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Retired NRL star & Brain Foundation Ambassador

Spokesperson for Concussion

Brett Kearney, also known as “BK”, is a retired Rugby League football star who has represented Country Origin and played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Cronulla Sharks and Bradford Bulls (UK Super League) over his professional career.

Throughout his career he witnessed and experienced a number of head injuries. “I was always very casual with concussion, and felt the worst part of sustaining head injuries was the time I would not be on the field,” he says. “But now that I’m starting to learn more, I want to help raise awareness and promote the importance of research.”

Today BK is an Ambassador for the Brain Foundation and its mission to fund brain research. He is a passionate advocate for brain health and in particular is helping to change the conversation around concussion by sharing his personal story.


Chief Executive Officer, Brain Foundation

Spokesperson for the Brain Foundation

Trevor has a background in advertising and marketing across a broad spectrum of industries including healthcare, pharmaceutical and NFP. He is an award-winning writer and project director with significant experience as a Company Director. He has a proven history of building relationships across multiple and varied stakeholders and developing innovative strategies resulting in positive business outcomes.

Trevor first became associated with the Brain Foundation and its division Migraine & Headache Australia more than a decade ago before becoming its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2018.

“I realised very early that the work of the Brain Foundation touches everybody, because everyone knows someone with a brain disorder, disease or injury, including myself. How fortunate am I to work with such a wonderful team of professionals in an arena that helps so many?”

Trevor’s management style revolves around being collaborative, transparent, innovative & proactive. These values help the Brain Foundation advance our mission and impact every day.


Director, Migraine & Headache Australia

Spokesperson for Migraine and Headache

Carl stopped taking his health for granted at an early age due to migraine. Over the last 30 years, health has become central throughout his life and work. This includes working at one of the biggest health companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson.

Today, Carl works with charities, foundations, and organisations to help lift the global burden of migraine including Migraine & Headache Australia, the Brain Foundation, the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), the Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (GPAC), and the World Health Education Foundation (WHEF). Carl is a member of the International Headache Society, acts on several patient committees, the author of and the founder of the Migraine World Summit.

Carl is a public and passionate patient advocate for migraine. He has spoken nationally and internationally on TV, radio and in print about migraine and the need to increase research funding, reduce stigma, and increase patient support.



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