OUR BOARD

Michael Gleadow

CEO,

CONNECT N' GROW

CHAIR

SEED FOUNDATION

Michael founded Seed Foundation Australia in 2016 after he identified a need to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth into further training or employment pathways within health and community services.  He is also the CEO of Connect ‘n’ Grow, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering health and community services training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in Northern Australia. 

 

His interest in training, employment and change management is a result of both his background in teaching and the successful development of regional programs to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in school engagement. Michael has extensive expertise in working with government departments, educational institutions, health and conservation organisations, and on Indigenous Health Training projects to improve indigenous outcomes. 

 

It was a natural progression that Michael established Seed Foundation Australia to engage the business community in redesigning educational pathways within the health industry.  Through experiences in working with a range of cultures in Papua New Guinea, Europe and Australia, Michael has found how working toward common goals can change the fabric of communities.   

MICHAEL KELLY

LEGAL PRACTICE DIRECTOR,

FALLU McMILLAN LAWYERS

SECRETARY,

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

Michael Kelly has been a partner of McMillan Kelly Thomas Lawyers since 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws. Michael has been involved with the Ipswich District Law Association and a founding board member of Swich On Inc. Swich On Inc is an unincorporated association that’s primary objectives are to raise awareness of men’s health issues and to raise funds for associated causes.

BRAD BULOW

SECRETARY

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

PARTNER,

SAMMUT BULOW

As partner of Sammut Bulow Accountants and Advisors, Brad is a driving force in its expansion of its service delivery. Ipswich boy born and bred, Brad is actively involved in the Ipswich Community, he is a founding member of Swich On, and as a member of a number of advisory boards, Brad provides advice and direction in relation to organisation’s strategies and how best to achieve them. Brad joined Sammut Bulow in 2005 and became Partner in 2007; he has inspired the company through a period of significant growth and change.

Current Board memberships:

 

Swich On - Founding Member - Swich On is an incorporated association with the primary objectives of promoting awareness of men’s health issues and raising money for men’s health causes. swichon.com.au

 

The Ipswich Turf Club Incorporated is a proud and historic Club having grown from the first races held in the Ipswich area in 1848, to the first official race meeting in Queensland in 1859 to the forming of the Ipswich Amateur Turf Club in 1890 to race at the Bundamba Racecourse.  There are approximately 46 race meetings each year including 2 Saturday meetings, one of which is the famous Ipswich Cup.

ANDREW MORELLO

BOARD MEMBER,

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

RHONDA RENDWICK

BOARD MEMBER,

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

FOUNDER,

KINDRED SPIRITS FOUNDATION

OWNER,

LATROBE VALLEY BUS LINE

Rhonda is a business woman, a psychologist, a mother and grandmother, an educator, a mentor and a philanthropist.

 

As founder of Kindred Spirits Foundation, she wants to live in a world where acts of kindness help us all reach for our dreams.  Be it through channels of mentorship, education, employment and initiatives that drive social and environmental change.


As owner of Latrobe Valley Bus Lines, Rhonda commits her energies and expertise to providing the best possible transport services that enable access, equity and social inclusion for all in the Latrobe Valley. She thrives on spending quality time with her extended family; complete with children, partners, siblings, grandchildren and friends, all of whom share her vision to support, educate and strengthen local communities.

SARITA RICHARDS

MEDICAL STUDENT

AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER

BOARD MEMBER,

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

Sarita is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and English heritage and is a descendant of Waiben and the Wuthathi people, who was born and raised in Darwin on Larrakia country. As a Secondary School Teacher with a passion for Health Education, Sarita has been involved in the delivery and ongoing improvement of the First Peoples Health Program for a number of years.  She has travelled extensively and has taught in city, urban, rural and remote schools in the Northern Territory, Queensland and London.

 

Sarita loves spending time with her young children and enjoying the simple things in life.  Her dream is to be able to become more involved in improving the Health Education, Health Promotion and overall health and well-being of her fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Darren Tindal

GENERAL MANAGER 

CnG EMPLOYMENT

BOARD MEMBER,

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

Darren has spent most of his life in the corporate world both in Australia and Internationally.  Having worked as a Senior Leader across a number of large Corporates, in the last 15 years his main focus has been on people development and helping create leaders of the future.  Darren’s passion for working with our first people started around 10 years ago and has been his main focus for the past 3 years.

 

The opportunity to work in such a wonderful space and have the ability to create real change in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health area is a true passion of Darren’s.  He enjoys working with so many of our young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids who can go back into community with real skills and a clear pathway into the health sector creating change in the communities across Australia.

Adam jennings

OPERATIONS MANAGER, 

INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

MAXIMA

BOARD MEMBER,

SEED FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

Adam is a proud Bangerang & Wiradjuri man from the NSW Riverina, and grew up in Ballarat, Victoria. Adam has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion) through Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education. Graduating in 2008, and spending the subsequent 8 months backpacking overseas, Adam has since dedicated his professional career on contributing to Closing the Gap initiatives through employment in the Education and Employment sectors. 

 

Commencing with Maxima in 2011 as an Indigenous Employment Consultant this saw him work throughout SA, NT and VIC recruiting, employing and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trainees and Apprentices. In 2018 Adam graduated with a Master of Business Administration through the Australian Institute of Business and is now the National Operations Manager of Maxima Group’s Indigenous Employment Programs. 

 

Away from the office, a proud and doting father of Blake, Jaxon, and Zahli and has been married to wife Bec for 4 years. An avid sports nut, Adam still plays senior football and social cricket in the SA countryside, and attempts to hit the golf links on the odd occasion for a slice of fun. 

 

With a firm grasp on the impact of social determinants of health on quality of life and mortality levels, and as an issue close to the heart, contributing to Closing the Gap is a genuine passion of Adam’s.

Andrew Morello is an awarded entrepreneur, investor, author, and the winner of the first Australian Apprentice. 

Prior to becoming Head of Business Development at The Entourage, Australia’s largest training institution for entrepreneurs and business owners, Morello spent 10 years alongside Mark Bouris AM building out the Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management branch network nationally.

He has personally built an impressive property portfolio, and also led numerous community projects across Australia and internationally, including as a Founding Board Member of Project Gen Z, a social enterprise which runs entrepreneur and development programs for disadvantaged children. In recent years, Morello has summited Mount Kinabalu in Borneo and completed the Kokoda Trail to raise money for Seed Foundation, which supports indigenous health programs in remote communities.

 

Morello is an active member of Australia’s entrepreneurial and real estate communities, an engaging and charismatic speaker, and passionate about sharing his successes with other entrepreneurs, business owners and investors to help them reach their full potential and not waste their precious life.

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

THE ENTOURAGE

P 07 4728 5041   |   E admin@seedfoundationaustralia.com.au   |   A Level 4, 1 James Cook Drive, Douglas QLD 4814

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