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.

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.