Combined, the Board brings a broad range of commercial and non-profit industry skills to SOS Health.
The SOS Health Foundation Board is responsible for the strategic directions and key policies of the Foundation, and for the overall governance and accountability of the organisation.
I have been involved in NFP work since I was a late teen. My passion for working amongst the disadvantaged has taken me to many parts of Asia and Eastern Europe, and certainly has exposed me to the plight of the poor and needy in my own ‘backyard’ of remote and urban Australia. I currently serve on other NFP boards and am the National Director of the Back In Motion Health Group – one of the SOS Health Foundation’s most generous benefactors. I regard my chairmanship of the SOS Health Foundation as one of my most privileged roles as the board seeks to serve those in crisis and leave a significant legacy where it is needed most.
With a background in law and commerce, I have spent my career working as an advisor and project manager on major infrastructure and property development projects in Australia. I am a Director of a property group called Sinclair Brook. My wife and I have also lived in South East Asia where I had the privilege of managing post-tsunami relief and community development projects in Thailand. We are now living in Melbourne with three young sons.
My background is in teaching science and physical education, followed by 15 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. From 2007-2011 I worked as Mission Development Director for the Territorial Commander of the Salvation Army, supporting strategic planning, organisational communications and major events.
Other responsibilities have included engagement with a global partnership in the area of HIV/AIDS, working on an emerging project in prostitution law reform in Australia, overseeing and driving the human trafficking and prostitution work of the Salvation Army’s social justice unit, being part of the leadership team of the Stop the Traffik coalition in Australia and leading the Salvation Army’s Brothel Support Teams. My current position is Head of Communications for the Baptist Union of Victoria. With my husband Nic, I have two children.