Our Board

Stuart Cassie has over 20 years of leadership experience in complex infrastructure assets, holding senior global operational roles in Tier 1 engineering and professional services organisations.  Chair of the Board.

Sophie Smith OAM is the Founder and Managing Director of the Running for Premature Babies Foundation. In 2018, together with Deborah Fitzgerald, she co-authored her memoir 'Sophie's Boys' with profits from the sale of the book being donated to the charity. In 2019 she was named NSW Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards and in 2022 Sophie received a Medal of the Order of Australia.

John Smyth trained in Paediatrics and Neonatology in the UK and New Zealand and has worked as a Neonatologist in Sydney and Perth.  His interest is in the premature and newborn brain, infections in newborns, non-invasive ventilation and the experience of Newborn Intensive Care for parents. John was part of the team who cared for Sophie's triplets.

Natasha Cromer has extensive experience in strategy, sales, marketing and product innovation within the consumer goods sector in Australia and Asia.  She is currently a strategic planning specialist at The Conversation Group, a marketing agency where she is a founding partner.  She has run with and fundraised for Running for Premature Babies since 2013.

David Goldman has over 20 years’ experience as a strategic, customer centric marketer with a proven track record and a passion for doing things differently in both large corporates and the not-for-profit sector. He is currently working as the Brand, Impact and Revenue Director of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and previously held various other executive roles. David’s philosophy – it’s time to give back to our community and there’s both fulfilment and motivation beyond material possession.

Kim Doherty has led some of Australia’s most loved brands in 20 years in media, including as Editor in Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Editor in Chief of Australia's biggest website for parents Kidspot and most recently as a researcher for Australian Story on the ABC. She has been a regular commentator on news and current affairs programs nationally, authored two books for children and completed a Fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in the UK. Kim is currently recovering from homeschooling her children by completing a Masters in Law (Human Rights Law and Policy) at UNSW. 

Coleman O'Driscoll has over 20 years of experience across the health system and is currently Chief Executive Officer for St John of God Health Care's NSW mental health hospitals. Previously he served as Chief of Staff in the NSW Government, held senior leadership roles within the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and is a conjunct lecturer with the University of NSW. In 2014, Coleman and Colette's son Rory was born prematurely, weighing just 685g at 28 weeks and his life was saved with the help of neonatal equipment donated by Running for Premature Babies.

Andrew Beaumont is an experienced professional with previous roles in management consulting, operations, finance and technology, and is currently working at Deloitte Digital. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, has achieved the CFA Level 2, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Sydney. Andrew is passionate about supporting the impact of RFPB in the community to improve outcomes for premature babies across Australia.

Wendy Moore has been the editor of Home Beautiful magazine and a judge on House Rules, is a media executive and mum to prematurely born twins. We were honoured to welcome Wendy into our Running for Premature Babies family in 2018 as our first charity ambassador. Having never run before, Wendy has now run five half marathons with us and is an amazing champion of our cause. Wendy joined the Board in September 2021.