Board Members

HeartKids Australia Inc is governed by a board made up of State representatives along with various skill-based appointments.

The current Board comprises of:

  • Chairman: Brian E Pereira
  • Vice Chair: David Harrison
  • Treasurer: Clayton Hickey
  • Directors:  Jayne Blake, Wayne Crofts, Bev Barber, Dr Joanne Redburn, Matt Tognini, Dr Lisa Selbie

Brian E Pereira – Chair
Mr Pereira brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to HeartKids Australia. With a number of board position over the past years, Brian is a commercially astute entrepreneur with the experience to lead our charity into a new phase of growth and development. Brian is passionate about allowing children to be children regardless of their social background or physical situation. Brian takes the reins from outgoing Chair, Mr. Stephen Sheppard who has built a strong foundation and governance process over the last three years for the fledgling Charity.

Matthew Tognini
A Partner of Keady Humble Tognini Chartered Accountants, Perth, Matthew is a registered member of the Institute Chartered Accountants since 1988. Matthew graduated from ECU with a Bachelor of Business, Major in Accounting. His extensive business experience is a valuable asset to HeartKids Australia. Matthew is the parent of a heart kid and has been on the Board of HeartKids WA since June 2007.

Jayne Blake – Director
An experienced Company Director with broad cross-functional expertise including key Executive roles in Finance, Sales, Commercial and Customer Relations. Inspirational leader with a track record of developing and executing strategy to drive rapid business development and growth. In her corporate career Jayne worked for Vodafone Group in various General Manager roles in both the UK and Australia, in Finance, Commercial and Customer Service functions, until becoming Sales Director in 2004. Bringing all this experience together Jayne established JBC International in 2009 specialising in assisting other organisations to effectively plan for and drive business growth.  Through JBC, Jayne has achieved success in coaching and consulting assignments in the Corporate, SME and Not-For-Profit segments.