The DANII Foundation has sound governance structures and a highly experienced board
Donna Meads-Barlow (Founder Director)
Donna Meads-Barlow was born in 1961 in Sydney, NSW. She is co-founder and Chairman of the DANII Foundation and Managing Director of the Donna Barlow Travel Group (DBT). Donna Meads-Barlow has more than thirty-five (35) years Business Travel Management experience, the last twenty-eight at DBT since she founded the company.
Donna is Managing Director of DBT and oversees the high-level management of her DBT company. Donna has a sincere passion for her company, her team, her customers and the travel industry as a whole. Her guidance of these partners is impeccable and fundamentally rewarding. Donna is arguably the best “engineer” in the Travel industry and is often called upon by her peers for guidance and assistance.
In 2012 following the death of her daughter Daniella from diabetes complications known today as “dead in bed” syndrome, Donna co-founded the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation Ltd with husband, Brian Meads-Barlow. Today Donna drives and directs the DANII Foundation supporting people across Australia who live with type ONE diabetes.
Donna sat on the Corporate Travel Board for the Helloworld group from 2009 till 2014 and as a representative on a number of steering committees for the Travel Industry. Donna and her DBT company have won many prestigious awards over the years including Best Travel Management Company Nationally, Telstra Business Women’ finalist, nomination for Australian of the Year just to name a few.
Brian Meads-Barlow (Director)
Brian Meads-Barlow was born in London UK in 1957 and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1968 where he grew up and schooled to later become Director of the Donna Barlow Travel Group (DBT) in 1994 and the ensuing DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation in 2012.
Brian’s tertiary studies include Business, Scheduling/Timetabling; Marketing and Information Technology. His current employment relies heavily on these qualifications as well as his ability to demonstrate efficient publicising across Social Media platforms. Brian is father to five children, including Daniella; his daughter sadly lost due to complications surrounding her Type 1 Diabetes in 2011. He is an integral but often quiet member of the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation Board of Directors.
Robert Bryan Cameron (Chair)
Robert Cameron is born in 1957 in Sydney, NSW. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Sydney 1980. Robert owns Cameron Legal, a successful and busy legal practice in Epping, NSW. Robert has 35 years’ experience as a solicitor. His practice covers a wide range of legal services. Supported by his staff, Cameron Legal has a strong reputation for the provision of competent and ethical legal advice.
Robert has been heavily involved in serving the community in roles including Chairman of Epping Chamber of Commerce, Legatee and Chairman of the Shack Youth Outreach Inc Robert is a director of DANII Meads Barlow Foundation Ltd since its inception in 2012 and is committed to ensuring the ideals of the Foundation are attained.
David Harrison (Director)
David Harrison is a director of EFS Strategic, Elite Financial Solutions Group and Refresh Finance. He is a public practice accountant and financial advisor with over 25 years’ experience working with small to medium enterprises. He is passionate about helping build sustainable businesses and families achieve financial freedom. David has worked with a large number of businesses across many industries and has been instrumental in developing and implementing systems and processes to improve profitability and sustainability. He has mentored many employees in this time and finds great motivation in coaching others to perform above and beyond expectations. With a willingness to adapt to change David has championed technology and has involvement in a number of online start-up businesses. David previously held a senior board position for over 10 years at Ballet Australasia Limited and in this time helped build and develop strong foundations for the organisation. As an accountant and advisor he continues to assist and guide many not for profit organisations and charities still. David is Director of DANII Meads Barlow Foundation Ltd joining the board in 2012.