Board & Governance

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board are experienced professionals, generously sharing their skills and expertise in compliance, governance, finance and strategy, helping us fulfil our mission and purpose to build Healthy Men, Healthy Masculinities, Healthy Communities.

Ben Hughes
David Pointon
Robert Poynting

Ben is Co-Founder and Director of The Men’s Table.

He spent 28 years in the wine industry in various employed and self-employed roles, including partner in a large wine store, owning a wine label and owning and running a wine education and events company. Originally from the UK, Ben has worked in the UK and UAE.

Ben has travelled extensively in Europe, North and Central America and China. He is an overly passionate supporter of Bristol City Football Club, enjoys hiking and fine wine and food. He is also a fresh off the boat enthusiastic Tasmanian.

David is Co-Founder and Director of The Men’s Table.

Previously, David owned a management consultancy for 25 years, facilitating organisational change projects to large corporates, NGOs and Govt in education, banking & finance, insurance and other sectors. His career began as a school teacher, and he then went on to establish successful hospitality businesses in Cornwall, England, and in the French Alps.

David is also a Board member of Australian Men’s Health Forum, and the Guild Theatre, a local amateur Theatre in Sydney. He is also Co-Chair of the NSPLSP Alliance hosted by Suicide Prevention Australia.

Qualifications: BBus, MBA

Robert joined the Board in August 2019 as a foundation member and was appointed as Chair. His most recent executive appointment was as Managing Director of Subway Development of NSW. He brings more than 30 years of commercial experience from senior roles in banking, finance, human resource management and training.

Robert was born in country NSW and has a deep passion for improving men’s mental health through our mission to deliver a community based recognized preventative solution; and he is also involved in building and operating low cost affordable housing. Robert is currently the President at Strathfield Golf Club.

Andrew D’Addona
Leonie Walton


Bio to come

Qualifications: BA PgDip MA

Leonie has dedicated the past 20 years to building brands and funding opportunities for not-for-profit organisations across a multiple of health issues, including breast cancer, stroke, and now eye health.

Leonie was at the forefront of cause-related marketing in Australia, helping to profile the pink ribbon device for breast cancer, and has raised tens of millions of dollars to support medical research.

She is committed to empowering for-purpose organisations and making charitable giving a part of everyday life for a better world for all of us to live in.