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.

Judy Higgins

General Manager

Born and bred in Townsville, Judy attended James Cook University and completed a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science Degree in 2005. This degree led Judy to allied health clinic Townsville Podiatry Centre, where she assisted and treated patients for six years. A new challenge arose when Judy was appointed General Manager of WNBL Team the Townsville Fire, where her interests in women’s sport, business and the local community collided. Following her time at the Townsville Fire, Judy completed a short contract at Townsville’s Sport & Recreation sector of the Queensland Government before taking up her position as General Manager of the Townsville Hospital Foundation.


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.

Megan King

Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator

Megan began as the Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator in June 2016 after working in the Tourism and Events Industry for 3 years. She has a passion for working with the Non for Profit sector and in particular volunteers as she herself has been one for many well known charities in North Queensland. Megan studied Tourism and Events at Griffith University in Brisbane before returning to her hometown, Charters Towers, where she held a number of positions in the Private and Local Government sectors. She moved to Townsville 12 months ago and enjoys the diversity, culture and lifestyle that come with living in the tropics.

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.