Board of Directors

In Australia, we are registered as Marie Stopes International Australia, a non-profit organisation focused on the Pacific Asia region, with tax deductible status and an independent Board of Directors. For information on the global leadership team and board, please visit our global website. You can also read our Board Constitution. 

  • Julie Mundy

    Chair of the Board, Founding CEO of Marie Stopes International Australia, GAICD, PBAS, BCom(Hons)

    Julie Mundy is a reproductive health and overseas aid program management specialist with over 25 years experience. She has key expertise in organisational development, human resources, risk management, strategic planning and non-government organisations governance. Accredited Partnership Broker (ODI/IBLF).

    “I believe that Marie Stopes’ socially innovative and courageous approach makes a genuine difference to the lives of women and their families. I hope to see a future where every single woman is able to take her reproductive rights and health for granted.”

  • Glenyce Johnson

    Director and Social Entrepreneur

    Glenyce Johnson is currently co-founder of Wandering the World, an agency specialising in bespoke socially responsible travel experiences.

    A previous winner of the Zaffyre International Private & Corporate Sector State Award, and State winner of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year award in 2006, Glenyce is an accomplished businesswoman who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for social responsibility to our organisation.

    “I am motivated to help local communities worldwide access affordable healthcare. I trust Marie Stopes will continue to make significant positive impact, and that my small commitment will contribute to that difference.”

  • Jane Black

    MSc International Development, Diploma Management Studies, BA (Humanities)(Hons)

    Jane Black brings over 25 years of experience in the humanitarian and emergency relief arena, working overseas and in Australia with individuals and families who have been impacted by migration, including refugees, asylum seekers, people in detention, as well as torture and trauma survivors.

    “I believe in choices and the basic right to be able to access quality sexual and reproductive healthcare and education. However, this right of access is limited – nowhere more so than among the estimated 65.3 million people who have been forcibly displaced worldwide. My hope is that Marie Stopes can continue to improve sexual health humanitarian responses.”

  • Ian Howie

    Adjunct Professor, School of Global, Urban & Social Studies, RMIT; Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne

    Ian Howie has had a distinguished association with Marie Stopes International Australia for many years, bringing over 30 years of experience working with the UNFPA as country programme manager, as a global director of UNFPA human resources, and now as an Adjunct Professor in Global Studies at RMIT University.

    “Marie Stopes is an organisation that delivers. Using its growing international status to run programs that directly address the reproductive health needs of poor rural women and men, it does so without excessive bureaucracy and by placing committed people in the areas of greatest need.”

  • Narelle Magee

    Operations Manager, Health Services GMHBA, MPH, BCom

    Narelle Magee is an exemplary leader with over 20 years’ experience in the health sector and in professional services for organisations including cohealth, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Marie Stopes International and Ernst & Young. She has expertise in implementing strategic initiatives, as well as organisational and governance standards and processes. Narelle currently manages the Health Services businesses at GMBHA. In addition to her work with Marie Stopes International, she is also a board member for the not-for-profit organisation, One Girl Australia.

  • Simon Cooke

    CEO, Marie Stopes International

    Simon Cooke joins the board in Australia in his capacity as the CEO of Marie Stopes International. Simon provides insight and guidance on MSI global strategic direction. Simon was previously the CEO of SuperMax, a personal care product marketing organisation and has also held senior leadership positions at Reckitt Benckiser and Procter and Gamble.

    He has over 25 years of international management, marketing and sales experience in both developed and developing countries.

    “I am delighted to be joining the MSIA board. From my first interaction with the people at MSI, I have been impressed by their passion, dedication and focus on results, their genuine desire to push the boundaries and drive efficiency as a means of providing more and better services.”

  • Rachel Powning


    Rachel is a seasoned leader with experience across local government, domestic not-for-profit and foreign aid. Rachel is the former mayor of the City of Port Phillip and board member of several associations. She has extensive experience in corporate fundraising for the not-for-profit sector and is the current General Manager of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre.