Meet The Board


Frank Fontana

As a CEO who had started in the area of psychotherapy and counselling , helping others continues to be at the core of what we do, help our members when they need it most and that now extends to both their financial and mental well-being.

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Jason Whyte

Jason is the current Chairman and has been involved with the Welfare Fund for over 30 years. A former employee of State Rail for over 33 years with a history of working with charities such as St John’s Ambulance, the Railway Institute band and the salaried officer’s picnic. Jason in his many roles on the board has insured the longevity and innovation of the fund.

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Bill Pantelakos

Bill is currently a driver with Transport NSW he was the inspiration for the setting up of Helper Mate LTD and his enthusiasm and his willingness to spread the word of the work that the fund does is evident in his voluntary work for the fund.

Current Board Members

Ian Kennedy

Michael Bold

Peter Nicholson

Barry Barnett