Our People

The fundraising team at the Bairo Foundation The Bairo Foundation is a registered trading name of Bairo Pite Clinic Australia Pty Ltd. Bairo Pite Clinic Australia supports Bairo Pite Clinic Timor Leste.
Helen Moorfoot

Helen Moorfoot

Bairo Foundation

A true quote by Margaret Mead – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it the only thing that ever has.”

About Helen

Helen is currently BPC’s manager for partnerships funding and campaigns and general go to person for Bairo Pite Clinic fundraising and donor relations. Helen worked previously for Reed Business Information for 17 years as a key account manager looking after four B2B magazines in the building and Interior Design sector. This also included their associated newsletters and websites. Prior to this Helen worked as a nurse and midwife and for several years as a medical representative. Helen works with supporters, volunteers and the Clinic team in Dili to ensure this caring community is informed about what is happening here in Australia and in East Timor. She also supports the voluntary board to facilitate team outcomes.
Willem Reyners Tay

Willem Reyners Tay

Digital strategy manager, web developer, designer and more..

‘’Sometimes it’s much easier to sit back and say it’s too hard. Sometimes your conscience won’t let you do that. ’’

About Willem

 Willem is an experience digital guy.
Frank Mattussi

Frank Mattussi

Non Executive Director

“Every day, I am reminded about how lucky we are in Australia. We live such privileged lives and I feel the need to give something back to those less fortunate. The Timorese deserve more of our luck.”

About Frank

Mr Frank Mattiussi is Managing Director at Origin Securities Pty Limited advising clients on a variety of assignments including private treaty acquisitions and divestments, corporate valuations, listed company takeovers and takeover defence, and debt and equity raisings.Prior to Origin, Frank was Head of Investment Services at AIDC Ltd and Head of Corporate Finance, Sydney for Hambros Australia. His earlier career included senior roles at Wardley Australia and Price Waterhouse.Frank is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brett Ditchfield

Brett Ditchfield

Non Executive Director

”I do what I can with people I like for a place that I care about – Timor-Leste”

About Brett

Brett Ditchfield is Managing Director of Phytologic Pty Ltd and CEO of Bluegum Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd. Bluegum is a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) licensed contract manufacturing facility. Phytologic is a distribution and marketing company supplying complementary medicines to pharmacies, healthfood stores and practitioners Australia wide as well as exporting to various international markets. Brett has a science degree majoring in biochemistry and microbiology from The University of Sydney and an MBA from Macquarie University. He is the Australian director for an international Swiss based manufacturing operation, and a director and board member of FOUND fruit juices and sparkling infused waters. Brett began his working life with the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research at Westmead Hospital but has also spent a number of years at IBM in sales and marketing roles and was Marketing Manager based in Canberra, ACT.

Board of Directors - Bairo Pite Clinic

The Bairo Foundation is a registered trading name of Bairo Pite Clinic Australia Pty Ltd. Bairo Pite Clinic Australia supports Bairo Pite Clinic Timor Leste.
Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor

Chairman

‘’I approach life through the lens that you only get one life, and the world in which we live in owes us nothing… As such; get on with it, make your time on the Earth count from your own personal perspective (not others), have a pile of fun along the way and look out for family. Also, try to give back where you can – the more often you surprise others that the world does care is a good thing to do and I find it brings a large amount of personal satisfaction’’

About Ross

Ross Taylor moved into the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UGL in November 2014. UGL is an ASX listed International Engineering and Services Company which provides end-to-end outsourced engineering, construction, asset management and maintenance services with a diversified end-market exposure across core sectors of rail, transport & technology systems, power, resources, water and defence. After gaining his engineering degree, Mr Taylor has spent his career in the Real Estate, Construction and Engineering sectors both in Australia and internationally. Most recently Mr Taylor spent 5 years as CEO of Tenix; an Australian based engineering and construction services business. Before this Mr Taylor was both an executive and main board member working with the Lend Lease Group. His roles over the 23 years he was with Lend Lease included running companies around the world that focused across Funds Management, Property Development, Construction and Project Management, Facilities Management and Maintenance. In his early career, he worked as a Structural and Civil Engineering design engineer in Brisbane Qld. Mr Taylor is an avid proponent of driving businesses to achieve sustainable outcomes for communities and in their own right.
Dr Chris Fenton

Dr Chris Fenton

CEO Bairo Pite Clinic and Executive Director

“Two thoughts. First, people need to walk to the beat of their own drum but if they can find some others who like the same beat it is much less lonely and much more productive and second, if we can all try to give as much as we have been given then the world would be a wonderful place.”

about Chris

Dr Chris Fenton was in General Practice in Rose Bay in Sydney for 25 years. He has worked in Medical Director roles since 2007 and was Medical Director for PNG for International SOS from 2009-2011. His interest in East Timor began in 1999 during the lead up to the independence referendum. After a 2 week trip across East Timor in 2006 with the then Consul General for East Timor, Abel Guterres, in 2006, Chris began to work on developing a not-for-profit NGO under the name of Hospital of Hope with the aim of assisting those trying to deliver health care in a very resource poor setting by providing non-government hospital-based care in East Timor. Having assembled a team of motivated professionals and liaised extensively with the East Timorese Government and the Ministry of Health, in 2012, the Hospital of Hope team merged with the existing Bairo Pite Clinic deciding that the two organisations shared the same vision and had much to offer each other and could both best progress their visions by working together. Working along-side a substantial team of passionate professionals, Dr Fenton’s aim for Bairo Pite Clinic is for it to make the greatest possible contribution to healthcare for the people of East Timor.
Dr Dan Murphy

Dr Dan Murphy

Medical Director Bairo Pite Clinic

“We have the skills and experience and are only limited by the amount of resources we can mobilize. Now is the time to pull out all the stops”

About Dan

Dr Dan Murphy is a medical practitioner and graduated from the University Of Iowa School Of Medicine in 1970. Dr Murphy was the founding medical director of Bairo Pite Clinic since its inception in 1999. He has written an autobiography called BreakawayRead more
Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane

Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane

Deputy Chairman

About Andrew

Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane is a leading cardiac surgeon from Melbourne, Victoria with 20 years’ experience. Since 2003, he has volunteered his time annually in East Timor providing surgical care on a pro bono basis, in addition to volunteer surgical work in Pacific nations through Operation Open Heart and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Andrew is an associate professor, Dept of Surgery, Monash University and is actively involved in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, serving on several committees. Dr Cochrane set up the East Timor Hospital Support Fund via the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and was the Chair of the RACS Victorian State Committee, from 2006-2008. He is currently a member of the Cardiothoracic Board. In addition to his volunteer surgical services, Associate Professor Cochrane is engaged in several other philanthropic activities through Monash University and University of Melbourne, including financing the Donald Cochrane Scholarship through the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Margaret Schofield Opera Scholarship though the Melba Opera Trust. He is currently a Director and Trustee of the Cochrane – Schofield Charitable Fund. As Deputy Chairman of the Bairo Pite Clinic, his special responsibilities include recruitment for the Medical Advisory Panel.
Associate Professor Clare Nourse

Associate Professor Clare Nourse

Head of the Medical Advisory Commitee (MAC)

Clare’s has three favourite quotes; ‘I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.’ — unknown ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step’ — Lao Tzu ‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.’ — Nelson Mandela

About Clare

Associate Professor Clare Nourse is the is a Paediatric Infection Specialist at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, and is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Paediatrics at the University of Queensland.           Clare qualified in medicine from Trinity College Dublin and trained at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Clare has 25 years of experience in tertiary hospital medical practice, including 13 years specifically in the field of paediatric infection. Her developing country experience includes work in Malawi, with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ethiopia and in Timor-Leste. Clare’s particular clinical and research interests are in TB and HIV infection in children, paediatric health in poor resource countries and staphylococcal infection and refugee health. Clare was a board member of the Mater Hospital Foundation, Brisbane 2008-2010. She is a Health Committee member for the Terrace Timor Network, Brisbane and a Member of Innocents Relief, Queensland.
Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

Head of the Clinic Management Commitee (CMC)

‘’By giving people the opportunity to learn, grow and shine we are able to help provide not only better health care in the short term but help to build the basis for great health care in the future’’

About Michelle

Michelle Wilson has a background in private and public health and community services as both a clinician and in managerial roles. Ms Wilson has a strong interest in supporting programs that promote social justice. In her role as Executive Director of St Vincent’s Clinic & Director, Support Services, St Vincent’s & Mater Health Sydney where she has prime responsibility for the St Vincent’s Clinic Company, St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation (research and education, Public ancillary fund with corpus of $13million+), Sisters of Charity Outreach (welfare and social services); and Building management. She also manages the Food Services, Environmental Services and Security for St Vincent’s Campus Darlinghurst. Ms Wilson is also a member of the Australian Catholic University NSW Chapter.
Helen Moorfoot

Helen Moorfoot

Non Executice Board Member

‘’I believe life is about the Pond we are in together and I am happiest being an energetic, medium sized fish. I love being part of an effective, fun, inclusive team. I truly believe If we all try to lead from the front remarkable things will happen’’

About Helen

Helen is currently BPC’s manager for partnerships funding and campaigns and general go to person for Bairo Pite Clinic fundraising and donor relations. Helen worked previously for Reed Business Information for 17 years as a key account manager looking after four B2B magazines in the building and Interior Design sector. This also included their associated newsletters and websites. Prior to this Helen worked as a nurse and midwife and for several years as a medical representative. Helen works with supporters, volunteers and the Clinic team in Dili to ensure this caring community is informed about what is happening here in Australia and in East Timor. She also supports the voluntary board to facilitate team outcomes.
Brett Ditchfield

Brett Ditchfield

Non Executive Director

”I do what I can with people I like for a place that I care about – Timor-Leste”

About Brett

Brett Ditchfield is Managing Director of Phytologic Pty Ltd and CEO of Bluegum Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd. Bluegum is a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) licensed contract manufacturing facility. Phytologic is a distribution and marketing company supplying complementary medicines to pharmacies, healthfood stores and practitioners Australia wide as well as exporting to various international markets. Brett has a science degree majoring in biochemistry and microbiology from The University of Sydney and an MBA from Macquarie University. He is the Australian director for an international Swiss based manufacturing operation, and a director and board member of FOUND fruit juices and sparkling infused waters. Brett began his working life with the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research at Westmead Hospital but has also spent a number of years at IBM in sales and marketing roles and was Marketing Manager based in Canberra, ACT.
Dianne Beer

Dianne Beer

Non Executive Director

“I endeavour to make a meaningful connection to all that I do, by remaining open, true to purpose, and generous of spirit.”

About Dianne

Dianne Beer is a senior lawyer at Thomson Geer working in the corporate, commercial, intellectual property (IP) and technology group. She has 35 years commercial lawyer experience serving a diverse range of clients from large listed entities to small dynamic businesses. This experience is used in complex transactions, situations of commercial impasse, and in the establishment of new businesses. She has considerable experience working for clients in the health sector in New South Wales.. Dianne is a Past President of Licensing Executives’ Society for ANZ, the peak professional body for experts in licensing technology and intellectual property. Dianne’s formal qualifications include LLM University of London and LLB(Hons) University of Adelaide and she is a Notary Public for New South Wales.
Frank Mattussi

Frank Mattussi

Non Executive Director

“Every day, I am reminded about how lucky we are in Australia. We live such privileged lives and I feel the need to give something back to those less fortunate. The Timorese deserve more of our luck.”

About Frank

Mr Frank Mattiussi is Managing Director at Origin Securities Pty Limited advising clients on a variety of assignments including private treaty acquisitions and divestments, corporate valuations, listed company takeovers and takeover defence, and debt and equity raisings.Prior to Origin, Frank was Head of Investment Services at AIDC Ltd and Head of Corporate Finance, Sydney for Hambros Australia. His earlier career included senior roles at Wardley Australia and Price Waterhouse.Frank is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Josh Francis

Dr Josh Francis

Non Executive Director

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.” – Romans 12:9

About Josh

Dr Joshua Francis is a Paediatrician and Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, working at Royal Darwin Hospital in the Northern Territory. He is a Lecturer with the Flinders University Northern Territory Medical Program, and an Honorary Clinical Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University. He has previously been a board member for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Australian Medical Council. Josh is passionate about global and Indigenous child health, and in addition to his clinical and academic roles in the Northern Territory, he also provides leadership to projects in Timor-Leste that are focussed on strengthening healthcare delivery, clinical training and operational research. Josh chairs the tuberculosis sub-committee for Bairo Pite Clinic and has been active in developing strategic improvements to the management of tuberculosis at BPC that have significantly impacted on the national tuberculosis program of Timor-Leste.
Alison Bradley

Alison Bradley

Non Executive Director

Everyone has an opportunity to forge their own path in life that creates memorable moments and changes the wellbeing of others. I believe life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain and realising the journey is the reward.

About Alison

Alison is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young with over 10 years’ experience in providing internal and external audit services in both Sydney and Canberra. She has experience in managing and executing compliance, internal audit, risk, assurance and Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley engagements. Alison has built her experience from servicing clients from a range of industries including construction, property, building products, asset management, agricultural, telecommunication, consumer products, aged care, entertainment and not for profit organisations. Her client portfolio has included a mix of private, and public companies, government organisations, as well as global organisations. The cross section of clients Alison has worked with enables her to bring best practice ideas around risk management, internal controls and financial accounting from across industry sectors to suit the needs of her clients. Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science from Australian National University and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Phillipa Blakey

Phillipa Blakey

Non Executive Director

“I believe that everyone should be free to reach their potential, whatever that is for them, and that where I can use my talents to help this along for others, I should”

About Philippa

As Managing Director for Pulse Health, an ASX listed private hospital operator, Phillipa specialises in leading change and transformation that delivers sustainable growth with a highly engaged workforce. Phillipa’s healthcare experience includes chief operating officer and other senior executive roles in the public health systems in New Zealand, England, NSW and Queensland, as well as Chief Operating Officer for the CVC owned aged care group Amity, since acquired by Bupa. As the Chief Executive Officer for the Think Education Group, the then SEEK Group owned higher education provider, Phillipa led the turn-around of this business. Phillipa trained as a nurse in New Zealand and has an MBA (Executive) from Massey University in New Zealand.
Christine Carberry

Christine Carberry

Non Executive Director

About Christine

Christine Carberry is Managing Director of CC Business Solutions Lda based in East Timor that has been operating since July 2010 providing business solutions including financial, auditing and IT Services.

Christine has extensive board experience in the not-for-profit sector in Australia, Fiji and East Timor. Her association with Bairo Pite Clinic and her experience in East Timor began in 1999 working with the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific as Financial & Systems Manager and East Timor Program Manager.

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