Governance and team

Sir David Martin Foundation is a charitable Trust. The Foundation is run by a small team of staff that is overseen by a Board of Governors. The Trustee for the Foundation is Mission Australia.

Patron

Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC

Governor of New South Wales

Vice Patron

The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP

Premier of New South Wales

Board of Governors

Michael Crowley (Chairman)

Mike joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2011 and has been Chairman since 2014. He is a Fellow of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia and previously was a Managing Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO. Mike has worked in the securities and investment banking industry since 1971. He is currently a Consultant with Luminis Partners and President of the Palm Beach Surf Club Ltd.

BA Commerce (Accountancy) UNSW

Captain William Martin RAN (Rtd)

Sir David’s son, Captain Martin RAN (Rtd) joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2015. Will’s career started at the Royal Australian Naval College in 1982 and his final role was Commanding Officer HMAS WATSON. Will is a professional speaker, certified Organisational and Team Coach and is Director of Waterline Leadership.

Grad Dip (Science) & Grad Dip (Management)

Lady Suzanne Martin OAM

Sir David’s wife, Lady (Suzanne) Martin, has been on the Sir David Martin Foundation Board since its inception in 1990. She continues to represent the Foundation at philanthropic events and presents the graduation certificates at the Triple Care Farm Annual Graduation Day. Lady Martin is the Foundation’s First Lady.

Rob Woods

Rob joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2015. He has had an extensive career for more than 30 years in Financial Services, covering banking, insurance and funds management.

BA Commerce

Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2018. She is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in Accounting and Finance. She is currently Finance Manager for a Family Office of a prominent Australian family.

BA Commerce

Shah Rusiti

Shah joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2015. He has been a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Business Law since 1994 and has over 30 years’ experience in business and commercial law. Shah is currently Partner at Teece Hodgson & Ward.

BA/CLB. Account Specialist. Business Law

David Adams

David joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2007. He was a Director of Hill Samuel Australia and then Macquarie Bank from 1983 -2001 and a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee from 1987-2000.

BA of Science & MBA

Yvonne Korn

Yvonne joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2015. She has over 30 years’ experience at senior executive level, overseeing the delivery of large social policy programs for government and non-government in Australia and the UK. Yvonne also has over 20 years’ experience as a Director in a private investment company.

BSc Psychology (Hons)

Rear Admiral Chris Oxenbould AO RAN (Rtd)

Rear Admiral Chris Oxenbould AO RAN (Rtd) joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2011. Chris had a distinguished RAN career of over 37 years, retiring as the Deputy Chief of Navy in 1999. Upon retirement, he was Chief Executive of the Newcastle Port Corporation and Chief Executive of NSW Maritime.

Graduate RAN College, Britannia Royal Naval College & USN Naval War College

Andrew Sharpe

Andrew joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2013. He has extensive experience in acting in major commercial disputes for leading Australian and international insurers, brokers, corporates and professionals.

BA of Laws (Hons)

Danika Houghton

Danika Houghton joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2018. She has a broad range of cross-industry expertise in strategy, customer experience, marketing, communications and digital. She is currently a Director at The Sydney Fringe Festival and a Media Solutions & Insights Consultant at LinkedIn.

MBA, PG Behavioural Economics, GC Journalism, BA Photography

Jason Millett

Jason Millett joined the Sir David Martin Foundation Board in 2018. He has extensive executive experience across Banking and Financial Services, Retail, Consulting and the military. He mentors young executives in early stage businesses and is an active surf life saver.

BA History, Politics, MBA, AICD

Meet the team

Anna Beaumont

Philanthropy Manager

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Helen Connealy

General Manager

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Megan Meyer

Communications Manager

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Jenny Leahy

Fundraising Coordinator

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Cath Isted

Events and Partnerships Manager

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