President

Mr Tony Carter

Appointed as Board Member to the Asthma Foundation of Western Australia in October 2011; this follows on from 6 years on the Board and as Chairman of BIZLINK – a not for profit organisation focused on gaining and supporting those with a disability in full employment. As an asthmatic Tony has a keen interest in the Asthma Foundation’s goal of finding a solution for this debilitating disease that impacts the quality of life for so many Australians.

Vice President

Mr Cathal Smith

Cathal is a lawyer who has worked in various overseas jurisdictions. In recent years, Cathal has been involved in various pro bono activities including the Princes Trust (London), the Australian Business and Community Network and the Asthma Foundation of WA since 2008, offering his expertise on other committees.

Treasurer

Mr Spencer Broad

Spencer Broad is a Director of South Perth based accounting and financial advisory firm, Acute Business Services. He advises clients in many industries including mining, transport, property, manufacturing and civil contracting. Mr Broad specialises in corporate and domestic taxation, business services and financial consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants IPA). Mr Broad is also a Director of numerous private companies. Spencer joined the Asthma Foundation WA as Board member in October 2011

Board Members

Mr Warren Campbell

Warren Campbell has been working in the Marketing and Advertising industry for a total of 16 years. Warren’s relationship with his current employer, Creative ADM – Perth’s Premium Mid-Sized Agency began in early 2002, and re-commenced in 2010 after 2 years as National Marketing Manager for the Aspen Group. Work matters aside – Warren’s love is for his family and friends – and he also enjoys surfing and the occasional round of golf. Warren joined the Board in 2008.

Mr David McKenna

David is a partner of the firm Mills Oakley, a leading national law firm in Australia. He has a B. Juris and LLB and was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1980. He practiced initially as a solicitor with the Legal Aid Commission for seven years and since 1987 has practiced solely in the area of insurance litigation. He has a wide breadth of experience in that field and has regularly appeared in the workers’ compensation jurisdiction, District, Supreme and Federal Courts and the High Court. He has been involved in a number of significant landmark cases in Western Australia involving local council liability and asbestos litigation. He currently practices in the area of property, transport, liability, asbestos litigation and professional indemnity insurance. David is the immediate past National President of the Insurance Law Association, and has been a member of that association since 1987 and a member of the board since 1997, holding the positions of Secretary and Vice President before being elected National President.

Ms Lisa Viska

Lisa is a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. During this time she has worked as an educational counsellor, a university lecturer and as a private practitioner. She has devoted a substantial part of her career to developing and delivering a range of psychological and educational training packages across a broad range of areas. Lisa is also the mother of four children and loves being involved with her family, her friends and the local community. Lisa joined the Board in December 2009.

Dr Lydia Kilcullen

Dr Lydia Kilcullen is an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Associate Director of Accreditation at the UWA Business School. Lydia joined UWA following a number of years with the Chartered Accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. During this time, Lydia worked in Perth, New York and London and focused on providing financial and management consulting services in support of dispute resolution, litigation and corporate recovery matters. Lydia’s other professional work experience includes two years as the Chief Financial Accountant at Edith Cowan University, responsible for financial reporting, asset management and financial policies and procedures. In addition to her appointment at UWA, Lydia has consulted to the Australian Accounting Standards Board in the area of service performance reporting by private sector Not for Profit entities. In 2011, Lydia completed a PhD at UWA. The focus of this research was external financial reporting by Not for Profit entities. In 2000, Lydia completed an MBA (Advanced) also from UWA and in 1989 a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University. She is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Lydia’s current research is focused on two areas. The first is external financial reporting by private sector Not for Profit entities. The second area explores how entities can measure and report on the social impact of activities, programs and ventures. Lydia joined the Board in October 2013.

Asthma Australia

Board

 

Board President/Chair Terry Evans is an highly experienced lawyer (now semi retired) and an experienced company director of several government and not-for-profit Boards.  He lives in Adelaide.  Terry is formally the Managing Director / Chairman of Partners of Minter Ellison SA and and retains a role presently as a Special Counsel.  He was the Director-General of South Australia’s Attorney General’s Department for over 10 years and has considerable connections in the legal field.  Currently he is the Chairman of the University of South Australia Senate / Board; Chairman of the Adelaide and Hills Local Hospital Network ($450M budget) and a Director of the Northern Adelaide Medicare Local. Terry has been an highly effective independent Chairman of the Asthma Australia Board for the last 3 years bringing his extensive experience of governance and an strong understanding of working within a federated national structure.  He has reformed the role of the Board, strengthened its planning and strategic outlook and introduced improved performance systems for the National CEO (past and present).  He has made it clear of his intent to maintain the federated structure and have Asthma Australia as an enabler of best practice.His legal skills have been put to good effect with considerable pro-bono advice from Minters on a range of matters.
Treasurer/Independent Board Member Jennifer (Jenny) Robertson is the Senior Consultant at Board Matters, a Brisbane based national consultancy working with government, commerce and not-for-profit groups in governance, CEO / Board remuneration, strategy, board operations and strategic reviews. Jenny was appointed as a Chairperson of the Asthma Australia Finance, Audit and Risk Management Report and during her time has introduced and supported several important changes including appropriate financial controls, delegations, the development of a risk management plan, Board Charter and Directors COI documentation. She has supported improvements in compliance and regulation but understands the challenges of pushing to much paperwork for Foundations.  She is quite vocal on the later issue.She holds several Board roles including a top five superannuation fund and is Chairman of the Not-For-Profit School at QUT.  She is also the principal lecturer for the Institute of Company Directors in Sydney and Chartered Secretaries Institute.
Board Member (SA) Rob Stobbe has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since March 2010. SA Power Networks is the privatised electricity distribution business in South Australia owned by Power Assets Holdings Ltd, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd and Spark Infrastructure. He has over 30 years experience in the infrastructure sector having held senior management positions in the electricity, water, gas, rail and telecommunications sectors both in Australia and overseas.Rob holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting, is a fellow of CPA Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rob is Chair of Asthma Foundation SA and a Board member of Business SA, Energy Networks Association, Asthma Australia, Operation Flinders Foundation and the James Brown Memorial Trust. He is also a member of the Chiefs for Gender Equity in South Australia.
 Board Member (TAS) Kevin Morgan is a retired pharmacist who has managed, owned and operated pharmacies in the Hobart area and for a short time in the UK, since 1961. He has been a member of the Committee of Management of the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania since 1997 and chairman since 2009. Since 2009 Kevin has been a director on the Board of Asthma Australia and a member of Asthma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MASAC).He is a former chairman of the Pharmacy Board of Tasmania and of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Tas) of which he is a Life Fellow. During his time on the Pharmacy Board he held a number of positions including chairman of the panel of Board examiners 1981 to 1985 and a member of the panel of the Pharmacy Board Complaints Investigative Committee 1990 – 2010.

Kevin  has been married to Kerry since 1967 and they have four children and eight grandchildren.

 Board Member (NSW) Ian Buddery is a successful executive in the international technology industry with extensive public company experience as Chairman and CEO. Ian has founded multiple companies and grown them to global operations in both developed and emerging economies. During his career he has successfully obtained Venture funding, performed two IPOs, six acquisitions and one major trade sale.

Ian holds a number of positions, including Chairman of Maestrano and Critical Arc; and Director of m2Wealth and InterfereX Communications.  Ian is a Software Engineer by training, a member of the Department of Industry and Science “Expert Network” and is active as a mentor in the Australian technology startup sector.

 Board Member (ACT) Amanda Bresnan From October 2008 to 2012 Amanda was an elected Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the ACT Greens. Amanda was the ACT Greens spokesperson for health, disability, housing, ageing, multicultural affairs, transport and corrections.

Prior to being elected as an MLA, Amanda was the Acting Director of Policy and Projects for the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA), and also worked as a Project Manager with the Consumer Health Forum of Australia. Amanda is President of the Asthma Foundation ACT, a Board Member of the National Asthma Board and a Board ember of AIVL. She was Patron of ACT Mental Health Week in 2013 and 2014.
Amanda has since worked as a consultant in mental health and disability, was Policy Manager at Palliative Care Australia and is currently working in mental health.

 Board Member (QLD) Marita Cowie BA (Clin Psych), BBus (Comm), MEd is the CEO of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. She is a current member of a number of ministerial, commonwealth and state government committees in Queensland relating to general practice, health and medical education. Marita joined the Asthma Foundation QLD Board in April 2013 and has been a member of the Asthma Australia Board since May 2014.
 Board Member (WA) Tony Carter has over forty years experience in the automotive industry and is currently working as a broker / consultant Performance, Management Mentors (PPM) and Brokerage WA (BWA). Tony is currently the WA committee member for Finance Brokers Association Australia and a member of the Motor Vehicle Advisory Committee to the Minister. He sits on the MTAWA sub-committee of the Australia Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) and was previously Chairman of the West Australian Metro Dealer Group and Commodore of the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Tony is currently President of Asthma Foundation WA Inc. and has been a member of the Asthma Australia Board since February 2014.
 Board Member (VIC) Doug Gould established Australia’s only specialist field-testing company (Test-Trak) in 2001. Before that he has many years of experience as a General Manager with Pacific Dunlop and as a consultant to Australian and international automotive manufacturers and component suppliers.
Doug holds a commercial Pilots license and participates in club racing as a Clerk of Course or competitor in Alfa Romeo GTV6.
 Board Member (NT) Maria Walters recently joined the Asthma Foundation NT as Treasurer and is also the Financial Controller for Territory Generation with over 7 years accounting experience.  Maria has completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the CPA Program, and is responsible for providing effective leadership to the Territory Generation Finance Team, providing expert advice to the Chief Financial Officer, completing all budgeting requirements and ensuring all internal and external reporting obligations are met.