The Executive Team

Leanne Raven CEO Red Nose

Associate Professor Leanne Raven


Associate Professor Leanne Raven is delighted to be taking on the new comprehensive challenge as CEO of Red Nose to save the lives of unborn and newborn babies and children through the elimination of sudden and unexpected deaths and to support bereaved families.

Prior to becoming involved with SIDS and Kids Leanne was a self-employed strategy and management consultant with executive, NED and senior management experience in public health, education and health professional regulation.

Leanne has undertaken many leadership roles within human services, education, disability and family services sectors and has been acknowledged for her innovation in the not for profit sector.

As a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she is a director of ISPID, International Society for the Study and Prevention of perinatal and Infant Death; ISA, International Stillbirth Alliance and the Windermere Foundation. She was a past Chairman and NED of the Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local, Australian Nursing Council and ENBIS Pty Ltd, a computer software marketing business, and a past NED of Eastern Melbourne PHN, Networking Health Victoria, DASSI (disability organisation), Eastern Ranges GP Association and a member of the Faculty Board of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Leanne is experienced in building purpose driven organisations that are creating social impact and making a difference in our lives and communities. Managing change without pain and working within organisations to build capacity and sustainability is her passion.

She has qualifications in Science, Business Management, Nursing, Education and Company directorship.


Neil Grun

General Manager National Services

A passionate, driven, proven and effective senior executive leader of people, practice, and services across a variety of industry sectors; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug, Justice, Community Development, Primary Care and the Private and NGO Sectors. An end to end systems thinker, strong in process, innovative and strategically assured who has led organisational and service redesign, developed numerous integrated models of care, led through organisational change and delivered a range of national leading services.

Neil holds both undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Health related disciplines.

Sheri Norton Executive Team Red Nose

Sheri Norton

General Manager Corporate Services

Sheri has over 30 years’ management experience in both corporate and operational roles across the public, private and not for profit sectors, with the past 18 years at the level of Director or General Manager.

She has worked for some of Australia’s most successful organisations including Macquarie Bank, Westfield, and the University of NSW, has managed the corporatisation of Waste Service NSW and established and run a shared corporate services joint venture between three NSW Government agencies.

Sheri has most recently been the Director of Corporate and Community Services at Yass Valley Council, a role she has held for the past seven years, prior to which she was the General Manger Corporate Services and Company Secretary for the Benevolent Society of NSW. Sheri brings a strong governance focus to the organisation and extensive experience in dealing with the delivery of corporate services in complex organisations undergoing change.

Sheri has a Bachelor of Economics Degree (Accounting and Financial Management) and a Masters Degree in Legal Studies (Commercial Law).

Yvonne Amos Executive Red Nose

Yvonne Amos

General Manager Marketing, Communications and Income Development

Yvonne comes from a diverse background including spending eight years working in the finance and stockbroking sector and owning and operating a small business in Sydney. For the last 16 years she has been working in the not-for-profit sector with particular focus on organisations that provide support for children and families in the area of health promotion, education and support services. She has held a number of Fundraising and Managerial positions with SIDS and Kids now knows as Red Nose in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Prior to joining SIDS and Kids NSW in 2003 she worked for a number of larger charities including

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Royal Blind Society and Meningitis Trust specialising in major special events and income development and corporate partnerships.

Yvonne’s experience in the not-for-profit sector is diverse and includes business development, corporate and cause-related partnerships, special events, direct mail, bequests, marketing and communications.