As a charity operating in 21 countries, the Movember Foundation complies with a range of regulatory and governance obligations. We take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to best practice levels of transparency, accountability and governance.


Leadership & Governance Structure

The Movember Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, who delegate part of their work to specialised committees to ensure that the organization holds itself to the highest standards.




Movember Foundation Board of Directors

The Board's role is to ensure the Foundation maintains the highest standards of performance, governance, accountability, transparency and cost to fundraising ratios. The Board annually reviews the performance of the CEO and the Executive Director of Programs. Our Board is skills-based, with members each bringing a wide range of expertise and experience.

In keeping with the Foundation’s focus on minimizing administrative costs, all Board members are unpaid for their directorships.



Our Charter and Policies (PDF)



Board Members

John Hughes


Adam Garone
Executive Director and CEO


Paul Villanti
Executive Director, Programs


Andrew Gibbins
Non-Executive Director


Prof. Colleen Nelson
Non-Executive Director


Nick Reece
Non-Executive Director


Katherine Howard
Non-executive Director


Simon Traynor
Non-executive Director



Global Leadership Team

Responsible for executing the strategies set by the Board of Directors, the Global Leadership Team ensure relevant, transparent and accountable outcomes in line with the Movember Foundation’s vision.


Adam Garone
CEO and Co-founder


Mark Fewell
Head of Market Development


Paul Villanti
Executive Director, Programs


Elaine Farrelly
Global Finance Director


Byron Hill
Head of Technology


Mark Hedstrom
Country Director, US


Claire Lamont
Country Director, Canada


Sarah Coghlan
Country Director, UK


Development Director


Astrid Heward
General Counsel


Bill McIntyre
Regional Director, Mainland Europe


Juliette Smith
Global Marketing & Communications Director


Phil Williamson
Human Resources Director


Therese Fitzpatrick
Global Mental Health Lead



Global Scientific Committee

Oversees the implementation of the Movember Foundation’s Global Action Plan and provides strategic thought leadership and advice on prostate and testicular cancer research.


Prof. Colleen Nelson

Prof. Jack Schalken


Dr. Robert Bristow, MD


Dr. Jonathan W. Simons, MD


A/Prof. Bill Watson


Paul Villanti


Dr. Caroline Moore


Mr. Westley Sholes
Prostate Cancer Patient Advocate


Prof. Silke Gillessen


Dr. Theodorus van der Kwast


Dr. Robert Reiter



Global Men's Health Advisory Committee

Oversees the implementation of the Movember Foundation’s Global Men’s Health Strategy. Informs the prioritization of our men’s health investment opportunities through:

  • Strategic thought leadership on opportunities and gaps in the field of men’s health and wellbeing
  • Establishing working groups to draw on country-specific or local expertise
  • Assisting in the design of, and participating in, global activities to share the learning outcomes of our men’s health programs


Don McCreary, Chair
Men’s Health Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Brock University


Susan Beaton
Principal Consultant, Susan Beaton Consulting


Alain Brunet
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University


Ehon Chan
Executive Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)


Judy Y. Chu
Affiliated Faculty member, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University


Steven Cummins
Professor of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Adam Garone
Co-Founder and CEO, Movember Foundation


Nancy Rhodes
Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Ohio State University


John Willis
Academic Director, Aboriginal Studies, University of Queensland



Global Prostate Cancer Health Outcomes Committee

Provides strategic thought leadership, oversight, review and advice on prostate cancer survivorship solutions, Programs and interventions.


Dame Prof. Jessica Corner, BSc, PhD


Prof. Robert Newton, BSc, PhD


Dr. Martin Sanda, MD


Dr. Padraig Warde, MBChB, FRCPC



Finance and Audit Committee

Ensures the reliability and integrity of information prepared for the Board of Directors, the integrity of internal controls, and the effectiveness of the external audit function.


John Hughes


Paul Villanti


Andrew Gibbins


Katherine Howard




Remuneration Committee

Sets the organizational remuneration policy, including reviewing and setting the remuneration of the CEO, Executive Director of Programs, and key leaders.


Andrew Gibbins


Nick Reece


Katherine Howard


Tim Goldenberg