a Committee Member of South Yarra Football Club and is an avid Carlton supporter.

Reclink Australia Director Peter Cullen
Peter Cullen

The Founder of Reclink Australia, Peter has served as a Director since 1990. Having initially trained for Catholic Priesthood and working for the Sacred Heart Mission for over 15 years, Peter has always been passionate about improving the lives of people experieicing disadvantage through sport and arts.

An avid Geelong supporter, Peter is married with three children and has been a recipient of numerous awards, including an Order of Australia Medal (2000), Centenary Medal (2003), Sports Chaplaincy Australia Award for Compassion in Sport (2011), Sports Star of the Year (Southern Region Services to Sport (2001) and Tattersall’s Award for Enterprise and Achievement (1997).


Scott Davies

Master of Enterprise (Business), Associate Diploma Valuations, Certificate of Business Studies in Real Estate                                                          

Scott joined the Reclink Australia Board in May 2016 and has served more than 35 years in the commercial property industry, fulfilling a wide range of business operations and management roles.

For the last 8 years Scott has been responsible for the property investment and asset management activities of the Bennelong and Taverners groups, two private family interests that have extensive philanthropic Foundation activities. Scott is the father of 4 children, the immediate past President of Yachting Victoria, and a former State President of the Property Council of Australia.

Jack Watts

Jack brings significant business, commercial, communications and
marketing expertise in delivering success for major brands and
organisations across Australia as the CEO of Bastion Collective. Jack
founded Bastion Collective with his brother and father in 2009 and
has since grown the business to employ over 150 people in
Melbourne, Sydney and LA and work with some of Australia's most
iconic corporate brands, sports, arts and entertainment organisations.
Jack has been involved with Reclink Australia programs since 2009
and has assisted as Assistant Coach of the Collingwood Knights.

Karla Harman

Bachelor of Business, Economics and Finance, with Distinction and a Master of Applied Finance.

Karla Harman is a financial services professional with over thirteen years of experience.   Karla is a currently a Consultant with Frontier Advisors, having joined in 2007.  Her responsibilities include providing investment advice to superannuation funds, not-for-profits and endowments; undertaking manager and investment research; as well as leading the retirement solutions group. 

Karla has previously held positions with the Institutional Sales Team at Macquarie Services (Australia), Nimico Capital Ltd (London) and W.I.N. Pty Ltd financial planning. 

Mark Hardgrave

Bachelor of Commerce ACA MAICD               

Mark is an experienced corporate adviser and investment professional having worked with a number of large investment groups and family offices throughout his career. He is currently a Director of M&A Partners, a Melbourne based private investment and corporate finance group. He is also a non-executive Director of Traffic Technologies Limed and Rivercorp Land and Water Limited. His sporting interest include golf, tennis and cycling and was a former rugby union referee.


Laura Kane

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons)

Laura brings substantive experience and leadership as a qualified lawyer with 2 years of legal practice and as head coach of various (AFL) teams across Victoria. In 2013 Laura was an Australian of the Year Nominee for her leadership, volunteer commitment and involvement in community football.

In 2016 Laura was appointed Manager, Women's Football and Talent Pathways, North Melbourne Football Club and in 2017 she was promoted to the position of Football Operations Manager, North Melbourne Football Club (AFL).

Theresa Sgambaro

Masters of Laws, Legal Practice, Skills and Ethics. Bachelor of Business, Accounting. Diploma of Financial Services, Financial Planning. 

Theresa has served a community member of the Victorian Adult Parole Board for seven years from 2000 to 2007. 

In 2003 Theresa was awarded the Centenary Medal for voluntary services to the community via active participation in community organisations addressing issues of socio-economic disadvantage, access to justice, community safety and commence.

Theresa brings substantive knowledge of Reclink Australia having previously served as a Board member and Treasurer.