Board of Directors

MOOSE DUNLOP OAM AIMM
moose@trojanstrek.com
Board Chairman 2017 – present

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
I was aware of the benefits of condition self-management through observation of many of my veteran mates who, alone, managed to turn their lives around. I believed if the experience could be value added by credible advice from others who had walked the walk, we were on the money. Add to that, support from mates (male and female) and we have a product. Simple philosophy, complex delivery but very worthwhile work.

Moose served as an officer in the Australian Army for 25 years, including a 13 month tour of duty in Vietnam, resigned as a Lt Colonel in 1988. He also served in New Guinea, Sydney, South Vietnam, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

Background
Current Chairman of Trojan’s Trek
Served 9 years with 3RAR and 5RAR
Command posting – 2 years
Staff postings – 7 years
Instructional posting – 6 years
Australian Staff College – 1 year
Helped launch and run Operation Flinders – 10 years
Resurrected Trojans Trek in 2009 to satisfy younger veterans
Organise and run treks each year
Captain of Upper Sturt CFS Brigade
Past member of Veterans’ Advisory Council
Immediate Past President of the RAR Association

Awarded an OAM in 2009 for services to veterans, the community and youth at risk.

PAUL KEADY 
Board Member since 2013

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
Paul was first introduced to Trojans Trek at a Legacy meeting where he heard an address by Moose Dunlop. Paul was very impressed by his passion to support our veterans and wanted to be part of that community, offering care and compassion to vets who need it. He is very proud to be part of such a fantastic organisation.

Paul brings to the board his extensive corporate and legal experience as well as his commitment to support and serve the veteran community.

Background
NSW Attorney General’s Department
Owner, legal practice in Broken Hill
Active member of Apex, Legacy and various charitable organisations as honorary solicitor in Broken Hill
Board Member, Inland Energy, NSW and permanent member of the corporation’s governance committee
Master’s degree in law, Adelaide University
Provided legal advice to the Legal Profession Conduct Board and the Legal Profession  Conduct Commissioner
Member of the Adelaide Legacy Board
Legatee with Legacy widows
Volunteering SA
Salvation Army
Australian Refugees’ Association
• Director of Foundation Broken Hill

PETER KEITH BSc
peter.keith@trojanstrek.com

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
Trojans Trek changes people’s lives for the better. It is worthwhile, and from Peter’s perspective, being involved with Trojan’s Trek is his way of saying thank you to those that have served.

Peter is focused on working with individuals to effect change and has direct and specific experience in change management. He is also involved in culture development, leadership, strategy definition, sales, marketing and organisational development. Peter has specific expertise in sales development and coaching, customer experience, learning and development and the healthcare sector.

Background
• BSc. (Hons)
• IBM Australia
• Citibank Limited and Challenge Bank Limited
• Johnson & Johnson Medical and Olympus Medical
• Ego Pharmaceuticals
• Mercuri International, TLI
• General Manager Origin Healthcare
• General Manager Edge Personnel
• General Manager Maura Fay Workshops
• CEO WorkPac Healthcare
• Organisational Training & Development Professional, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker

REUBEN VANDERZALM
Board Member since 2013

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
Reuben became involved with Trojans Trek after hearing numerous positive reports from past attendees of the Trek through his work as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Seeing young men get their lives back on track, reportedly as a direct result of Trojans Trek, encouraged Reuben to become involved when the opportunity arose.

Background
Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical), Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE
Advanced Computer Numerical Control, Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE
Fitness Leaders Course, Regency Institute of TAFE
Bachelor of Science (Human Movement), University of South Australia
Certificate in Fitness, Regency Institute of TAFE
Exercise Physiologist
Organiser and co-ordinator of the annual Young Veterans’ Support Walk – the major fundraising and community awareness event for Trojans Trek.

NUNZIA CONFESSORE MBA
nunzia@trojanstrek.com
Board Member since 2018

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
Trojans Trek has a strong connection with my philosophy of supporting individuals who need help to lead fulfilling lives with a particular focus on providing a helping hand for those with mental health challenges. My proudest achievements throughout my life have always been based on me knowing that what I do every day help’s change people’s lives by giving them dignity, social inclusion, purpose and independence.

Throughout my professional career I have had the privilege and opportunity to support thousands of individuals who suffer from intellectual disability; Mental Health Conditions and Physical Conditions.

My contribution to Trojan’s Trek will be to bring my extensive experience to support the Board to make the right decisions about strategy options, funding opportunities, legal and compliance issues, organisational design and risk management through utilising my key attributes, by sharing my knowledge and network, and keeping my eyes peeled for opportunities of when to best promote the Trojans Trek.

Background
• Masters of Business Administration (UQ)
• Diploma in Creative Design – majoring in Business
• Department of Qld Health
• Westfield Shoppingtown
• National Operations Manager – Select Appointments
• National Sales and Marketing Manager – Sarina Russo Group
• Director – Davidson Recruitment
• Chief Operating Officer – WorkPac Elite
• Director – Prefer People
• Executive General Manager Help Enterprises Limited

VANNESSA PATTERSON
Board Member since 2018

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
In my opinion Trojan’s Trek changes veterans lives, it helps them find a more purposeful life in our community. Vannessa joined Trojan’s because she wishes to give back to Trojan’s for helping her, wishes to support veterans and she truly believes the Trojan’s program can help veterans.

Vannessa is a RAAF veteran of almost 15 yrs and since discharge in 2004 has worked as an operational risk expert and business leader in heavy industry and advocacy. She focuses on working with teams to improve business operational and financial performance. Vannessa also volunteers with organisations whose purposes are to provide veterans with assistance to successfully transition in life.

Background
• Mates 4 Mates – Non-Executive Director
• Masters in Business Administration
• Directors Governance Course – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
• Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors, AICD
• Fundamentals for Directors, AICD
• Graduate Certificate in OHS and in Industrial Hygiene Science
• Bachelor of Applied Science, Major in Environmental Health
• Manage Damage
• Qld RSL Sub Branch Committee
• Australian Industry Group
• WHS Qld Board & Sub Committee Member
• Macmahon Holdings
• Manadelphous
• Royal Australia Air Force

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Trojan’s Trek receives minimal government funding so we rely on donations of money or consumables and goods related to the Trek.

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Trojans Trek Foundation Limited
BSB 015 367
Account number 382 585 648


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Trojan’s Trek Foundation
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PROSPECT SA 5082