Roger serves the organisation by bringing his skills in finance, governance, systems and partner relations. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Finance and Accounting. He was the founding owner and manager of Fiji and Pacific Specialist Holidays in Sydney. He now acts as a consultant for tourism and property development in the South Pacific.
Eloise is a professional athlete and Australian Olympian. She serves as Love Mercy’s ambassador in a volunteer capacity and brings her vision and strategy to the board to direct the overall operations for the Foundation. She has in the past owned a small business as a personal trainer, and is a mother to two beautiful children.
Katie Rosser joined the board in 2016 and took on the role of Chair in November 2017. Katie has a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice Certificate, and is a UK qualified solicitor. She is co-founder and Director of Seldon Rosser, an executive recruitment and search firm. Katie’s experience in running a small and growing business adds value when advising on Love Mercy operations. Her recruitment experience is also invaluable in managing the HR needs of the organisation.
Danielle went to Uganda on the first Love Mercy Foundation trip in 2010. She was immediately captivated by its people and has regularly returned with the LMF team. She is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and has worked in child protection and education settings. She brings to the board her skills in child protection, her experiences in Uganda, and a passion for seeing people improve wellbeing.
"Each time I visit Uganda, I am blown away by the impact of these projects. I have seen first-hand how the Love Mercy Foundation and its supporters are saving lives, enhancing the wellbeing of individuals and transforming entire communities in northern Uganda."
Gerard joined the board in 2018. He is a qualified town planner and lawyer and practises in all aspects of planning and environmental law. Gerard is a keen runner and has completed 13 marathons, including an attempt at the Kampala marathon in 2017 on a trip to Uganda while visiting Love Mercy projects. He is committed to return to Kampala to finish it when he goes back next time. He serves the board with his skills in law, governance and strategic planning.
James is a Chartered Accountant with broad experience across corporate and project finance. He has worked for Ernst & Young in their Sydney, London, and Johannesburg offices on client engagements across the AsiaPac, North American, European and African regions. After spending the last 5 years providing commercial and financial advice to government and private sector infrastructure developers across Africa, James returned to Australia in late 2017 and is now the COO of P2P business lending platform Grapple Fund. James joined the Board in July 2018 and serves the organisation as Treasurer by providing his skills in finance, audit, governance, systems and accounts.
Lizzie is the Global Fundraising Director at Amnesty International. She has worked in fundraising across the health, international development, conservation and human rights sectors for over 15 years with local, national and international not-for-profits. Lizzie joined the board in 2019 (and is mum to Fern and Archie).
Caitlin is passionate about innovative solutions to poverty and transforming the not-for-profit sector to focus on impact and local communities. As the founding CEO of Love Mercy Foundation, Caitlin is proud of the team she led who reached 17,800 women with Cents for Seeds. Caity now works as the Senior Programme Manager at Adara Group, continuing her passion for maternal and child health in Uganda and Nepal. She serves the board with her development programme management skills and is happy to still be deeply connected with the work of Love Mercy.
Joanne Mirtschin is a Sports Dietitian currently working as the Foodservice Dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport. She manages nutrition input of the food provision at the Australian and Italian bases of the Australian Institute of Sport. She has worked with Summer and Winter Olympic campaigns in food planning and food preparation for athletes. Outside nutrition she advises on and assists in management of businesses within her family enterprise. Jo is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.