Scott Didier AM


Scott Didier AM is an entrepreneur, a member of the Order of Australia, Chief Executive Officer of the successful Johns Lyng Group of global companies and Chairman of EB Research Partnership (Australia) Ltd. Inspired by a family friend’s daughter born with EB, in 2016 Scott co-founded EB Research Foundation with a clear focus – to cure EB as quickly as possible. Scott’s dedication to the philanthropic sector is exceptional, raising millions of dollars across Australia each year to brighten the lives of seriously ill children. In recognition of his tireless philanthropic work, Scott was awarded Member of the Order of Australia.

Donna Whiffin


Donna is the Director of EB Research Partnership (Australia) and is responsible for the everyday management, implementation and execution of business objectives and event management. She is an aunt of an EB child and brings an enormous amount of passion and determination to cure EB. Donna is also a co-founder of the Cotton Ball and sits on the Board of EB Research Partnership (USA).

Mark Walkley


Mark is an entrepreneur with significant experience in building commercial success stories, both nationally and internationally. He is a committed philanthropist who has made an enormous contribution to the many charity organisations he supports and to the broader Australian community. Mark is also a family friend of the Wilkes family.


Erica Lord


Erica is Group Director and Finance Executive Assistant to Scott Didier AM at Johns Lyng Group of Companies. She brings a wealth of international experience and organisational skill at a corporate Board level. She is very proud of the work that EB Research Partnership (Australia) does and is grateful for the support of those whose donation of services, goods and funds make EB Research Partnership (Australia) a reality.

Anthony Brown


Anthony is the founding partner at Abound Business Solutions and has been in professional services for over 30 years. Anthony is a Chartered Accountant specialising in complex taxation matters for both companies and individuals. Specifically he advises on business acquisitions, succession planning, asset protection and tax compliance.

Anthony is also actively involved in the community and is thrilled to be a part of the EB Research Partnership (Australia) team.

Jessica McCorkill


Jess is a National Broker Account Manager at Johns Lyng Group. She is a passionate and intuitive individual, with a natural ability to understand people’s needs. Jess is extremely proud to be a part of the EB Research Partnership (Australia) and looks forward to the day the world is free from EB.

Sarah Thyssen

Executive General Manager

Sarah is the General Manager of the EB Research Partnership (Australia) and is responsible for the everyday management, events, partnerships and fundraising. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in fundraising and engagement in the for-purpose sector. She is passionate about the opportunity to work with EB families, donors and corporate supporters to raise awareness and find a cure for EB.

Pictured with EB Warrior Lisa Brains