Angela Skates

Angela is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Adventurers. She joined the organisation in 2015 as a corporate fundraising specialist, before stepping up to the CEO role in 2017. With over 12 years of senior experience in the not-for-profit sector, Angela is working closely with the Board to implement the organisation’s new strategic plan.

As the mother of three young children, Angela believes that every child has the right to be happy, healthy and carefree. Angela is proud to be working for an organisation dedicated to raising funds for medical research into childhood brain cancer.

Narelle Antonio

Narelle joined The Adventurers in 2011 as the inaugural Administration and Marketing Coordinator. Since then, Narelle has become the organisation’s Communications Manager. Narelle has a passion for digital media, and is responsible for the organisation’s integrated communications strategy. Her personal motto is: “I love what I do.”

Like Angela, Narelle is the mother of three young children, and a passionate advocate of The Adventurers. Over the past three years, Narelle has participated in three Adventures – Great Wall Trek, Milford Track and Stirling Ranges Trek- and raised over $75,000.

Vicki Fitzgerald

Vicki joined the passionate and committed team at The Adventurers in September 2016, after leading our inaugural Brainchild Ball. Vicki is the organisation’s Community Fundraising Manager.

Vicki understands childhood brain cancer at a very personal level: her own daughter, Abigail (Abby), was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma at age 4½ and spent over 18 months undergoing intensive radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Thankfully, Abby recovered and went into remission. After Abby’s recovery, Vicki decided to dedicate her life to raising funds for medical research into childhood brain cancer.

Holding a degree in Law and Commerce from The University of Western Australia, Vicki worked as an accountant prior to becoming proud Mum to James and Abigail. Vicki has a love of the domestic arts (possibly with the exception of cleaning), in particular baking and backyard cricket. Vicki prides herself on being an advocate for promoting awareness of childhood brain cancer.