Michael Berkley

Advisory Board Member
Volunteer in Australia

Mick is a career policeman with over 40 years experience in the Victorian Police Force. Having commenced his career as a Constable “on the beat” in Melbourne in 1977, he moved through the ranks to present day Sergeant, acting as police prosecutor from 1982 to present day.

Raised in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and educated at Whitefriars College, he didn’t have to move too far for his idyllic sea-change down to the Mornington Peninsula. Close enough to commute to work, and far enough to get away from it all, and most importantly, enjoy quality family time. With his partner Christine, they have 6 adult children, as well as 4 grandchildren (plus 2 on the way at time of writing!).

When he’s not in Australia, Mick is usually found in Indonesia on a family holiday; in recent years Mick has been involved in our founder’s charity bike rides and fundraisers for underprivileged children and communities in Cambodia. He has seen first-hand the poverty and atrocious living conditions of these humble people, and fully understands the urgency and desperation of their needs.

Being close friends with our founders’ father, Mick has known Emily since she was born, and with such a close relationship to the Williamson family, was eager to support our humanitarian efforts in Cambodia. He was a strong supporter of the REACH vision from the outset, so it was natural that he was nominated for the Advisory Board position. 

He brings a wealth of legal, administrative and life experience to the board and his contribution is invaluable and well regarded.

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