Meet our Board

Our Board of Directors oversee the strategic direction and governance of our Chapter. 

Penny Davy-Whyte - (BA Mktg & Comms) GAIST

Director - The Tilt Agency

Chairperson and Director since September 2018

An experienced marketing professional Penny has held a number of senior management positions spanning a variety of categories outside of non for profits including the Federal Government, Telecommunications, Airlines, Retail and so on.  Her strengths are in marketing strategy development, leadership and culture.   She is the owner of the Tilt Agency based in Canberra and also a Trustee Director for Equip Superannuation.

As a mother of two young children Penny is committed to RMHC services and focussed on achieving outstanding delivery of our mission to keep families with sick children closer together.

Ben Stockbridge - Bachelor of Management

Director - StockfamPty Ltd and assoicated entities

McDonald's Licensee

Vice Chairperson and Director since November 2021

Ben Stockbridge is a local ACT Business person and McDonald’s Licensee. Beginning his McDonald’s career at the age of 15, Ben and his wife Emma currently own and operate six McDonald’s Restaurant's in the ACT and NSW. Ben studied a Bachelor of Management Degree through the University of Canberra, majoring in Business and Human Resource Management.

Ben was a founding member of the RMHC ACT & South East NSW Board. He has previously served in several roles, including Board Chairperson. After a two year break, Ben has rejoined the Board as Vice Chairperson.

As a father of three boys, Ben is committed to the important role that Ronald McDonald House Charities plays for families with sick children.

Stephen Bates - Bachelor of Accounting

Partner - Bates & Pickering

Treasurer and Director since February 2022

Stephen Bates is a foundation partner of Bates & Pickering, Chartered Accountants.  He has held this role for 35 years.  He specialises in taxation and business advisory. Bates & Pickering has four partners and is an advisor to well over 3,500 clients.

Stephen holds a B.A. in Accounting and has a number of outside business interests in the construction, property and hospitality sectors. He has a keen interest in motor sport and collectable sports cars.

Craig Coleman

McDonald's Licensee

Director since February 2019

Craig Coleman is the Licensee/Director of Manhad Pty Ltd trading as McDonald's Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra. Craig has been a McDonald's Licensee for over 22 years first opening McDonald's Merimbula in October, 2000 and then moving to the ACT in 2003. Craig has owned a number of McDonald's restaurants over the past 22 years and is experienced in the Quick Service Restaurant Business. Previous to becoming a McDonald's Franchisee, Craig served 20 years in the NSW Police Force attaining the rank of Detective Acting Sergeant. Craig’s interests are rugby, motor sport and a passion for American muscle cars.

Harry Dunstall - Master of Laws

Managing Director - Ngamuru Advisory

Director since February 2020

Harry Dunstall is the managing director of Ngamuru Advisory, a strategic and commercial advisory business, providing services primarily to public sector clients. Prior to this he was a senior executive in the Defence Materiel Organisation, acting as its CEO prior to its incorporation back into the Department of Defence. Before this, he was a Senior Executive Lawyer in the Commercial Group of the Australian Government Solicitor providing legal services for Commonwealth agencies in relation to their major projects. Mr Dunstall holds a Master of Laws degree, is a keen cyclist, skier and football (AFL) coach. 

Mirko Milic - BBus, JP, AIMM

Dealer Principal, Janrule Pty Limited.

Director since February 2020

Mirko Milic is the Dealer Principal of Lexus of Canberra and Canberra Toyota, and the Chief Operating Officer for the wider Janrule Automotive Group that includes Canberra Subaru, Phillip Mitsubishi and Volvo Cars Canberra dealerships. He has interests in dealerships in Wollongong and the Southern Highlands. He is a Director of Enterprise Rent a Car at Canberra Airport. Having spent over 25 years in the Automotive industry,  Mirko’s primary expertise lies in people management, sales and marketing. He has a keen interest in supporting the community and is actively involved with numerous sporting and community groups in Canberra. Mirko is married with 3 children and his wife is great cook! Mirko enjoys all sports and is a passionate supporter of St Kilda Football Club. He loves the martial arts and has been an instructor of Kyokushin Karate for over 35 years!

Alison Moore

Director since November 2021

Alison is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications and extensive experience working in Paediatric and Neonatal Units in hospitals throughout Australia and overseas. Alison began her career working clinically in Paediatric and Neonatal Units, progressing to management roles, her most recent being the Assistant Director of Nursing for Paediatrics and Neonatology at Canberra Hospital. Alison has also worked in more strategic whole of hospital roles, including Policy development and Quality and Safety.

This experience has given her an intimate understanding and appreciation of the needs of families with sick babies and children. She has seen, first hand, the significant support and comfort Ronald McDonald House Charities Programs provide to these families when at their most vulnerable.

Recently Alison made the decision to retire from what she refers to as her first career and is looking forward to travelling with her husband.

Matthew Reid

Managing Partner - Morgans

Director since February 2022

Matt Reid is the Managing Partner at Morgans Financial Canberra, a role he has held since 2002. As a trusted Financial Adviser and Business Leader with over 20 years experience in Financial Services and Wealth Management, he has successfully lead the Morgans Canberra Financial Planning team and mentored many professionals and newcomers in the industry. Matt is committed to providing quality financial advice and strategic planning to the Morgans Canberra clients.

Matt has been heavily involved with many Charitable Associations guiding them to be financially stable. Currently he is also a Board Member of Palliative Care ACT, where he is actively involved in its strategic decision making and financial management. He has a strong passion for the charities he works with to become self sufficient through effective management and long term investment. Matt is committed to serving families and the community. With this profound interest, he joined RMHC as Director to join in the cause supporting seriously ill children and their families.

Matt has explored various countries alongside his wife on his bike as a cycling enthusiast. He is an avid paddler on both the lake and in the ocean and believes he is a master at the barbeque (sadly only he believes this).