Our Team

The HMSTrust management structure is centred around the Board of Trustees, who are responsible for overarching governance and decision-making across the Trust's three key areas of operations: grantmaking, investment, and finance and compliance. In addition to attendance at Trustees' Meetings, Trustees elect to sit on the Investment Committee and the Grants Advisory Committee.

Each area of the Trust's operations are staffed with skilled professionals who are responsible for delivering on HMSTrust's vision, mission and strategic aims.

Our Team

L-R: Winsome McCaughey, Claire Higgins, Phil Moors, Cathy Walter, Rod Kemp (absent: Keith Smith)


Dr Philip Moors AO  Chairman
Frances Awcock AM (retired 17 November 2016)
Claire Higgins (appointed 16 February 2017)
The Hon Rod Kemp
Winsome McCaughey AO
Keith Smith (UK-based)
Catherine Walter AM

For further details of our Trustees, visit the full Trustees page on our website.

Our Team

L-R: Peter Wetherall, Lin Bender, Lea-Anne Bradley, Michelle Springall, Glen Thomson, Sarah Bartak and Ryley, our four-legged member of staff.


Lin Bender AM  Chief Executive
Glen Thomson  Finance Executive
Peter Wetherall  Investment Executive
Lea-Anne Bradley  Grants Manager
Sarah Bartak  Grants and Communications Officer
Michelle Springall  Grants Support and Executive Assistant

For further details of our staff, visit the full Staff page on our website.

Grants Advisory Committee

Dr Philip Moors AO  Committee Chairman
Frances Awcock AM (retired 17 November 2016)
Claire Higgins (appointed 16 February 2017)
Winsome McCaughey AO
Keith Smith
Lin Bender AM

Investment Committee

Catherine Walter AM  Committee Chair
Dr Philip Moors AO
The Hon Rod Kemp
Peter Wetherall
Lin Bender AM