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The Diamond Event Committee & Ambassadors

The Diamond Event Committee

Simon Fox, Chair

Simon is the Chair of The Diamond Event Committee and Development Origination at Dexus. Dexus are a long-term, proud Platinum Patron and supporter of The Diamond Event. Simon joined the committee in 2018 and took on the position of Co-Chair in 2019 before becoming Chair in 2020.

Over the years, his children have had a number of operations, procedures, and visits to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and Simon saw this as a way of giving back to the Hospital and its amazing staff. Simon is honoured to Chair The Diamond Event in 2020 by taking the event virtual.

“It’s been so inspiring to see what can be achieved when people work together towards a common goal – first class healthcare for our kids”- Simon Fox

Amanda Lacey, Deputy Chair

Amanda joined The Diamond Event Committee in 2019 and in 2020 took on the position of Deputy Chair. Amanda brings with her expertise in Marketing and Communications as the Director of POPCOM and a passion for philanthropy.

She has three beautiful children and believes that every family should have access to good doctors and world-class hospitals, because life isn't always fair. Amanda wants to do all she can to help sick children and their families.

“Having been the receiver of the outstanding care and support of Sydney Children's Hospital, and being fortunate enough to always walk away with healthy children, I am left humbled by the approach of the staff and the hospital. They really care and give 100% to everything they do”- Amanda Lacey

Richard Poulton, Presenting Partner, AFEX

Richard returns to The Diamond Event Committee with a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion as a keen philanthropist and Presenting Partner.

He has worked in the foreign exchange market since 2003 with his AFEX career starting in 2005 on the sales floor in London. In 2006 he relocated to Australia to set up the Sydney operation. During Richard’s time in Australia, he expanded the business to five different offices and progressed from Sales Manager to Sales Director, and in January 2012 moved on to become the Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

Richard has been a passionate supporter of Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation for many years and has been Presenting Partner of The Diamond Event since 2017.

“What we do now has an impact and can change the future for children and their families for years to come. One of the driving reasons AFEX continues to support The Diamond Event is that it’s rewarding not only for myself, but for my staff and especially for the kids - and they need it the most” - Richard Poulton

James Swete, Committee Member 

James joined The Diamond Event Committee in 2018 and is currently the Sales & Marketing Director at Starryland.

James got involved with The Diamond Event as both his twin boys got Parechovirus at only one-month-old and ended up in ICU at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. It was then he saw first-hand how hard the brilliant doctors, nurses and support staff work looking after over 72,000 children annually.

“My aim is to get my fellow colleagues in the property industry involved in this fabulous event to raise much-needed funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick so they can continue to look after sick kids in the future" - James Swete

Alice Moore, Committee Member 

Alice joined The Diamond Event Committee in 2020 and is the Founder/Director of PR agency Élysée Collective.

She was delighted to join the Diamond Event Committee as she has previously supported other events for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick through her clients. Having attended a number of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation functions over the years, she’s constantly inspired and amazed by the hard work of the Foundation to raise much needed funds to ensure children receive the best treatment and care possible.

Alice loves to travel, and her work allows her to visit incredible destinations all over the globe with the Maldives, Bhutan, remote Indonesia, Paris and New York City among her favourites.

“Taking on a formal role allows me to delve deeper into the work of the Hospital and the Foundation and to support in a greater way” - Alice Moore

Jane Shaw, Committee Member

Jane joined The Diamond Event Committee in late 2019 and is the Director of Astor Management Group and a Chartered Accountant. Her personal interests include being a mum to Chloe & Edward, playing golf and tennis on the weekends and escaping in January with her husband to go bowl hiking and skiing in Colorado.

As a mother of two young children, she is passionate about raising funds to directly support the Fellowship Program at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

“It is critical that physicians can develop their speciality so sick kids can continue to receive exceptional medical expertise and care" - Jane Shaw

Claire Ball, Committee Member

Claire joins The Diamond Event Committee in 2021.

She is co-owner of children’s toy distributor, Johnco, which supplies educational toys to retailers throughout Australia.

She has three primary school aged children and has experienced first-hand the wonderful services that Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick provide sick children and their families.

Claire is thrilled to join the Committee and support an organisation that is close to her heart.

“Together with my family, I am so thankful for the wonderful medical practitioners and expert doctors, nurses and support staff at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Helping to raise funds for the Fellowship Program will go a long way towards supporting and developing the most promising medical professionals in children's healthcare." - Claire Ball

The Diamond Event Ambassadors

The Diamond Event is indebted to our amazing Ambassadors who, through their philanthropy and guidance, support us in our continued pursuit of raising funds for The Fellowship Program.

  • Deborah Coakley 
  • Penny O'Meara 
  • Mandy Steinberg 

Please contact Jess Avery for event or ticket enquiries or 02 8074 8019.