Our Team

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.

Ben Young
Chief Executive Officer

A move from the corporate world was a refreshing change for CEO Ben Young. Personally seeing the results from medical advances combined with being inspired by Clyde’s passion, cemented the move to Shake It Up and the not-for-profit sector. Meet Ben>



Melanie Smith
Event Manager

Melanie has seen first hand the effects of running your own event for a cause can have – it inspires others, allows people to use their passion to make a difference and ultimately, raises funds to find a cure – and Melanie loves to see peoples dreams become reality. Meet Mel>