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Major sponsor

MDC Foundation LTD Board

  • Lorraine Berends


  • Louise Davidson


  • Janet de Silva


  • 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 12 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.

  • Maureen Daley

    Interim Chief Executive Officer

  • Stephen Newport

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Tom Kokkinos

    Financial Controller and Company Secretary

  • Emily Mulcahy


  • Kylie Allan

    Partnerships Specialist

  • Melanie Lehocz

    Partnerships Specialist

  • Emma Neely

    National Events Manager

  • Megan Walker

    National Events Manager

  • Rebecca Hunt

    Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Darby Lyndon

    Digital Content and Fundraising Specialist

  • Cate Lapham

    Media Relations Manager

  • Lili Honsig-Erlenburg

    EA to CEO/Team Assistant

Our Supporters

  • Gold partners