Who we are

Arthur Ventham


Chairman and Senior Advocate Level 3

He holds a Master in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, a Commission in the Australian Army as well as other awards and qualifications. Arthur was the founding Advocate of the Northern Veterans Support Centre and bootstrapped the Centre from day one. Arthur is a dedicated Advocate for Veterans and their families with a vision to build a one stop Veteran Support Centre whilst at the same time providing a real value to those that served this Nation.

Pete Donaldson

Secretary and IT Manager

Pete is an East Timor and Iraq Veteran (RA Sigs) who was deployed with the Special Air Service Regiment.

He provides IT Solutions to the Centre and provides valuable support to the Pension Officers and Advocates.

Jaei-Lea Bedford

Pensions Officer / Public Relations Coordinator

Jaei-Lea is a wife of a younger Veteran and a Mother of two young boys who knows full well the problems facing the family of a Veteran, She is a dedicated Volunteer who has taken on a role of Pensions Officer specialising in claims under the Safety and Rehabilitation Compensation Act as well as the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act as well as Public Relations Coordinator.

Brigadier Philip White



Brigadier White has accepted the role as the founding Patron of the organisation. He was the Commander of 13 Brigade here in WA and when not in the “green uniform” is Principal of Melville Senior High School.

Brigadier White is a strong supporter of Veterans rights and a staunch supporter of the NSVSC Inc.

We work closely with you and carry out research to understand your needs and wishes.