Alexander McKenzie, President, Individual

Individual Member

Living regionally, Alexander says he gets the opportunity to see how important community and social services are to the lives of Tasmanians. Alex was previously Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Wyndarra Health Centre’s Committee of Governance, a longstanding member of TasCOSS. The staff and volunteers at Wyndarra support and care for the people in their community in an intimate and neighbourly way. Whether that support and care is provided on an ongoing basis, or whether it is in a time of emergency need — Wyndarra is a place for the people of Circular Head to turn.

To ensure that he can independently represent the full membership of TasCOSS, Alex determined that it was more appropriate for him to sit as an Individual Member on the TasCOSS Board and sought his re-election in 2019 on that basis.

Alex graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours in Law) and now works as a civil litigation and criminal defence lawyer in Burnie as an Senior Associate at McLean McKenzie & Topfer. He serves on a number of boards and committees along the North-West Coast, including as a Board Member of the Tasmanian Community Fund and as Chair of Ten Days on the Island.

TasCOSS Board Members


Bruce Levett, Peak Body

CEO, Health Consumers Tasmania

Emily Briffa, Organisation

CEO, Hamlet Inc

Adrienne Picone, Chief Executive Officer, Public Officer

CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Service

Penny Egan, Organisation

CEO, Cancer Council Tasmania

Lisa Coulson, Individual

North/North-West Regional Manager, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

John Stubley FCA GAICD, Treasurer, Individual

CEO, Hobart City Mission

Connie Digolis, Vice President, Peak Body

CEO, Mental Health Council of Tasmania