Simone Garske – CEO

Simone joined RBWH Foundation as CEO in December 2018 following 17 years working in senior leadership roles at QUT.

With expertise in major philanthropic campaign strategy and execution, exceeding KPIs and delivering impact in education, medical research and donor relations, Simone led and managed teams at QUT that raised more than $400 million for the university’s strategic priorities.

Some of her achievements at QUT included the roll-out of QUT Giving Day, resulting in $1.6 million being secured in a 24-hour campaign; building the sector-leading equity scholarship fund to more than $60 million; and the establishment of the most successful staff giving program in the country.

Simone is a Certified Fundraising Executive.  She is also a Director on the Asia Pacific Board of the Council for Advancement & Support of Education and has a Bachelor of Business (Communication) and an MBA from QUT.

Simone is inspired about truly excellent health research and advancement through partnerships and philanthropy.