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 graciously donating their time for their directorships.

BRUCE ROLPH

CHAIR

ANGUS KINGSMILL

DIRECTOR

KATHY SAVILL

DIRECTOR

DR. JUDITH MCCORMACK

DIRECTOR

OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL

This dream team have volunteered 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 our #BeardSeasonVictories.

SHAUN CHRISTIE-DAVID

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

BEN RENNIE

DIGITAL / MARKETING

BLAKE SINCLAIR

BANKING

TOMMY J HEATH

HEAD QUARTER MASTER

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.