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We are always happy to work with journalists and media outlets interested in Movember and men’s health. Here you will find everything you need to support Movember in 2019.

Movember Press Kit

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Community Press Release Template

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In addition to general media enquiries we can also: 
  •  Provide a Movember spokesperson for interview or comment 
  •  Locate Mo Bro and Mo Sista participants in your local area for interview or photo opportunities
  •  Coordinate media opportunities with Movember Ambassadors.

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Movember Spokespeople

 

Paul Villanti (PV)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS
Mo style: The Boxcar

 

Paul oversees Movember’s program investments in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s health and suicide prevention. He serves as a Director on the Boards of Movember and Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA). He has a particular interest in leveraging Movember’s role as a global funder and connector to accelerate improved health outcomes for men through global collaboration, and is actively leading key initiatives across biomedical research, clinical quality and men’s health.

Off-duty, PV is a keen North Melbourne Kangaroos supporter and loves to spend time out on the water, patiently waiting for those fish to bite

 

Rachel Carr

COUNTRY DIRECTOR (AUS AND NZ)

 

A passionate and skilled fundraising, marketing and comms professional, Rachel is responsible for the Foundation’s go-to-market strategy in Australia. The former Head of Stand Up To Cancer (one of Cancer Research UK’s highest profile campaigns) brings 15 years’ experience in both the private and charity sectors to Movember. Under her leadership, Stand Up To Cancer experienced one of its most successful years to date in 2016, while the 2017 campaign grew both off and on air through in-show programming for TV shows including The Great British Bake Off, Hunted and Gogglebox. Rachel has also worked on brands including Budweiser, Cadbury and John Frieda.

Outside the office, Rachel loves dancing, singing (badly) and is a big Manchester United fan.

(Picture coming soon)

 

Mark Buzza (Buzz, Buzzmiester)

Global Director, Prostate Cancer Biomedical Research
Mo style: The Regent

 

Overseeing Movember’s prostate cancer biomedical research portfolio, Mark leads a talented team driving collaboration in the global research community - helping leading clinicians, researchers and industry stakeholders to work together and ensuring better outcomes for men everywhere.

Since completing his PhD in molecular medicine, Mark has worked across the medical research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, not-for-profit and healthcare service sectors for almost 20 years in a variety of senior management and leadership roles.

The proud dad of two daughters, Mark loves nothing more than spending quality time with his family either riding, bush-walking or day tripping. Rare moments of solitude are usually spent going for a run, at the gym or riffing on guitar.

 

Amanda Pomery

Director Prostate Cancer Clinical Care Services

As former Director Support & Community Outreach at Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Amanda is a specialist in prostate cancer survivorship. After joining Movember in 2019, she is now providing strategic and operational oversight across Movember’s True North prostate cancer survivorship initiatives.

A registered psychologist with 15 years’ experience across private practice, government funded services and not-for profit sectors, Amanda holds a PhD from The University of Melbourne as well as a Research Fellow position with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Outside of work, she appreciates cool architecture and design, loves watching a good documentary and enjoys any R&R involving spas, hot springs or bath houses.

 

Sam Gledhill (Sammy)

GLOBAL DIRECTOR, TESTICULAR CANCER
Mo style: Wishing for a Trucker, likely to achieve an Undercover Brother

Born and raised in Melbourne and the proud father of two young boys, Sammy is committed to ensuring that the future of men’s health is secure.  
 
Starting his career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Sam has more than 20 years' experience in the medical industry including roles ranging from bedside care through to senior management, with detours into clinical research along the way. In his role as Global Director, Testicular Cancer he has responsibility to oversee and manage Movember's testicular cancer research, survivorship support and clinical quality programs.
 
As a long time men’s health spokesperson and Mo Bro, Sam loves nothing more than a hairy conversation about a moustache – which he knows is a great kick-starter for real change.

 

 

BRENDAN MAHER

Global Director, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention.

Brendan is responsible for overseeing Movember’s global suite of mental health and suicide prevention programs. His key focus is on ensuring the foundation’s work in prevention and early intervention is able to reach more men in priority populations - including fathers, young men, indigenous men and men experiencing social isolation. As a current board member and former CEO of R U OK?, Brendan brings more than 13 years’ experience in the mental health and suicide prevention sector to the Movember Foundation. Prior to joining R U OK? Maher was a former General Manager of Lifeline, a non-profit organisation providing free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia.

He values time with family and friends, hiking and exploring new places. After kidding himself for a season or two too long, he (sadly) recently hung up his Rugby Union boots.

 

 

 

(Picture coming soon)

 

Jane Endacott

Director Digital Health for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Mo Style: Waxed

 

Jane oversees Movember’s global mental health and suicide digital health product portfolio. This includes a range of ground-breaking digital tools and resources to help men, and the communities around men, better support mental health and prevent suicide.

Jane is passionate about mental health, education and social impact. Off duty, Jane can be found on a horse, doing down-dog or connecting with family and friends (over good food of course!)

 

Owen Brigstock-Barron (OBB, OB1)

Global Program Lead for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Mo style: The Freddie Mercury

 

Owen (aka OBB) probably has the longest surname at Movember. Although he sounds fancy, he is actually from a small industrial town in Yorkshire, UK. He has worked in public health for the better part of a decade, in areas including sexual health, mental health and ageing – all areas that share disproportionately poorer health outcomes for men, something which Owen is keen to tackle.

OBB leads Movember’s young men’s mental health and suicide prevention portfolio, managing projects which aim to cultivate resilience and a healthy attitude to mental health in male youth. He is currently working on the roll out of ‘Ahead of the Game’ a program focused on improving mental health literacy and building resilience in young men, coaches and parents through the setting of organised sports.

Owen is also a self-proclaimed geek, photographer, keen lover of aviation, Eurovision, footy (Doggies fan) and lover of anything tech

 

 

Dr Zac Seidler

Director, Health Professional Training, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

 

A clinical psychologist and researcher, Zac has spent the past five years working out how to train mental health clinicians to better engage men in treatment. He has worked with a diverse range of men and boys, from those with HIV+ to Indigenous youth in Darwin. His focus is on using a strength-based approach to working with men and masculinity, and in his role as Director of Health Professional Training is developing an online training program to upskill mental health clinicians, with the goal of keeping clients attending, motivated and improving throughout their treatment. 

A Bondi boy who has recently relocated to Melbourne, Zac ritualistically reads the paper every morning and loves running, drumming and traveling to weird and wonderful places. You’ll regularly find him at the closest body of water for what he calls ‘dive therapy.’

 

 

Kieran Ryan (Kizz, Kizza, Kizzle)

Head of Corporate Development
Mo style: The Regent (inspired by the great Tom Selleck)

 

Kieran is a country lad, born and bred in Stawell, and it shows. His laid-back, friendly nature means it’s impossible not to like him, making him perfect for a career in client relations. He’s come to Movember intent of having fun, doing good. Although he’s only just hit his 30s, he’s already lost two close mates to suicide, so Kieran has a particular passion for improving the mental health and wellbeing of Aussie men.

Outside of work, he’s busy keeping fit and is one of those very few people who make the choice to compete in ultra-marathons. When he’s not doing those, he’s running, surfing, skating.. the list goes on.

 


CONTACT DETAILS


Movember Australia
info@movember.com
(03) 8416 3900


PR CONTACT

Sam Mills
Senior Publicist
sam.mills@movember.com
0411 241 475