Our Board

The board brings a diversity of expertise, experience and skill to the Fiona Wood Foundation. All members share Fiona's passion - to minimise the devastation and suffering caused by burn injury.

Professor Fiona Wood FRACS AM

Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for the past 25 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA). She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Childrens Hospital (previously Princess Margaret Hospital), co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA, Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation (formerly The McComb Foundation).


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Fiona Wood

Anthony (Tony) Kiernan AM

Tony was appointed Chairman of the Foundation in July 2014 having joined the Board earlier in the year. He was formerly a practising lawyer.  

Tony is currently Chairman of Saracen Minerals, Pilbara Minerals Limited and Venturex Resources Ltd, all listed on the ASX.

He is well versed in the not for profit and charity sectors having been a director and Chairman of Anglicare (WA) for over 20 years. Previous involvement included being a trustee of TVW Telethon and a board member of the Child health Research Foundation.





Tony Kiernan

Sam Barbaro

Sam was appointed to the Board in January 2014. Mr Barbaro is a practicing solicitor with 20 years’ experience. Mr Barbaro spent over 10 years working in private practice, with specific expertise in corporate law, energy and resources, administrative law, compliance and regulatory, and governance. He then moved in-house holding senior corporate counsel positions.
Sam was appointed General Counsel of Western Power in December 2014, which is the Executive Manager of the Legal and Assurance business unit. He has extensive experience advising corporations and Boards. His present role at Western Power includes being the Western Power Company Secretary.

Sam is a member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, an associate member of the Australian Institute of Management and a fellow of Leadership WA.


Sam Barbaro

Geraldine Erridge

Geraldine is a Director at David M Clarke & Associates. She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1999. She has extensive experience in general taxation advice and self-managed superannuation advice as well as providing a number of services to high wealth individuals.

Geraldine was appointed to the Fiona Wood Foundation board in January 2014.





David Fyfe

David works as an Executive Manager in the utilities sector and has operated in senior management roles across varied environments. He has an Honours Degree in Engineering and post graduate qualifications in business. David is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

David is a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings which claimed the lives of over 200 people including 88 Australians. He was severely injured and received significant burns. David was treated by the staff at Royal Perth hospital under the leadership of Fiona Wood.

David is passionate about the research that the foundation undertakes. He is a recipient of the “spray on skin” technology that the Foundation developed and wants to assist the foundation in furthering research to ensure a better quality of life for burns patients.

David regularly presents as a keynote/motivational speaker at events throughout Western Australia.

Dave Fyfe

Professor Suzanne Rea

Suzanne is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital (previously at Royal Perth Hospital) and Perth Childrens Hospital (previously Princess Margaret Hospital), with a specialist interest in burns surgery. Her research work has been awarded by the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association and the American Burns Association, she has also successfully received major funding support for her research projects, a testament to the validity of her work.

Strongly involved with the Foundation’s scientific and burns related research, Suzanne’s primary goals for the Fiona Wood Foundation are to assist in growing the burns team, particularly in regard to the medical and surgical side of burn management and how the burn scars can be influenced. Suzanne has led the development and growth of laser treatment for burns scars at the adult and paediatric units. She is currently involved in a number of research projects specifically examining the role of laser in burns scars. She aims to see the Foundation evolve to be a world leader in holistic burn care, focussing on patient survival as well as quality of life post injury (both physical and psychological).

Suzanne Rea



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