Meet the board
Our board is made up of passionate, highly-skilled volunteers, who help ONE IN FIVE raise awareness and money to fund medical research, to find better treatments and cures for mental illnesses.
Gabrielle has been actively involved with ONE IN FIVE over the past six years and became the Chairperson in 2015.
With over 20 years’ experience, she has held a number of senior marketing and management roles within leading multi-national companies including Bupa, ANZ, GSK Australia, Havas and Leo Burnett UK.
Gabrielle has actively contributed to not-for-profit and community organisations over the past 15 years and was a founding member of the The Alfred Hospital's Life Support Committee.
She joined the ONE IN FIVE board in 2010 and has continued to champion the importance of clinical research into understanding mental illness to improve treatments and cures for those impacted.
Louise James is a founder of ONE IN FIVE and is passionate about the need to fund medical research into the cause of mental illness. In 2010 Louise won the SACS Award for Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector (Executive Category) for her leadership and individual contribution to ONE IN FIVE.
Outside her work with ONE IN FIVE, Louise is an experienced customer operations management specialist who currently oversees the customer service functions for Transurban.
Louise commenced with Transurban in 1999 and is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and continually improving processes and systems in response to customer and business needs. She has developed and implemented strategies and programs that improve operational outcomes and maximize staff performance. She has extensive experience in organisational change, team building and operational management.
Prior to joining Transurban, Louise worked with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman in a variety of roles including dispute resolution and member services.
Louise is the Founder of ONE IN FIVE.
Michael joined the Atradius Group in 2008 after several years with Bank of New Zealand and National Australia Bank, where he specialised in trade and project finance. After moving to Singapore as Head of Risk for South East Asia and Japan he steered the Group’s regional exposure through the global financial crisis, before being appointed as Singapore Country Manager in 2012. In 2015 he became the Regional Director for South East Asia and is responsible for Atradius Group’s commercial operations in the wider region.
Shortly after moving to Asia, Michael was a founding committee member of a local fundraising arm of the Child@Street 11 organisation, which remains dedicated to the education of underprivileged children in Singapore. In 2014 he was appointed Chairman of the fundraising organisation before returning to Melbourne.
An original member of the ONE IN FIVE Extreme Challenge, which trekked the Kokoda trail, he has remained involved with the group while living abroad and has completed a number of extreme challenges. Michael is thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to join the board.
Michael acts as ONE IN FIVE’s treasurer and oversees the organisation’s finance and risk functions.
Adam joined ONE IN FIVE in June 2016. With a qualifications in psychology, Adam has had extensive experience in senior roles in both government and the non-government (not-for-profit) sectors.
Since March 2015 Adam has worked as a consultant assisting organisations to grasp the concept of positive and practical change. Adam also has extensive experience in the design, development and rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In more recent times Adam founded MindWorks Australia, a company working with businesses to positively influence the Mental Health and wellbeing of its staff.
Adam has always maintained a strong desire to understand how we as a society can best support people with Mental Health Issues, so ONE IN FIVE felt like a natural fit. “Influencing the type of research and enabling more research in the area of Mental Health can only be a good thing for those living with mental health issues, this is a systemic challenge and requires a systemic response"
Adam is responsible for investigating alternate revenue and supporting partnership development for ONE IN FIVE.
With 20 years of experience delivering commercial success in the Australian media and marketing industry, Linden Dawson joined the ONE IN FIVE board to help drive the corporate sponsorship and fundraising efforts.
“ONE IN FIVE is my way of making positive change for all Australians, by raising funds to support our best and brightest medical researchers to uncover the hidden secrets of mental illnesses.”
Linden is currently a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and works for the Identity Services division at Australia Post, helping government agencies transform their traditional business processes with digital solutions. She attended the University of Melbourne where she completed a BA (Hons), followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, and is fascinated by future trends in consumer behaviour, media and technology. She supports the Melbourne Demons and loves coffee, snow skiing and the way her two young kids view the world.
Linden is responsible for ONE IN FIVE’s corporate sponsorship and fundraising.
Since graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1996, Kirrily has worked in the United Kingdom and Australia in both the public and private health systems. She has occupied various senior roles and is a Clinical Nurse Specialist. After moving to Singapore in 2008, Kirrliy worked with a private education provider assisting in the formulation of health policies and the operation of medical services. She then returned to Australia and The Alfred Hospital, where she first completed her internship. The Alfred Hospital is an institution which remains close to her heart.
Shortly after moving to Asia Kirrily was the co-founder of Birds of a Feather, a local fundraising arm of the Hagar Organisation, which focusses on the protection, recovery and reintegration of women and children who have suffered severe human rights violations.
Involved with the organisation of the original ONE IN FIVE events, Kirrily has maintained her long time support of the group while living in Singapore. She can’t wait to again dedicate more of her time to what she believes is one of the most important health issues we are currently faced with; the understanding and prevention of mental illnesses.
Kirrily is responsible for overseeing ONE IN FIVE’s annual events.
Jayne is a transformational HR leader with experience in start-up, dynamic, complex and growing organisations. Jayne is a true strategist displaying strong business acumen and excellent project management skills. She is a trusted advisor to CEOs, Boards and Executive teams on business, organisation design, talent acquisition and leadership development.
Much of Jayne’s work has supported culture shifts within organisations such as BP Australia, Ageis, Melbourne and Olympic Parks and the Australian Red Cross.
A career highlight of Jayne’s was joining Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation where she led the build, delivery, and disassembly of the organisation’s 2,500 staff as Human Resources and Recruitment Manager.
Jayne is currently the Human Resources Director at Caulfield Grammar School, which is a co-educational day and boarding school with over 800 employees and 3000 students across five campuses – four in Australia and one in Nanjing, China.
Jayne is responsible for ONE IN FIVE’s people, culture and strategy.