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 senior partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency (R&I) practice group at Clayton Utz and is a recognised expert in restructuring and insolvency and commercial litigation with over 27 years’ experience. She has led, or been part of legal teams that have advised on some of the most complex insolvency matters in Australia’s corporate history.
Although Jennifer is primarily a restructuring and insolvency lawyer and litigant, she is also a recognised expert on director’s duties and led the defence in the test case in Australia on shadow directorship, a topic she has presented on at many domestic conferences.
Jennifer has been a lead advisor to many boards and is often asked to present to client non-executive directors within corporate clients such as AMP.
Jennifer is also a member of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Equity Division, Commercial List Users Group and in 2011, was invited to join the advisory committee for CAMAC in forming recommendations for reporting on managed investment scheme winding up procedures for the Australian Government.
Outside of Clayton Utz, Jennifer is a current member and the former Chair of the Turnaround Management Association Australia (TMAA), NSW Committee (2013 – 2015) and a director of the National Board of the TMAA. The TMAA is a non-profit industry body of about 10,000 members (headquartered in Chicago), which advocates for and promotes the turnaround of companies and organisations by performance improvement and restructuring of balance sheets
Jennifer has also been a member of the TMAA National Conference Committee since 2012.
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.
Suzanne Russell, Director
Qualifications and memberships:
BA (Hons) Economics and Politics with European Studies, University of Exeter, UK and L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg
Chartered Accountant, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Australia
A Director since 2012. Suzi is a Partner at PwC Sydney, which is the culmination of an 18-year career in professional services. Originally employed by Andersen in London as a graduate of Exeter University, Suzi came to Australia to work on the implementation of GST in 2000. Suzi spent her first two years in Australia on full-time secondment to Australia Post, where she helped Australia Post introduce the world’s first international GST-free postage stamps!
After Australia Post, Suzi never looked back, and she now spends her time advising multinational clients in the retail, media, telecommunications and utilities sectors.
Suzi has considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector, advising many clients in this industry on their GST obligations.