About the Movember Foundation

Leadership & Governance

As a charity operating in many countries, Movember is required to comply with a range of regulatory and governance obligations. We take these obligations very seriously and are committed to best practice levels of transparency, accountability and governance. These obligations are the responsibility of everyone at Movember, from the Board of Directors to specialty committees, to the leadership team to every staff member.




THE BOARD
Movember is governed by a Board, which is accountable to the Movember community and the general public to ensure that Movember maintains the highest standards of performance, governance, accountability, transparency and cost to fundraising ratios. In addition, the Board annually reviews the performance of the CEO and the Executive Director of Programs. Our Board is skills-based, with Board members each bringing a wide range of expertise and experience. In keeping with Movember’s focus on minimizing administrative costs, all Board members are unpaid for their directorships.  

Profiles of Board members can be found here.



BOARD COMMITTEES
The Board delegates part of its work to specialized committees which report to the Board, these include: 

Global Scientific Committee (and specific Research Advisory Committees) – assists the Board by:
  • Overseeing implementation of Movember’s Global Action Plan (GAP), an international research collaboration initiative that is accelerating outcomes by providing researchers from around the world the opportunity to work together on specific projects.
  • Providing strategic thought leadership and advice on prostate and testicular cancer research undertaken by Movember’s Men’s Health Partners

Global Prostate Cancer Survivorship Committee - assists the Board by:
  • Providing strategic thought leadership, oversight, review and advice on prostate cancer survivorship solutions, programs and interventions

Finance and Audit Committee – assists the Board by ensuring:
  • The reliability and integrity of information, including financial information, prepared for use by the Board
  • Integrity of internal controls
  • Effectiveness of the external audit function

Remuneration Committee – assists the Board by:
  • Setting the organizational remuneration policy
  • Reviewing and setting the remuneration of the CEO, Executive Director, Programs, and key leaders

Marketing Committee – assists the Board by:
  • Ensuring the integrity of the Movember brand
  • Overseeing key elements of the Movember campaign


Global Leadership Team
The Global Leadership Team is responsible for managing and executing the strategies set by the board of directors that achieves our Vision and Strategic Goals. The Leadership Team exists to serve the Movember community ensuring that our work continues to be relevant, transparent and accountable.

CHARTER AND POLICIES
The Board and Committees work to a Charter and a number of Governance Policies. These documents can be found here.






TEAM MOVEMBER

Global Board Members

John Hughes, Chair
John brings with him over 35 years banking experience. John was recently CEO of Macquarie Infrastructure Group (MIG) Ltd, Macquarie's first and largest listed Infrastructure fund. This role entailed managing a global road asset portfolio and representing MIG on Boards across Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. John is currently head of Macquarie's Principal Equity Investment Group managing a portfolio of global assets.

Elaine Farrelly, Non-Executive Director
Elaine has executive level experience across the telecommunications, media, property development, manufacturing and not for profit sectors. She is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience with international corporations including KPMG, Optus, ICI (now Orica) and Fairfax. Elaine has served on Movember’s Board since the Board was formally established in 2007 and held the role of Chair from 2011-2014. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and graduated their Directors course with an Order of Merit (awarded to the top 2% of graduates in Australia).

Adam Garone, Executive Director and CEO
Adam was one of the co-founders of Movember and has been CEO since the organization was formed.  Adam has an extensive corporate background in developing, managing and marketing emerging web and mobile technologies. Prior to Adam’s corporate experience he served for 9 years as an officer in the Australian Army where he was selected to join the special forces.  Adam’s military career taught him the art of leadership and intricacies of operations management.
 
Adam's corporate experience and military service has given him the perfect skill set for his role as CEO of Movember. In 2008 Adam was awarded the Ernst & Young, Australian Entrepreneur of The Year and in 2009 awarded the Melbourne Business School Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award for his role in leading the Movember Foundation. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Marketing from Melbourne Business School.

Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Paul oversees Movember’s program investments in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health initiatives globally. He serves as a Director on the Boards of Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA) and Prostate Cancer Canada and is an Associate Director on Prostate Cancer UK. Over the past 20 years Paul has successfully led and built businesses in Australia across the infrastructure, technology, property and telecommunications sectors.

He has a particular interest in leveraging Movember’s role as a global funder to accelerate improved health outcomes for men through global collaboration, and is actively involved in leading Movember’s Global Action Plan.

Travis Garone, Non-Executive Director
With impressive creative talent, 16 years of experience and a founding partner of his creative agency, Travis has contributed extensively to the development of the Movember brand and creative concepts. Travis is a founding member of Movember.

Andrew Gibbins, Non-Executive Director
Andrew brings over 17 years experience in private business strategy, operations, logistics and property development. He is regularly introduced in Movember and men’s health circles as “One of the original 30 Mo Bros.” Andrew has been a Director of Movember since the Board was created in 2007. While playing a part in making sure the organization stays true to its vision, Andrew is often accused of having a single-minded motivation to ensure Movember’s long-term success – just so he can roll out his banked-up list of Gala Parte costume ideas!

Dr. Colleen Nelson, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Nelson is Professor and Chair, Prostate Cancer Research, Institute of Health and Biomedical Science, Queensland University of Technology.

Dr. Nelson established the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland in 2007, and was a co-founder of the Vancouver Prostate Centre in 1998.  Dr. Nelson founded and is the Director of the Federal Government funded Australian-Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Alliance, a global network of researchers, clinicians, academics, and scientists who work in prostate cancer. Dr. Nelson also chairs Movember’s Global Scientific Committee.

Nick Reece, Non-Executive Director 
Nick is a Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He brings to Movember an extensive knowledge and experience in corporate governance, public policy, government relations, media and the law. Nick has worked as a senior adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister of Australia and for two Australian State Premiers.  Before, he worked as a journalist for the Australian Financial Review and started his career as a solicitor in a national law firm. He has significant experience in the not for profit sector including as a long standing board member of the homelessness social enterprise, The Big Issue. Nick has been a Mo Bro since way back.


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GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr. Colleen Nelson, Movember Global Scientific Chair
Professor and Chair, Prostate Cancer Research, Institute of Health and Biomedical Science, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Jack Schalken
Department of Urology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Dr. Robert Bristow, MD
Clinician-Scientist and Professor at the University of Toronto

Dr. Jonathan W. Simons, MD
President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)

Bill Watson, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin

Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs


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GLOBAL PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORSHIP COMMITTEE

Dr. Jessica Corner, BSc, PhD
Dean of Health Sciences, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom

Dr. Robert Newton, PhD, BSc
Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Dr. Martin Sanda, MD
Physician, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology, Emory University, United States of America

Dr. Padraig Warde, MBChB, FRCPC
Physician and Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Canada


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CANADIAN MEN'S HEALTH NETWORK
The Canadian Men’s Health Network advises Movember Canada on strategies, structures and processes required to implement Movember Canada's research initiatives, interventions and partnerships.

Dr. Don McCreary, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Brock and Carleton Universities
Dr. McCreary has three general areas of research interest: Men’s Health, Social Psychology of Health (including Occupational Health Psychology), and Gender Roles and Gender Role Socialization and has published extensively in these areas. In 2004, Dr. McCreary was awarded Fellowship in the American Psychological Association in recognition of his career contributions to the psychological study of men, masculinity, and men’s health. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the scientific journals Body Image, International Journal of Men’s Health (for which he was the inaugural Associate Editor), and Journal of Men’s Studies, as well as having served for 10 years as the Associate Editor of the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Dr. Blye Frank was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia for a five-year term, effective April 1, 2011. A scholar and advocate for social justice and equity with over four decades working in education, Dr. Frank is an experienced educator and administrator who brings a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and academic leadership. Dr. Frank has an active research career and is a recognized expert in the field of gender studies with academic interests that include masculinity and the sociology of boys' and men's health. A Canadian citizen, Dr. Frank earned his PhD from Dalhousie University (1990), and his MEd (1981), BEd (1976) and BA (1975) from Acadia University.

Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals
Dr. Samir is a Rhodes Scholar, who after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, obtained a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Aging. As the newly appointed expert lead of Ontario's Seniors  Strategy, Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Heather Logan, RN, BScN MHSc
Heather Logan is an executive leader with more than 20 years’ combined experience in public and health policy, cancer control, governance, media relations, and association management. Having worked in government, the Canadian not-for-profit sector, and with care delivery organizations internationally, nationally and provincially, she is connected to a broad network of health system leaders. Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Health Science (Health Administration) in 2004. Having navigated the mental health system on behalf of a child for several years, Heather is passionate about the opportunity for change in Canada’s mental health system and for greater emphasis on system wide and targeted approaches that will improve mental and physical well-being. She is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies.

Dr. Stuart J. Oake, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Dr. Stuart J. Oake MD, FRCSC (The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus) completed his urological training at the University of Ottawa in 1993, preceded by one year of General Surgical training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Oake is Site Chief of Surgery and Chair of the OR Committee at the Riverside Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and Site Chief of Urology at the General and Riverside Campuses of The Ottawa Hospital. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. His clinical focus includes uro-oncology, Men’s Health and erectile dysfunction, along with the development of minimally invasive urological surgery at the Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Oake was the past Treasurer of the Canadian Urological Association (CUA), having served in this position from 2006 to 2011 and in 2012 was elected as Vice President of the CUA.

Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Paul oversees Movember’s program investments in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health initiatives globally. He serves as a Director on the Boards of Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA) and Prostate Cancer Canada and is an Associate Director on Prostate Cancer UK. Over the past 20 years Paul has successfully led and built businesses in Australia across the infrastructure, technology, property and telecommunications sectors.

He has a particular interest in leveraging Movember’s role as a global funder to accelerate improved health outcomes for men through global collaboration, and is actively involved in leading Movember’s Global Action Plan.


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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Adam Garone Executive Director and CEO

Mark Fewell, Head of Market Development

Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs

John Baglow, Chief Financial Officer


David Smith, Chief Technology Officer

Mark HedstromCountry Director US

Pete BombaciCountry Director Canada

Sarah CoghlanCountry Director UK

Jeremy MacveanCountry Director Australia, New Zealand

JCDevelopment Director

Astrid HewardGeneral Counsel

Bill McIntyreRegional Director, Mainland Europe

Juliette SmithMarketing & Communications Manager

Phil Williamson, Human Resources Director

Clare Shann, Global Mental Health Lead
 


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CHARTER AND POLICIES
The Board and Committees work to a Charter and a number of Governance Policies. These documents can be found here.

STRUCTURE
The Movember Foundation is an Australian based not for profit, unincorporated trust, Australian Business Number 48 894 537 905 which is run by The Movember Group Pty Ltd as Trustee (ACN 119 012 243). The Movember Foundation has been granted Deductible Gift Recipient status in Australia and as such all donors are entitled to a tax receipt and a full tax deduction for their donations.  The Movember Group Pty Ltd as trustee for the Movember Foundation runs the Movember campaign in Australia, and also in New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and the Emerging Movember countries.

Movember Foundation is a registered US entity (EIN 77-0714052) and runs the Movember campaign in the US. Movember Foundation is a not for profit organization that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to Movember in the US are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Movember Group Pty Ltd as trustee for the Movember Foundation is the sole member of Movember Foundation.

Movember Europe runs the Movember campaign in the UK. Movember Europe is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (company no. 7275694). It is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity no. 1137948) and in Scotland (charity no. SC041981). The Movember Group Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Movember Foundation is the sole member of Movember Europe.

Movember Canada runs the Movember campaign in Canada. Movember Canada is a not for profit corporation (company no. 767531-3) and is a registered charity (charity no. 84821 5604 RR0001). The Movember Group Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Movember Foundation is the sole member of Movember Canada.


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