BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RAISED IN 2019 FROM ALL EVENTS


BERRICK WILSON
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
DIRECTOR

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 BYROM
DIRECTOR

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 completed her first Chain Reaction event last year in the Women's 300 and son Luke is a bike mechanic and keen MTB rider. 


BRAD BENNETT
DIRECTOR

Brad has over 30 years’ experience in the direct property and real estate industry, and is currently a Partner of KordaMentha Real Estate. He specialises in the project management of developments including retirement, apartments and housing.

Prior to joining KordaMentha Real Estate in 2015, Brad held senior management positions with fund managers and investment banks Abacus Property Group and ARIA Property International and with international real estate companies, Chesterton International and Knight Frank.

Brad originally became involved in Chain Reaction after he met Chairman and Founder, Berrick Wilson, and heard of his heartbreaking experience with Milla. Berrick’s story so inspired Brad, he helped launch the first Chain Reaction Queensland event, becoming one of the founding major corporate sponsors in Queensland in 2011. Brad has since participated in all of the Queensland rides, and has been a major sponsor of each of the Queensland events. He is a member of the Queensland Organising Committee and continues to be a very strong advocate of Chain Reaction in Queensland and Australia.


ANDREW HAYNE
DIRECTOR

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 Victorian 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.


PATRICE SHERRIE
DIRECTOR

Patrice is a chartered accountant with over 35 years experience in Queensland and PNG. She has diverse chartered accounting and commerce industry experience including infrastructure, finance, property, childcare and the arts.

Patrice is currently a consultant to Bentleys (Qld) Pty Ltd; Director of SunWater Ltd and Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee; Director of Andersens Floor Coverings Pty Ltd and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Patrice has participated in the Queensland seven-day rides since 2016 and is a member of the Queensland Organising Committee. She is a strong advocate for the Chain Reaction Women’s 300 and chairs the CRW 300 Organising Committee. Patrice has completed the last two CRW 300 rides with her daughter.


JOHN WARD
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 $25m.

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.