OUR PEOPLE

The Foundation is extremely fortunate to have a special group of volunteer Ambassadors and Directors who give of their time to support the Foundation’s very worthy cause, plus at the current time, one part-time employee.

Ambassadors

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Tim Fischer AC

Ex Deputy PM of Australia - the Foundation thanks the late Tim Fischer for all of his support

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Marcus Blackmore AM

Executive Director - Blackmores Limited

Wally Lewis
Wally Lewis AM

Rugby League Legend & TV Sports Presenter

Directors

Gerry-Garard
Gerry Garard
Chairman and Managing Director, 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation Limited
  • National Service Army 2nd Lieutenant (1968-9) and Vietnam Veteran
  • Involved in Corporate Management most of his working life
  • Retired Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal by the Federal Government for Distinguished Service to the Business Community
  • Has sat on many Corporate, Government and Industry Body, Boards, Councils, Trust and Committees
Andrew Wareham
Andrew Wareham
Managing Director & Executive Producer, TAXI GROUP
  • Executive Producer - Film production and television commercials
  • Recipient of numerous industry awards
  • Director of several private companies
  • Experience in management of commercial business operations across a range of industries
  • Industry Body participation
Stephen Porter
Maj Gen Stephen Porter AO (Retired)
CFOO Marist College Ashgrove & CEO Marist Ashgrove Foundation
  • Senior Army Officer with 40 years Military Experience
  • Senior Executive Finance and Corporate Services in Education
  • Officer of the Order of Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Master of Art, Master of Business Administration
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
  • Experienced Director on Corporate and Non For Profit Boards
  • Member and Chair of Government and Interdepartmental Committees
Renita Garard
Renita Garard OAM
Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Senior Director, PwC Brisbane
  • Bachelor of Business and Law
  • Dual Olympic Gold Medallist - Hockey
  • Other current Board Positions, Chair - Port of Townsville Limited, Director - Queensland Rugby Football League Limited
  • Has sat on several private Company Boards and the Boards of Hockey Australia and the International Hockey Federation
Michael Kelsey
Michael Kelsey OAM
Commander (Retired), Australian Federal Police
  • Over 3 decades of State, Federal and International law enforcement
  • Several key international senior liaison and investigative roles with AFP including UN peacekeeping - East Timor, peace monitoring - Solomon Islands, terrorist attacks - Bali
  • Many senior AFP appointments in Australia involving AFP intelligence, counter terrorism and organised crime
  • Served as liaison officer to the Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Canberra
  • Deployed to the Australian Embassy in Washington DC
  • Duntroon Graduate and Commissioned Officer (Retd.) in the Australian Army Reserve
  • Current Board Member and Treasurer of the Kawana Waters RSL Sub Branch
Cassie Eivers
Cassie Eivers
Project and Property Director, Bootooloo Property
  • Advanced Diploma, Building and Construction
  • Private Company Director
  • Several Major Project Director Roles
  • Major Projects Manager for Marist College Ashgrove
  • Registered Project Manager, Australian Institute of Project Managers
  • Member, Chartered Institute Building Services Engineers
  • Registered Builder
Geoff Maddigan
Geoff Maddigan
Aon Lead Client Director (semi retired)
  • Insurance Industry Executive with over 40 years experience in the Industry
  • Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB)
  • Leader of Aon Teams in 48 countries managing the risk transfer program for one of the world's largest private companies
  • Queensland Insurance Broker of the Year, twice over
  • Recognised Lead Mentor to numerous Insurance Industry personnel
  • Worked and lived in London, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Currently acting as a consultant to Aon on a part time basis