Board


David Kay

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

Career
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 the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
David lives with Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy and wants 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

Victor Attwood

Non-Executive Director

Career
Victor’s career spanned across a number sectors however his passion for fighting against unfairness and creating better outcomes for the community has run as a common thread throughout. From his early career as a tradesman with Queensland Rail where his peers appointed him shop steward and to his last and most professionally rewarding role, being elected as a councillor with Ipswich City Council and appointed Deputy Mayor from 2004 until 2016.

In addition to a directorship with MDF, Victor is Chairman of Muscular Dystrophy Queensland. He serves on several boards and actively supports local community groups, school and sporting clubs as well as the army of volunteers dedicated to supporting them.

Interest in supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Victor brings to the board his extensive experience in the public sector, in governance, and also his experience of living with a neuromuscular condition, having been diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease at the age of 21.

Aaron Schier

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications
Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Diploma in Management, Masters of Business Administration

Career
Aaron is a passionate management professional and currently Managing Director of Single Source Solutions. Single Source Solutions helps businesses to optimise their operations as a provider of intuitive technology solutions. Concurrently to his Board role with Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia, Aaron is also a Board Director with Muscular Dystrophy WA and Vice President of the Tomkins Park Association Board of Directors.

Interest in supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Aaron has been a supporter of muscular dystrophy since early 2014 – initially working with Muscular Dystrophy WA in a range of volunteer roles before joining its board in 2017. While initially not knowing anyone with Muscular Dystrophy – his now seven-year involvement with MD has seen him meet many members of the community who now occupy a place very close to his heart. Accordingly, he is delighted to be able to contribute at a national level.

John Salmon

John Salmon

Non-Executive Director

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 the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
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.

Carla Fairweather

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Management, Bachelor of Laws, Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Professional Member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association.

Career
Carla Fairweather is an experienced corporate executive currently working at FTI Consulting where she is a Managing Director in the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Carla has worked across professional services, banking and not-for-profit sectors holding multiple senior manager roles including with Westpac Bank locally and KPMG in London.

Interest in supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Carla has a personal interest in progressive neurological diseases, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. Having gained considerable expertise in the finances of a variety of organisations throughout her career, Carla joined MDFA to volunteer her expertise and is pleased to contribute to a not-for-profit dedicated to raising awareness and assisting those impacted by progressive neurological diseases.