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.
CITIGROUP Managing Director & Global Product Manager
UBS Director, Head of Investment Advisory Products
Sparke Helmore Not-for-profit lawyer / pro bono & community coordinator
Norton Rose Fulbright Associate
Sydney Digital CEO & Founder
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.
Director at Monocle
Founder at Common Goods
Owner at Standard
Advisory Board Member at Eon Labs.
Corporate Partnerships Manager - TONIG Health Media
Project Manager - Medical Professional Personnel Limited
Operations Analyst - Macquarie Bank Limited
Front Office Support - Perpetual Private Clients
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.