The Pinnacle Foundation welcomes new Board Members and expands to a national footprint.

By February 18, 2019board, News

The Pinnacle Foundation today announced new board members that reflect the national work of the Foundation.

The Foundation welcomes new directors, Brenda Appleton OAM (Victoria), Dr Russell Date (Western Australia), Elizabeth Jameson (Queensland) and Greg Livingstone (Queensland).

Brenda Appleton OAM, has joined the Foundation’s board bringing with her 35 years’ experience in the corporate sector. Brenda is Chair of Transgender Victoria, Co-Chair of the Victorian Government’s LGBTIQ+ Taskforce and a member of the Victorian Elder Abuse Roundtable. Brenda is tireless in her efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of Trans and Gender Diverse people. She was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2017.

Dr Russell Date is one of Perth’s leading psychiatrists. He has been extensively involved with the LGBTIQ+ community for many years. Russell is uniquely positioned to provide counsel and insights to the Foundation on matters pertaining to the health and wellbeing of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Elizabeth Jameson brings to the Foundation an impressive breadth of capabilities spanning corporate and commercial law, governance and strategy. In addition to founding and leading a specialist firm that delivers governance solutions across issues confronted by boards around Australia, Elizabeth maintains an active portfolio of directorships. Elizabeth is a director of RACQ (and chairs the Audit & Risk Committee), Queensland Theatre Company and the Board of Taxation. She is Chair of Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School. Elizabeth will provide world-class strategic and governance leadership to the Foundation.

Greg Livingstone joins the Foundation’s board from his role as chair of the Foundation’s Queensland state committee. Greg has an impressive executive background in commercial finance combined with deep non-executive experience. Greg chairs United Synergies Limited. He is also a Cornerstone donor to the Foundation.

“Brenda, Russell, Elizabeth and Greg are immensely experienced professionals who are exceptional examples of what education, support and confidence can help you achieve,” says Chair, Paul Zahra.

“We welcome Brenda, Russell, Elizabeth and Greg to the Pinnacle Foundation. We look forward to working with them to achieve the Foundation’s goals for growth as we continue to make a difference in the lives of LGBTIQ+ young adults. We are pleased to also announce that we remain on track to double our endowment fund to $2 million by 2020.”

The Board would also like to thank Michelle Rogers, Fran Kelly and Geoff Selig for their many years of commitment as directors of the Foundation.

“Michelle, Fran and Geoff have been an important part of the team that has taken Pinnacle to the nationally significant organisation it is now”, Mr Zahra concluded.