Building on the success of the HMRI Foundation, the HMRI Sydney Foundation was established in early 2018 as a way for Sydney based Hunter expats to engage and donate seed funding for research projects at HMRI.
Made up of community leaders from across all fields of business, industry and community, the Sydney Foundation, like its local counterpart, drives fundraising for important health and medical research projects at HMRI.
The Sydney Foundation has a lofty goal – to reach out to other Hunter ‘ex-pats’ with their Head in Sydney and Heart in the Hunter to help grow the reach of HMRI. One of the largest health and medical research institutes in Australia, HMRI is unique in that the community is at the heart of all that it does. One of our three partners IS the community. HMRI’s role is to deliver life-changing research-driven solutions to our community health problems – and the reason we can do this is thanks to vital community fundraising.
Novocastrians are passionate, no matter where their feet are, their hearts are always with their hometown. We roll our sleeves up and get things done. We collaborate, engage and gather together with other like-minded individuals.
This is the basis of the HMRI Sydney Foundation – we welcome new supporters through the form of a donation, attendance at events or who would like to become members of the HMRI Sydney Foundation to drive further fundraising for and awareness of HMRI in the Sydney, national and international markets.
HMRI Sydney Foundation Committee Members
Mr Michael Adie
Partner, Turks Legal
Ms Kristie Atkins
Independent Director, Restaurant & Catering Industry Association and Managing Partner, Think Wink Pty Ltd
Mr Kyle Loades
Independent chair, Local Government Super, Chair, Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association, non-executive Director of Credit Union Australia, and Chair, HMRI Board
Mr Greg McDonald
Principal Director, O'Neill McDonald Lawyers
Mr Warren Moore
Presenter 2GB, Macquarie Media Limited
Ms Kirsten Mulley
Managing Partner, Public Affairs, GRACosway.
Mr Paul Evans
Partner, Makinson d'Apice Lawyers
Mr Marty Gardner
Group Counsel – Disputes, Woolworths Group