Rosemary Teed has worked with children, young people and families for over twenty years. Initially qualifying as a special education teacher, she has worked in diverse roles with various State Governments across Australia and in Victoria for Local Government and non-government organisations.
Rosemary’s passion for bringing hope to vulnerable or disadvantaged Australian children and families led her to establish the Magical Getaway Foundation. The Foundation provides first ever holidays which bring lifetime changes. Rosemary walks her talk, as she has personally experienced vulnerability and desperation, from being a domestic violence victim in her mid twenties.
Sarah Beck is passionate about helping others to reach their full potential.
She was awarded an academic scholarship for her last two years at secondary school and was a prefect in her final year.
She excelled at soccer and represented Victoria on many occasions in interstate competitions. Sarah for several years coached primary school aged girls in soccer.
In Sarah’s previous position with the Appco Group, she raised money for various charities. Sarah now works for Westpac.
Sarah brings to the Magical Getaway Foundation her energy, passion and commitment to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families.
Joanne Rhys-Jones has over fifteen years business operational experience in facility management and property services. She also has extensive involvement in supporting the sporting community in various positions from president and secretary, to general community and fundraising support.
Joanne has held various administrative roles throughout her career spanning from State Government to now working for Local Government in Victoria.
Joanne is passionate about helping others and brings to the Foundation her commitment to empower others to follow their dreams and goals to be the best that they can be.
Joanne is a true believer that behind every negative there is a positive.
Her vision of breaking the cycle and the power of giving aligns with the essence of the Magical Getaway Foundation.
Alex Alexandrou was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He successfully completed a Master of Business Management (MBM), prior to attaining a Diploma in Hospitality Management in Melbourne, Australia, where he currently resides.
Alex has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as TNT, Toshiba, Philips, Sanofi Aventis, Worldxchange and Merck Serono in various roles, gaining experience and knowledge on what does and doesn’t work in business.
He has co-founded a Telecommunications startup, Insurance Firm, Coaching Business and Construction Industry Association.
Since 2012, Alex has been working with directors and senior managers from a wide range of industries, to deliver Rapid Results using Proven Implementation Strategies and Tactics, learned by developing his own and associates protocols for success in business.
Alex’s group of companies and world class associates and partners work with business owners to plan, strategise, automate and systemise their business to increase lead and sales conversion, revenue and profitability and to become more efficient to give business owners, directors, and senior management the freedom to live life on their terms.
Alex is proud to be a Board Director assisting with the Foundation’s vision that all vulnerable or disadvantaged Australian children and families have an opportunity to change their circumstances from desperation to hope.
Neale Price has over 30 years sports and corporate management experience.
He began his management career with Australian Soccer Pools in New South Wales, before taking on State Manager’s roles at Johnson Tiles and Midstar Victoria, both based in Melbourne.
The past 17 years has been spent in sports management with both Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia, looking after entry level participation, clubs and association cricket, along with national facilities planning.
Neale’s most recent position was Chief Executive Officer at Baseball Victoria. Given that baseball was Neale’s sport of choice as a youngster, and the game he played for 17 years, he was able to give back to the game as an administrator.
Neale has always been involved in community activities, and outside of the time he spends volunteering, he has held positions as School Council President and President of the Frankston Federation of Schools on the Mornington Peninsula. He can also be found running discos and hosting graduations and trivia nights across a number of schools on the Peninsula, understanding how important it is to have children and families engaged in community and school activities.
Other interests include tennis, as a player and volunteer administrator, golf, bike riding and spending time with his family.