Leadership & Governance


As a charity operating in 21 countries, the Movember Foundation complies with a range of regulatory and governance obligations. We take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to best practice levels of transparency, accountability and governance.


Leadership & Governance Structure

The Movember Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, who delegate part of their work to specialised committees to ensure that the organisation holds itself to the highest standards.




Movember Foundation Board of Directors

The Board's role is to ensure that the Movember Foundation maintains the highest standards of performance, governance, accountability, transparency and cost to fundraising ratios. The Board annually reviews the performance of the CEO and the Executive Director of Programmes. Our Board is skills-based, with members each bringing a wide range of expertise and experience.

In keeping with the Movember Foundation’s focus on minimising administrative costs, all Board members are unpaid for their directorships.
The below mentioned Board Members also constitute (in the same composition) the Board of Movember Europe.





Board Members


Owen Sharp
Executive Director, CEO


Adam Garone
Executive Director, Chief Mo Bro


Paul Villanti
Executive Director, Programmes


Andrew Gibbins
Non-Executive Director


Prof. Colleen Nelson
Non-Executive Director


Nick Reece
Non-Executive Director


Katherine Howard
Non-executive Director


Simon Traynor
Non-executive Director


Kellie Johnston
Non-executive Director



Global Leadership Team

Responsible for executing the strategies set by the Board of Directors, the Global Leadership Team ensure relevant, transparent and accountable outcomes in line with the Movember Foundation’s vision.



Mark Buzza
Director Global Biomedical Research Programmes


Director Global Innovations & Co-founder


Sarah Coghlan
Global Director of Health Promotion


Kevin Edwards
Country Director, Canada


Elaine Farrelly
Global Finance Director


Mark Fewell
Chief Marketing Officer


Therese Fitzpatrick
Global Mental Health Lead


Adam Garone
Chief Mo Bro & Co-founder


Mark Hedstrom
Country Director, US


Astrid Heward
General Counsel


Byron Hill
Head of Technology


Paul Mitcheson
Regional Director, Europe


Juliette Smith
Global Marketing & Communications Director


Paul Villanti
Executive Director, Programmes


Charlotte Webb
Regional Director, Asia Pacific


Phil Williamson
Human Resources Director



Global Scientific Committee

Oversees the implementation of the Movember Foundation’s Global Action Plan and provides strategic thought leadership and advice on prostate and testicular cancer research.


Mr. Westley Sholes
Prostate Cancer Patient Advocate



Global Men's Health Advisory Committee

Oversees the implementation of the Movember Foundation’s Global Men’s Health Strategy. Informs the prioritisation of our men’s health investment opportunities through:

  • Strategic thought leadership on opportunities and gaps in the field of men’s health and wellbeing
  • Establishing working groups to draw on country-specific or local expertise
  • Assisting in the design of, and participating in, global activities to share the learning outcomes of our men’s health programmes


Don McCreary, Chair
Men’s Health Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Brock University


Susan Beaton
Principal Consultant, Susan Beaton Consulting


Alain Brunet
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University


Ehon Chan
Executive Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)


Judy Y. Chu
Affiliated Faculty member, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University


Steven Cummins
Professor of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Adam Garone
Chief Mo Bro & Co-founder, Movember Foundation


Nancy Rhodes
Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Ohio State University


Jon Willis
Academic Director, Aboriginal Studies, University of Queensland



Global Prostate Cancer Health Outcomes Committee

Provides strategic thought leadership, oversight, review and advice on prostate cancer survivorship solutions, Programmes and interventions.


Dame Prof. Jessica Corner, BSc, PhD


Dr. Jens Deerberg-Wittram


Dr Margaret Fitch


Dr Mike Glode


Prof. Villis Marshall



Finance and Audit Committee

Ensures the reliability and integrity of information prepared for the Board of Directors, the integrity of internal controls, and the effectiveness of the external audit function.


Katherine Howard


Andrew Gibbins


John Hughes



Remuneration Committee

Sets the organisational remuneration policy, including reviewing and setting the remuneration of the CEO, Executive Director of Programmes, and key leaders.


Andrew Gibbins


Nick Reece


Katherine Howard


Tim Goldenberg