Angus Bond

Captain Courageous himself, Angus Bond



Angus Bond




Gabby and Captain

Gabby and Captain

Gabby and Captain


About Captain Courageous

Our Mission

Our Mission is to help find a cure for children suffering a life threatening Bone Marrow Failure Disease by expanding the current research efforts, and through consultation with leading Australian academics and researchers, sponsor further projects that will speed up the research of Bone Marrow Failure and accelerate the path to a cure.

The coordination of these efforts aims to enhance the understanding of bone marrow failure in order to make improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and direct patient care, while working toward a cure for children with these diseases around the globe.

Captain Courageous will share its research outcomes with like organizations around the world focused on research into Bone Marrow Failure Diseases.

Our Board

We are fortunate to have on our Board a group of enthusiastic and well-respected business professionals.

Jessica Bond

Jessica Bond
Executive Director and Founder, Captain Courageous

After a career in banking and finance, Jessica took on the most difficult and rewarding job of all and became a mother. She then travelled with her husband and family to Asia, where she started a successful clothing business, and then followed her husband’s career to North America. She has 3 beautiful children; but it was her youngest son Angus (who was born in Singapore) who provided the inspiration behind Captain Courageous. His determination and courage has given Jessica the strength to establish the foundation and to raise over $750,000 in its first year for the Hanson Institute in South Australia.

Jessica not only runs The Captain Courageous Foundation, and a busy household, but she also has to find time to take care of Angus' day-to-day medical needs. Seeing her son and others going through regular painful procedures gives her the motivation and energy to continue the search for a better life for these unfortunate children.

Hamish McLachlan

Hamish McLachlan
Television and radio broadcaster

Hamish is a television and radio broadcaster who comes from a strong sporting background. Hamish always wanted to play professional tennis, but didn't have the ability to do so. As a secondary option, Hamish commenced his working career with what he thought was the next best option - a sports management agency - Elite Sports Properties (ESP). Here he became a Director and over 8 years worked on two Olympics, the World Cup soccer and rugby, and 8 AFL Grand Finals.

In 2007, Hamish was lucky to be in the right place at the right time and lured into sports broadcasting and the media - firstly with Fairfax, and then as a host and caller for Seven and Austereo.

Since 2008, Hamish has hosted AFL Game Day for Channel 7 and hosted the Australian Open tennis broadcast. Hamish has presented the Melbourne Cup Carnival for the last four years, and hosted various sports and business events over that time, as well as calling AFL on Saturdays and Sundays for Triple M.

Hamish remains involved with Fairfax as a consultant, and owns a stake in an advertising and marketing agency Bastion and public relations agency Undertow Media.

Hamish is married, proud father of 2 beautiful girls and is a massive fan of Captain Courageous himself, as well as the Foundation. Hamish also actively supports World Vision, Cool Australia and Heart Kids.

Edward Taylor

Edward Taylor
Senior Director, Hood Sweeney Accountants
(previously Shearer+Elliss)

Eddie joined Shearer & Elliss in 1992 and was admitted as a partner in July 1996. In 2014 Shearer & Elliss merged with Hood Sweeney and Eddie was made a Senior Director.

Eddie's personal business experience enables him to link taxation advice with broad investment and asset protection strategies to provide a holistic solution to a broad range of clients.

Eddie's particular areas of specialisation are:

• Professional Sportsmen

• Retail and Hospitality

• Manufacturing and Processing Businesses

• Legal and Medical Professionals

• High Net Worth families and investors

Eddie is married to Minnie and they have three children; Chloe, William and Mack.

He is a member of Royal Adelaide Golf Club and is a passionate golfer. He also enjoys travelling, bike riding,tennis and socialising.

David Stock

David Stock
Investment Advisor, Macquarie Private Wealth

David has been friends with the Bond Family for over 15 years.

He is married to Kate and has two daughters, Rosie and Eliza.

David has been in the Finance industry for 8 years and is employed by the Macquarie Group. His role as a client adviser involves stockbroking and portoflio management for a variety of clients including High NNW, retail clients and the Not-for-profit organisations. Prior to joining Macquarie, he spent 7 years in the FMCG industry with his roles including National Sale Manager along with various National account manger roles.

Matthew Bond

Rachel Atkins
Director, Fox Gordon Wines

After the premature birth of her first child Abby at 32 weeks, Rachel and a friend formed Mini Miracles, a group which raised over $300,000 for critical care equipment in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

In addition to her charity endeavors, Rachel was a major driving force behind the establishment of the wine company Fox Gordon in 2000 and is and presently owner and Sales & Marketing Manager. Her and husband Sam also own a 125 acre vineyard with a flock of sheep in the Adelaide Hills.

With qualifications in Education and Business (Banking and Finance), prior to staring a family, Rachel had a 15-year career as one of South Australia's leading Finance Brokers.

She has now combined her passion for family and friends, with her involvement with Captain Courageous and all that is good about enjoying life to its fullest.

Matthew Bond

Matthew Bond
Managing Director, City Central Property Services

Matthew Bond is the Managing Director and owner of a major national property services company – City Central Property Services. The history of City Central Property Services dates back to 1988. In that time, the company has grown from having a single contract in Adelaide, which is retained to this day, to a multi-faceted organisation servicing many varied contracts across Australia.

Matthew has extensive experience in major projects nationally and internationally, and is based out of Melbourne. He is a family man with 3 children and one on the way. He enjoys spending time with his family, AFL and fishing. Matthew is also an uncle to Captain Courageous.


How Captain Courageous Funding will be used

Captain Courageous has tax-deductible status.

All proceeds raised raised by Captain Courageous will be directed to appropriate medical research organizations in Australia with funds being ascribed to defined projects with a clear objective, time frame and budget. Administration costs will be minimized.