Our Board of Directors

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Finding a cure for type 1 diabetes requires a team of dedicated individuals to work together across multiple disciplines. We are incredibly grateful for our board of directors and their tremendous contribution to our vision. Their guidance brings us closer to a world without type 1 diabetes every day.

Richard Goyder AO

Year appointed: 2016

Qualifications and experience:

  • Co-Chair, JDRF Advisory Board
  • BCom, FAICD
  • Chairman, Qantas Airways, Woodside Petroleum Limited, Australian Football League Commission, West Australian Symphony Orchestra & Channel 7 Telethon Trust
  • Former Managing Director, Wesfarmers
  • Honorary member of the Business Council of Australia
  • Father of a son with type 1 diabetes

Jonathan Salmon

Year appointed: 2012

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chair, JDRF Funding Committee
  • Member of the Research Committee
  • MAICD
  • Managing Director, Adscensio
  • Former Managing Director, Viatek Technology
  • Director, Unlisted Marketplace
  • Founder, DNS IT and Hosted IT
  • Father of a son with type 1 diabetes

Paul Heath

Year appointed: 2012

Qualifications and experience:

  • BCom, SFFin
  • MCEO and Executive Director, Koda Capital
  • Director, JDRF International
  • Member, Endowment Investment Committee of the Benevolent Society
  • Former CEO, JBWere Pty Ltd
  • Father of a daughter with type 1 diabetes

Professor James Best AO

Year appointed: 2014

Qualifications and experience:

  • MB BS, MD (Melb), Hon MD (St Andrews), FRACP, FRCPath, FRCP (Edin)
  • Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore (A Joint Medical School by Imperial College London and Nanyan Technological University Singapore)
  • Former Professor of Medicine and Head of the School of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • Former Chair of the Research Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council

Mike Wilson OAM

Year appointed: 2011

Qualifications and experience:

  • BSc, BEc (Hons), GAICD
  • CEO of JDRF Australia since 2004
  • Former Chairman, Somark Innovations

Kate Aiken

Year appointed: 2015

Qualifications and experience:

  • Head of Human Resources, Optus
  • Former General Manager, Human Resources Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Former Managing Director, Chief of Staff and Co-COO Goldman Sachs Australia and New Zealand
  • Advisory Member of Pride in Diversity‚Äôs Strategic Executive Forum
  • Forum member of Chief Executive Women and Scholarship Committee Member

Jeffrey Browne

Year appointed: 2015

Qualifications and experience:

  • BA, LLB
  • Chairman and Non-Executive Director, Moelis Australia Ltd, Premoso Pty Ltd (HSV)
  • Former Chairman and Non-Executive Director of carsales.com Ltd
  • Former Director, Sky News Limited
  • Former Managing Director and Director, Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd
  • Father of a daughter and son with type 1 diabetes

Selina Lightfoot

Year appointed: 2016

Qualifications and experience:

  • BA/LLB
  • Non-Executive Director, Hydro Tasmania
  • Non-Executive Director, DWS Limited
  • Non-Executive Director, The Reject Shop Limited
  • Non-Executive Director, Victorian Opera
  • Non-Executive Director, Nuchev Pty Ltd
  • Advisory Board Member, TLC Aged Care Pty Ltd
  • Former Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Tanya Branwhite

Year appointed: 2020

Qualifications and experience:

  • Head of Portfolio Construction, NSW Treasure Corporate (TCorp)
  • Former Board Member, MRSA
  • Former Director Listed Equities, Future Fund
  • Former Head of Australian Macro Research, Macquarie Group
  • Former Head of Quantitative Analysis, Credit Suisse

Matt Rady

Year appointed: 2021

Qualifications and experience:

  • CEO, Allianz Retire+
  • Non Executive Chairman, Stake
  • Executive Director, Banking and Financial Services Group, Macquarie Group
  • Business Analyst, Credit Suisse

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