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WIS & MDCF Annual report 2019

Read about 2019 in review for Women in Super and Mother’s Day Classic Foundation.

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MDC Foundation LTD Board

  • Louise Davidson


  • Heather Gray


  • Nicole Oborne


  • Catherine Wood


  • Thomay Gatis


  • Robert Pickering


  • Stephen Reilly


Mother's Day Classic

National Advisory Committee

The success of the Mother’s Day Classic is due to the hard work and commitment of volunteers across the country who are willing to work together and go the extra mile for a cause that affects so many lives – breast cancer.

Each Mother’s Day Classic major event is organised by volunteer National MDC Committees, the volunteers are mainly sourced from the Women in Super network – a national not-for-profit organisation of women working in the superannuation and finance industries.

  • Thomay Gatis

    Adelaide Chair, NGS Super

  • Karen Prins

    Brisbane Chair, Hostplus Super

  • Naomi Hales

    Canberra Co-Chair, AV Super

  • Victoria Hales

    Canberra Co-Chair, ACT Government

  • Annette McCormack

    Darwin Chair, MDC Community Ambassador

  • Alison Lake

    Gold Coast Chair, Hostplus Super

  • Shane Hamel

    Hobart Chair, Consultant

  • Loretta Drago

    Melbourne Chair, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Leanne Nunn

    Perth Chair, Catholic Super

  • Winsome Hall

    Sydney Chair, Zurich Australian Super

  • Paula Formella

    Western Sydney Chair, Hostplus Super

National Committee member profiles

MDC Foundation LTD Staff

With a small team of only 15 office staff, the majority of people who work for the MDC Foundation Ltd, the Mother’s Day Classic is largely supported by volunteers predominantly from the Women in Super network.

  • Zara Lawless

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Tom Kokkinos

    Financial Controller and Company Secretary

  • Emily Mulcahy


  • Kylie Allan

    Partnerships Specialist

  • Melanie Lehocz

    Partnerships Specialist

  • Nicole Beer

    Partnerships Co-ordinator

  • Sarah Clements

    General Manager – Events & Risk

  • Nicole Petzke

    Event Operations Manager

  • Louise Richardson

    Event Operations Manager

  • Kate O'Farrell

    General Manager Fundraising and Marketing

  • Katarina Kopecka

    Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Darby Lyndon

    Digital Content and Fundraising Specialist

  • Cate Lapham

    Media Relations Manager

  • Lili Honsig-Erlenburg

    EA to CEO/Team Assistant

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