Professor Jonathan Morris is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and completed his Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine sub specialty training in Sydney. He completed his PhD in Oxford and returned to Sydney in 1998 at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Since then he has built a perinatal research group that extends from basic science to population health.
Jonathan is currently Director of the Kolling Institute for Medical Research. His major research interests are the prediction, prevention and management of pregnancy complications. Jonathan has been a director of Stillbirth Foundation Australia since 2008.
Jennifer Ball, Director
Jennifer is a graduate of Macquarie University and completed her combined Science and Law degrees in 1989 specialising in genetics and biochemistry.
Jennifer is a senior partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency (R&I) practice group at Clayton Utz Lawyers and is a recognised leader and expert in restructuring and insolvency, debt recovery and general commercial dispute resolution with nearly 30 years’ experience.
Jennifer regularly advises boards in relation to the financial restructuring or turnaround of distressed companies, and also acts for lenders and creditors to assist them in managing their credit risks. As a recognised expert on directors’ duties and shadow directorship, she frequently presents to universities, professional bodies, large corporations and members of the legal profession.
Jennifer is also a mother to Elliot, who was stillborn in 2003, Felix and Chloe. Jennifer is passionate about advocating and raising awareness of stillbirth, so that research might assist in providing the answer as to why stillbirth continues to occur at the significant rate that it does.
Gavin Youngman, Director
Gavin has worked in marketing, both client side and agency side, for the last 20 years. He has worked in London, the US, Brazil, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He is currently the Strategic Director at Focus Creative where he works across accounts including Telstra, Commonwealth Bank and De’Longhi Australia. A creative at heart, he has a deep understanding of audiences and how to reach them with a message that makes them act.
Gavin first had contact with the Stillbirth Foundation Australia in 2011 when he and his wife’s first daughter, Layla Emerald, was stillborn. Gavin has done the Sydney2CAMberra bike ride twice to raise funds for The Stilbirth Foundation and is dedicated to using his skills in marketing and his network to help eradicate stillbirth.
Sarah Goss, Director
Sarah has over 20 years consulting experience across the US, Europe and Australia. During the last 15 years she has supported organisations in the Corporate, University and Not for Profit sectors to articulate their strategy and build the organizational capability and resources to deliver.
Highlights have included working with Noel Pearson to build financial inclusion in the Cape York Welfare Reform Communities, envisioning the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and supporting the development of the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy.
Sarah is mum to four beautiful boys, the first of whom was stillborn in 1999.
Qualifications and memberships: MBA London Business School, DipEd, BSc(Hons) The University of Melbourne
Aaron David, Director
For 80 years, the David family was Australia’s largest wholesaler of groceries and liquor to independent grocers and retail stores. Aaron David, fulfilled every conceivable role in the family business which gave great insight into the management of relationships of both small and large clients which he brings to Live Bookkeeping. Aaron is also a Director on the board of the Stillbirth Foundation and passionately raises funds for research and awareness into the incidence of stillbirth in Australia.