Matt Braid is an experienced senior executive and has held leadership roles within the sports and automotive industries, most recently as Managing Director of V8 Supercars, and previously as Managing Director of Volvo Car Australia & New Zealand. Matt holds a Masters of Business Administration. Matt has spent over six years giving his time and expertise to support our brain cancer community.
Kerry-Anne Johnston is a true philanthropist with a giving and humanitarian heart.
She is a founding member of the Australian Red Cross Society of Women Leaders (SWL), a giving circle of women who are united in the name of humanity, supporting The Australian Red Cross programs. Kerry-Anne currently is the NSW events chair and also sits on the National Advisory Committee.
Kerry-Anne is a Goodwill Ambassador for FSHD – a form of Muscular Dystrophy founded by Bill Moss AO; a co-patron with her husband Gary of The Steve Waugh Foundation – assisting children with rare diseases; main sponsor of Operation Restore Hope (ORH), embarking on her first mission to the Philippines to assist in the recovery of underprivileged children after surgery; an advisory consultant for Be Centre – child centred play therapy; on the NSW Advisory Board the Starlight Children’s Foundation; and is also a Starbassador, a trained Volunteer Wishgranter for the past ten years and giving over half million dollars through fundraising, sponsorship and donations to Starlight.
She is presently CEO of The Bayard Foundation, a private fund helping charities in need set up through their family company Jaycar Electronics Pty Limited.
Formerly Kerry-Anne worked for The Department of Education, teaching both in Australia and overseas, achieving Assistant Principal and Senior Education Officer in Mathematics. She wrote curriculum and programs to support teachers in over 90 schools. Kerry-Anne assisted in piloting an assessment in Year 7 now known as NAPLAN, assessing students in Literacy and Numeracy across Australia.
Kerry-Anne was President of the Hunters Hill Primary School Council for 4 Years assisting the school with policy updates and programs to benefit the children, parents and community.
A philanthropist, a mother to one son and stepmother to three children and a grandmother, Kerry-Anne is passionate about helping those in need and making a difference.
Prof Teo is the only Australian neurosurgeon to be Board Certified in both Australia and the U.S. He has been invited to many distinguished universities in more than 50 countries as Visiting Professor, including Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt and Stanford universities in the USA, Marburg University in Germany and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
Prof Teo primarily works at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Sydney and has established the internationally acclaimed Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. His work here has extended the lives of many children and adults with brain tumours, some of which have been previously considered to be ‘inoperable’.