Shake It Up Australia Foundation is proud to have a small but dedicated and talented team, working hard to raise awareness for Parkinson’s and raising money to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.

Founder and Chairman

Clyde is the CEO and founder and has an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for the future. Clyde was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 44 but he decided not to sit back and wait for the rest of the world to find a cure for Parkinson’s but to join the action. In 2011 he launched Shake It Up Australia Foundation with one mission – to increase awareness and funding in Australia targeted at finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s. Clyde not only volunteers his time to the foundation but also funds all the administration and overhead costs of the foundation.

Chief Executive Officer

Vicki has a strong background in management and the not-for-profit sector. For Vicki this is a cause close to her heart with her grandmother living with Parkinson’s for the last years of her life and friends who developed Parkinson’s in their forties.

Community and Events Manager

Part-Time Position

Isobel has an extensive history in event management with experience in a wide variety of corporate and community events for charities and the private sector. Isobel is proud to be part of Shake It Up and championing better treatments and community awareness for people with Parkinson’s.


Marketing and Communications Manager

Annie has more than a decade’s experience in marketing, communications, content creation and digital media, both in-house and for integrated communications agencies. She is proud to be supporting Shake It Up to build awareness of Parkinson’s and the importance of funding research to slow, stop and cure the disease.

Operations / Communications

Carolyn has a close personal connection to Parkinson’s and the vision of Shake It Up. Having been involved in the foundation since it was formed in 2011 she is passionate about helping to make the future brighter for people living with Parkinson’s. Carolyn continues to volunteer her time to the foundation and manages the daily operations, governance and communications for the foundation.


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