David Jack (MAICD)
BA Arts, PostGrad Dip Public Sector Mgmt
David Jack joined the hope2day Board in 2014. David has extensive experience in leading and managing community, international development, health and disability not-for-profits particularly through periods of change. Facilitating greater collaboration and integration between internal and external stakeholders has been a feature of his leadership.
National CEO roles in international development, health and disability not for profits have provided David with unique opportunities to contribute to community development and improved opportunities for people experiencing life challenges.
In his current role as CEO at 4community, David leads a team of consultants who work primarily with the not-for-profit sector, with the aim to support extending and growing their social impact.
David has also been appointed as CEO, hope2day and provides leadership to this emerging new charity.
In addition to these roles, David is an appointed member of the Consumer and Community Advisory Committee, NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), is a Member of AICD and FIA (Fundraising Institute Australia).
Royden Howie (MAICD)
Royden Howie joined the hope2day Board in 2014. Royden has extensive experience in leadership roles in the health and social services industries in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and overseas. He worked for 5 years as Executive Director of ADRA, an overseas aid organisation, in PNG and also held leadership roles in aid organisations in Thailand and Cambodia. He completed a Masters in Public Health, specialising in health services leadership and evaluation, and conducted a formative evaluation of a community development and health promotion project in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.
He has been previously employed as business development director of KinCare, involved in government relationships, marketing and service model development, and lead the early development of KinCare’s Quality of Life service model, CALD models and ATSI models. He is presently Director of 4Community. He is also a Director of KinCare, National College Australia, Teleresponse Australia and Private Care. He has previously served as a director of International Children's Care.
B Eng Mech. Honours
Natacha Howie joined the hope2day Board in 2014. Natacha trained as a mechanical engineer with an interest in technology for human and environmental development and innovation. After working for a short time as a mechanical engineer she transitioned to an analytics and business improvement role in the social services sector working in KinCare Community Services.
Natacha played a coordination and facilitation role in a resilience program for youth implemented through state high schools. She presently volunteers in a variety of leadership and support roles in the community through Mile End Community Church and Hills Adventist College.
MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD
Assoc. Professor Michelle Jack joined the hope2day Board in 2014. Associate Professor Jack (MBBS, PhD, FRACP) is a consultant specialist in paediatric endocrinology. Her areas of clinical expertise are the management of children and adolescents with endocrine or hormonal issues including childhood diabetes.
A/Prof Jack graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 with first class honours and the University Gold Medal. She trained in paediatric endocrinology at the Royal Brisbane and Mater Children’s hospitals in Queensland and has worked as a consultant paediatric endocrinologist since 1999. From 2004 to 2013, she was head of department of Paediatric Endocrinology at Royal North Shore Hospital, and continues to work there as a senior staff specialist. She has had a conjoint appointment to the University of Sydney since 2001 and was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2013.
A/Prof Jack has extensive research and teaching experience, including involvement with several international and national collaborative paediatric studies, and is currently a co-investigator for a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant in thyroid research in children. She has published and presented research at national and international conferences. She is a passionate advocate for enhancing the care of children and adolescents with chronic illnesses in her local health district as well as nationally and internationally through her roles within the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group.
BA Laws (Hons)
Francesca Rush joined the hope2day Board in 2015. Fran has been a lawyer for 24 years. She joined Clayton Utz in 1999 from another national firm and was admitted as a partner in their banking team on 1 January 2003. Fran is the Clayton Utz national practice group leader for the Banking & Financial Services team.
Throughout her professional career Fran has undertaken a range of pro bono legal activities ranging from volunteering in community activities, providing telephone advice, acting for a number of pro bono organisations (for example most recently Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Gondwana Choirs, Albury Wodonga Youth Emergency Services (in it Homelessness Services) and for victims of domestic abuse in claims for victims compensation through the NSW tribunal.
Professionally Fran has been recognised by several organisations. Fran won the Euromoney LMG Australasian Women in Business Law Award for Banking and Finance in 2013 and was a finalist in 2014. She has recently been ranked as a leading lawyer for Banking and Finance by Best Lawyers 2014 and 2015 and was also ranked by Australasian Lawyer Magazine as a leading lawyer for 2014.
BSc Business Administration (Hons), GAICD
Helen joined the hope2day Board in 2016 with experience in innovation, new concept development and finance. Helen is currently a General Manager at Caltex leading the transformation of their convenience stores. Helen was previously CFO & Business Development Director for Sonoma Baking Company. Prior to that, she spent 4 years at Woolworths leading their New Category Development program, launching over 15 new concepts including barista coffee, food to go, bulk foods, premium beauty & wellness and telco. Helen started her career as an Investment Banker spending 8 years advising Consumer & Retail clients on strategy and M&A at JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank.
During her youth, Helen dedicated significant time to social causes including 4 years as a member of Bath Area RAG, a year volunteering full-time for the YMCA in the USA and a summer volunteering in a Romanian orphanage.
Helen is passionate about the platform we are building at hope2day and the parallels that can be drawn between innovating for profit and innovating for social cause.