Our Strategic Advisory Group

Our Strategic Advisory Group contributes to the bold, innovative thinking and sustained activities essential to solving childhood dementia. Members give high-level strategic advice to our CEO and Board. They also support the development of new research and funding partnerships.

We have built an Advisory Group comprising trailblazers and leaders across sectors and with diverse backgrounds and networks. They are committed to contributing not only their considerable knowledge to benefit children with dementia, but also their insight, curiosity and original thinking. Read more about this generous group of outstanding professionals below. 

Janice Besch

Janice is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine and contributes to a range of strategic projects across the health sector with a particular focus on ageing and dementia.

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Chris Chapman

Chris is a seasoned executive with experience across private, public and not-for-profit organisations spanning media, telecommunications and medical and health research.

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Brett Himbury

Brett is Non Executive Director and Senior Advisor to a number of commercial, charitable and community Organisations. This follows a successful executive career spanning over 38 years in financial services. 

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James Jones

James brings to Childhood Dementia Initiative's Strategic Advisory Group extensive experience in healthcare gained from senior executive roles and Board directorships in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Sean Murray

Sean brings to Childhood Dementia Initiative’s Strategic Advisory Group considerable knowledge of the not-for-profit space, and expertise in driving research and responding to patient community support needs.

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Leanne Warner

Leanne Warner is an inspiring and experienced leader, coach and facilitator with a passion  for developing individuals and organisations. She is a former not-for-profit CEO and Board Chair and has led dynamic organisations through change.

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