Board of Directors

The Endeavour Foundation Board of Directors is a committed group of people who help steer the organisation.

Elizabeth Jameson AM


BA Law (Hons), BA (Japanese), LSDA, FAICD

Appointed to the Board
13 October 2020

In 2002, following a successful 15 year legal career, Elizabeth founded respected national governance consultancy, Board Matters. She has been intrigued by, and specialised in, the work of boards and the field of governance ever since.

Elizabeth’s first connection with Endeavour Foundation came as a child in the late 1960s, when both of her parents were already active volunteers, a family habit that continued for decades. As soon as she was old enough, Elizabeth (and her brothers) became Life Members. As a young lawyer, Elizabeth served on the board of Endeavour (1992-1997) following in the footsteps of her father. She returned to the board 25 years later in 2021, with more highly experience-honed legal and governance skills and was elected by her peer Directors as Chair of Endeavour Foundation in 2023.

In addition to being a governance consultant and educator (spending 17 years as a facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors in its national and international programs), Elizabeth has maintained an active portfolio of directorships over the past 30 years. This included 14 years as a Director, and ultimately President and Chair, of RACQ until 2022. Elizabeth currently also chairs the board of Queensland Theatre and is a member of the board of a private company in the tourism accommodation industry, as well as being an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Queensland philanthropic charity, The John Villiers trust.

Scott Ellis

Deputy Chair


Elected to the Board
22 November 2013

Scott has had a career in the commercial and corporate finance industry, working with many diversified industries. Scott is now running a national property consulting business. Scott has both an older brother and a brother-in-law with an intellectual disability and has seen the challenges faced by both the loved ones with a disability and the families that support them through life’s journey. Scott has been around the Endeavour Foundation from the grassroots level of fundraising and helping wherever needed to more recently at the board level.

Having been raised in Cairns, Scott is acutely aware of the difficulties faced in many regional areas in obtaining the much-needed support and is passionate about ensuring that people with disability have the best opportunities available for a happy and full life.

Pedro Mendiolea

BE (Hons) GDMgt, MIEAust,RPEQ, CPEng

Elected to the Board
22 November 2013

Pedro retired in 2022 as an Associate Director in the professional services company AECOM Australia after working for over 40 years in civil and water infrastructure in both private practice and Government. He is a member of the North Queensland Area Committee of Endeavour Foundation.

He contributes much of his free time as a volunteer and is currently also President of a North Queensland cultural organisation.

As a long-term Endeavour Foundation Board member, he helped steer the organisation through the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The challenges continue and he is passionate about ensuring Endeavour Foundation continuing compassionate care and financial sustainability to ensure we can continue to support people to make possibilities a reality.

His sister Ana is a long-term, person we support, at Endeavour Foundation.

Robyn McGuiggan

PhD (Marketing), MCom, BSc (Hons), FAICD

Elected to the Board 
22 November 2021

Robyn’s career has focused on supporting people to reach their full potential, primarily through education. Robyn has held numerous senior executive positions at universities across Australia, as well as serving on the boards of various organisations in the arts, health, and community sectors. Robyn has also been Endeavour Foundation’s Far North Queensland Area Committee Chair since 2019.

Robyn has also dedicated considerable energy to her volunteering efforts, raising money for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and leading a volunteer group to establish a vacation childcare program at a not-for-profit childcare centre. As well as chairing the People and Culture Committee and the Governance Working Group on behalf of the Endeavour Foundation Board, she currently chairs the Scouts Northern Queensland support group and is an active SES volunteer.

Robyn is passionate about ensuring the people we support can reach their life potential and she’s committed to making sure the organisation continues its important work.

Robyn’s sister was supported by Endeavour Foundation for more than 10 years, and her parents and husband are members and have served on various Area Committees.

Beverley Knowles

BA, DipEd, MMktg, FAICD

Elected to the Board 
20 November 2017

Beverley has managed change and led complex projects across the public and private sectors in diverse areas including health, education, philanthropy, governance, branding, community engagement and client relationship development, risk management, mergers and occupational health and safety.

She contributes her skills and experience as a secondary teacher, as a public relations and marketing consultant, as a CEO and board member of both for profit and not for profit organisations for over 30 years.

Beverley’s commitment to improving education, employment and accommodation opportunities for people with disability began with her appointment to the board of Network Q, Victoria. She joined the board of VATMI industries in 2005 before becoming chair of the Victoria Area Committee of Endeavour Foundation in 2013.

Beverley currently chairs the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council of Victoria’s Adult, Community and Further Education Board and is a director of the Australian Centre for Heart Health.

Mark Gibson

Assoc BSc, Communication Engineering, MAICD

Appointed to the board to fill a casual vacancy for an elected role
28 November 2022

Mark’s career within Information Technology has spanned over 30 years. He has extensive experience in executive leadership (CEO), technology development, organisational change and market development. A key driver of Mark's career has been leading teams within higher education, the public sector and private practise through organisational change and growth.

Mark has been responsible for developing and delivering software and systems to enterprises in mining and capital-intensive industries, telecommunications billing, national research and development centres and national electronic health systems.

In 2016, Mark retired from full-time professional work and volunteers with Palliative Care Queensland, focusing on new fundraising initiatives.

As a parent of a child with cerebral palsy and a volunteer respite care for a child with Down syndrome, Mark and his family are committed to making possibilities a reality for people with disability.

Greg Livingstone

B.Comm M.Comm

Appointed to the Board 1 January 2024

Greg's extensive executive career spans roles in finance, strategy, general management, and driving organisational change within prominent Australian agribusiness, industrial, and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. His leadership has extended to directorship positions in subsidiary and joint venture companies across Australia and New Zealand.

Following his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, Greg redirected his focus toward serving as a non-executive director for several impactful not-for-profit organisations and local government boards.

Greg is the Chair of the Pinnacle Foundation, a testament to his ongoing dedication to creating opportunities and support systems for underrepresented groups. He previously chaired a Sunshine Coast-based organisation dedicated to addressing the crucial issues of youth mental health, child safety, homelessness, and suicide prevention.

His career embodies a blend of corporate expertise and a steadfast commitment to effecting positive social change. Greg is fuelled by a passion for empowering individuals to achieve their utmost potential and is deeply committed to social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Michelle Hughes


Michelle Hughes is a seasoned leader whose career is rooted in data technology, digital innovation, and transformation. Since 2006, she has been at the forefront of data modelling, pioneering marketing and communication strategies based on behavioural modelling. These strategies not only deliver personalised and seamless experiences but also foster trust, loyalty, and retention.

Demonstrating a profound commitment to accessibility, Michelle has seamlessly integrated this ethos into her roles as a consultant, executive, and in her Board and Committee appointments.

Michelle's passion lies in using insights to craft impactful strategies that not only result in exceptional experiences but also contribute to the greater good. She firmly believes that the future of member-based organisations hinges on collaboration, integration, and an unwavering pursuit of excellence—values that align seamlessly with the mission of the Endeavour Foundation.

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