Founder, CEO and Director of The Carers Foundation
QLDNomineeAustralian of the Year2021
Ronnie Benbow is the founder and CEO of the only charity in Australia that provides free wellness programs to carers.
Through The Carers Foundation, Ronnie has created a safe healing space for carers to learn practical wellbeing strategies, establish peer support networks and enjoy a much-needed break from the mental, physical and emotional stress of their caring duties.
The Carers Foundation has provided lifesaving wellness programs, including counselling and stress-management workshops, to more than 1,000 carers – many still in their teens.
Ronnie is committed to raising awareness of the importance of carers in Australia and overseas. She established the WHO CARES? campaign to provide a voice for this often-overlooked sector. At the same time, she works to attract funds through donations, grants, government contributions and corporate partnerships.
Ronnie’s service to the community was recognised in 2020 when she was awarded the Femeconomy Queensland Voices Award in conjunction with the Queensland Government Office for Women, was shortlisted for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and named by Y Magazine as one of the Top 10 Women To Watch.