Lyn Tuit, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Lyn Tuit, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Lyn is the Acting Foundation Chief Executive Officer and has been the Principal of a successful Sydney-based marketing and communications agency since 2015. She has handled a wide range of projects and consultancies for a variety of clients including commercial, not-for-profit and government.

With a background in management and marketing in Adelaide and Sydney, Lyn moved to Paris in early 1990 as First Secretary, Cultural Relations and Information at the Australian Embassy. In her capacity as head of Public Affairs at the Embassy, she worked on a wide range of cultural and bilateral projects including many Indigenous cultural and tourism initiatives. Lyn later took up a post as Regional Director, Southern Europe for the South Australian Government.

A graduate in French, economics and education, Lyn is fluent in both French and Italian. She has been a director of a number of boards including eight years with the South Australian Tourism Commission, the Alliance Française and the Sydney Salon.

She was awarded an ‘Ozcar’ by Tourism Australia for services to tourism in France and has been the recipient of a number of scholarships including a Mobil Fellowship. More recently, Lyn was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Merite by the Ambassador-Designate of France to Australia H.E. Christophe Penot, for her contribution to Franco-Australian relations over many years.

Colin Baillie, Head of Development

Colin Baillie, Head of Development

Colin was appointed as the Head of Development at Menzies School of Health Research in 2012. He leads activities to generate alternative sources of income from philanthropic, corporate and commercial sources to advance the work of researchers at Menzies. This involves raising the profile of Menzies amongst key audiences as well as engaging and managing relationships with a wide range of influential donors, partners and supporters nationally.

Colin has over 20 years’ experience in revenue generation, organisational development, project management and sustainability planning within the not-for-profit sector in Australasia and internationally including the ownership and directorship of a leading fundraising consultancy in Australia.

Sharon Mulholland AM, Director Community Engagement

Sharon Mulholland AM Director Community Engagement

Sharon Mulholland AM is the Director of Community Engagement.

Sharon has extensive experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors and will be working closely with the Board and CEO of the Foundation to develop communication strategies, engage with stakeholders and work to secure funding to ensure program and partnership longevity. Until recently, Sharon was the Chief of Staff for the Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Territory.

Sharon was the Executive Director of the Northern Territory Division of the Australian Red Cross from 2006-2012. Prior to this, she was the President of the Northern Territory Division of the Heart Foundation and a Member of its National Board.

Over the years, Sharon has received numerous awards and recognitions for her achievements and her contributions to society. In 2016, she received the Order of Australia award for her significant service to the community, particularly in relation to health and social welfare groups and to business and public administration in the Northern Territory. She was also recognised as a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management in 2002 and received an Australian Red Cross Meritorious Service Award in 2010.