Our People

Meet the people behind Wounded Heroes Australia.

Our Board

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.

Martin Shaw


Martin Shaw joined Wounded Heroes Australia in January 2011 and is passionate about the cause. He has vast experience in corporate governance with business and financial management. Martin continues to advocate for veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other key stakeholders. He has also been instrumental in creating key relationships and connections, working with ex-service organisations to provide better care for veterans and their families to get their lives back on track.

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