News Archive: Jun 2017

Sweet as … well … as cakes!

Posted on 27th June 2017


Great thanks from all involved in Heart of Australia to the energetic members of the Lions Club of Brisbane MacGregor – for their recent Christmas gift to our program.

Our founder and CEO Dr Gomes, was invited to speak to the Club last year to talk about the Heart of Australia program.

Club members, impressed with the positive local impact of the program on bush communities, committed to selling Christmas cakes to fundraise for our service.

And … the members worked at it so hard that when Dr Gomes accepted an invitation to the Club’s recent Centenary Meeting, he was presented with a Heart of Australia support cheque for $10,000!

They seek him here, they seek him there …

Posted on 27th June 2017

Heart of Australia founder and CEO Dr Rolf Gomes, this month performed another of his schedule stops including Brisbane, Sydney and Perth for the 2017 Business Forum – this time adding a brief hop to New Zealand.

It was in answer to a call to speak at a key business forum event on invitation from the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

In his address, Dr Gomes discussed “the journey towards a purpose-driven business model”, covering issues such as measuring and monitoring the impact of the Heart of Australia program, sharing insights into driving quantifiable financial, health and economic outcomes for remote communities as well as improvement to the performance and productivity of local economies.