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 with a focus on governance and risk management. She is an experienced litigation lawyer and practises as a senior associate at international law firm, Allens Linklaters. Rebecca is the current Secretary and Deputy Chairperson of SIDS and Kids WA and mum to Eleanor (4) and John (1½ ).
Michelle Jenkins is a former Board Member of Sids and Kids who has recently returned to take up the Treasurer role in 2013. Michelle is a Justice of the Peace, former Regional Manager for Westpac and Certified Financial Planner both in Australia and the UK. She has a Master Degree in Business Leadership and Certificate IV in Small Business. She will shortly become a Marriage Celebrant in WA having undertaken the necessary training. Michelle has a Son Tom who is in the Australian Defence Force and lives in the Northern Suburbs of Perth.
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 an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has been with the firm for over 15 years both in USA and Australia. Craig is experienced in external and internal audit services, accounting and broader business advice across a broad spectrum of industries covering resources, services and construction and engineering. Craig leads client focussed teams in the provision of services to clients and has had considerable experience reporting to Boards and Audit Committees. Married with 3 children, Craig strives to maintain a healthy work life balance and serves on several other not for profit boards.
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.