In his final year of high school Grant was involved in a car accident, resulting in paraplegia from the waist down. He is an experienced investment professional managing institutional portfolios for one of Australia’s largest wealth firms. Grant represented Australia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics Games, winning Paralympic gold in 2008. In 2020 Grant was appointed to the Paralympics Australia’s Board of Directors. Grant is passionate about encouraging people with a spinal cord injury to aim high in life and is also Chair of the Sargood Foundation Audit Committee.
Susan is an experienced marketing and communications professional with demonstrated success building and sustaining brands in competitive sectors. Susan brings strong fundraising and relationship management experience from Red Cross and the Full Stop Foundation and is passionate about working with the Sargood Foundation to create life changing opportunities for those with spinal cord injury.
Until his retirement in 2015 Rod Macqueen AM was a successful businessman as Co-Founder and Chairman of Advantage Line, a multi-million dollar point of sale advertising company. However, he is mostly renowned internationally as Coach of the Australian Wallabies. During his tenure from 1997 – 2001, the team held every trophy including the Rugby World Cup. He is an Associate Member in the Australian Sports Hall of Fame and his autobiography One Step Ahead was a best seller. In 2003 Rod was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia. These days Rod is a mentor to top executives at multi-national companies around the world.
Liz Macqueen has been one of the driving forces behind the Sargood Foundation since it’s early days. Liz’s fundraising efforts for the Foundation have been outstanding and her clear understanding of Sargood’s vision makes her an extremely valuable member of the Board.
Louise is the Founder and Managing Director of successful boutique marketing & communications agency Brilliant Logic. Throughout her career, Louise has been privileged to work alongside a wide range of not for profit organisations and charities, including The Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House Charities, St Vincent de Paul Society, The Full Stop Foundation and the Men of League Foundation.
With a long and successful career in finance across a number of blue chip businesses in the financial services and computer services industries, Graham brings a strong financial skill set to the Board. Graham is also a local Collaroy resident with a strong sense of community. Graham is a Joint-Chair of the Sargood Foundation and a member of the Foundation Audit Committee.
Gregor has taken a lead role in the Sargood project since it’s inception. Co-Founder of Mainbrace, Australia’s leading retail construction firm in Australia back in 1989, Gregor has over 30 years experience in building major developments. Drawn to the Sargood project like many other Collaroy Basin locals, Gregor believed the site was intrinsic to the area and wanted to ensure it remained as a centre for healing. Greg has been integral to fundraising, advocacy and the key negotiations of the Sargood project and is both a Joint-Chair of the Sargood Foundation and Co Chair of the Sargood Centre.