Shake It Up Australia has appointed Vicki Miller as Executive General Manager, Strategic Partnerships. Vicki has a strong background in management and not-for-profit most recently as Operations Manager for the Quest for Life Foundation.
Vicki launched the Jeans for Genes Campaign for the Children’s Medical Research Institute in 1994 and was on the Board of the Institute for five years. Vicki spent four years at the Black Dog Institute as Head of Development and was the inaugural General Manager of the Barbara May Foundation raising funds to provide lifesaving maternal healthcare in Tanzania and Ethiopia.
“I’m thrilled to join the team at Shake It Up to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. This is a cause close to my heart as my grandmother lived with Parkinson’s for the last years of her life and we have friends who developed Parkinson’s in their forties.”
“I was impressed by the business model that Clyde Campbell has implemented at Shake It Up. All administration costs are covered by the founding directors so 100% of all funds raised go to funding research and this is matched dollar for dollar by The Michael J Fox Foundation. There are very few charitable organisations who have such a strong business model. I’m really looking forward to building on the Foundation’s existing partnerships and bringing on board new corporate partnerships to help us find that cure,” said Ms Miller.
Clyde Campbell, Founder of Shake It Up will step into the CEO role and previous CEO, Ben Young will join the Board of the Foundation.