Board Members

HeartKids Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a charity (public benevolent institution) registered with the Australian Charity and Not for Profit Commission.  HeartKids Limited is the new entity created from the merger of HeartKids Australia and each State and Territory HeartKids organisation.  The organisation formerly commenced on 1 November 2016 but continues to build on the 35 + years of work by the State and Territory branches.

The company is overseen by an independent skills based Board of Directors as below:

Jan McClelland AM

jan-mcclelland-photoJan McClelland AM is a company director with more than 12 years’ governance experience as chair and non-executive director in government, commercial, industry association and not for profit enterprises across a range of industry sectors. Jan is a former Director-General of the NSW Department of Education and Training and Managing Director of TAFE NSW. She is currently Deputy Chancellor and Council Member of the University of New England, Chair of the superannuation industry’s Gateway Network Governance Body, a Director of UNE Partnerships and a Director of Stewart House Preventorium.

Jan was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours for significant service to a range of education, business, social welfare and community organisations, and to public administration.

Anthony Mahady

anthony-mahadyAnthony is an experienced lawyer, having practised in both Australia and London, predominantly in financial services.  He also holds a Master of Applied Finance and is currently responsible for managing the prudential regulatory risk of a major financial institution.

Anthony has two young children, one with a heart condition, and in his spare time can be found playing basketball, golf, or following the North Melbourne football club. Anthony is also a member of the Programs and Services Advisory Committee.

Bev Barber

bev-barber-photoBev Barber is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with a background spanning a range of industry sectors including the private sector, she is currently a Director with PwC and throughout her career has worked across State, Federal and Local Governments.

Bev has worked with ASX listed companies and small to medium enterprises and was a Board member on the HeartKids Australia Board and more recently also on the South Australian Board.

In addition to experience in business transformation, organisational design, leadership and culture, Bev holds qualifications in management and public policy and has significant public policy and governance proficiency and a wealth of knowledge and experience in politics and Government Relations.

Bev is committed to the development and growth of HeartKids Ltd and has worked with many businesses to help them resolve the most complex issues and achieve success.  Bev is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Jared Brotherston 

j-brotherston-picJared has over 15 years’ experience as a director and company secretary in both Australia and New Zealand. He has been a construction barrister, and held company secretarial and general management roles in postal services, construction and transport and logistics. He is a former Associate Director in KPMG’s Major Projects team and consulted to the oil and gas and resources sector.

More recently, Jared held a senior commercial role as Manager Contracts and Procurement for the Roy Hill mining project based in Perth. Currently, he is Head of Operations for a consulting company specialising in supply chain optimisation.

Jayne Blake

jayne-blakeJayne has been a Director of HeartKids since 2011, previously in the roles of Chair of HeartKids Australia, Chair HeartKids New South Wales and has also been Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Chair of the Alignment and Engagement Committee of Heart Kids Australia.

In June 2015, Jayne was appointed as Caretaker Chief Executive Officer of HeartKids Australia and led the integration process from the HeartKids federated structure to HeartKids Ltd. Jayne is now a Director of HeartKids and Chair of the Development Advisory Committee.

Jayne is an experienced company director with broad cross-functional expertise including key Executive roles in Finance, Sales, Commercial and Customer Relations. 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, a coaching and consulting business in 2009, specialising in assisting other organisations to effectively plan for and drive sustainable business growth.

Joanne Redburn

j-redburnJoanne is the principal of a boutique not for profit practice bringing years of experience in corporate, commercial and intellectual property law, to the not for profit sector.

Because of the highly focused nature, Joanne has developed a specialised knowledge of the sector, working with a diverse range of not for profit and social enterprise clients. She not only understands the legal needs of the sector but also understand what motivates the sector.

Joanne is the parent of an adult HeartKid.

Lisa Selbie

lisa-selbie-picDr. Selbie received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from Northwestern University and has experience in cardiovascular research, project management, consulting and teaching. Dr Selbie held research positions at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow studying cardiac neuropeptide receptors, and was involved in consultancy reviews of national research funding processes.

Dr Selbie is a lecturer with Johns Hopkins University MS/MBA Biotechnology Program developing and delivering on-ground and online courses, serves on the NSW AusBiotech Committee, and previously was Chair of HeartKids Australia and the Research Advisory Committee.

Matt Tognini

matt-togniniMatthew has a passion for helping businesses achieve their potential.  Throughout his career as a chartered accountant he has worked closely with his clients to help them not only achieve financial independence but to also help them to optimise their business structures and operations.

In his business career Matthew has worked and specialised in SME business clients.  He has overseen taxation compliance, strategic planning, restructuring and human resources issues for a variety of clients.

Matthew came to HeartKids through the diagnosis of his daughter, before birth, with a complex congenital heart defect.

David Celermajer

david-celemajer-photo-2012David Celermajer is the Scandrett Professor of Cardiology at The University of Sydney, Director of Echocardiography in the Cardiology Department as well as Director of Adult Congenital Heart Services at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Clinical Director at The Heart Research Institute.

Some of David’s major achievements include; NSW Health Minister’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cardiovascular Research in 2012, Simon Dack Award for excellence in cardiology in 2010, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science since 2006 and Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research, for outstanding lifetime contribution in 2002.

Ruth Salom

ruth_salomProfessor Ruth Salom is a medical graduate, specialist pathologist, with more than 30 years’ experience in health, medical education, research and health management.

Ruth is currently Professor / Director of Pathology at Monash University.  Ruth is a former Non Executive director of Melbourne Health and Peninsula Health as well as former Director National Health KPMG, Executive Director of SA Pathology and Head of Integrated Solutions at Telstra Health.

Ruth holds a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University, Bachelor of Medical Science from Monash University, Doctor of Medicine from Monash University, Master of Business Administration from Melbourne University, Fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rohan Geddes

rohan Rohan has over 25 years’ experience in personal and employment related tax matters, specialising in FBT, payroll tax, superannuation, employment termination and redundancy arrangements and PAYG.

He is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he leads the Employment Taxes and Payroll Consulting Practices.  In these roles, he provides proactive advice to employers, assisting them with the processes and policies used to help manage the tax and administrative impacts of remunerating their employees and their contractors.  He has also worked in Australia and the US, providing personal tax assistance to high net wealth individuals and expatriates.

Rohan is a Heartkid.

Sami Glastonbury

sami-gSamantha Glastonbury is a Sales and Marketing professional with 15 years’ experience in the Wine industry Nationally and Internationally. Sami is also Heartmum to 3 year old Francis who was born with congenital heart defect. Sami and her husband KG, are very active in fundraising and raising awareness for Heartkids and have collectively fundraised close to $75k in the last 2.5 years

Sami has volunteered her time in her local non-profit community for the past 6 years. Firstly with the local community childcare and successfully help make it compliant to government and legislation standards, then in January started as a non-director on the board of Heartkids SA/NT.

I am thrilled and honoured to be contributing to Heartkids Australia and will be dedicated to raising national awareness for Heartkids so we can continue to support families on their journeys.


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