Board of Governors
The Honourable Michael Egan (Chairman)
Mr Egan, a former Treasurer of NSW (1995-2005), is Chancellor of Macquarie University, Chairman of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority Commission, and a member of the NHMRC. During his 25-year parliamentary career Mr Egan held several ministerial positions.
Mr John Samaha (Deputy Chairman)
Mr Samaha leads the Australian litigation and contentious regulatory practice of global law firm Allen & Overy. He has represented many leading financial institutions and corporations, as well as executives, who operate in a wide range of sectors, especially banking, wealth management, financial markets, resources, real estate development, IT and telecommunications.
Dr Teresa Anderson
Dr Anderson is Chief Executive of the Sydney Local Health District and has over 30 years' experience as a clinician and manager in the public health system, including General Manager, Liverpool Hospital and Director, Clinical Operations, Former Sydney South West Area Health Service. Dr Anderson is a Board member of the Ingham Health Research Institute, Anzac Research Institute, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, and Inner West Sydney Medicare Local.
Mr Joseph Carrozzi
Mr Carrozzi is a National Managing Partner at accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is responsible for managing relationships with some of the largest organisations in Australia, both ASX100 listed companies and also a number of major multi-nationals operating in Australia. Mr Carrozzi has led PwC’s client service program in Australia, focusing on the strategy for growth and service quality. He has supported a number of the firm’s charity partners such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is admitted as a Barrister at Law in NSW, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia. He is also a member of the Board of Italian Chamber of Commerce in Australia and the Corporate Board of European Australian Chamber of Commerce (EABC).
Mr Alastair Davidson
Mr Davidson has held executive positions in the banking and financial services industry for 24 years in the UK, US and Australia. He is currently Managing Director of Aurora Funds Management in Sydney. Prior to this, Mr Davidson was at Citibank, Australia in Sydney, where he spent eight years as co-head of its new product group. He is also a non-executive director of Biotech Capital, an ASX-listed investment company.
Professor John Horvath AO
Professor John Horvath was the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer from 2003 - 2009. He is currently continuing to advise the Department of Health & Ageing and the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, and holds the position of Honorary Professor of Medicine. Professor Horvath is currently a member of the Council of the NHMRC and Chairman of the Healthcare Committee. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is a distinguished practitioner, researcher and teacher. Professor Horvath was previously Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney and a specialist renal physician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), and Area Director of Renal Services for the RPAH and Concord Repatriation General Hospitals. He is also known as a leader in a range of medical training and workforce organisations. He is also a former President of the Australian Medical Council and the NSW Medical Board.
Mr Graham Kelly
Mr Kelly is a non-executive Chairman of Tishman Speyer Office Trust, Centrebet International Limited, Infigen Energy Limited and a non-executive director of several companies including Fresh Food Australia Holdings Pty Limited and Oasis Fund Management Limited. He is a consultant to Freehills law firm, and was until recently the Inspector of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and a Director of the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation.
Mr Neil Lawrence
Mr Lawrence is the founder of Lawrence Creative Strategy, as well as the Executive Creative Director of STW, Australia's largest communications group. Mr Lawrence was the strategic and creative mind behind the Australian Labor Party's winning 'Kevin 07' advertising campaign, for which he was recognised as 'Australian Marketer of the Year' in 2007. In 2009, Neil was responsible for the marketing campaign behind Anna Bligh's bid to be elected Australia's first female Premier. In 2010, he ran the Minerals Council of Australia's successful campaign opposing the resources super tax to 'Keep Mining Strong.' His work combines creative flair with a deep understanding of highly complex, strategic political and corporate issues. This approach has also been used on corporate positioning and merger and acquisition campaigns for clients such as Wesfarmers, AGL, and BHP Billiton.
More recently, Neil's pro bono campaign for indigenous nonprofit GenerationOne was viewed by 6 million Australians in one night, resulting in 2.4 million hits to the movement's website and a 20% boost in national awareness of GenOne and its goal of ending the disparity between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in one generation - ours. Neil has represented Australia internationally as the Chairman of Judges at the Irish International Advertising awards and on the film jury at Cannes. He writes regular columns analysing campaign strategy for The Australian, and appeared on ABC TV's series Gruen Nation and The Drum focusing on political campaigns.
Dr Susan Pond AM MBBS MD DSc, FTSE
Dr Pond has a strong scientific and commercial background having held executive positions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry for 12 years, most recently as Chairman and Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Limited (2003-2009). Dr Pond has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Hons 1) degree from the University of Sydney, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New South Wales and Doctor of Science and Doctor of Medicine honoris causa degrees from the University of Queensland. As a specialist physician, Dr Pond was a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Queensland thereafter, where she was appointed to a Personal Chair. Dr Pond has a very extensive publication and patent filing record. She has held Board positions including Chairman of the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC), Executive Director of Johnson & Johnson Pty Limited and non-executive Director & Chairman of AusBiotech Limited. Currently, Dr Pond serves on the Board of Commercialisation Australia and the Board of Trustees for Australia’s Virtual Herbarium.
Professor Bruce Robinson AM
Professor Robinson is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney and Head of the Cancer Genetic Laboratory at the Kolling Institute. In 2003, he was awarded the Daiichi Prize by the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association for this work on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer. Professor Robinson is the Founding Chairman of Hoc Mai, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation, which sponsors and supports medical nursing, allied health and scientific exchanges between Australia and Vietnam. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Josephine Sukkar
Ms Josephine Sukkar serves as Principal of Buildcorp Australia Pty Ltd. Ms Sukkar is co-owner of Buildcorp, where she has overall responsibility for executive business development and marketing, human resources and sustainability. Ms Sukkar is a keen philanthropist. She is Vice-President of YWCA NSW, a Director of the Sydney University Football Club Foundation, and is actively involved with a number of other charitable and community organisations including Redkite, Sydney University Football Club, Women on Boards and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Ms Sukkar has been a Director of Trust Company Ltd since March 26, 2010. Ms Sukkar is a Member of Advisory Board of Buildcorp Australia Pty Ltd.
Ms Deborah Wilcox
Ms Wilcox started her career as a nurse, principally in the area of Intensive Care. Since that time Ms Wilcox has held senior positions in Government, both as an adviser to the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health; and later as Chief of Staff in the portfolios of Planning, Housing and Aboriginal Affairs. Ms Wilcox was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales and worked for a time in the area of employment and industrial relations law. Ms Wilcox has also worked in the not for profit sector in the area of mental health research. In recent years Ms Wilcox has held senior positions in NSW Health, including as part of the executive within the now Ministry of Health, and with the HealthShare NSW. Ms Wilcox was the appointed General Manager at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in January 2013.
Professor Mathew Vadas AO
Professor Vadas trained in medicine at the University of Sydney and as a physician at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before completing a doctorate at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne. After postdoctoral work at Harvard, he returned to Australia and built up a significant research enterprise in Adelaide. He was a chief initiator and Inaugural Director of the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research (now Hanson Institute). More...