CEO of the RBWH Foundation, and Certified Fundraising Executive.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation CEO Simone Garske is a Certified Fundraising Executive, with over 17 years’ worth of experience working as senior leadership roles at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). During her time with QUT, Simone led and managed teams, rolled out QUT Giving Day and raised more than $400 million for the university. Simone has experience with major philanthropic campaign strategy and execution, exceeding KPIs and delivering impact in education, medical research and donor relations.
Since starting with the RBWH Foundation, Simone managed the inaugural Royal Giving Day which, with the involvement of the Brisbane Broncos, Channel Seven stars and staff, saw $500, 000 raised within in a 24-hour period. Simone has also overseen a re-branding of the RBWH Foundation.