Dry July Foundation Board

Black and white photo of Ian Elliot - Chairman

Ian Elliot is a Communications Specialist. He is the former Chairman and CEO of George Patterson Bates, Australia’s largest advertising agency. He retired from that role in 2002 and took up a career as a non-executive director.

He is the former Chairman of Promentum Ltd and former Non-Executive Director of Hills Ltd and Salmat Ltd. Ian is currently a Non-Executive Director on the board of McMillan Shakespeare Ltd.

He is a former member of the fundraising committee ‘Friends of St Vincents,’ and former board member of The Starlight Foundation, acting as Chairman of the Star Day Program.

Ian is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His book ‘Stop Bitching, Start Pitching’ was a best seller for publisher Murdoch Books.

Black and white photo of Brett Macdonald - CEO and Co-Founder

Brett is an experienced creative director with more than 15 years in branding and business communications. With a background in start-ups, creative agency and the corporate sector means his range of skill sets, personable approach and passion for the cause are well suited to the development of Dry July.

Brett holds a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and Communication and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Black and white photo of Kenny McGilvary - Non-Executive Director and Co-Founder

Kenneth has ten years public relations consulting experience in ANZ and the UK and is well-versed in communicating brand strengths to both consumer and specialist audiences.

With considerable not-for-profit, corporate and consumer technology experience, he has key strengths in executive counsel, brand strategy, community engagement and problem-solving.

Kenneth holds an MA (Hons) from St Andrews University and the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s advanced certificate.

Black and white photo of Felicity Duffy - Non-Executive Director

Felicity has over 25 years experience in financial services with a large proportion of this being with the Westpac Group working across a number of divisions and brands.

Most recently Felicity has been working across Marketing and Corporate Affairs with a focus on inclusive banking, customer advocacy including financial education and leading several Foundations including the Westpac Scholars Programs, Westpac Foundation and St George Foundation.

In 2023 Felicity will be taking on new opportunities at QBE with a focus on Corporate Communications and Brand.

Black and white photo of Carolyn Breeze - Non-Executive Director

Carolyn is an experienced leader with more than 20 years in the technology sector, including extensive international experience within the fintech, e-commerce, and telecommunications sectors.

Her astute leadership and professionalism have resulted in Carolyn being awarded one of CEO Magazine’s IT and Telecommunications Executives of the Year in 2018 and again in 2020 as finalist for Service Professional of the Year. Carolyn is recognised as one of Business Insider's Top 20 Women in Fintech and receiving the prestigious 'Advocate for Woman' award at the 2019 Women in Payments symposium. In Dec 2021 Carolyn received the award 'Fintech Leader of the Year' at the Woman in Finance Awards.

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