Board Members



Prof Robert Lusby AM (Chair)

Professor Robert Lusby was the head of the University of Sydney Clinical School at Concord Hospital and an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine till January 2015. He is a Vascular Surgeon and was head of 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 Lusby is proprietor of Tintilla Estate wines in the Hunter Valley.

He was awarded Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 for his outstanding services to medicine as a cardiovascular surgeon, clinician, educator and researcher.


Prof David Handelsman

David Handelsman is Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Andrology and founding Director of the ANZAC Research Institute since 1998. He is an international expert in Andrology, the study of male reproductive health, medicine and biology. After Endocrinology training and NHMRC & Wellcome Trust postdoctoral fellowships, he become Australia’s first Professor of Andrology (1996) and created its first hospital Andrology Department (1999) at Concord Hospital. As the most highly cited author internationally on “androgens” and “testosterone”, he has over 500 peer-reviewed papers. His research focuses on androgen physiology, Pharmacology and toxicology most recently in genetic models of androgen action, steroid mass spectrometry, anti-doping science, and clinical and epidemiological androgen pharmacology. 


Dr Teresa Anderson

Dr Teresa Anderson is the Chief Executive of SLHD and 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; and Director, Clinical Operations, former Sydney South West Area Health Service. Board Memberships include: Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research; Centenary Institute; Heart Research Institute; and Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.


Dr Steevie Chan

Dr Steevie Chan is the Acting General Manager of CRGH, Director of Medical Services at Concord and Canterbury Hospitals & Clinical Senior Lecturer (Population Medicine) at the University of Sydney. Dr Chan has postgraduate & specialist qualifications in health administration and public health, and was formerly Chair, Board of Studies, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (NSW). He has experience in senior medical management roles in both the private and public health systems. Prior to his current position, Dr Chan has held positions as Director of Medical Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Senior Policy Adviser to the NSW Minister for Health. He has a deep commitment to health care quality and patient safety, and is actively involved in health outcomes research.


Prof Fiona Blyth

Prof Fiona Blyth is the Prof of Public Health and Pain Medicine, Head of Concord Clinical School & Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney. She is also a member of Research Ethics Committee & Section Editor, Topical Reviews, PAIN Journal.


A/Prof Ilona Cunningham

A Senior Staff Specialist, Head of Dept, Department of Haematology, CRGH. Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Haematology Society of Aust & NZ, Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Study Group, Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis & American Society of Haematology.


Dr Tim Sinclair

Dr Tim Sinclair was the General Manager of Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney Local Health District until Feb 2017. He holds a PhD 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. In 2013 Tim was also the recipient of the Institute of Public Administration Australia award for Individual Excellence and the Anthea Kerr Award.


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. Andrew is the Chair of the Sydney Local Health District-Concord Hospital Ethics Committee and also chairs the Drug and Therapeutics Committee, Concord Hospital. Andrew is actively involved on expert committees related to medicines regulation, medication safety and anti-doping.


A/Prof Meng Ngu

Senior Staff Specialist, Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department. Chairman, Ambulatory Care & Endoscopy at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Clinical Assoc Professor, USyd Concord RGH Clinical School and Trustee and member of Management Committee of the Rights of Private Practice Trust Fund. He is a Member of the following Professional Associations: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Fellow of American Gastroenterological Association; Gastroenterological Society of Australia; Australian Medical Association; Australian Chinese Medical Association; European Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


Dr Roderick Bain

Dr. Rod Bain is the RSL representative on the Institute’s Board. He has a history of Vietnam War time service as a naval medical officer working both with the RAN and the RAAMC at 1st Aust. Field Hosp. Vung Tau. After three tours of duty he trained as an anaesthetist in London & locally at the Royal Prince Alfred & the Royal North Shore Hospitals. He was formerly the NSW State Vice President of the RSL sub-branch network. His practice was principally in Intensive Care management along with Vascular and Urological surgery. Currently he is the Medical Advisor to the RSL (NSW) Board and also holds various medical committee positions with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Univ. of South Australia.


Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie

He retired from the Army in 2011 as Chief of Army after 43.5 years of service. He has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), the Conspicuous Service Medal CSM, the Legion of Merit (Commander) from the United States of America, and the Republic of Singapore Meritorious Service Medal (Military -Pingat Jasa Gemilang).

Ken is Chair of the Board of the Indoor Skydive Australia Group, a Board Member of Senetas Corporation, a Board Member of Airbus Group Asia Pacific, and Advisory Board Member of both Veolia and International SOS, a Council Member of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and Chair of the NSW Centenary of ANZAC Advisory Council. He owns a small strategic consulting company, is a corporate speaker and remains very supportive of Ex-Service organisations.


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.


Mr Paul Levins

President of the Australia and New Zealand office of Intellectual Ventures, a $5bn Seattle based company that invests in invention. Paul 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). Also an Honorary Associate and guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney.


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. George is also the chairman of an ASX listed company and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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.


Ms Jacquie Feguson

As the Director of Finance, Sydney Local Health District, Ms Jacqui e Ferguson is responsible for planning and reporting on the use of financial resources, monitoring of the Local Health District’s budget performance including extensive management reporting to the District Executive, District Board and Ministry of Health. She addresses audit matters, ensures financial accountability, cost centre budgetary controls, develops strategies for the management and develops and implements effective strategies in respect of financial risk management.