Board Members

Professor Diana Horvath AO (Chair)

Diana retired with over 40 years broad experience in the health care industry. Her appointments & awards included: heading the NSW Community Health Program; Medical Director & then General Superintendent at RPAH; 20 years on the council of the Australian Hospital Assocn (now Aust Healthcare Assn) & held the position of National President; an International Fellow of King’s Fund College in London; Director of Health Services at Eastern Sydney Health; the first woman to chair the NH&MRC; Commissioner with the Health Insurance Commission; appointed a governor of Ascham School in Darling Point; was for 14 years CEO of Central Sydney Health (later Sydney South West); established the Clinical Streams of Care model in Australia for which she was awarded the International Hospital Assocn award for Managerial Innovation; was a member of the Trade Policy Advisory Council of several Federal ministers; as CEO set up the Australian Commission for Safety & Quality in Health Care.

She was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (1995) for her contribution to health & health services management; awarded the Sid Sax Medal; the Centenary of Federation medal, & made an Adjunct Professor at University of Sydney.

Professor Robert Lusby (Deputy Chair)

Professor Robert Lusby is the head of the University of Sydney Clinical School at Concord Hospital and an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He is a Vascular Surgeon and heads the vascular surgical department of Concord Hospital. He has been president of the International Cardiovascular Society Australian and New Zealand Society. Professor Lusby has served with the Australian Army Medical Corp with deployments to Rwanda with the United Nations, Bougainville and East Timor with Interfet. Colonel Lusby has been Consultant Surgeon to the Australian Army and the Australian defence Force. Professor Lusby was a Board member of Macquarie and Northern Area Health Services, a councillor of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association and chairman of its Ethics committee. He was a foundation member of the Post Graduate Medical Council.

Professor David Handelsman

Professor Handelsman has been Director of the ANZAC Research Institute since its inception in 1998. He is an international expert in Andrology, the study of male reproductive health, medicine and biology. While studying for his PhD, he established the first clinical Andrology centre in Australia that has eventually become the first Hospital Andrology department in the country. He has served as adviser to the WHO Human Reproduction Programme, Secretary of the International Society of Andrology and President of the Endocrine Society of Australia. He was awarded the Susman Prize from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1994 and the inaugural AMA Men s Health Award in 2003. He was promoted to a Personal Chair at the University of Sydney in 1996 to become the first Professor in Andrology in Australia

Dr Teresa Anderson

Dr Teresa Anderson has had over 30 years experience in the public health system as a clinician and manager. Extensive experience in the management of health services including General Manager, Liverpool Hospital, Director, Clinical Operations, Former Sydney South West Area Health Service and currently Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District. Board Memberships include: Ingham Health Research Institute; Centenary Institute; and Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHC&E).

Dr Tim Sinclair

Dr Tim Sinclair is the General Manager of Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney Local Health District. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration, a Masters in Health Services Management and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management). Tim also successfully completed the Graduate Health Management Training Program. Prior to that appointment he was the General Manager at Balmain Hospital and he has previously held a number of senior positions with the then Sydney South West Area Health Service including the Associate Director of Clinical Operations and the Manager, Operational Initiatives. He is also a Director on the ANZAC Health and Medical Research Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of the Australian Institute of Health Services Management. In 2013 Tim was also the recipient of the Institute of Public Administration Australia award for Individual Excellence and the Anthea Kerr Award.

Professor Bruce Robinson AM

Professor Robinson was appointed Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, in May 2007. He is an Endocrinologist and Head of the Cancer Genetic Laboratory in the Kolling Institute. While undertaking studies for a Masters of Science degree he undertook molecular research work at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 1986-1989 and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1990. He has developed and led the Cancer Genetics’ Laboratory since 1990 and has supervised over 20 doctoral and masters students working on the genetic basis for tumour formation and gene therapy. In 2003 Professor Robinson was warded the Daiichi Prize by the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association for this work on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer.

Professor Robinson has a strong interest in furthering relations between Australia and Asia and he is the Founding Chairman of Hoc Mai, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation, which sponsors and supports medical nursing, allied health and scientific exchanges between Australia and Vietnam. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Arthur Conigrave (Alternate for Prof Robinson)

Prof Arthur Conigrave is an endocrinologist specializing in disorders of calcium metabolism; a research scientist with internationally recognized expertise in the structure and function of the calcium-sensing receptor and in mechanisms of regulation of parathyroid hormone secretion; Deputy Dean of Sydney Medical School and lectures in Medical Biochemistry for the University of Sydney Medical Program.

Dr Katherine Moore

Dr Katherine Moore is the Director of Clinical Governance in the Sydney Local Health District. She has held a number of roles within the profession of occupational therapy including president of the NSW Occupational Therapy Association, a member of the university accreditation panel, and as a previous member of the overseas qualifications assessment committee.

Katherine has worked as an occupational therapist in aged care rehabilitation, and has managed occupational therapy departments in acute and subacute settings. She has also been a Director of Allied Health and a Community Health Director in the former Sydney South West Area Health Service. Katherine has been a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) since 2002 and has a particular interest in quality and safety in healthcare. Dr Katherine Moore is a practitioner member from New South Wales.

Dr Ilona Cunningham

Senior Staff Specialist, Head of Department, Department of Haematology- Concord Repatriation General Hospital.

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Study Group, Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and American Society of Haematology

A/Prof Meng Ngu

Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney CRGH Clinical School.

Prof Andrew McLachlan

Professor Andrew McLachlan is a pharmacist and researcher with experience in clinical and experimental pharmacology and research into the quality use of medicines. He was appointed Professor of Pharmacy (Faculty of Pharmacy- USyd based at Concord Hospital). His main research interests centre on understanding the causes and consequences of variability in response to medicine. He is currently the Director of a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing.

Andrew is a pharmacy educator involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, postgraduate students, health care practitioners and scientists in the pharmaceutical sciences. He has served as Associate Dean (Postgraduate) and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Pharmacy, USyd. He is currently the theme leader in the Health Services and Patient Safety Pharmacy Research Theme.

He serves as the Chair of the Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee - CRGH and he is the chair of the Drug and Therapeutics Committee.

In 2006 he was recognised as the Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia for his professional contribution and in 2013 by the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association when he was awarded the APSA medal.

Mr Paul Levins

President of the Australia and New Zealand office of Intellectual Ventures, a $5bn Seattle based company that invests in invention. He has worked in the fields of business, communication, negotiation, government and the not for profit sector across a diverse policy field for over 25 years. He is a current board member of auDA (Australia’s .au domain name coordinator).

He is also an Honorary Associate and guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney and a Key commentator with the Global Internet Business Coalition.

Ms Kerry Hogan-Ross

Ms Kerry Hogan-Ross is a lawyer, mediator and conciliator. She mediates a range of disputes involving doctors, lawyers, insurers and injured claimants. She has also mediated and conciliated numerous disputes between institutions and women who were coerced to give up their babies during the 1960s and 1970s. Prior to setting up her current practice in 2013, Kerry worked for 20 years, 12 as a partner, at DLA Piper (as it is now known), a national and later international law firm. She was a commercial and insurance litigator for nearly 25 years and advised organisations, insurers, professionals and company directors in a wide variety of areas. She represented parties in numerous high profile government inquiries including the HIH Royal Commission and the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry. Kerry is also on the board and is Company Secretary, of Force Majeure, a not for profit dance theatre company.

Mr George Elias

Principal of Elias Financial Services and is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited. George has been providing financial / accounting advice as principal of Elias Financial Services since July 1991 to a wide range of personal and small/medium business clients, and he has been providing investment advice as an authorized representative of Count since June 1992. In February 2000, CPA Australia designated George a Financial Planning Specialist. George also specialises in tax effective loan structuring drawing on his experience as a tax advisor and mortgage broker.

Mr Don Rowe OAM, MAICD

Mr Don Rowe is a retired Rural Property Manager and also completed his Military Service in A Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment – 205 days South Vietnam, Pouc Tuy Province. He is the current elected State and Deputy National President.