OUR TEAM

THE BOARD

They’re here to ensure Beard Season maintains the highest standards of performance, governance, accountability, transparency and cost to fundraising ratios. They maintain a close relationship with our CEO and associated teams, reviewing performance and providing guidance where needed. They are skills-based appointments, with members each bringing a wide range of expertise and experience. In keeping with Beard Season’s focus on minimising administrative costs, all Board members are unpaid for their directorships.

BRUCE ROLPH

CHAIR

EXPERIENCE:
CITIGROUP Managing Director & Global Product Manager
UBS Director, Head of Investment Advisory Products

ALICIA SNIJDERS

DIRECTOR

EXPERIENCE:
Sparke Helmore Not-for-profit lawyer / pro bono & community coordinator
Norton Rose Fulbright Associate

ANGUS KINGSMILL

DIRECTOR

EXPERIENCE:
Sydney Digital CEO & Founder
Mambo CEO

DR. JUDITH MACCORMICK

DIRECTOR

EXPERIENCE:
Board Focus Advisory CEO & Founder
AICD Fellow & Faculty Advisor
Chair of The CEO Institute

OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL

(TO BE FULLY APPOINTED MID JUNE)
These people have generously volunteered to lend their expertise to various aspects of the charity. They have a diverse and rich background which our CEO is able to tap into to help develop strategies, operational efficiencies and methodologies to improve our targeted impact. We are honoured to have them on board, and meet regularly to exchange beard growing tips, business learnings and of course to celebrate #BeardSeasonVictories.

BEN RENNIE

ADVISOR (DIGITAL / MARKETING)

EXPERIENCE:
Director at Monocle
Founder at Common Goods
Owner at Standard
Advisory Board Member at Eon Labs.

SHAUN CHRISTIE-DAVID

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

EXPERIENCE:
Corporate Partnerships Manager - TONIG Health Media
Project Manager - Medical Professional Personnel Limited
Operations Analyst - Macquarie Bank Limited
Front Office Support - Perpetual Private Clients

BLAKE SINCLAIR

ADVISOR (FINANCE / STRATEGY)

EXPERIENCE:
Manager, Schools and Not-For-Profit Sector Banking - Commonwealth Bank
National Operations Director - AIME
Financial Advisor - Colonial First State
Training Coordinator - CommSec

OUR FOUNDER & CEO

Beard Season has grown (excuse the pun) considerably from a fun challenge between mates into what it is today. A lot of this is because one of the founding members decided to keep his beard after the first winter following Wes Bonny’s death. Every morning when he looked in the mirror, his beard stared back at him. Urging him to keep the idea alive. It worked. And over the course of eight long years, this determined, passionate advocate has taken Beard Season from a ‘side project’ and turned it into a sustainable, highly impactful, life saving charity. As of November 2018, he became the movement’s official CEO. He has never drawn a wage from the charity, but this year, we aim to change that. Investing in the future growth and leadership of Beard Season, a cause we believe deserves to enjoy an inspiring, global presence.

JIMMY NIGGLES ESQ.

FOUNDING AMBASSADOR & CEO

I'm not just passionate about Beard Season because I was among those who started it. I'm passionate about this charity because it works. The number of people who greet us in tears, or send in their stories because we might have saved their lives is a feeling like nothing else. Our simple focus and inspiring community have brought so many people together to make a massive difference. We've turned a trend into something with purpose. Which people from all walks of life can connect with and make their own. My background is advertising. And my dream with every brief is engagement. Real, impactful connection. Which is exactly what Beard Season is all about. Except instead of sharing creating messages for billboards, TV's, News Papers, Magazines and social media - we're creating them on people's faces. Growing walking, talking billboards to champion early detection. A message which is literally saving lives. Something I am honoured to build, along with our inspiring, fast growing team.