Mandy has extensive experience in the philanthropy sector and in addition to founding and operating Koala Kids Foundation was also heavily involved in the early years of Snowdome and Ross Dennerstein Foundations. She has worked as a journalist, event manager, in public relations and various aspects of marketing.
Mandy and son Nick founded Koala Kids in 2005 and with the support of a large and diverse group of enthusiastic, like-minded people has driven Koala Kids Foundation to the medium sized organisation it is today and continues to gather a diverse and enthusiastic group of professional people to volunteer with Koala Kids and share her passion for supporting children and young people in cancer treatment, their families and the staff who care for them.
Mandy is a people person who loves introducing people to like-minded others. She has two children, Nick and Daniella, both who are actively involved in Koala Kids Foundation. Her husband Stephen supports her in all her interests including her love of the Richmond FC.