Our Board.

The Foundation on the frontline

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is honoured to have the Board leadership of some of Australia’s finest talent from the corporate, health and public service areas. They provide governance and strategic leadership to ensure we are true to our vision of giving children the best possible chance of living up to their potential.

Hon. Ian Campbell

“I am inspired every time I spend my time with my team at the Foundation, the dedicated clinicians and staff at the Hospital and our generous donors. Every one of these people makes the lives of our patients and their families and carers so much better. How lucky am I to be Chairman of the amazing life-changing Foundation - a foundation of our wonderful Western Australia”

The Hon. Ian Campbell is a Group Executive of global property, infrastructure and renewable energy investor Brookfield Asset Management, a Director of a Customer Contact Intelligence company, AIWO and Chairman of the Harry Butler Institute at Murdoch University.

Philip Aylward

“Being on the Board gives me the opportunity to be part of something that is very special. Thanks to the support of the amazing donors, we are enabling children with medical and mental health conditions to improve their health and wellbeing.”

Philip Aylward has served in a number of senior management and leadership positions in both health services and within the Health Department. These included Executive Director Procurement, Infrastructure and Contract Management at North Metropolitan Health Service, Chief Executive of the Child and Adolescent Health Service, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Child and Adolescent Community Health and the Perth Children’s Hospital Project. Mr Aylward currently leads the Corporate Services and Contract Management functions for the East Metropolitan Health Service.

Steve Carulli

 “My personal experience of PMH during our son Matthew’s tragic battle with cancer gives me a unique perspective. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be part of an organisation that positively changes the lives of so many West Australian families. The Foundation’s generous support of the Perth Children’s Hospital makes the pain and hardship that many kids endure – a little more bearable.”

Steve Carulli has more than 30 years of commercial property experience. He is presently a Director of the Perron Group of Companies and is the immediate past Chairman of the Building Services Board of Western Australia. He is a former Managing Director and Licensee of Jones Lang LaSalle (WA) and is currently a Trustee of the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation. He is also Co-Founder of the national software company – Cirrus8 CPM Software.

Russell Garvey

 “It’s nice to contribute, albeit in a small way, to an organisation that aspires to see world class medical care and treatment delivered to our children and their families. The dedication of the staff and volunteers at our children’s hospital is both captivating and inspiring.”

As a former partner of global accounting firm BDO, Russell Garvey has more than 38 years of professional experience in public practice and administration. With considerable business experience across a variety of industries and sectors, Mr Garvey continues to advise and assist local and overseas organisations, including charities and other not for profit sector entities.

Frank Romano

“I believe that kids deserve the chance to access the best medical care available from ongoing world first research funded by the foundation. As a long-time supporter, I thoroughly enjoy my involvement with donors, management, staff and fellow Board members.”

After recently retiring Frank Romano spent 35 years as founder, managing director and chairman of Quick Service Restaurant Holdings, owners of the Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat brands nationally. Mr Romano also has interests in property development and investment.

Andrew McKenzie

 “It is a privilege to be able to assist this very important Western Australian institution that gets such amazing support from donors big and small. Like all our stakeholders I am super passionate about ensuring we deliver the very best possible treatment and care to the kids who need it most.”

Andrew is Executive Chairman of Euroz Hartleys Group Limited (ASX:EZL), Euroz Hartleys Limited and is Chairman of the Euroz Hartleys Foundation. Andrew is a board member of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and Chairman of their Investment Sub- Committee. Andrew is a past board member of the Australian Stockbrokers Association, Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) and the PLC Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia (UWA), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and is a Master Practitioner Member (MSIAA) of the Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association (SIAA).

Shaan Beccarelli

 “The positive impact the Foundation makes on the lives of children, their families and the medical community is extraordinary. I am honoured to be able to contribute in a small way to making a difference in the lives of WA’s children and their families, and to the medical practitioners who have a touch point with the Foundation.

Shaan Beccarelli has more than 20 years of global corporate affairs experience. Having held a number of leadership positions in some of the largest resource companies in the world she has a deep understanding of building, measuring and implementing community investment and social impact programs, and is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion. She holds an MBA from Curtin Business School and is currently working towards achieving a Juris Doctor.

Dr Kate Ferguson

 “As a mum of three young kids, children’s healthcare is very close to my heart, and I’m delighted to bring a clinical perspective to the diverse experience on the Board.”

Dr Kate Ferguson is a Senior Forensic Practitioner working in Clinical Forensic Medicine at the Sexual Assault Resource Centre at King Edward Memorial Hospital. She has a specialist interest in sexual assault, family & domestic violence and non-fatal strangulation and acts as an expert witness in criminal court cases. She currently sits on the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Emergency Department working group on family & domestic violence. She has advocated for legislative change on non-fatal strangulation and teaches regularly on this subject. Kate grew up in Canada and Scotland, has lived in Norway and began working as a doctor in Australia in 2011 after studying and training in the UK.

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