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OTIS Board

Ranging from diverse backgrounds, our Board members are exceptional in their dedication, passion and commitment to grow The OTIS Foundation and fulfil Judy Burley’s vision.

Richard Burley

Acting Chair

Richard is a Project Director with the Development and Investment Group of John Holland. He served on the Board as a family representative for several years from the inception of OTIS Foundation, and rejoined the Board in 2017. Richard's involvement with The OTIS Foundation goes back to the early days, in the months after his sister (Judy Burley) passed away as his brother in law, Andrew Barling, and many others worked hard to realise the vision that Judy had for OTIS. Following several years living with his family in Vancouver, Canada, Richard returned to live in Melbourne in 2016. He is excited and honoured to be back on the Board of The OTIS Foundation and is looking forward to being part of the organisation's future growth and development.

Lisa Farrar

Executive Director & CEO

Lisa joined the Board of The OTIS Foundation in 2017 bringing 25 years working in Australia and international markets, expertise in strategy, a deep interest in global markets and a background in international business, government, and higher education. Lisa holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, is a qualified company director and has over 10 years governance experience. She is currently CEO of The OTIS Foundation and an Executive Director of the Board.

Anne Baker

Non-Executive Director

Anne joined the OTIS Board in June 2019, bringing her broad range of experience in the Not-for-profit and charitable sectors in operational management, governance, risk and compliance.  Anne understands the important role of connecting with friends and families to assist in restoring a person’s wellbeing. Anne is committed to working with the OTIS Board and team to ensure  the continued provision of quality ‘stays ’ to individuals and families affected by breast cancer. 

Damian Burley 

Non-Executive Director

As Judy Burley’s nephew, Damian has followed The OTIS Foundation’s journey to achieve Judy’s vision with great interest and admiration since its inception in 2000. He is really looking forward to contributing as a Board member and supporting the expansion and longevity of the gift that OTIS provides to so many.  Damian joined the Board in 2019 after establishing a career in risk management consulting and business development with a corporate network available to connect with OTIS’ future success

Manny Cao

Non-Executive Director

Manny is a General Surgeon who has been practising and residing in Bendigo after graduating from Medical School at the University of Melbourne in 2005. Manny obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013, before further completing an MBA with La Trobe University in 2015. Manny is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2017 and previously held a directorship for the Bendigo Day Surgery from 2016-2018.

Sophie Daley

Non-Executive Director

Sophie is a recent marketing and management graduate of La Trobe University in Bendigo who has a Bachelor of Business. Sophie, who joined the OTIS Board in 2015 as a youth Board member, is now completing her post graduate studies as a Masters by Management (Research) where her field of concern is directed to management with a specific interest in social issues. Sophie brings a wealth of youth-specific knowledge, with a focus on critical social-media skills.

Kerryn Hamilton

Non-Executive Director

Kerryn Hamilton is a Chartered Accountant who is employed as a Client Manager with MGR Accountants, where she has worked for 24 years. Kerryn joined the OTIS Board in 2016 as a way to put back into the community and is particularly proud of the fact that OTIS supports women’s emotional well-being. Kerryn is the mother of two grown boys and lives on a small property in Strathfieldsaye (just outside Bendigo) with her husband.  In her role with MGR, Kerryn works closely with business and medical clients and is looking forward to using her skills to enrich the operations of The OTIS Foundation.

Nigel McGuckian

Non-Executive Director

Nigel joined the OTIS Board in 2014, offering a business focussed skill set from his background in business consulting, training, project management, governance and facilitation. Nigel is passionate about ensuring that OTIS has strong governance and leadership to ensure the organisation can sustain future growth.

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