Our People

Meet the people behind Wounded Heroes Australia.

Our Leadership Team

Martin Shaw


Martin Shaw assumed the role of President at Wounded Heroes Australia in January 2011, and his commitment to the organisations mission is unwavering. He brings extensive expertise in corporate governance, business management, and financial oversight. Martin remains a dedicated advocate for veterans, actively engaging with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other key stakeholders to advance the cause. His efforts have been instrumental in forging valuable partnerships with ex-service and community organisations around Australia, ultimately enhancing the support available to veterans and their families as they work towards rebuilding their lives.

Kim Shaw


Kim Shaw is a dedicated, exceptionally motivated, and socially conscious leader in the community business realm. She boasts a proven track record of contributing to the non-profit sector. Kim's professional journey has been quite varied, encompassing 18 years dedicated to the community sector. During the past seven years, she has taken on pivotal senior leadership and executive positions, notably as a Board Director and active member in three different not-for-profit organisations. Her expertise is grounded in providing strategic and operational guidance across a broad spectrum of functions. This includes skillful involvement in strategy formulation, marketing, and communications, fostering strategic alliances, promoting business growth, managing risk and assurance, and crafting proposals for state and federal funding opportunities.

Kim Dennis

Board Member

Kim Dennis is a highly accomplished board member of Wounded Heroes Australia, bringing with her an impressive background in media sales and partnerships spanning over 26 years. Throughout her career, Kim has consistently demonstrated her exceptional abilities as a high performer, achieving remarkable success in the field. Beyond her professional achievements, Kim has an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of veterans. She is deeply passionate about advocating for and supporting the physical, mental, and emotional health of those who have served their country. Kim's dedication and compassion make her an invaluable asset to Wounded Heroes Australia, as she tirelessly works to improve the lives of veterans and their families.

Our Founder

Vale Mr Jim (James) Shapcott


Wounded Heroes Australia (previously known as the Deployed Soldiers Welfare Association) was founded by Jim Shapcott in 2007. As a reservist, Jim was commissioned in 1966, retiring in 1973 as a Captain in the second fourteenth. Jim witnessed first-hand, the trials and tribulations of many defence families suffering physically, mentally, and financially which strengthened his resolve to provide a solution to the problem. Wounded Heroes Australia continues Jim’s legacy today, providing immediate financial to veterans and families Australia-wide when it matters most.

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