CEO Announcement 
July 2021

The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation announce that Trish O’Brien, Chief Executive, has resigned effective 9th July 2021.

Trish joined The Foundation in February 2017 bringing with her a wealth of philanthropic experience. During her tenure there have been significant achievements such as the opening of The Fertility and Research Centre and recently the wonderful  births of healthy babies from the first low-cost IVF patients; continued annual funding of strategic equipment for many areas of the hospital such as the state-of-the-art 3D Hologic Mammogram Machine and a new Ultrasound machine used for complicated pregnancies; funding for a perinatal psychologist for new mums; and broadening our focus to the mental health of not just our mothers but dads too, through events such as Secret Men’s Business.

Trish has also overseen many successful fundraising initiatives, a highlight being the annual collaboration with Harper’s BAZAAR for our Bazaar in Bloom event which achieved prominent status on the Sydney social calendar.

Whilst Covid has indeed impacted many aspects of The Foundation’s activities, Trish has remained committed, empathic and passionate about the cause and mission to enable the Royal Hospital for Women to continue to provide exceptional care, addressing the health and needs for all babies, girls and women.

The Foundation Board thank Trish for her contribution and leadership in her role as CE and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

Elise Jennings, Director, Operations and Philanthropy will be taking charge of the Foundation team and responsibilities.

Amanda Kenny
Chair, The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation