Confident Girls Foundation Board Finalised

As part of the NA Board meeting today, Terri Meadmore has been appointed to the Confident Girls Foundation Board for the Member appointment of 1 year. This is incredibly exciting, and the Foundation welcomes Terri to the team.
Terri’s appointment finalises the Confident Girls Foundation Board with Noeleen Dix as Chair and Maria Wilton, Jessica Redwood, and Vicki Gillespie as newly engaged members.
The Confident Girls Foundation Board will continue to use their varied expertise to push the Foundation forward during these difficult times. Their sustained commitment to inspire and empower a new generation of Australian women comes as no easy task but with decades of insight into the not-for-profit and marketing industries, they are well equipt to handle the task.

Meet the Board

Noeleen Dix AM

Noeleen is a former Australian player, Executive Officer of Netball Australia, Chair of Netball Australia and a highly respected sports administrator who has held senior management positions across a range of sports and events. Noeleen was the General Manager of Masters Swimming, Manager of the 1991 World Netball Championships in Sydney and Program Manager, Competitions for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. In 2016, Noeleen was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, inducted into the Netball Victoria Hall of Fame and awarded a Service Award in 2018 by Netball Australia.

Appointed to the Board 6 September 2016 and appointed Chair. Re-appointed Chair in September 2019.



Maria has a broad range of experience in the investment sector and has held senior leadership positions in both asset management and superannuation. She is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, Worksafe Victoria, Deputy Chair of Infrastructure Victoria and a Director of Victorian Funds Management Corporation. She is Chair of the National Diversity Committee and a Member of the Advocacy Council of the Chartered Financial Analyst Societies Australia. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. Maria is the former Managing Director and Chair of Franklin Templeton Investments Australia and Senior Director of International Advisory Services – a role she held for 12 years. She was previously a Board Member of the Financial Services Council, and a Trustee Director of AGEST and Emergency Services & State Super. She has also been a Director of Melbourne Water, the Transport Accident Commission, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Victoria Legal Aid. Maria was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours list for significant service to the business and finance sector, and to the community. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

Appointed to the Board 1 March 2020. Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.


Jessica Redwood MAICD

Jessica is business development and philanthropy professional, and is currently Manager, Foundation for Surgery at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, working toward a vision for a world where all people have access to quality surgical care through Global Health. In this role, Jessica drives business strategy, income generation, philanthropy and oversight of the $62m corpus. Jessica is skilled at strategy analysis and development, marketing and business development strategy, risk management, stakeholder/donor engagement, fundraising and philanthropy. These skills have been gained predominately in domestic and international not-for-profit organisations that has proven portability into a variety of industries. She has been the Company Secretary and Director of the Little Big Shots International Kids Film Festival. She is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and Philanthropy Australia and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University.

Appointed to the Board 1 March 2020. Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.


Vicki Gillespie GAICD

Vicki is a professional business leader with extensive commercial experience in General Management in a variety of Medical Device and Pharmaceutical markets working with direct and indirect business partners. She is currently Executive Director at Huddle Haus, Non-Executive Director at Bioventus (a global leader in orthobiologics and its mission is to make a difference by helping patients resume and enjoy active lives) and was previously Australia and NZ Country Director for Smith and Nephew. Her expertise includes leading and developing high performance teams, start-up business opportunities, new product launch, marketing, operational Management, P&L responsibility, strategic partnerships and health economics & market access. Vicki studied marketing at the University of Southern Queensland.

Appointed to the Board 1 March 2020.


Terri Meadmore

Meadmore joins the board with more than 20 years’ experience within the marketing and sponsorship industry, working across a diverse range of executive roles including sponsorships, brand, marketing and customer experiences for the Suncorp network of brands over the past decade, and more recently with International Quarterback. Terri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Queensland University.

Appointed to the Board 31 July 2020.

Rebecca Chew

Rebecca is currently Program Manager at the Ross Trust. Rebecca has worked for over 15 years in the not-for-profit sector, with a focus on private giving, philanthropy and sponsorship. Rebecca has experience in finance, compliance, funding and project management. Rebecca holds a Master from Monash University and has undertaken a variety of programs including an Executive Program at Melbourne Business School and Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Appointed to the Audit and Risk Committee 9 July 2020.


The board will be meeting next in October.