David Sprigg

For over 40 years living and working in Kyneton, David has partnered with, worked with, volunteered with, and advocated for, a range of health and wellbeing services in the area. Through his role in the wind-up of a local employment service, he was able to gift a property to Cobaw which went on to house the Kyneton Men’s Shed, a community garden and activity groups. This led to two major life changes for David. Firstly, he returned to study, successfully completing a Doctor of Philosophy leading to a successful academic career with RMIT. Secondly, in 2001 he was invited to join the Cobaw Board and over the next eleven years the organisation saw some of the biggest growth in diversity and in service delivery to the Macedon Ranges. Cobaw more than doubled in staffing and turnover and it was recognised for developing the WayOut Rural Victorian Youth and Sexual Diversity project. David became the Chair in 2007 and oversaw the transition from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee. He resigned from the Board in 2012. David’s appointment as a Life Governor of Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health recognises his contribution to the development of local health and wellbeing services within the Macedon Ranges.