Julian Burtons Burstrust

Annual Report 2013/14 . Board of Directors

Julian Burton OAM - Executive Chair

Julian is the founding CEO of the Julian Burton Burns Trust and is currently Executive Chair.

Julian provides leadership to the Board and Burns Trust team in the strategic direction of the organisation with a focus on partner relations and government lobbying.

Julian has three sons, Max, Archie and Sebastian.

Sheila Kavanagh AM - Secretary

Sheila is a previous Vice President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association and has been the Nurse in Charge of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit since 1996. 

Sheila is a co-founder and life member of the Burns Trust and was an influence on Julian in setting up the Trust in 2003. Sheila brings an in-depth knowledge of the national and international burns landscape to the Burns Trust Board and will assist us in further developing strong relationships with the burns community.

Peter Edwards

Peter joined the Burns Trust in 2007 and is Managing Director of the Victor Smorgon Group located in Melbourne.

He is a businessman and entrepreneur currently investing in bio fuels and other sustainable resources including recycling waste, the farming of Blue-Fin Tuna and hydroponically grown truss tomatoes, both in South Australia.

Peter has also followed his grandfather, Victor Smorgon AC in the area of philanthropy through the Victor Smorgon Charitable Fund.

Prof Peter Maitz AM

Peter is the Burn Unit Director of the Concord Hospital in Sydney and the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association. As a burn professional Peter brings an outstanding knowledge and medical expertise to the Burns Trust Board. 

Peter has also represented his home country, Austria in the Winter Olympics in 1984.




Paul Brennan

Based in Victoria, Paul has extensive experience in the health care device industry throughout Asia-Pacific and a background of 16 years in nursing.

This background, his knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association and of the current and historical burns landscape combined with his marketing expertise makes Paul a valuable addition to our Board.