Our Board

Ronnie Benbow

Ronnie Benbow

Director

Having trained as a Registered Nurse, Midwife with a Degree in Health Science, Ronnie is passionate about caring for and helping others, especially care givers in the community. She personally and professionally understands the stresses of a caring role, and the unrelenting demands it requires.
Knowing how much carers save the community, and understanding what little support they receive, Ronnie is now highly-motivated to focus on THE CARERS FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA which will educate, empower and nurture carers with the unique health restoration and resilience programs offered by the foundation.
Ronnie is passionate about Caring for Carers, particularly young teens that have no choice to become a Carer.
These young people miss out on their teenage years, and have very little joy or inspiration. Ronnie intends to make sure these young people are acknowledged and supported. 
Professor Keith McNeil

Professor Keith McNeil

Director

Keith’s knowledge of patient care and the cost to the health system is invaluable to The Carers Foundation, as he understands how vital it is that carers keep themselves and their recipient well and out of the hospital system. Keith’s strengths for the foundation will be in offering the latest advice and information on the health care system based on his experience in the UK and formerly Qld Health. Keith is also one of our valued Ambassadors with more professional information below.
Michael Benbow

Michael Benbow

Co Founder

Michael has an extensive background in business management for hotels and resorts.

Due to the long relentless hours of this industry, Mike decided to change direction since he had 4 small children. Using his knowledge and experience within management, he decided to operate his own businesses, and have been self-employed now for over 20 years.

His passion is to develop our Foundation to operate a world class education and wellness centre that will make a difference in others’ lives, by offering education, wellness and support for unpaid caregivers in the community.

John Rackham

John Rackham

Director

John is currently retired, and prepared to invest his time into the foundation since he has personally knows the plight of carers. He has many credentials and will be a valuable asset to the foundation.

John’s history includes working for Ansett Australia, Cadbury Schweppes, Business consultant and General Manager for major companies, including Prime Trust, Lend Lease with aged care facilities,

Johns extensive knowledge covers a wide array of vocations including Degree in Data Processing, Post Graduate Degree in Psychology , Diploma of Common Law, Certificate of Homoeopathy, Significant Range of Corporate Executive Training Courses and has held Directors positions previously including;

  • Executive Director, Education Department of Victoria, Maroondah Region
  • Chairman & Director, Old Gold Credit Union,
  • Director, East Ringwood Sporting (Cricket) Club.