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.
Deputy Chair (appointed October 2009)
Simon has been appointed Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Greencross Limited (Greencross) effective 5 March 2018. Greencross is Australasia's largest integrated consumer facing pet care company with over 300 veterinary clinics, pet specialty retail stores and vet related entities in Australia and New Zealand and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Greencross, Simon was Group CEO and Managing Director of Campus Living Villages (CLV). Before joining CLV he was CEO of Qantas International & 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 Anderson 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.
(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 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.
(appointed June 2018)
Tom has worked in the financial services industry since 2001 and is currently a Managing Director with Credit Suisse Investment Bank and has responsibility for clients in the transport, infrastructure, power and utilities sectors in Australia.
Tom leads multi-disciplinary transaction teams advising clients on the funding and execution of complex transactions involving capital intensive assets that touch and impact the ordinary lives of most Australians. He has been involved in transactions with a total value in excess of A$125bn since 2001 across the rail, road, airport, seaport, utility, renewable, power and the telecom asset classes.
Having worked and lived in Australia, Indonesia and England during the last 20 years and worked in most major cities and markets during that same period, Tom brings a diverse and global perspective to all aspects of his private and professional life.
Dr David Court
(appointed November 2018)
David Court is the founder of Compton School, Australia’s first business school for creative people. He is also chairman of Screen Canberra and The Cinematic Company.
David was formerly Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film Television & Radio School where he developed Australia’s first screen business qualification. He has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions including John Weiley's Antarctica, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Dean Cavell’s The Wiggles Movie, Jerzy Domaradski’s Lilian’s Story, Robert Connolly’s The Bank and Andrew Horne's The Animated Leunig.
David was founding editor of the authoritative industry newsletter Entertainment Business Review. As author of Film Assistance: Future Options (Allen & Unwin, 1986), he was the policy architect of the Film Finance Corporation, an agency established by the Australian Government in 1988 which invested more than $1 billion in Australian film and television productions over the following 20 years. In 2010, with Sir Peter Jackson, David undertook a review of the New Zealand Film Commission for the NZ Government.
David holds a PhD from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
(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.
(appointed February 2019)
Wayne is CEO of AL Capital, overseeing the growth of its diversified investment portfolio. He has more than 24 years global experience in international banking, structure finance and M&A.
Prior to joining AL Capital, Wayne held senior executive roles with ANZ for 15 years and was Chief Investment Officer of Hong Kong listed Everchina International Holding.
He holds an MBA from Webster University (USA) and Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and was a Board Director of Australia China Chamber of Commerce (Beijing) from 2006 to 2008.
Dr Matthew O'Meara
(appointed October 2010)
Dr Matthew O’Meara is the NSW Chief Paediatrician, providing state-wide clinical leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategy, policy and programs across paediatric healthcare in the NSW public health system. In this capacity he also provides expert advice and guidance to the Paediatric Healthcare team within NSW Health.
Matt is a paediatric emergency physician and was formerly Head of the Emergency Department and Director of Clinical care at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. He is a passionate advocate for improving the acute care of children.
(appointed May 2019)
David is Acting Chair of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Board. He is also the Chair of the Audit Committee of Southern NSW Local Health District. He served for almost 30 years as a partner with KPMG, a global professional services firm providing leadership in Australia and internationally. At KPMG, David had a number of senior client and management roles. In the ten years prior to his retirement from the firm, he was the National Managing Partner of Transaction Services in Australia and served as that group's ASPAC Regional Leader and as a member of the Global Steering Committee. He is a member of the coaching panel of Foresight Global Coaching Partnership and in that role he coaches senior executives in all aspects of leadership. He holds an Economics Degree from Sydney University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Governance Institute.