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.

DR HELEN DONOVAN
helen@trojanstrek.com

Executive Officer
Board Member since March 2017

Helen was appointed as the Foundation part-time Executive Officer in March 2017.

Helen is a health psychologist with close ties to the military. She previously served as a psychologist in the Army Reserves, and has four generations of family members who have served in either the Australian Army or the Royal Australian Air Force. She is a strong believer in the need to provide multi-faceted supports for the wellbeing of defence members (past and present) and their families.

Helen has a background in the strategic planning, roll out and evaluation of projects and programs relating to physical and mental health. She has previously worked with Victoria Police, Diabetes Australia, the Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer Network Australia. She completed her doctorate in health psychology and taught health behaviour change topics at Deakin University.

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

JOHN SCHUMANN OAM.
Board Member since 2014

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
For John, helping veterans with PTSD is a simple matter of justice. We send them into harm’s way, then we have an obligation to look after them when they come home, physically and/or psychologically injured.

John is best known for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band, Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem “I was only 19”. He continues to enjoy a distinguished career in the Australian music industry and has received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over.

A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is also a recipient of a Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Background
• Bachelor of Arts: (English and Philosophy majors)
• Diploma of Education
• Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
• Various senior executive service level positions in both State and Commonwealth public agencies in Australia including Tourism, Arts and Parliamentary Services.
• Delivers strategic and marketing communications solutions, training and mentoring services to local government, state government agencies and the private sector
• Presenter, facilitator and trainer
• Chair of the Maxima Group
• Member of the fundraising board of SAHMRI
• Adviser to the board of Certatech (Melbourne)

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

ANDREW BADENOCH
andrew@trojanstrek.com
Board Member since 2013

Why do I support Trojans Trek?
Andrew believes that when men and women serve their country and put themselves in harm’s way, and as a consequence bear the scars of their experiences, we as a country and community have an obligation to support and enable them to heal.

He is the son of a World War II veteran who suffered from PTSD and has experienced first- hand the effects of this tragic illness on a family.

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in training, education, management and consulting in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on the establishment of sound organization development principles and a positive learning culture.

Background
Graduate Diploma in Adult and Further Education – University of South Australia
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work – University of South Australia
Principal Lecturer in Community Services and Health – SA TAFE
Lecturer in post graduate studies in the School of Education, University of South Australia
Principal consultant with Australian Business Enterprise Development ( Business SA)
Consultant to the Adelaide University, Professional & Continuing Education, specialising in strategic planning and thinking and the development of high performing teams.
Conducted clinical psychiatric research with Flinders Medical Centre and delivered individual and group psychotherapy services with a specialization with Men’s health issues.
Ex- principal consultant and managing director of Morgan & Hay Pty Ltd – Community Services Training and Development Centre (CSTDC).

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.

TIM SMITH
Board Member since 2016

Why do I support Trojans Trek?

Tim firmly believes that Trojans Trek provides an opportunity to help younger veterans through sharing successful tools and experiences that may assist them in their journey.

His service in the defence force spanned 23 years and blended regimental and specialist appointments with the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) with the British Army and Brigade Major at HQ 6 Brigade in Australia. On leaving the Army, he specialized in developmental roles including Regional Training and Development. On leaving the Army, he specialized in training and development roles and running his own change, coaching and facilitation business.

Background
• Served in the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR PARA)
• Various appointments including Platoon Commander of Tracker, Anti Tank and Rifle Platoons, Company 2IC, Regimental Signals Officer, Adjutant, Parachute Operations Officer and Parachute Company Commander
• Commissioned Officer, Australian Defence Force (Retired)
• Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Defence)
• Diploma, Personnel and Resource Management (Defence)
• Graduate, Defence Command and Staff College, Fort Queenscliff
• Graduate, Army Officer School, Portsea
• Training and Development Officer, (Defence)
• Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
• Situational Leadership Models I and II
• Dimensions of Behaviour (DiSC), all Profiles
• Six Thinking Hats
• Direct Attention Thinking Tools
• Practicing Facilitator, GROW Coaching
• Accredited Career Transition Coach

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