Our Leadership

The Board

G.A.D (Sandy) Clarkson – Chairman

Sandy is an Accountant with a private CPA Accounting Practice. He has worked in the private sector for most of his life with stints in the WA State Government and in Local Government as Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the town of Mosman Park.

He has been associated with Fresh Start Recovery Programme for almost 15 years as a volunteer, Director and Chairman.

Dr George O’Neil

M.B.B.S,F.A.Ch.A.M, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G., F.R.O.C.O.G., D.D.U., Cit.W.A.

Dr O’Neil was born in Limerick, Ireland but grew up in Perth, Western Australia. Inspired by the challenges he faced working in remote parts of Australia, Africa and cities such as Glasgow and Perth, in the 1980s Dr. O’Neil began developing new products for use in obstetrics, pain management, malnutrition, catheterisation, drug delivery and addictions. This resulted in the establishment of pharmaceutical company Go Medical Industries Pty Ltd in 1984. Dr. O’Neil has pioneered the use of Naltrexone in Australia for opiate addiction and since 1996 and has concentrated his main efforts on running an addiction treatment clinic in Subiaco, now part of Fresh Start Recovery Programme.

Dr Wendy Lawrance


Wendy joined the GP team at Fresh Start in 2006 and commenced advanced training in Addiction Medicine in 2012 at Next Step Drug and Alcohol services. She is an examiner for the RACGP and has spoken on addictoin to a variety of groups.