Our Advisory Board


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 advisory board and their tremendous contribution to our vision. Their guidance brings us closer to a world without type 1 diabetes every day.

Richard Goyder AO

Qualifications and experience:

  • 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

Ian Narev

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chair of the JDRF Australia Board
  • Chair of Sydney Theatre Company
  • Chair of the advisory board of UNSW’s Gonski Institute of Education
  • Former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of CBA
  • Chief Executive Officer of SEEK Ltd.

Mark van Dyck

Qualifications and experience:

  • Regional Managing Director, Compass Group

Brian Hartzer

Qualifications and experience:

  • Former CEO, Westpac
  • Former CEO, ANZ

Mike Wilson OAM

Qualifications and experience:

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

Simon Rothery

Qualifications and experience:

  • Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Phil Chronican

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chairman, NAB
  • Chair, TCorp

Rebecca Davies AO

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chancellor, JDRF
  • Member of the JDRF Nominating & Governance Committee
  • LLB (Hons), BEc, FAICD
  • Company Director
  • Former Partner and board member of a major national law firm
  • Director and chair of various companies in the arts, hospitals, medical research and health sectors
  • Member of the Health Innovation Advisory Committee and The Community and Consumer Advisory Group (CCAG) of the National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Former member of the Board and Director emeritus, JDRF International
  • Member of the Medical Innovations and Australian Health Ethics Committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Former member of the Board and current Chancellor, JDRF International
  • Mother of a daughter with type 1 diabetes

Steve Higgs AM

Qualifications and experience:

  • Former Chair, JDRF

Belinda Hutchinson AM

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chancellor, University of Sydney

Matthew Grounds AM

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chairman, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Former CEO, UBS APAC

Nicholas Moore

Qualifications and experience:

  • Former CEO, Macquarie Group

Sir Ralph Norris KNZM

Qualifications and experience:

  • Director, Origin Energy

Simon McKeon AO

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chancellor, Monash University
  • Australian of the Year, 2011

Professor John Shine AC

Qualifications and experience:

  • Chair, CSL
  • President of the Australian Academy of Science

Andy Penn

Qualifications and experience:

  • CEO, Telstra

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