Menslink Team and Board

Bruce Papps

Bruce P

Bruce is currently CEO of  Northside Community Service, an appointment that started in January 2017.  Northside is a large community services organisation in Canberra that provides a range of support and early childhood services.  Prior to that Bruce gained over 30 years’ of experience in the business world, providing and leading professional assurance, financial management, consulting, governance and risk management services to both the private and public sectors.  From 2010 to 2015 he was a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bruce has been on several Boards of community, not-for-profit, and educational organisations.  Current board roles include Director of Service One Alliance Bank, Chair of the Australian Secondary Principal’s Association and Treasurer of ACTCOSS in the ACT.

It was Menslink and some life experiences that resulted in Bruce becoming interested in the community sector.  Bruce served as a Menslink mentor in 2015 and 2016 and he has a keen interest in Menslink’s programs and outcomes.  On a personal level Bruce and his partner Carolyn have two adult children, and Bruce loves motorcycle riding (at least in fair weather) and going to Melbourne for the footy.