CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER
Berrick founded Chain Reaction in 2007 after his daughter Milla was rushed to hospital with a brain haemorrhage when she was 2 days old. Over the weeks that Berrick and his wife Caroline spent at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the Monash Medical Centre, they benefitted from quality care and attention from all the medical staff. What was obvious from the experience was that even in Australia’s major capital cities, more can be done to help our sick children.
After Milla recovered fully, the experience drove Berrick to do something that would allow people in a similar position to himself to assist sick and hospitalised children. As a result Chain Reaction was founded.
Berrick is a Partner at KordaMentha and is national head of Real Estate Advisory and has experience leading a range of complex real estate development, investment and financing insolvency and turnaround engagements. Since starting his career in 1990, Berrick has provided valuation, consultancy, development and transaction advice applicable to a broad range of real estate interests in Australia and South East Asia. As a property professional with strong financial and insolvency experience, Berrick has specialist skills to assist in formal insolvency and informal turnaround/workout engagements for financiers and companies in financial distress, including development companies with assets tied up in property and corporations who develop, own or lease property.
Daryl Browning, Chief Executive Officer AAPI, Grad Dip Vals, Cert of Business Studies Real Estate, Dip of Financial Services. Daryl was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ISPT in April 2005 and is responsible for the overall management of ISPTs business, encompassing four domestic funds with approximately $14 billion of assets in almost 120 properties. He has over 30 years experience in the property investment and management sector including twelve years in direct financial services. Prior to joining ISPT in 2002 he held senior roles with Knight Frank. He is a director of International Property Funds Management, Property Industry Foundation Australia and Chain Reaction Foundation.
Michael has supported the Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation since completing his first ride in 2008 and was instrumental in setting up the Chain Reaction event in Queensland. This year he will repeat the course from his first ride from Canberra to Melbourne in what will be his 13th consecutive event.
Michael has practised law in Brisbane for over 35 years. He is a legal consultant at Broadley Rees Hogan and Chair of the Queensland Organising Committee for Chain Reaction.
He has 2 children. His daughter Kate has completed in multiple Chain Reaction Challenges and son Luke is a bike mechanic and keen MTB rider.
Andrew is a director of Marshall White & Co, Melbourne’s leading residential agency covering the municipalities of Stonnington, Boroondara, Bayside & Port Phillip.
Andrew has participated as a rider in 6 Chain Reaction events and is currently the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Melbourne Chain Reaction Challenge.
The Chain Reaction culture and camaraderie that Andrew has experienced over his previous rides, both on and off the bike, is what keeps him involved along with his desire to raise as much as he can to help make a difference to the lives of sick children and their families.
Charles joined BaptistCare, a leading profit for purpose Aged Care and Community Service provider, in 2020 as CEO. He brings significant experience in property, planning and development and building focused and well-respected Management teams. Prior to joining BaptistCare Charles worked for the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Property NSW and Colonial First State, focusing on creating vibrant and connected places and spaces and optimising returns for investors.
Charles is married to Jane, and together, they have three daughters. He is a keen cyclist and spends early mornings and weekends on the road enjoying the company of other riders and the amazing national parks that surround Sydney. Charles has been involved with Chain Reaction since the first ride held in Sydney in 2012.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO
Joining the Foundation in 2010 as CEO, John has overseen the growth of Chain Reaction into New South Wales and Queensland, and more recently, the introduction of its first Women’s Ride. Since joining Chain Reaction, John has taken total funds raised from $2.75m to over $33m.
Prior to joining Chain Reaction, John spent 20 years in the funds management industry where he held a variety of senior positions in the product development, sales and marketing and operations divisions of organisations such as AMP, County Investment Management and Orchard Funds Management. John has been in the financial services industry since 1990 and holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics degree from the University of Sydney.
John’s passion for Chain Reaction stems not only from his interest in cycling but also because it allows him to give back to the community. As a father of three children, Chain Reaction’s focus on children’s charities makes it the ideal choice.