BOARD & TEAM
The brains behind brain matters
Founder and CEO
Connor’s mum. Business woman. World-mover.
Prior to starting the RCD Foundation, Liz was Founder & Director of the creative fundraising business Art By Kids, which she sold to focus her energy on building Connor’s legacy. Liz’s experience includes presiding over community committees including American Women’s Association, Firbank Grammar & Brighton Grammar Parents’ Association. Before moving to Australia, Liz held various sales & marketing management positions at the Brady Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Liz graduated with a BBA in Finance/Marketing from the University of Wisconsin.
In 2015, Liz was recognised as Bayside’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year. In August 2017 Liz was asked to participate in the Federal Government’s Brain Cancer Roundtable alongside the best minds in paediatric brain cancer in Australia and the world.
Over the last four years Liz has worked tirelessly to raise millions for paediatric brain cancer research and patient care, turning her greatest tragedy into her greatest purpose. Liz is an inspirational speaker and regularly shares her journey with schools, corporates and community groups. She’s available through ICMI.
Connor’s dad. Brave runner. Quiet heart-stirrer.
Scott has spent his career in sales and client services at SAP.
Director, Marketing & Design
Marketer. Ideas guy. Making things.
Marek works in advertising & branding and is currently based in Stockholm. Marek was adopted into the Dawes family when he started sitting Connor in 1999.
Director, Company Secretary
Paperwork genius. Lover of details. Artful administrator.
Jane has worked for over 30 years in corporate superannuation as an administrator, consultant and trustee director. She has participated for many years in volunteer and committee positions.
Industry Veteran. Source of Wisdom.
Janet’s experience as a director spans across a broad range of organisations and industries including Subsidiaries of a publicly listed Group, Superannuation Funds, Major Healthcare Group, and University sector and not for profit organisations.
In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Michael was ranked as one of Australia’s best litigation lawyers in the legal profession’s most respected peer review publication (Best Lawyers). Michael Garner is a commercial barrister specialising in class actions, corporations law, and trade practices (consumer law).
Passionate change-maker. Reluctant runner.
Tim is an experienced senior executive and business leader. He has 30 years experience in the financial services industry and has supported some of Australia’s largest financial institutions through complex business transformations. Tim’s passionate about supporting young people and driving change through advocacy and awareness, having previously worked with the Reach Foundation, Tim recognised that this was where significant value could be found. However, you won’t find him doing any fun runs outside of Connor’s – he is far happier cruising Victoria’s incredible landscape on his motorbike!