SIDS and Kids Western Australia Board Members
The SIDS and Kids Western Australia Board are a dedicated group of professionals who work tirelessly in support of our cause.
Margaret Ingleton (B App Sc, MBA) has a broad experience in senior management positions spanning 25 years in health and IT areas of private, government and not for profit organisations. Margaret is currently Manager, Residential Aged Care at Brightwater Care Group Inc.
Vice Chairman and Secretary
Rebecca O'Brien (LLB, BA) is a dispute resolution specialist. She is an experienced litigation lawyer and practiced as a senior associate at an international law firm until 2010, when her enjoyment of mentoring junior practitioners led Rebecca to join the College of Law. Rebecca teaches graduate lawyers practical legal skills across a wide range of areas, including alternative dispute resolution, advocacy, client interviewing and professional responsibility.
Greg has over fifteen years in a variety of Financial Services roles with the banking industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and Asia Head of Corporate Banking with ABN AMRO Bank in Hong Kong. His passion in business is leveraging his financial services and strategic development expertise to promote invigorated debates around development of corporate strategy, decision making processes and market positioning. Greg also chairs the SIDS and Kids WA Audit and Risk Committee.
Ann is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and has a broad clinical and research background in maternal, child and family health. Since 1993 she has participated in SIDS and child health research and has collaborated in international SIDS related activities. Ann is passionate about promoting the health and well being of children, their families and the community. Ann also serves as the Board representative on the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Vanessa Pinto (BEc LLBhons) has an Economics and Law degree, working primarily within the energy industry in Tasmania and Western Australia. With twenty years experience in strategic marketing, business development and operational performance management, Vanessa is driven to deliver optimum outcomes for the customer, the business and it's people. She is also a trained facilitator and continuous change agent and has utilised these attributes throughout her work-life to drive business change and staff engagement. Juggling a fulfilling career and the joys of motherhood, with two beautiful kids, has been the highlight of Vanessa's life and she brings that enthusiasm to SIDS and Kids WA.
Since moving to the central south Wheatbelt of WA from Sydney, Tracy has been involved with numerous community based projects as well as a Board member of the Wheatbelt Development Commission. Tracy brings a broad background and experience in maternal and newborn nursing, health service delivery,non-government organisations, psychology, governance and regional development to the SIDS and Kids WA Board. Tracy is also a Telephone and Regional Peer Supporter for SIDS and Kids WA.
Michelle is a country person, born and bred. She has a passion for the country, it's people and their needs. Michelle enjoys dedicating her life to volunteer work and endeavours to work hard at whatever task is given to her, even more so, when the task is something that has helped shape her own life or circumstances. Michelle became involved with SIDS and Kids WA in 1992 after the organisation came to her assistance when she needed them.
Craig is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has worked there for the past 14 years, 9 of which were in Perth and 5 years in San Francisco. During this time he has worked with a range of clients from the large multi-national resources companies, including the 5th largest engineering & construction company in the world, through to small and medium size organisations. Craig prides himself in maintaining the highest level of integrity and strives to be an example to his colleagues through keeping a healthy work life balance with a family first mentality and believes in an ethos of treat others as you would like to be treated.
Maxine Croft is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR). In her current role at the University of Western Australia, Maxine is conducting research into risk factors for poor perinatal outcomes (including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). In addition to her work at UWA Maxine’s career has included periods in State and Federal public service, commercial market research and she is the director of a consultancy company.