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, JDRF Research Committee and JDRF Finance & Audit 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
  • Founding Partner & CEO, 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:

  • Chair, JDRF Research Committee
  • MBBS, 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 Aitken

Year appointed: 2015

Qualifications and experience:

  • Member, JDRF Talent Committee and JDRF Finance & Audit Committee
  • 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:

  • Chair, JDRF Talent Committee
  • 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:

  • Chair, JDRF Finance & Audit Committee
  • Head of Portfolio Construction, NSW Treasure Corporate (TCorp)
  • Former Board Member, MRSA
  • Former Director Listed Equities, Future Fund
  • Former Director Market Insights and Portfolio Implications,Future Fund
  • Former Head of Australian Macro Research, Macquarie Group
  • Former Head of Quantitative Analysis, Credit Suisse
  • Former Director of Not for Profit
    organisations – MS Research Australia, Oz Harvest, the
    Anika Foundation and Macquarie Group Foundation

Matt Rady

Year appointed: 2021

Qualifications and experience:

  • CEO, Allianz Retire+
  • Former Non Executive Chairman, Stake
  • Former Global Head – Financial Markets, IRESS
  • Former Executive Director, Banking and Financial Services Group, Macquarie Group
  • Former Business Analyst, Credit Suisse

Professor Fabienne Mackay PhD, FAHMS

Year appointed: 2021

Qualifications and experience:

  • Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • Member of the QIMR Berghofer Council, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • Former Head of the Department of Pathology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Melbourne

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