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Our Board



Rosemary Teed has worked with children, young people and their families for over twenty years.

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Iyan Barry has an extensive track record spanning more than two decades in senior management positions within the non-profit, quick service restaurant, information technology and financial sectors. His dedication extends beyond the corporate realm, as he is deeply passionate about contributing to the community. 

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Advisory Director

Anastasia is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Law at Monash University. She joined MGF for the opportunity to use her education to make a difference in the lives of others and give back to her community. 

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Leanne Peros


In 2019, Leanne and her son Jack went on their first ever holiday together through MGF. Since then Leanne has graduated from university and Jack has gained casual employment. 



Brech Burgess has been an advocate for and supported disadvantaged children and vulnerable adults throughout his career. His work has provided a unique perspective on the vulnerabilities of families and how easily they can fall on hard times.

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Sarah Joyce

Advisory Director

Sarah Joyce is a proud Yorta Yorta woman and mother of four children. In 2018 Sarah and her children were sent on a MGF first ever holiday which helped her and her children reconnect as a family unit. Since then Sarah has been an advocate for the MGF. 



Sarah Beck has been involved with non-profits and fundraising since 2013, having raised money face-to-face for organisations including Peter Mac, Red Cross, Starlight, HRI and UNICEF.


Teague Rook

Advisory Director

Teague Rook joined the Board in 2018. He first became involved as a volunteer design consultant to help MGF bring hope to vulnerable Australian families.



My vision to establish the Magical Getaway Foundation (MGF) was to provide hope to vulnerable or disadvantaged Australian children and families. 

Despite their current circumstances, they have so much to give back to other people. Sadly though, their struggle is to just get through each day. 

Feelings of sadness, desperation, vulnerability and helplessness overwhelm them. 

There is no hope.

These children and families deserve, and have a right to, a better future. 

The Magical Getaway Foundation provides such an opportunity through the gift of first ever getaways/holidays. 

It’s not about the holiday, it’s what the holiday brings including closer family ties, increased

self-esteem, expansion of social networks, skills development, improvements in mental health and greater participation in education and paid work.

In return, the Foundation gathers the recipients'’ stories of courage and resilience to share with others, to bring hope. 

Please support the Magical Getaway Foundation to bring hope to the 1 in 3 Australian children who have never been on a holiday, not even a weekend away. 

Together we will break the cycle.

Rosemary Teed


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