There is no greater generosity than that which saves a life

Our Board & CEO

RBWH Foundation is governed by a voluntary board. Current Board members include:

Susan Buckley

Board Chair

Susan was appointed Managing Director, Funding and Markets, Queensland Treasury Corporation in September 2023 and oversees QTC’s funding and liquidity, balance sheet management, treasury management advisory and economic research functions.

Susan is a financial strategist, global industry leader, and member of Chief Executive Women, with over 35 years’ experience in financial markets.

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Kristin Devitt

Deputy Board Chair

Kristin has forged a successful career spanning more than 20 years as a broadcast journalist and communications strategist, and is a trusted advisor to leaders in business, government and the professions on all aspects of communication.

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Stephen Burton

Chair | Audit, Finance & Risk Committee

Stephen has more than 35 years of financial services experience and excellent capability, including more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles (including his previous role as CFO Corporate Services at Suncorp Group Limited) in managing diverse teams in a dynamic environment.

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Louise Oriti

Louise Oriti is the Executive Director, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Louise has a background as a nurse and midwife and has held various Executive roles in Townsville and the Top End Health Service. Until recently Louise was the Executive Director at Redcliffe Hospital.

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Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary

Alanna is the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia’s largest hospital and health service.

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Sharyn Ghidella

Sharyn is a respected Australian television journalist and news presenter and a passionate humanitarian.

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Glenn Russell

Glenn is a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers with over 25 years of experience advising Australian and multi-national enterprises in matters such as due diligence, corporate tax advisory, compliance and merger and acquisition transactions.

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Leith Wiblen

Leith is the General Manager of People and Culture at Queensland Airports Ltd, with experience in executive HR roles held within Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific.

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Nicole Radice

Nicole is a Partner in the Corporate Advisory and Governance practice of HopgoodGanim Lawyers. In 2019, she was recognised as a Leading Commercial Lawyer – Queensland in Doyle’s Guide and was named in the 12th edition (2019/2020) of Best Lawyers in Australia for corporate law.

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Hon. Jane Pentice

Hon. Jane Prentice is a former Australian politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 2010 to 2019, representing the Division of Ryan in Queensland.

Jane is passionate about using the skills gleaned from years in private enterprise and her extensive political network to support her many voluntary roles including the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation, Zonta International and Friends of BUSHkids.

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Simone Garske


Simone joined RBWH Foundation as CEO in December 2018 following 17 years in senior leadership roles at QUT. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive with extensive expertise in major philanthropic campaign strategy and execution.

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