meet the board

Dr David Marsh, OAM

Date of Birth:

1975Junior Resident Medical Officer, Austin Hospital
1976Registered Medical Officer, Prince Henry's Hospital
1977Senior Registered Medical Officer, Prince Henry's Hospital
1978Lecturer / Demonstrator at Monash University & part-time General Practice
1979-1980GP, Scotchmer Street Medical Centre, North Fitzroy
1981-PresentSole General Practitioner, Richmond
1981-1983Senior Medical Officer, Richmond Football Club
1994-2002Visiting Medical Officer, The Melbourne Clinic, Richmond
2003-PresentGP Representative to the Medical Advisory Board, Epworth Hospital
PresentMedical Advisor to Sir Eric Pearce House, Richmond
PresentBed rights at Epworth Hospital, Freemasons Hospital & St George's Hospital

Pro Bono Interests:
1988-1994Board Member / Director, Variety - The Children's Charity
1994-2005Hon. Medical Advisor, Variety - The Children's Charity
2003-2005Board Member / Director, Wintringham Services for the Elderly
2005-PresentMentor to the Mentors, Richmond Football Club
2006-PresentFounder & Chairman of the Marsh Foundation Ltd

Married to wife Clair since 1981.

Other interests / accolades:
Athenaeum Club Member
Australia Day Ambassador
Awarded OAM for services to Medicine during the Bali Bombing
Victorian of the Year 2003

Clair Marsh, OAM

Married to husband David since 1981.

Formerly in Public Relations, she is now a director of 4 companies here and in Indonesia.

Was heavily involved with Variety - The Children's Charity, for more than 18 years as a Board Member and was chair of various committees.

Is now on the Board of The Marsh Foundation Limited which recycles unwanted but serviceable medical equipment to send to Indonesia and beyond. She and her husband have sponsored an orphanage in central Bali which cares for handicapped children for more than 14 years.

Appointed the second only Life Member of Variety - The Children's Charity in 2003.

Awarded OAM for services to Victims during the Bali Bombing.

Awarded along with husband, David the Herald/Sun Victorian of the Year for 2003.

Ronnie Atlas

Bringing his energy and marketing and public relations nous to the Marsh Foundation Board is Ronnie Atlas, Managing Director of Word of Mouth Communications. For over 20 years Ronnie has been working with organisations of all sizes to create stronger partnerships, generate growth and marketplace visibility with clients that have included: Smith Snackfoods, Arnott's Biscuits, Mars Confectionery, Kia Motors, Uncle Ben's, Australia Post, The Walt Disney Company, Landcare Australia, Myer, Australian Consolidated Press, Mattel, Leaseplan, Samsung and Optus.

Ronnie has known and been involved with the Marsh's for over 20 years including serving with them on the board of The Variety Club and he is delighted to be able to contribute in a some way to helping them achieve their objectives.

Kerry Bradley

Born and Educated in New Zealand, Kerry moved to Melbourne with his family in 1981 to take up a Senior Marketing position with Anderson Hosiery Mills. In 1988 Kerry was appointed Marketing Director of Hilton Hosiery Company and when the company became part of the multi national group Sara Lee, Kerry became responsible for Business Development in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Retiring in 2003 Kerry worked as a part time volunteer and contractor for Children's Charity Variety until 2012.

Allan Hurley

Date of Birth:
2 October 1957

Married to invaluable Marsh Foundation supporter, Kathleen Hurley.

Pro Bono Interests:
Marsh Foundation Logistics Committee Member

Other interests:
Football, football, and more football. Richmond Football Club. Did I mention football?

John Sinisgalli

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws, Monash University

Partner Hunt and Hunt Lawyers


John is an accredited commercial litigation specialist who is a Partner of Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, Melbourne

His clients at Hunt and Hunt include thoroughbred horse businesses, OTI investments, as well as companies in the printing, relocation services, steel manufacturing and technology sectors.

He also receives a steady flow of referral work from a list of Victorian insolvency practitioners. He practices in all Victorian jurisdictions as well as the Federal Court of Australia.

Paul Wheelton

Paul holds professional standings in Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne 1978 and has been a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants for 25 years.

Paul was the group manager Administration and Finance for the Budget Rent a Car Corporation, and for the last 21 years has been managing director and owner of the largest Budget Rent a Car Franchise Group in Australia. Paul is also chairman of the Budget Rent a car “Licensee Advisory Council”.

Paul has been treasurer of St Theodore's Anglican Church in Surrey Hills for 11 years. He is currently a member of the Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar Development Board which organizes the Brownlow Breakfast in Melbourne. He is deputy chairman of Variety - The Children's Charity in Victoria and Chairman of Life Education Victoria, the largest non government provider of health and drug education to school children in Australia.

Paul and his family are actively involved in two orphanages in Bali.

Marsh Foundation Ambassadors

The Marsh Foundation is very fortunate to have Matthew Richardson, David Mann OAM , Rex Hunt and Ross Stevenson as ambassadors of our charity and we look forward to working with them in the future.