The Movember Foundation commits to act on behalf of the Movember community to maximise the impact of their support and the funds they raise. Movember aims to meet best practice standards of governance in each country it operates.
Movember’s community includes:
The Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who participate in Movember
Those individuals and organisations who donate and support the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas
Movember’s men's health partners
Movember’s campaign partners
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board is accountable to the Movember community to ensure that Movember maintains the highest standards of performance, corporate governance, accountability and transparency. The Board is responsible for directing and controlling the Movember Foundation, guiding and monitoring its strategy and business affairs. In keeping with Movember’s focus on minimising administrative costs, all Board members are unpaid for their directorship.
The following people are directors of Movember:
Elaine Farrelly Chair
Elaine has executive level experience across the telecommunications, media, property development, manufacturing and not for profit sectors. She is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience with international corporations including KPMG, Optus, ICI (now Orica), Fairfax and has experience in the not for profit sector. Elaine has served on Movember’s Board since its inception in 2007.
Adam Garone Executive Director and CEO
Adam was one of the founders of Movember and has been CEO since the organisation was formed. Adam has an extensive corporate background in developing, managing and marketing emerging web and mobile technologies. Prior to Adam’s corporate experience he served for 9 years as an officer in the Australian Army where he was selected to join the special forces. Adam’s military career taught him the art of leadership and intricacies of operations management.
Adam's corporate experience and military service has given him the perfect skill set for his role as CEO of Movember. In 2008 Adam was awarded the Ernst & Young, Australian Entrepreneur of The Year and in 2009 awarded the Melbourne Business School Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award for his role in leading the Movember Foundation. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Marketing from Melbourne Business School.
Paul Villanti Executive Director
Paul oversees Movember’s programme investments globally. Paul has been a member of the Movember Board since 2007 and has overseen its success and expansion globally. He has successfully led and built businesses over the past 20 years across the infrastructure, technology, property and telecommunications sectors. Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence from Monash University.
Travis Garone Non-Executive Director
With impressive creative talent, 15 years of experience and a founding partner of his creative agency, Travis has contributed extensively to the development of the Movember brand and creative concepts. Travis is a founding member of Movember.
Andrew Gibbins Non-Executive Director
Andrew brings over 16 years’ experience in private business strategy, operations, logistics and property development. He is regularly introduced in Movember and men’s health circles as “One of the original 30 Mo Bros.” Andrew has been a volunteer Director of Movember since the board was created in 2007. Whilst playing a part in making sure the organisation stays true to its vision, Andrew is often accused of having a single-minded motivation to ensure Movember’s long-term success – just so he can roll out his banked-up list of Gala Parte costume ideas...
John Hughes Non-Executive Director
John brings with him over 35 years banking experience. John was recently CEO of Macquarie Infrastructure Group (MIG) Ltd, Macquarie's first and largest listed Infrastructure fund. This role entailed managing a global road asset portfolio and representing MIG on Boards across Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. John is currently head of Macquarie's Principal Equity Investment Group managing a portfolio of global assets.
Mark Fewell Non-Executive Director
Mark Fewell joined the board in April 2010. Mark has broad experience in lifestyle business development, marketing and international expansion. He was integrally involved in launching Boost Mobile in Australia, New Zealand and USA. As a founding member of Boost Mobile USA he oversaw significant marketing, communications, and brand business development areas as the business grew from start up to $2 billion in annual revenues.
Previously Mark was a practicing lawyer, with specialties in sports, media, marketing and business law. He has also been a sports journalist for over 20 years, and worked on some of the world’s largest events, including the Olympic Games. Mark received his Bachelor of Law degree with Honours from UTS, Sydney.
Dr Colleen Nelson Non-Executive Director
Dr Nelson was appointed to the board at the end of 2010, and Chair’s Movember’s Global Scientific Committee. She is Professor and Chair, Prostate Cancer Research, Institute of Health and Biomedical Science, Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Nelson established the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland in 2007, and was a co-founder of the Vancouver Prostate Centre in 1998. She founded and is the Director of the Federal Government funded Australian-Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Alliance, a global network of researchers, clinicians, academics, and scientists who work in prostate cancer.
CHARTER AND POLICIES
The Board works to a Charter and a number of Governance Policies. The Board Charter provides a guiding framework for the corporate governance of the Foundation and covers the role of the Board and the composition and operating principles of the Board. A Directors Code of Conduct has also been adopted.
All Directors, individually and as a Board are required upon appointment to agree to act in accordance with the Board Charter, the Code of Conduct and the Policies. To view the Board Charter click here
The Movember Foundation is an Australian based not for profit, unincorporated trust, Australian Business Number 48 894 537 905 which is run by The Movember Group Pty Ltd as Trustee (ACN 119 012 243). The Movember Foundation has been granted Deductible Gift Recipient status in Australia, and as such all donors are entitled to a tax receipt and a full tax deduction for their donations.
Movember Inc (EIN 77-0714052) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Movember Group Pty Ltd (the Trustee entity for the Movember Foundation in Australia), and is governed by the same Board of Directors. Movember Inc. was established to run the Movember US campaign. Movember Inc is a not for profit organisation that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to Movember in the US are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
Movember Europe is a registered charity in England, Wales and Scotland, it runs the Movember campaign in the UK. Prior to 2011, all funds were received directly by our beneficiary partner in the UK. Movember Europe is a private company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (company no. 7275694). It is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity no. 1137948) and in Scotland (charity no. SC041981). The Movember Group Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Movember Foundation is the sole member of Movember Europe.
Movember Canada is a new entity, which ran the 2011 campaign for the first time. Prior to that year, all funds were received directly by our beneficiary partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. Movember Canada is a not for profit corporation (company no. 767531-3) whose sole member is The Movember Group Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Movember Foundation. Movember Canada is registered charity (charity no. 84821 5604 RR0001) under the Canada Corporations Act of Industry.
Funds raised in Australia, US, UK and Canada are received directly by the Movember entity in those countries mentioned above, and at the conclusion of each campaign, the proceeds, after deducting costs and a retention for direct Movember programme grants and future campaign costs, are donated to the men’s health partners in those countries being:
*Australia – the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue
*US – the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG
*UK – Prostate Cancer UK and The Institute of Cancer Research
*Canada – Prostate Cancer Canada
The Movember campaign that runs in New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Finland and the Netherlands where Movember does not have incorporated entity have the funds being received directly by Movember’s local beneficiary partners. Movember has agreements with each of these partners who issue tax receipts locally and reimburse Movember for agreed campaign costs.
The Movember campaign also runs in a number of European countries where the funds go directly to Movember Europe and contribute to Movember’s Global Action Plan.