Mito Foundation Team

Sean Murray was appointed as part time CEO in January 2011 and took up the role full time in April 2012. Sean is responsible for execution of the Mito Foundation strategic plan and all aspects of Mito Foundation operations.

Sean’s background includes software development, business consulting and general management. His career previously focused on organisational change and project/programme management. Sean has lived and worked in Australia, the UK and the US with broad industry experience in both private and government sectors. Sean holds a degree in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics (BSc) from Sydney University.

With a strong family connection with mitochondrial disease, Sean is deeply motivated to drive the Mito Foundation toward achieving its goal of finding a cure.

Sean is a member of the Mito Foundation Nominations Committee and a founding director of the Mito Foundation.


Tim Burchell

Patient Services Officer

Tim joined the team in November 2018 and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. He has worked in hospitals and health for over seven years and has a degree in Exercise Physiology.


Caroline Christensen

Development Manager

Caroline joined the Mito Foundation team in August 2016. Caroline has over nine years of experience working as a relationship fundraiser in the not-for-profit sector. She holds a degree in Philosophy and French.


Dominique Connerty

Senior Marketing and Development Coordinator

Dominique joined the Mito Foundation in April 2014. She has previously worked in online marketing and managing digital content. She holds a BA in Communications.


Felicity Hale

Services Officer

Felicity joined the team in November 2018. She has 6 years of experience as a lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Development Studies and Law from the University of New South Wales.


Jane Hudson

Project Manager

Jane joined the Mito Foundation team in April 2016. She has a degree in Planning Studies. Jane has previously worked as an Account Manager for various advertising agencies.


Ros Harris


Ros manages the accounts for the Mito Foundation. She oversees the everyday expenses of the foundation, as well as handling Mito Foundation research grants and donations from supporters.


Margie Lingard

Chairperson of Fundraising Committee

Margie was instrumental in the set up of the Mito Foundation in 2009 and continues to be a key volunteer.


Aaron Smith

Systems Analyst

Aaron joined the Mito Foundation in July 2018 after previously volunteering as a web designer for The Bloody Long Walk website. He has 10 years experience in digital marketing, web design and I.T.


Fiona Kitson

Development Manager - Direct Fundraising

Fiona joined the team in May 2019 and has 20 years experience in charity fundraising for a range of causes both in the UK and Australia.  She holds a degree in Business Administration.