Our Board


David Kay – Board Chair

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Economics), Bachelor of Arts(Public Policy), Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, Master of Public Policy

David is a Director of KPMG’s Health, Ageing and Human Services team.  He has more than ten years’ experience in advising governments and large not-for-profit organisations on human services sector reform, program review and evaluation, strategic and operational planning and operational improvement.  The majority of David’s recent work has focused on the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the disability sector’s response to and readiness for the NDIS.

Interest in supporting muscular dystrophy: David lives with Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy and want to ensure that the views and perspectives of people with muscular dystrophy are central to discussions and decisions on matters which affect them.



Victor Attwood



Interest in supporting muscular dystrophy:



John Caruso

Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws

Other Board Memberships: Muscular Dystrophy SA

Career:  John is currently a partner with Duncan Basheer Hannon


Brendan Murphy

Qualifications: BEng, Mining Engineering (Hons), MFin

Career:  Multiple senior operating mining roles across a range of commodities and mining methods for both global and local mining companies.

Interests in supporting muscular dystrophy:  Brendan’s interest in muscular dystrophy is primarily due to his youngest brother Conor who passed away due to complications with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2014.  Conor was inspirational in his efforts as a disability advocate and Brendan’s interest is in carrying on this work.


 John Salmon

Qualifications:  Auxiliary Nursing, credentialed Minister of Religion, Diplomas in Counselling, Office Administration, Arts – Professional Writing and Editing

Career:  After training as an Auxiliary NurseJohn spent 12 years doing ward duties after which he then worked in administration, coordinating rosters, nursing staff leave, payroll data and ward statistics.

Interest in supporting muscular dystrophy: John was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy “of some type” at 14 years old, but later was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  John has tried never to let his disability stifle the dreams and visions he has had for his life.  John is a people person with a desire to help those in need wherever he is able, through whatever avenue is available.