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Duncan Makeig - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Duncan Makeig
Chair (appointed October 2007)

Duncan Makeig is Chief Executive Officer of China Road Pty Limited and Chairman of Heineken Lion Australia.

He was previously Managing Director of Lion Pty Limited’s Asia Dairy business, General Counsel of Kirin’s International Advisory Board, Lion’s Group General Counsel and Sustainability Director, General Counsel for Pepsi Co Australasia / Africa and Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Tricon Restaurants International based in Dallas, Texas with responsibility for all of Tricon’s legal and governance obligations across its operations in 160 countries.

Duncan joined the Board in 2007 and was appointed as the Foundation's Chair in 2012.

Simon Hickey - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Simon Hickey
Deputy Chair (appointed October 2009)

Simon Hickey is Group CEO and Managing Director of Campus Living Villages (CLV), the largest global provider of accommodation for tertiary students. CLV develops, builds, owns and operates student accommodation facilities on and off campus in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining CLV he was CEO of Qantas International and Freight, responsible for turning around the international business. Simon joined Qantas in September 2004 as Group General Manager Strategy and Fleet and between 2007 and 2012 he was appointed CEO of Qantas Frequent Flyer, responsible for establishing the Loyalty business.

Simon began his career with Arthur Andersen as a business consultant working in Sydney, Melbourne and London. Between 2001 and 2004 he was CFO for Bovis Lend Lease Americas. Prior to this, he held various roles with Lend Lease including Bovis Lend Lease CFO Asia Pacific.

Glenn Barnes - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Glenn Barnes
(appointed May 2016)

Glenn Barnes has more than twenty years of governance experience in banking and financial services, business information and consumer goods. His experience spans packaged goods, banking and financial services sectors, as an executive, business leader and director in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Ireland, Japan and China.

Glenn has broad experience in other governance roles as non-executive director, chairman, committee member and committee chairman. He has served on and chaired audit, finance and risk; leadership, nomination and remuneration; and strategy and investment committees.

James Brindley - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

James Brindley
(appointed May 2016)

James Brindley joined Lion in 1994, spending eight years with Lion in China from 1997 and returning to Australia in 2005. James was appointed Managing Director of Lion Beer Australia in 2009 and is responsible for business strategy development, implementation and execution and financial, market share and stakeholder engagement outcomes.  

With a degree in economics and an MBA, James has gained extensive experience in people and business leadership, working across Lion businesses in both China and Australia. He is Chair of Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand, a Director of DrinkWise Australia and a member of Alcohol Beverages Australia.

Dr Michael Brydon - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Dr Michael Brydon OAM
(appointed August 2015)

Dr Michael Brydon is Chief Executive of The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and has worked at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick for more than 30 years after completing his undergraduate Medical Degree at UNSW and his Fellowship of Paediatrics in the Randwick program.

His other postgraduate qualifications include a Masters of Paediatrics and a Masters of Health Administration from UNSW. Over the past two decades, Michael has advocated for children - highlighting the differences in their needs and the importance of quality care in all that is delivered to these families.

Gina Cass-Gottlieb - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Gina Cass-Gottlieb
(appointed August 2012)

Gina Cass-Gottlieb is a senior partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition and Regulation practice. She specialises in competition law and economic regulation advice working with corporate clients, industry associations and government agencies.

Gina is a Board member of the Payment Systems Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a member of the Advisory Board Graduate Program in Competition Law, Melbourne Law School.

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Jane Freudenstein
(appointed August 2017)

After a career of 15 years in advertising, marketing, strategy and management, Jane undertook directorships for not-for-profit organisations. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has more than 10 years’ experience in board governance roles that have allowed her to champion cultural arts and paediatric health in Australia. Jane is currently Co-Chair of The Australian Ballet Foundation NSW Board. 

She first joined the Board of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2012, leaving in 2016 as Deputy Chair and returning in 2017 to continue supporting the Foundation’s strategic objectives and the work of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. She has previously held directorships on the boards of Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Voices and Sydney Dance.

Dr Matthew O'Meara - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Dr Matthew O'Meara
(appointed October  2010)

Dr Matthew O’Meara is NSW's Chief Paediatrician. a paediatric emergency physician and the Director of Emergency at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He trained in paediatrics at the Hospital and has been a staff specialist in Emergency for 20 years. Through roles in the Hospital, in NSW and nationally Matthew has been an advocate for improving the emergency care of children.

Barbara Ward AM - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Barbara Ward AM
(appointed November 2012)

Barbara Ward is a non-executive director of Qantas Airways Limited, Caltex Australia Limited and various Brookfield Multiplex Group Companies. She is an experienced company director, having served on the boards of a number of public companies including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Lion Nathan Limited, Multiplex Limited, Allco Finance Group Limited and Data Advantage limited. She has also been a director of a range of public sector entities including as Chairman of Country Energy.

Peter Wiggs - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Peter Wiggs
(appointed May 2016)

Peter Wiggs was a founding Partner of Archer at its establishment in 1997. He is Chairman of their investment committee and oversees the fundraising program. He is also Chairman of Aerocare, V8 Supercars and Brownes Dairy, a Director of Allity Aged Care.

Prior to Archer, Peter was a member of the private equity team at Rothschild Australia. His achievements in private equity were recognised at the Asian Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards when he was selected as Private Equity Professional of the Year. Before Rothschild he spent five years at Booz Allen specialising in strategic and operational assignments for Australian and New Zealand companies in the healthcare, banking, insurance and FMCG industries.

Peter holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

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