"We want the children in our community to have the same opportunities and choices all Australians expect for their children, regardless of where they live."
Dean Pradal

About Us

The Northern Frontier Foundation aims to assist the future wellbeing of those in our society who themselves possess the abilities and drive to succeed, but not necessarily the means. In doing so, they will make a difference to their own lives, their family and their community. The FNQ foundation will also support the recovery of our region’s environment, in particular the Great Barrier Reef. Another focus of this FNQ foundation will be to assist Indigenous communities who seek to achieve educational success, prosper in the economy and live long, safe and healthy lives. The Northern Frontier Foundation will focus on supporting individuals and communities creating a genuine impact on long-term benefit of all in Far North Queensland.

Dean Pradal

Founding Chairman

For over 30 years, Dean has been a strong supporter of charitable causes in Far North Queensland through his business Trinity Petroleum Services Pty Ltd (Trinity), providing funds to schools, hospitals, sporting groups and clubs. Early in 2018 Dean sold Trinity to Idemitsu International Pte Ltd of Japan. A large portion of the sale proceeds have been set aside to establish the initial equity used to establish NFF.

John McMullan

Secretary

John is a lawyer and the owner of McMullan Solicitors, who for many years assisted others to establish charitable and other such organisations. He assisted and sat on the board of other not-for-profit companies. Sponsored on behalf of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation, “Pete’s Big Red Challenge” is a 800km walk and bicycle ride from Canberra to Melbourne by a dialysis patient and supporters, aimed at raising donor awareness and encouraging similar patients to do more to survive and achieve a transplant.

Peter Williams

Director

Peter is a Civil Engineer with 40 years’ experience, a large portion as a Senior Executive of Australia’s largest construction group Cimic Ltd (then Leighton Holdings Ltd). Peter today is semi-retired, sitting on the board of Kidney Health Australia. For many years, he has been a strong financial supporter and facilitator of projects he has personally funded in North East Arnhem land Indigenous communities. A strong supporter of the establishment of AFL in Queensland, Peter was a Principal Shareholder and Director of the Brisbane Bears AFL club relocating the “Bears” from Carrera to the Gabba in the early 1990’s.

Michael Schramm

Director

In professional life, Michael is an Accountant and one of the Principal Partners of Pacifica Accountants, a Cairns-based Accounting and Audit Business. Michael himself is a passionate community contributor, and sits on various community Boards including the Finance Council of the Catholic Diocese for Far North Queensland. He is also a committed Rotarian and has supported many local sporting and charitable organisations over many years. 

Northern Frontier Foundation Queensland

We want the children in our community to have the same opportunities and choices all Australians expect for their children, regardless of where they live.

Northern Frontier Foundation aims to assist the future wellbeing of those in our society who themselves possess the abilities and drive to succeed, but not necessarily the means. In doing so, they will make a difference to their own lives, their family and their community.

The Foundation will also support the betterment of our region’s pristine environment and natural surrounds, in particular the Great Barrier Reef.

Another key focus of the Foundation will be to assist those in Indigenous communities who seek the same objectives that every Australian aspires to, such as achieving educational success, prospering in the economy and living long, safe and healthy lives.

The Northern Frontier Foundation will focus on supporting individuals and communities creating a genuine impact on long-term benefit of all in Far North Queensland.

Dean Pradal
Founder