Sam Taubert

Chairman

sam@donormate.org.au

Sam is a practicing Civil Engineer for AECOM with 5 years of experience. He is part of the ‘Dams’ team and has been involved on various water infrastructure projects in Victoria, Australia and internationally.

At the age of 3 years old, Sam was diagnosed with Viral Dilated Cardiomyopathy (an infection of the heart). He remained healthy until the age of 16 where his health quickly declined. At this time, Sam was placed on the heart transplant waiting list and underwent lifesaving surgery to implant a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). After 4 months in hospital, he received a heart transplant.

In 2015 after a significant deterioration in Sam’s health, he was once again placed on the heart transplant waiting list. In April 2015 he received his second heart transplant after waiting two months.

In his spare time, Sam enjoys playing indoor soccer and watching his beloved AFL team, Melbourne.

Peter Chwal

Director

peter@donormate.org.au

Peter has a BA Justice Studies, PostGrad Dip Leadership and Management and a PostGrad Cert Transnational Crime Prevention.

He is married and a father of three young girls.

He waited 15 months for a life saving transplant which brought into stark reality Australia’s poor organ donation rate. As a result he co-founded Donor Mate.

Ryan Rampling

Media Director

ryan@donormate.org.au

A communications specialist with over 10 years experience having worked predominantly in television and radio.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Communications Degree from Swinburne University, Melbourne and is the proud dad of two boys.

Ryan is currently serving as Senior Chief of Staff at Nine News Perth which is a key position requiring leadership, decisive decision making, strong communication and a keen ear to listen.

Interested in people and the world around us, Ryan believes there is always a story to be told and everyone has one to tell. BUT it’s how you tell the story that makes all the difference.

Peter Grainger

Creative Director

Peter is a highly experienced designer, working with clients for over 20 years to create strategic, exciting and long lasting branding solutions. As the Director of Grainger Studio, Peter personally oversees not only the design and creative processes, but also all stages of development and production.

Peter completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (Design) at Curtin University in 1993 and started his own business that same year. Over the course of his career, Peter has worked with many commercial, government and charitable organisations in all aspects of branding, advertising, marketing and design.

His experience ranges from the pragmatic and detailed aspects of design, print production/management and web development, to the overarching aspects of brand vision and strategy.

Prof Luc Delriviere

Transplant surgeon

Prof Luc Delriviere is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He is the head of liver transplant and hepato-biliary surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Over the past 10 years of work, he has played a major role in the expansion of liver and kidney transplant programs in Western Australia, with activity in both areas having now more than doubled. He is involved in both clinical and experimental research programs.

His approach is multidisciplinary and involves oncologists, gastroentrolologists, hepatologists and radiologists. He is proud to be establishing the very first comprehensive liver centre in Western Australia that incorporates a range of liver specialists and serves as a single point of contact for centralised and coordinated patient care.

Nick Taubert

Director

nick@donormate.org.au

Nick has a Commerce Degree and currently works with superannuation and insurance. He is one of those frustrating people that genuinely enjoys going to work each day.

After his younger brother received his second heart transplant, Nick decided he wanted to focus some of his time and skills on improving organ donation awareness. After some research, Nick discovered the Perth based charity ‘Donor Mate’ which proved to be a perfect match.

In his spare time Nick loves playing squash, reading and considers himself a bit of a foodie.