Our Board

Ms Kimberly Statham: Sydney (Co-Chairperson)

Kimberly has over 10 years’ experience in the legal services industry, where she has worked as trusted legal adviser to several leading national and international organisations across industries including financial services, telecommunications, FMCG and tourism. In more recent years, she has taken several leadership positions and is currently an in-house Commercial Lawyer for Top 20 ASX listed, Woolworths Group Limited.

In 2014, Kimberly won the Lawyers Weekly “30 under 30 Law Awards” (In-house category) and has been placed as a Finalist for the 2015 and 2016 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – “In-House Lawyer of the Year”. She recently won the 2018 Lawyers Weekly “Transport and Logistics Lawyer of the Year”, representing the Woolworths Group.

Kimberly holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney and is a casual sessional academic with Western Sydney University.

After living in parts of South East Asia where access to healthcare in certain provinces was inaccessible and underdeveloped, Kimberly sought to invest more of her time in pro bono initiatives and is enthusiastic about assisting the Foundation’s strategic objectives in raising awareness and providing support to affected individuals, and their families.

Mr Yi Yuen Wang: Melbourne (Co-Chairperson)

Yi Yuen (Ian) is a Neurosurgeon with 15 years of clinical experience. He has undergone specialist overseas training in surgical treatment of pituitary disorders and is passionate about achievingoptimal outcomes for patients with pituitary disorders. He has been the Clinical Director of Neurosciences at St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) and is involved in several tertiary hospital research and medical advisory committees.

Ian is actively involved in clinical research into pituitary disorders and has obtained significant grants to pursue these. He has published outcome studies following pituitary surgery and is a supervisor for scholarly selective and PhD students, particularly with studies into pituitary conditions. He is married with two children and spends what spare time he has training for endurance triathlon events.

Mr Rob Wilton: Perth (Secretary)

Rob brings a unique blend of expertise from his military leadership and commercial background having had a wide and varied military career as an Army Officer within the Special Forces. Rob currently serves on several boards in the not for profit sector, and since leaving the military has held numerous positions within the corporate environment and gained several years invaluable experience in acquisitions and mergers, corporate finance, risk and corporate governance. He is a qualified CPA, and has served several terms as a treasurer on a variety of boards.

Rob is committed to assisting Australians lead healthy fulfilling lives wherever he can and relates heavily to the values and mission of the Foundation. Based on his wealth of diversified experience and qualified knowledge his career objective is to now utilise this experience into a purposeful,challenging and mission driven leadership role within the community service sector.

Ms Lisa Sullivan: Sydney

A veteran of the global pharmaceutical and medical communications industry, Lisa Sullivan is the founder and Group Managing Director of In Vivo Communications, an Australasian medical communications agency established in Sydney in 1996 and Singapore in 1999.

With more than 30 years of direct industry experience, Lisa has fostered and galvanized her reputation as a senior executive with proven leadership credentials and strategic insight. She is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a provider of Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD), where she has been instrumental in the development and delivery of numerous accredited programmes to Australian GPs, specialists, nurses and pharmacists both face-to- face and online.

Lisa is also the Immediate Past President of the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), a US based not-for- profit organisation. Lisa recently completed her Master of Philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia, to evaluate the effectiveness of online, face-to- face and blended learning in the delivery of Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to health care professionals.

Ms Kimberly Downes: Melbourne

With 28 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and the not for profit sector, Kim is passionate about assisting organisations to create a culture of philanthropy and to focus on their vision and what makes them stand out from the rest. She works with organisations to create the best possible outcome that works to ensure their future and believes you must lead by example; inspire; make hard decisions; take risks; be prompt and proactive; be firm but fair and, above all, show respect.

Her experience includes: developing and managing budgets; recruitment and staff training; Board planning; alumni relations; software selection; annual funds; major gifts; bequests; stewardship; cultivation; fundraising strategies; and the promotion of Time, Talent and Treasure.. Kimberly served as Executive Officer of the Downes Ryan Group in 1996/1997 which was an international group of fundraising consultancies which came together to share trends and best practices in fundraising.

She was a former Vice-President of Client Services and Quality Control of DVA Navion Australasia, worked at Carey Baptist GrammarSchool as their Alumni Manager and then Genazzano FCJ College as Director of Development. She then was Manager of Major Gifts and Bequests at La Trobe University and was Deputy Director and Head of Philanthropy at the St Vincent’s Hospital Foundation in Melbourne.

Currently Kimberly is Director of Community Relations at Ruyton Girls' School overseeingfundraising, marketing, communications, advertising, brand development, the alumnae program and archives.