The MND and Me Foundation Limited
The MND and Me Foundation Limited Board takes responsibility for the governance and strategy of the Foundation. A robust and formal reporting structure exists with the attendance of Directors at Board and appropriate Committee meetings.
The Board is united in the Foundation’s mission To Care and To Cure. Until a cure is found, the Board will continue to work together to help fund MND research and explore treatment initiatives.
The MND and Me Foundation Limited’s strategic intent is to continue to cultivate its service offering to meet the changing needs of people living with MND.
The Board strongly supports a partnership model whereby the MND and Me Foundation works closely with corporate entities, other Australian MND associations and progressive neurological disease (PND) associations in a financial and operational capacity to provide care and services to people living with a PND. This approach will ensure that no one faces MND alone.
Jane Schmitt LLB, LLM, GAICD (Chairperson)
Jane Schmitt joined the Board as Chairperson in October 2017. Jane is a Lawyer by profession, having worked in private and corporate arenas.
Jane’s move into executive management has seen her in roles at Australia’s largest medical indemnity insurer and Master Builders Australia, before taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer at AMA Queensland. Her expertise lies in initiating innovative operational and strategic changes to enhance the influence and profile of communities and businesses.
Jane is a strategic thinker, a straight talker and contributes vision and enthusiasm, strong leadership skills and business acumen. She is also a graduate of the AICD Company Director’s course.
Trent originally joined The MND and Me Foundation Limited Board in 2012.
Trent has over 20 years of banking and finance experience.
He is currently a Financial Planner dealing with high net worth individuals, SMEs and Not-For-Profits. Trent has a Dip Fin Markets MAICD.
Troy joined The MND and Me Foundation Limited Board in 2016.
Troy has a strong connection with MND, having had a close family member suffer from the disease.
Following a successful career in stockbroking and funds management, Troy is now a private investor. He has been a member of a number of ASX-listed company boards and has a broad network of corporate and business contacts.
David joined The MND and Me Foundation Limited Board in 2016.
David has extensive experience in marketing, media and advertising across multiple industries and has developed a critical understanding of marketing strategy and innovation, communication strategy, brand architecture, consumer marketing insights, digital content and social media.
David strives to help organisations make innovative, business focussed and profit generating marketing decisions in the digital age. David has completed a Bachelor of Arts and a MBA.
Deborah joined The MND and Me Foundation Limited Board in 2012 in the hope that her knowledge as a Carer would provide the board with a greater insight into families with MND. Deborah’s son David passed away in July 2013 after 16 years with MND.
Deborah is a Certified Practicing Accountant with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Commercial Law with Deakin University.
She specialises in cost and management accounting and has extensive experience in project and operational environments with emphasis on policy, procedures and systems.
MND and Me Foundation Management
Paul OLDS – Chief Executive Officer
Paul was appointed CEO of The MND and Me Foundation Limited in July 2014.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Paul spent 12 years as a consultant and professional services manager – predominantly in the accounting and legal industries.
Paul is committed to building a service offering that makes a tangible difference to the MND community. One that improves access to support and equipment, provides care to those in need and funds research.
Paul believes that Corporate Social Responsibility can become a competitive advantage for many organisations as well as delivering sustainable social and economic benefits to the community.
His past experiences in strategic planning, business development, human resource management, marketing and stakeholder relationships is driving the Foundation’s vision to ensure that no one faces MND alone.
Jennifer MORGANS – Strategy, Marketing and Communications
Jennifer joined The MND and Me Foundation Limited in November 2016.
Jennifer’s 25 year career has seen her lead successful external affairs and corporate communication teams for a number of listed companies and government entities.
She has extensive global experience, working across Asia, US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, delivering strategic objectives in diversified cultures and across a range of industries.
Jennifer’s unique communication and stakeholder engagement approach is helping the Foundation build a sustainable business model – ensuring people living with MND have access to the right care, the right information and the right equipment at the right time.