Still Aware is committed to raising awareness of the very real statistics of stillbirth in Australia, and we are working to end preventable stillbirth. With the guidance of the Still Aware board, we aim to educate clinicians, mothers and families about stillbirth prevention through promotion and support dialogue around the realities of loss, in order to break the silence and taboo surrounding stillbirth. Still Aware is also invested in stillbirth research, and actively lobbies for stillbirth to be listed and remain on the policy agenda at a national level.
The Still Aware Board provides a high calibre of knowledge and expertise. With experience ranging from business, corporate, clinical, research, philanthropic, marketing, charity and personal tragedy, together with a plethora of management and board experience we are confident in the advice and accuracy of the Still Aware message and its delivery.
General Manager of Channel 7 Adelaide, Tony Davison has held senior roles in the television industry for over 30 years. A member of the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation Board of Trustees he has contributed to many fundraising projects, such as the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer – Window of Opportunity, Henley Properties Home of Hope and the new Medical Miracles in the Making. Tony is also on the board of Business SA and SA Sport Hall of Fame.
After 10 years as Associate Professor in Maternal – Fetal Medicine at the Free University in Amsterdam, Gus migrated to Adelaide. He is the Clinical Director of the Women and Children’s Division of the Northern Adelaide Health Service (Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital), and Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with The University of Adelaide, Northern Campus. His academic PhD Thesis Erasmus entitled ‘Prediction and Prevention of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertensive Disorders. A Clinical and Pathophysiologic Study’; included the world’s first prospective RCT on low-dose Aspirin in the prevention of preeclampsia. His areas of specific interest align firmly with the Still Aware mission of ending preventable stillbirth and adverse pregnancy outcome. Gus has been highly successful in translating basic science progress into preventative strategies that really changed clinical obstetrics. His work is widely published with 231 publications to his name.
Gus is one of the founders of the SCOPE group with his Adelaide collaborators has successfully completed the clinical part of the Australian contribution to the global SCOPE study; the largest ever program aimed at developing robust clinically useful predictors for preeclampsia, preterm labour and intra-uterine growth restriction. His clinical work involves maternal-fetal medicine and obstetric medicine. He is nationally and internationally recognised as one of the leading experts in the fields of preeclampsia and thrombophilias and adverse pregnancy outcome. He has been instrumental in transforming the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Lyell McEwin Hospital from a district hospital maternity service into what is now recognised as one of the most innovating and evidence based departments in South Australia with the largest number of training medical officers.
Stillbirth is a devastation that no family should endure but sadly it is a turmoil that will live with Claire forever. In February 2014 she and her husband welcomed a precious baby girl into this world. On the same day, as swiftly as she saw her, she had to say goodbye – her daughter Alfie was stillborn at term – a perfect baby, with no illness or issue, but without breath. This devastating tragedy saw Claire campaign and establish Still Aware. A passionate advocate, Claire hopes to bring about change and a high level of awareness that stillbirth deserves. Claire’s efforts have been recognized when she was awarded South Australia’s Local Hero, in the 2016 Australian of The Year Awards. As an awarded South Australian visual artist Claire Foord’s work is exhibited and collected locally and internationally, including galleries and institutions in USA, Canada and Germany. Prior to this, Claire completed a Bachelor in Visual Arts and a Diploma in Education.
Jenny Hurley is an owner and director of Hurley Hotel group which currently consists of 10 hotels. With a diverse range of positions, the Hurley Hotel Group is a proud South Australian company that is at the forefront of the Hospitality Industry. Jenny has been actively involved in supporting various charities over many years and her philanthropic interests span across a myriad of important causes including, The John Fawcett Foundation, Flinders Lodge and the Hurley’s own Hurley Foundation.
Andrew Killey’s influence in the world of marketing, communications and advertising has been and is significant. With co-founder Peter Withy he built Adelaide’s most famous advertising brand, kwp! The company has been awarded and acknowledged the world over for its creativity and dedication to helping clients grow their wealth and improve their brand equity. Andrew can quite justifiably claim a significant degree of credit for the success and growth of companies and organisations which include Coopers, Yalumba, RAA, Ultra Tune, The South Australian Tourism Commission, Sip’n Save, Adelaide Bank, Faulding, Lotteries, Clipsal 500, Santos, Vili’s and others. It is also fair to say Andrew is considered a leader in the wider business community. His counsel is frequently sort by industry and government sectors. He is currently a Commissioner with SA Football Commission and Board Member for Kain Corporate and Commercial Lawyers. Previously he Chaired The Adelaide Festival of Arts, he was the founding Chair of Windmill Performing Arts Company and a board member of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Entertainment Centre. His charitable contribution includes board positions with The Heart Foundation and Hutt St Centre.
Commerical and corporate lawyer Gay Wallace’s experience spans across multiple industries and has seen her as a integral board member. She holds Bachelor of Law and Masters of Science and Technology Commercialisation degrees. Gay understands the dynamics of how media is moving online and into the mobile arena and offers a wealth of experience of law, technology, commercialisation and online media to help deliver the Still Aware message.
Jane Warland is a registered midwife and senior academic at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia. Jane’s daughter Emma was stillborn at term in 1993 and she has since been a passionate researcher into preventative and modifiable risk factors for stillbirth, as well as promoting awareness of stillbirth. An influential person in education of midwives in the field, she has a strong opinion on stillbirth awareness which aligns with the Still Aware mission. Jane is the founder of STELLAR Research.
Still Aware are privileged and eternally grateful for the energy, determination and hard work Robert Foord dedicated to Still Aware. Your leadership and developments around stillbirth awareness will never be forgotten. It is with a broken heart that we have had to say goodbye, but your legacy will live on. We will continue to work tirelessly for stillbirth prevention, with you and Alfie watching over us.
Chairman of Proud Australia Group of Companies, Robert Foord’s humanitarian work has spanned many different areas over the years. He was instrumental in settling the first Cambodian refugees in Australia and retains close contact with that community. He has been actively involved in facilitating much needed aid for Balinese effected by curable blindness and remains committed to the humanitarian cause. With a plethora of board experience, spanning numerous industries his knowledge and understanding has seen him as Chairman, Member and Founder. Robert’s board experience includes South Australian Tourism Commission, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Football Club, Hockey SA, Indonesian Humanitarian Organisation/The John Fawcett Foundation, Australian Rainforest Foundation, Australia’s Tourism and Transport Forum and ATEC. Personally effected by the loss of a grandchild to stillbirth, Robert Foord was committed to raising awareness to the Still Aware cause and we will be forever grateful.