Leadership &
Governance

As a charity operating in 20 countries, Movember complies with a range of regulatory and governance obligations. We take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to best practice levels of transparency, accountability and governance.

Leadership and governance structure

Movember is governed by a Board of Directors, who delegate part of their work to specialised committees to ensure that the organisation holds itself to the highest standards.

Movember Board of Directors

The Board's role is to ensure that Movember maintains the highest standards of performance, governance, accountability, transparency and cost to fundraising ratios. The Board annually reviews the performance of the CEO and the Executive Director of Programmes. Our Board is skills-based, with members each bringing a wide range of expertise and experience.

In keeping with Movember’s focus on minimising administrative costs, all Board members are unpaid for their directorships. The below mentioned Board Members also constitute (in the same composition) the Board of Movember Europe.

Nick Reece
Chair


One of the original 30 Mo Bros from the first ever Movember, Nick has worked in central government for two state premiers and a prime minister. He currently serves as the Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Melbourne and holds an executive role at the University of Melbourne. For over a decade, Nick served as a director of The Big Issue, Australia's most successful social enterprise and has been a director with Movember since 2013. In his role as chair, one of Nick's top priorities in 2021 is to improve diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
Simon Traynor
Non-Executive Director


After spending more than 25 years working with some of the most recognisable global sports and lifestyle brands, Simon is now a full-time non-executive director for both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. He has been involved with Movember for a decade and has served on the board for the past five years, including a stint as interim CEO in 2019. Simon brings a wealth of commercial experience and a deep understanding of Movember’s mission, community and values.
Kellie Johnston
Non-Executive Director


Kellie has over 25 years’ experience working with some of the biggest brands in Australia, including ANZ, Seven Network, Melbourne and Olympic Parks and Pacific Magazines. She currently holds an executive role at Australian Unity, a member-owned health, wealth and care business. Kellie has more than 10 years’ experience on the board of global non-profits, including Red Cross and Make-A-Wish. Kellie brings her expertise in brand strategy, marketing, communication, issues management and fundraising.  
Damien Angus
Non-Executive Director


A strategy consultant with over 20 years’ experience, Damien specialises in working with governments and businesses to develop and implement their strategies in order to meet their health and care needs. A long-time Movember supporter (he grew his first Mo in 2008), Damien brings experience gained from helping to steer two highly respected not-for-profit organisations: Dietitians Australia and Skin Health Institute.
Linnsey Caya
Non-Executive Director


With 20 years’ experience providing legal counsel for public and private companies across a variety of sectors, Linnsey brings her expertise in corporate governance, government affairs, risk management and international commercial transactions to Movember. She also has extensive experience supporting not-for-profit enterprises through her work with the Boardriders Foundation (formerly the Quiksilver Foundation) and the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, which supports families experiencing financial strain due to a cancer diagnosis.
Rob Moodie
Non-Executive Director


Rob trained as a medical doctor, working as a clinician in rural Australia and throughout Africa before moving into public health, focusing on HIV/AIDS for the Victorian Department of Health, the World Health Organisation, the Burnet Centre and the Joint UN Program on AIDS (UNAIDS). He is currently Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Rob has worked for numerous not-for-profit organisations including Save the Children Fund and Médecins Sans Frontières. He has a keen interest in the prevention of non-communicable diseases, health promotion and health inequalities. Rob has chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce and the Federal Minister’s Men’s Health Reference Group — the only Federal body that has ever existed focusing on men’s health.
Deanna Lomas
Non-Executive Director


Deanna has 20 years’ experience in operations and transformation in Australia, UK, Asia and Africa, which has included holding a number of commercial and operations executive roles in mining, oil, gas, FMCG and retail. Deanna has also supported several not-for-profits including volunteering for 15 years at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and she is currently a mentor for Kilfinan Australia, a cause-focused on building not-for-profit leadership capability.

Global Leadership Team

Responsible for executing the strategies set by the Board of Directors, the Global Leadership Team ensures relevant, transparent and accountable outcomes in line with Movember’s vision.

Michelle Terry
Chief Executive Officer
Juliette Smith
Chief Marketing Officer
Elaine Farrelly
Chief Strategy Officer
Paul Villanti
Executive Director, Programmes
Charlotte Webb
Chief Fundraising & Development Officer
Angela Webster
Chief Operations Officer
Amanda Green
Chief People Officer

Global Scientific Committee

Oversees the implementation of Movember’s Global Action Plan and provides strategic thought leadership and advice on prostate cancer and testicular cancer research.

Global Men's Health Advisory Committee

Oversees the implementation of Movember’s Global Men’s Health Strategy. Informs the prioritisation of our men’s health investment opportunities through:

  • Strategic thought leadership on opportunities and gaps in the field of men’s health and wellbeing
  • Establishing working groups to draw on country-specific or local expertise
  • Assisting in the design of, and participating in, global activities to share the learning outcomes of our men’s health project
Judy Y. Chu
Chair
Affiliated Faculty member, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

Don McCreary
Past-Chair
Men’s Health Consultant and owner, DRM Scientific Consulting
Steven Cummins
Professor of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Jon Willis
Research Director, University of Queensland Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Queensland
Peter Norman Levesque
President at the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, Ottawa.
Daphne Watkins
Professor and Director, The Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training, University of Michigan
Kathryn Page
National Wellbeing and Inclusion Leader, Tennis Australia, Melbourne, AUS
David Gunnell
Professor, Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Bristol, UK
Jalea Skehan
Special Adviser at National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

Global Prostate Cancer Outcomes Committee

Provides strategic thought leadership, oversight, review and advice on prostate cancer survivorship solutions, projects and interventions.