Board of Directors

Founder and Chairman
Professor Adam Scott

Prof Adam Scott founded White Cloud Foundation in 2011 after seeing a need to improve access to mental health care in Australia.  To establish the Foundation, Adam took a year off from his role as the Director of Cardiac Sciences at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.  

Adam has a PhD in Cardiac Medicine and is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Adam is one of the Founding Fathers of modern tele-health in Australia and found the inspiration to create White Cloud from many experiences across both his professional and personal life.  He has paddled over 1,000km since 2011, raising funds and awareness for WCF.
Chris Staples

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Business and is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience finance, accounting, taxation and business consulting, in both the corporate sector and public practice.  Chris has extensive overseas experience living and working in both London and Singapore.  Chris is a partner in accounting and advisory firm Davis & Co.  He is also a Chairman of the Medical Centre Management Group, and holds directorships in a variety of other entities.

Katherine Hornbuckle
Katherine is a strategic communications professional with experience in health, government, and the corporate sector. She is currently the Director of Communication and Integration at Ambulance Victoria and was previously at National Australia Bank where she was an Associate Director in their Corporate Communications team. Prior to her relocation to Melbourne, Katherine worked as the Communications Manager for Australia’s largest public health service, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, managing media and communications for five hospitals and more than a dozen diverse community health facilities stretching from central Brisbane to Kilcoy. Katherine brings with her extensive experience in the fast-paced environments of news radio and state government including participating in the G20 Leaders Summit, the 2014 Royal Visit and Community Cabinets around Queensland.
Paul Bini

Paul is a specialist in strategy, communications and public affairs and is the Brisbane partner for leading national public affairs and communications firm, GRACosway. He has extensive policy, political and project experience across Queensland, Victorian and Australian Governments.  Previous roles have been as Chief of Staff to Ministers across a wide range of portfolios, and also in the public service.

Paul supports the White Cloud Foundation board to build government understanding and support for programs bringing real mental health solutions to the Australian community. He holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Economics and holds an MBA.

Nicola Molloy

Nicola is an experienced Legal Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation/ trucking/ railroad industry. She is a strong legal professional, skilled in corporate and commercial law, regulatory matters, electricity issues, re-organisations and re-structuring, general legal advice,energy, corporate finance, private equity, venture capital and due diligence. Nicola is currently the Associate General Counsel for Aurizon Network.

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