Advisory Board

Mr. Troy Setter Troy is the CEO of Consolidated Pastoral Company. Troy is one of the top cattlemen and agribusiness leaders in the country and well-renowned for his achievements across the industry. As Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Agricultural Company, he successfully executed a 3-year strategic plan to restructure the company’s operations and diversify sales to new markets, invest in and divest assets, develop and implement the genetic improvement strategy and increase profitability and herd size. Prior to that, Troy held key management positions at Torrens Investments, North Australian Cattle Company and Killara Feedlot.

Ms. Bernadette Burke Bernadette is one of the best known and respected women in the NT with over 30 years in the cattle industry and is based in Katherine. Her volunteer work throughout the Territory and involvement in the support of farming families is well recognized. In a recent video for the NT Cattleman Association she shared her story of life living on a remote NT cattle station; the challenges, joys, opportunities and dreams for her children’s futures. Bernadette’s husband has recently moved into a role with Consolidated Pastoral Company responsible for NT and WA.

Mr. Andrew Angus Andrew is the General Manager, Sales and Marketing at Akubra Hats Pty Ltd.  Akubra have been strong supporters of Dolly’s Dream from the outset. Andrew and his team have made a significant contribution to the public awareness of the tragedy surroundings Amy’s death, but also large fundraising efforts more recently.

Mr Richard Broug  General Manager, Global Retail Business – Paspaley.  Previously, Richard held a number of directorships in start-ups (The ECOnomics Group & Out Of Home Media), and executive roles for more than 20 years with Woolworths, Coles Myer and Target. Richard has also worked with Private Equity as a director of merchandise and marketing for Australian Discount Retail Trading.   In 2009, he became an Acquisitions Advisor to Jan Cameron (Founder of Kathmandu) and successfully helped to secure the $100 million purchase of ADRT, and the subsequent creation of a new company, Retail Adventures Pty Ltd.

Dr Charlotte Keating is the resident psychologist on ABC Radio, a member of the editorial board and an associate editor, at the journal, Neuroscience and Bibehavioural Reviews, and is a frequent contributor to print media on the topic of young people.

She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists, as well as an adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology.

Dr Keating was the recipient of a Postdoctoral Neuroimaging Fellowship at Swinburne University of Technology where she researched social experiences, attachment and emotion regulation in body image and eating disorders using neuroimaging.

Ms Lesley Podesta – Chief Executive Officer Lesley joined the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in April 2016, after five years at The Fred Hollows Foundation as the Director of Global Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy Division. Lesley has a long career in state and commonwealth government, she is currently a Commissioner for the Women’s National League Basketball and a member of the Global Health and Development Alliance Melbourne. She is the proud parent of one son.

Mr Adam Holmes – Chief Operating Officer Adam commenced in the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Alannah & Madeline  in March 2015. He has extensive experience in Finance, HR and IT and is a certified practising accountant. He has worked in senior roles across a broad range of industries such as FMCG, service/distribution, utilities, defence, retail, home entertainment and manufacturing sectors. As a father of two, Adam was attracted to the Foundation by the vision that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment.