The Board

The Red Nose Board is made up of a group of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to help Red Nose achieve its mission.

Graham Henderson

Graham Henderson

Chairman

Graham has many years’ experience in business in the IT and financial services industry. Since 2004 he has operated a management consultancy business.

Graham joined the board of Red Nose Victoria in 2004 and the board of the National SIDS Council of Australia Limited in 2006. For the three years prior to becoming Chairman he served as Treasurer. He lives outside Melbourne with his wife Dianne

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Craig Heatley

Deputy Chairman

Craig is an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has been with the firm for over 17 years both in USA and Australia. Craig is experienced in external and internal audit services, accounting and broader business advice across a broad spectrum of industries covering resources, services and construction and engineering.

Craig leads client focused teams in the provision of services to clients and has had considerable experience reporting to Boards and Audit Committees. Married with three children, Craig strives to maintain a healthy work life balance and serves on several other not for profit boards.

Drew Forbes

Drew Forbes

Treasurer

Drew Forbes is a Senior Director in the Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice of FTI Consulting and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

A Chartered Accountant with 10 years’ experience across an array of industries, Mr Forbes’ expertise includes:

  • Restructuring and interim management
  • Transaction services, including sell-side, buy-side and capital raising advisory services;
  • Profit improvement and business transformation;
  • Strategic, financial and operational due diligence reviews for buyers, sellers and lenders; and
  • Business analysis and modelling

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr Forbes held an internal accounting role with one of Australia’s largest sporting franchises. Mr Forbes was responsible for the financial accounting, reporting and management of both sporting and commercial operations within the franchise.

Mr. Forbes also currently serves on the Audit and Finance Committee of SIDS and Kids Limited, having been appointed in October 2015.

Drew is married and recently welcomed his first child, and is passionate about issues surrounding the health and well-being of infants and young children.

Outside of the office, Drew is an avid AFL supporter, however with the arrival of his daughter Aria in May 2015, Drew now finds little time for such indulgences!

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Tracy Meredith

Tracy moved to the Wheatbelt of WA from Sydney in 1996 where she was involved in the establishment and operation of The Fred Hollows Foundation Inc. Tracy has a broad background and experience in providing health services (nursing, psychology and blindness prevention), strategic planning & policy development of health service delivery, regional development and Not-For-Profit organisations.

Currently, she is also a Non-Executive Director with Hale School and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Tracy has established strong professional, government and community links and has well established networks in the health and regional development sectors. Along with her husband and son, Tracy assists in running a mixed agricultural enterprise in rural WA.

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Simela Karasavidis

Simela is a Partner at Pinsent Masons in Australia. She is a commercial / transactional lawyer with 23 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector. She has advised on many different social and economic projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including in the healthcare, education, custodial and accommodation sectors. She has acted for charitable institutions, governments and state-owned entities, public and privately held commercial businesses and financial institutions.

Simela also chairs the Risk and Governance Committee of Red Nose. Married with 2 children, Simela is also a bereaved parent.

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Prof Paul Colditz

Professor Paul Colditz is the foundation Professor of Perinatal Medicine at the University of Queensland and Director of the Perinatal Research Centre. He is a practicing clinician in neonatology as well as holding a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of NSW and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, UK.

Paul leads a multidisciplinary research team from diverse backgrounds including medicine, science, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, other allied health, signal processing and biomedical engineering to focus on improving health outcomes for mothers and babies through clinical and translational research. He is a member of the Qld Health’s Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council and a panel member of the Qld Child Death Case Review Panel (DeptCommunities, Child Safety and Disability Services).

Paul is a Board member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Chair, College Research Committee. He is President-elect of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division, RACP.

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Andrew Kennedy

Andrew is a civil engineer currently working as a Project Manager for construction company Thiess. Since completing his bachelor degree with honours in 1997, Andrew has worked as an engineering consultant, construction contractor and in government in various roles in Australia and overseas. Andrew’s most recent achievement was the construction of the $107M Brighton Bypass highway project in southern Tasmania. Andrew has also gained valuable experience being a Board Member for both SIDS and Kids Victoria and the Civil Contractors Federation in Tasmania.

Andrew’s first involvement with Red Nose was through the bereavement support he and his family received following the death of his first daughter, Saoirse during delivery in 2004. Andrew is passionate about the potential for reducing the incidence of perinatal death just as the SIDS campaign brought about a dramatic reduction of SIDS deaths in the 1980s and 90s. Andrew and his wife Karyn have since had two more children, Asha 7 and Daniel 5.

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Paul Roderique

Paul worked in the customer-owned banking sector for 25 years both in New Zealand and Australia. He was the youngest credit union CEO in Australasian history and was rewarded with nomination as world young credit union person of the year in 2003.

He currently works as the Member Engagement Manager for Australian Wine Selectors; one of the largest independently owned wine retailers in the country.

Paul joined the board of SIDS and Kids Hunter Region in 2012 after being a supporter via a community program and has been chair for the past 24 months, joining the national council at that time.

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Jennie Cameron

An alumnus of ANU, graduating as a mature student in 1999, Jennie Cameron has had what she calls a “serendipitous” career spanning 40 years, creating and developing community focused social enterprises primarily in the third sector.

A former National Chair of Red Nose, Jennie sits on a number of boards. Her key outcomes and leadership experience is in strategic change management and communications, with specific areas being rebranding, enterprise development, marketing, donor and system development to meet demands for income, balancing this imperative with the need to ensure that organisational ethos and integrity is maintained. At board level she has taken responsibility for driving change in areas focused on high level strategy and governance.

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Ian Burgess

Ian is an experienced director and CEO, with a varied career in both not-for-profit and commercial organisations. Ian is currently CEO of a not-for-profit membership organisation representing dentists and promoting oral health. Ian’s previous roles have included Managing Director/CEO of a private equity backed health business with more than 350 staff and CEO of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Ian has a strong background in governance, having held senior executive positions with the Governance Institute of Australia, and has been a director on the boards of health businesses, an EFT payments gateway, a transport business and an educational institute in the finance sector.