Executive Team


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Keren Ludski

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Keren Ludski commenced as CEO of Red Nose Australia in December 2018.

With business and clinical experience spanning the manufacturing, corporate, and health care sectors, Keren has been responsible for all aspects of corporate governance, corporate stewardship, compliance and financial management.

Keren is an experienced and passionate clinician, providing counselling, clinical supervision and education for other professionals in the field of grief and loss, with a focus on supporting families following the death of a baby or child.

Keren is also a bereaved parent of Ben who tragically died from SIDS in 1998.

Read more about Keren

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Jackie Mead

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Jackie Mead commenced as co-CEO of Red Nose in November 2020. Jackie was most recently CEO of Sands Australia, having led the organisation since mid-2018, and joined Red Nose with the merger of the two organisations in November 2020.

Jackie joins Red Nose with more than 15 years of experience in not for profit organisations and an ability to work with both government and cross sector groups to deliver impactful change.

She is passionate about social justice and ensuring Australia is a place where community connection and support is available to help in the most difficult of times.

Jackie is a bereaved parent, having lost her daughter during pregnancy in 2013.

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Andrew Hutchins

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Hutchins in an experienced CFO with 30 years of experience in financial and corporate services, having worked across a number of industries and in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Andrew commenced with Red Nose in April 2018 and is responsible for stewarding our financial resources to secure our long-term sustainability.

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Amy Johnston

Director, Fundraising & Communications

Amy Johnston is a fundraising and communications professional with significant experience across the not-for-profit, health and medical research, and education sectors.

Amy commenced with Red Nose in October 2018 and is responsible for connecting our wonderful supporters with the work of Red Nose so together we can achieve our mission to save little lives and support families affected by the death of a baby or child.

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Rachel Ficinus

Director, Bereavement Services

Rachel Ficinus is a registered psychologist with 16 years’ experience working in mental health, youth and family counselling, and paediatric palliative care in the public health and not-for-profit sectors.

Rachel commenced at Red Nose in May 2020 and is responsible for clinical management of Red Nose’s Bereavement Services, ensuring we continue to provide high quality and evidence-based bereavement support to all Red Nose families.

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Bridget Sutherland

Director, Prevention & Advocacy

Bridget Sutherland has over 20 years’ experience in strategic management, helping various organisations in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, achieve their purpose.

Bridget joined Red Nose from Sands Australia in November 2020. She is responsible for ensuring our education and advocacy programs continue to deliver on Red Noses’ mission to save little lives and ensure the wider community understands the devastating impact felt by families whose baby or child has died.

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Kate Cowmeadow

Director, Community Engagement

Kate Cowmeadow has more than 20 years’ experience working to forge and strengthen community connections that lead to better outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

Kate joined Red Nose from Sands in November 2020. She is responsible for our Community Engagement program, ensuring that bereaved families are well supported and engaged, and that the voices of our community inform and influence Red Nose decision-making.