Meet the Team

The staff at the Townsville Hospital Foundation is proud of their contribution towards making a difference at The Townsville Hospital.  Through their work they are able to make a difference by providing vital funding for ancillary medical equipment, research, patient and visitor care facilities, funding contribution towards education and training which is available for distribution in areas identified throughout the hospital.

Andrea McLeod

Office Manager

Andrea has worked in the administration field for 23 years. During that time she has held various office management positions in the private sector and senior administration positions in the public sector. Andrea and her husband moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2012 and she started with the Townsville Hospital Foundation in February 2013. Andrea is delighted to be working in the not-for-profit sector where she feels that her work can help make a difference.


Narelle Burns

Staff Member

Narelle has over 35 years experience working in North Queensland. For the past 17 years she has worked in various positions in the tourism industry, mainly managing Visitor Information Centres. Prior to that, Narelle lived and worked on cattle properties in the Gulf and North-West Queensland. Narelle enjoys working with Volunteers and is thrilled to be working as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Townsville Hospital Foundation.


Bandi Bear

Mascot Extrordinaire

Bandi Bear is the official mascot for the Townsville Hospital Foundation and loves nothing more then bringing smiles to the faces of patients and visitors at The Townsville Hospital. When not on duty Bandi enjoys long walks on the beach and eating peanut butter and honey sandwiches.