SchoolAid welcomes Warren Bingham as new Chairman

SchoolAid Trust (SchoolAid) has today welcomed Warren Bingham as Chairman, in a move that will add more than 25 years’ management and leadership experience in both international business and the not-for-profit sector to SchoolAid’s Board.

SchoolAid Trust (SchoolAid) has today welcomed Warren Bingham as Chairman, in a move that will add more than 25 years’ management and leadership experience in both international business and the not-for-profit sector to SchoolAid’s Board.

Mr Bingham is the founder and Executive Chairman of MedTech International and has hands-on experience with more than 15 charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Sean Gordon, SchoolAid CEO and founder, said: “Warren’s appointment is an incredibly exciting development for SchoolAid and the young people we work with. Alongside his extensive experience in business and the not-for-profit space, it’s Warren’s human qualities of energy, empathy and vision that made him the stand-out candidate for the role. He is invested in our purpose of empowering young philanthropists and I look forward to working with him in the months ahead to supercharge our efforts.

“I would also like to sincerely thank and acknowledge Board member Peter Graf who has been acting in the Chair role over the last 7 months; he has been instrumental in keeping us on course and will continue to play an invaluable role on our Board going forward.”

Warren Bingham, SchoolAid Chairman, said: “I’m delighted to be joining the SchoolAid Board at a time when the organisation is building significant momentum. Philanthropy is incredibly important to the development of our young people; we know giving helps develop optimism, resilience, and fosters outward looking and socially responsible global citizens. I look forward to working with the Board and management team to help SchoolAid deliver on its purpose of empowering young philanthropists.”

About Warren Bingham (left, pictured here with Sean Gordon)

Warren is the founder and Executive Chairman of MedTech International, a Medical Technologies consultancy specialising in leading organisations with life-saving and disruptive medical technologies with their global strategic expansion and commercialization.

With more than 25 years of proven experience and success in the life sciences sector, Warren also manages an extensive portfolio in the NFP sector, providing strategic advice, board and ambassadorship, and hands on volunteering for more than 15 charities and NFP organisations.

His Not-for-Profit Portfolio has him engaged with several Charity and Not for Profit organisations such as Ambassador for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, The CEO Sleepout Global Alliance, The Heart of Glebe community project, The Exodus Foundation, Project Futures, and ANZGITA, the ANZ Gastrointestinal International Training Association. 

A finalist in the 2016 Australian Institute of Management’s ‘Excellence in Leadership Awards', Mr Bingham is a recognized International speaker on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion who also mentors in numerous Leadership programs with the Macquarie University, UNSW, Notre Dame University, University of Technology Sydney, Young Mens Group, E-Lead Centre of Leadership Excellence and IMNIS the Medtech/Pharma Industry Mentoring Network in STEM.

About SchoolAid

SchoolAid’s purpose is to empower young philanthropists by providing in-school support and a crowdfunding platform to enable young people to raise money for charitable causes.

Since SchoolAid’s establishment 1999, over 6 500 schools have participated in more than 65 campaigns, raising just over $5 million for charitable causes, both internationally and in Australia.

School Aid Trust is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). SchoolAid’s patron is His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter John Cosgrove, AK, MC.

www.schoolaidtrust.com

Contact:

Warren Bingham

Chairman

0419 144 836

warrenrbingham@gmail.com

Sean Gordon

CEO & Founder

0439 700 489

sean@schoolaidtrust.com