Cor Infinitus aims to establish memorials throughout the country dedicated to those that served our nation and took their own life.
Cor Infinitus has the following powerful purposes...
To provide dignity and respect to those that have served Australia and taken their own life.
To publicly acknowledge the loss suffered by families and loved ones and provide them with a place of reflection, dignity, and respect.
To assist in the prevention of suicide.
To support the destigmatization of mental illness and suicide.
The memorials do not represent any individual person, era, or circumstance. They are anonymous and owned by all families of those lost.
Cor Infinitus is not intended to glorify a person’s final act to take their own life.
The creation and presence of a memorial will promote conversation around mental illness, whilst messaging of hope and help in the immediate vicinity of the memorial will provide numbers for immediate crisis assistance as well as real words from real families impacted by suicide to promote help-seeking.
The combination of all these elements will assist to destigmatize both mental illness and suicide.
Cor Infinitus LTD is a registered charity with the ACNC and guided by three volunteer directors. All three directors are members or graduates of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Together they have a wealth of experience across a broad range of areas including: not-for-profit, government, research, academic, commercial, financial, operational service and lived experience.
Meet The Team
Founder and Executive Director
Following graduation from the Royal Military College Duntroon, Kevin was an Army helicopter pilot and commander for 20 years. After several operational deployments including East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan he battled mental illness and contemplated suicide. Following recovery, he spent the next 10 years as a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot, flight instructor, examiner, Chief Pilot and Director.
He is the Mental Health Ambassador for AIRBUS Australia Pacific, a member of the Veteran Advisory Group for the Australian War Memorial redevelopment and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company directors. In 2020 he created COR INFINITUS.
Today, he is a keynote speaker focussing on Mental Health, Leadership and Trust. His personal mission is to lift humanity by inspiring others to find their own courage and compassion.
Miriam Dwyer is the Chief Executive Officer at the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (a Not for Profit Approved Research Institute based in Brisbane). The Foundation focusses on applied research that will enhance the health and wellbeing of veterans and their families.
Miriam served on the Board of Mates4Mates from 2013 to 2021 and since May 2019 is a Trustee for the Commando Welfare Trust.
Miriam is an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland School of Medicine She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul Willis read a Bachelor of Science Degree at the Australian Defence Force Academy before graduating to the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. He served in a variety of regimental and staff postings, with operational service.
On leaving the regular Army he and his wife purchased a pharmacy in Townsville in 2006 and developed it into three pharmacies with internet sales and commercial property. He has been a business and executive coach, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, a director of a funeral fund, a director of a consulting firm, a finance officer and a director of Townsville RSL Group.