RCH1000 Committee

RCH1000 is guided by a volunteer committee of dedicated philanthropists.

Barry Novy OAM, Chairman

Barry Novy has a long established relationship with the hospital, having previously been Chairman of the RCH Foundation, a Board member of the hospital and more recently Chairman of the Children’s Bioethics Centre Development Board.

Barry commenced the role in August 2016.


Ben Walker, Deputy Chair

Ben Walker has been a member of RCH1000 since 2019. Having spent a lot of time at the RCH with his younger brother who was born with a genetic liver disorder, Ben has seen first hand the great work of the hospital. As a father of two boys, he is dedicated to supporting an institution that improves the lives of children.

Ben commenced the role in 2020.

Committee members

Peter Hitchener OAM, Patron

Barry Novy OAM, Chairman

Ben Walker, Deputy Chair

Geoff Kliger
Richard Leder OAM
Michelle Olinder ESM
Sue Hunt

Regina McInnes
Madeline Soloveychik
Melanie Super
Sid Gaddie
Sara Gold
Michael Lewin
Jeff Slabe
Greg Lowe