Board & Advisory Board

Our Directors

Finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes requires many people to work together across disciplines to solve a complex problem. We are grateful to the tremendous contribution of the following individuals. Their guidance brings us closer to a world without Type 1 Diabetes every day. 

JDRF Board

 

  • Richard Goyder AO

  • Jonathan Salmon

  • Stuart Green

  • Paul Heath

  • Mike Wilson

  • Kate Aitken

  • Professor James Best AO

  • Jeffrey Browne

  • Rebecca Davies AO

  • Selina Lightfoot

Richard Goyder AO

Year appointed: 2016 Qualifications and experience:
  • BCom, FAICD
  • Chair, Australian Football League Commission, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Woodside & Channel 7 Telethon Trust
  • Chairman-elect, Qantas Airways
  • 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:

  • 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

Stuart Green

Year appointed:

2010

Qualifications and experience:

  • B.A. (Hons), MBA, FCA, ACMT
  • Executive Director, Macquarie Group Limited
  • Group Treasurer, Macquarie Group Limited

Paul Heath

Year appointed:

2012

Qualifications and experience:

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

Mike Wilson

Year appointed:

2011

Qualifications and experience:

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

Kate Aitken

Year appointed:

2015

Qualifications and experience:

  • 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’s Strategic Executive Forum
  • Member of Chief Executive Women and Scholarship Committee Member

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

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

Rebecca Davies AO

Year appointed:

1997

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 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

Selina Lightfoot

Year appointed:

2016

Qualifications and experience:

  • BA/LLB
  • Non-Executive Director, Hydro Tasmania
  • Non-Executive Director, DWS 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

JDRF Advisory Board

  • Richard Goyder AO

  • Jonathan Salmon

  • Stuart Green

  • Paul Heath

  • Simon Rothery

  • Mark van Dyck

  • Professor John Shine AC

  • Andy Penn

  • Sir Ralph Norris KNZM

  • Nicholas Moore

  • Simon McKeon AO

  • Peter Mason AM

  • Belinda Hutchinson AM

  • Steve Higgs AM

  • Matthew Grounds

  • Professor Ian Frazer AC

  • Phil Chronican

  • Ian Narev

  • Selina Lightfoot

  • Rebecca Davies AO

  • Jeffrey Browne

  • Professor James Best AO

  • Kate Aitken

  • Mike Wilson

Richard Goyder AO

Year appointed:

2016

Qualifications and experience:

  • BCom, FAICD
  • Chair, Australian Football League Commission, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Woodside & Channel 7 Telethon Trust
  • Chairman-elect, Qantas Airways
  • 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:

  • 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

Stuart Green

Year appointed:

2010

Qualifications and experience:

  • B.A. (Hons), MBA, FCA, ACMT
  • Executive Director, Macquarie Group Limited
  • Group Treasurer, Macquarie Group Limited

Paul Heath

Year appointed:

2012

Qualifications and experience:

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

Simon Rothery

Mark van Dyck

Professor John Shine AC

Andy Penn

Sir Ralph Norris KNZM

Nicholas Moore

Simon McKeon AO

Peter Mason AM

  • Ex-Chairman, AMP and David Jones

Belinda Hutchinson AM

Steve Higgs AM

  • Former Chair, JDRF

Matthew Grounds

  • Chairman, UBS APAC

Professor Ian Frazer AC

Phil Chronican

  • Non-Executive Director, NAB,
  • Chair, TCorp

Ian Narev

  • Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board Former
  • Former CEO, Commonwealth Bank

Selina Lightfoot

Year appointed:

2016

Qualifications and experience:

  • BA/LLB
  • Non-Executive Director, Hydro Tasmania
  • Non-Executive Director, DWS 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

Rebecca Davies AO

Year appointed:

1997

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 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

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

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

Kate Aitken

Year appointed:

2015

Qualifications and experience:

  • 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’s Strategic Executive Forum
  • Member of Chief Executive Women and Scholarship Committee Member

Mike Wilson

Year appointed:

2011

Qualifications and experience:

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

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