Duncan Makeig

Chair

(appointed October 2007)

“For some kids, childhood is far from what it should be. I am all in for kid’s health as paediatric medical excellence can change one child’s life today and future proof the health for all kids tomorrow.” 

Duncan Makeig has enjoyed an international career spanning 30 years, including roles such as General Counsel for PepsiCo Australasia/Africa, Managing Director of Lion - Asia Dairy, and General Counsel and Sustainability Director for Lion Nathan. Most recently, the New Zealand native founded China Road, a consultancy helping Australian and New Zealand businesses to establish a presence in China. Duncan currently holds Chair and Director roles on various local and international Boards of both private and listed companies. 

As a former rugby captain, globetrotting businessman and some-time cattle farmer, it’s safe to say that Duncan brings a wide range of skills and experiences to his role as Chair. Driven by a desire to give something back, Duncan stepped forward to join the Board in 2007 and was appointed as Chair in 2012. Always someone with an eye on the horizon, he has ambitious goals for the Foundation’s future and the opportunities that lie ahead.