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

    Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board

  • Jonathan Salmon

  • Paul Heath

  • Mike Wilson OAM

  • Kate Aitken

  • Professor James Best AO

  • Jeffrey Browne

  • Selina Lightfoot

  • Stuart Green

Richard Goyder AO

Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board

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
  • CEO 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

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:

    • 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
    • Board Member, Bus Stop Films

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

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

Stuart Green

Year appointed:

2010

Qualifications and experience:

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

JDRF Advisory Board

  • Richard Goyder AO

    Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board

  • Ian Narev

    Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board

  • Mark van Dyck

  • Simon Rothery

  • Brian Hartzer

  • Mike Wilson OAM

  • Rebecca Davies AO

  • Phil Chronican

  • Professor Ian Frazer AC

  • Matthew Grounds AM

  • Steve Higgs AM

  • Belinda Hutchinson AM

  • Simon McKeon AO

  • Nicholas Moore

  • Sir Ralph Norris KNZM

  • Andy Penn

  • Professor John Shine AC

Richard Goyder AO

Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board

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

Ian Narev

Co-Chair JDRF Advisory Board

  • Co-Chair, JDRF Advisory Board
  • CEO Australia, SEEK
  • Global COO, SEEK
  • Former CEO, Commonwealth Bank

Mark van Dyck

Simon Rothery

Brian Hartzer

  • Former CEO, Westpac
  • Former CEO, ANZ

Mike Wilson OAM

Year appointed:

2011

Qualifications and experience:

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

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 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

Phil Chronican

  • Chairman, NAB
  • Chair, TCorp

Professor Ian Frazer AC

Matthew Grounds AM

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

Steve Higgs AM

  • Former Chair, JDRF

Belinda Hutchinson AM

Simon McKeon AO

Nicholas Moore

Sir Ralph Norris KNZM

Andy Penn

Professor John Shine AC

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