The Wesley St.-Andrew’s Research Institute Board, chaired by Mr Peter Allen, consists of 15 highly qualified, skilled and dedicated men and women who not only govern the Institute but are actively committed to fundraising for medical research
Mr Peter Allen, Chairman
A WSARI Director since 2005, Peter Allen is a partner with the national law firm Allens Arthur Robinson and is a Notary Public. He is currently Chairman of BioPharmaceuticals Australia (Network) Pty Ltd, a director of Ensham Workers Entitlement Fund Pty Ltd and The Riverside Coal Transport Company Pty Ltd. In the community, he is a past president of the MS Society of Queensland and the Revenue Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.
Mr Martin Albrecht AC
Chairman of the Wesley Research Institute Board since 2004, and a prominent Australian businessman experienced in engineering and construction, Martin was Chairman of Thiess Pty Ltd (having previously been the company’s Chief Executive) and a nonexecutive Director of Leighton Holdings Ltd. He’s currently Chair of Exergen Pty Ltd and has wide ranging government and community involvements.
Martin was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for service to the construction industry, export markets, the engineering profession and the community. He has received the Australian Constructors Association and QUT Distinguished Constructors Awards, Honorary Doctorates from the University of Queensland, QUT, Uni SA, an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia and is a recipient of the Centenary Medal.
Dr John Allan
John is the Director of the Wesley Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Surgery Unit and the Medical Director of Wesley Monash IVF. He is the Director of the clinical teaching program at Wesley Monash IVF and is a member of the UnitingCare Health Human Research Ethics Committee. He has an active interest in clinical research and also produces the annual community ANZAC concerts at The Wesley Hospital.
Mr Christopher Barnard
Chris Barnard is Executive Director of JBWere. He has been involved in the non-profit sector for over twenty years having been a Director of Bluecare and Churches of Christ Care. He has chaired the Queensland Aged Care Planning Advisory Committee for the Federal Government and is currently a committee member of Prince of Peace Lutheran School College Council. Chris has a Bachelor of Business from QUT, an MBA from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.
Mr Paul Darrouzet
Paul Darrouzet has been the Chairman of the Lifestream Foundation since 2004. He has served as the Chairman of Foxleigh Mining Pty Ltd, General Manager of Australian Bulk Minerals and Group Manager HR for Thiess Contractors Pty Ltd. Paul has a Bachelor of Business from QUT and an active interest in medical research and social responsibility.
Dr Ian Dickinson
Professor MaryLou Fleming is Head, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has experience in University administration, teaching and research in higher education and public health and health promotion for over twenty five years.
She has been a member of Boards such as the St Andrew’s Hospital Board and Research Institute, the Board of the National Heart Foundation in Queensland and Health Promotion Queensland and Chair of the Quality Management Committee for Breastscreen Queensland. She has been a panel member for NHMRC project grants and the National Endeavour Awards selection panel. She is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia.
She has undertaken and completed a range of program and policy evaluations and workforce analysis and translational research in community and school settings, for nongovernment organisations, the Queensland Health Department, the Commonwealth Department of Health and the NHMRC. She has undertaken consultancy work for the WHO on public health in Vietnam and the South Pacific.
Professor Christian Gericke is the Chief Executive Officer of The Wesley-St. Andrew’s Research Institute, Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland Schools of Medicine, Population Health, the Queensland Brain Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology. During 2006 to 2010 he was Professor of Public Health Policy and Director of the Centre for Health Services Research at the University of Adelaide and Honorary Fellow of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He was also a delegate for the health stream of the Australia 2020 Summit, convened by the Prime Minister of Australia.
Mr Collin Myers
A WSARI Director since 2004, Collin Myers is an investor relations consultant with a strong background in media and public affairs. Formerly a political reporter in Brisbane, Canberra and London, he worked as Senior Adviser to the Australian Prime Minister and was MIM’s long time head of corporate affairs.
Collin serves as President of the Queensland Youth Orchestras and a Director of the Queensland Private Enterprise Centre. He was formerly Chair of the Queensland College of Art and the TN Theatre Company, Deputy Chair of the Brisbane Biennial Festival and a Director of the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme and the National Heart Foundation.
Deborah has extensive experience and expertise as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for listed companies in a range of industries.
She was appointed as QR National’s Chief Financial Officer in December 2007 after a career that included 20 years in the mining industry. She was CFO of MIM Holdings Limited for six years and is a former CFO of Queensland Cotton. Deborah was a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for CSIRO up until May 2011.
She is a former Director of companies including Norfolk Group Ltd and has served as a member of the Queensland Biotech Advisory Council, the Workers Compensation Board of Queensland, Queensland Country Health Society and subsidiary companies of MIM Holdings Ltd including overseas corporations. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the Banking and Finance School of the Queensland University of Technology.
Professor David Paterson is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. He is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and more than 20 book chapters. He has practiced medicine and conducted clinical research in Australia, the United States and Europe, and has given invited lectures in 30 countries. He was the AMA’s Bancroft Orator for 2013
Dr Luis Prado
Dr Luis Prado, Director of Medical Services at The Wesley Hospital, joined the WRI Board in 2007. He brings extensive health care experience both as a clinician and a manager. Following early years in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Luis held executive medical positions at The Prince Charles Hospital and in the Sunshine Coast Health Services. Luis is Chair of the UnitingCare Health Safety and Quality Committee and a member of both the National and Queensland Open Disclosure Committees.
Dr Christian Rowan is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Ethics & Research, for Uniting Care Health and the Director of Medical Services at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. He is the Medical Director of Addiction Sciences Queensland, an Associate Professor at Griffith University’s School of Medicine and is a former President of the Australian Medical Association of Queensland. Dr Rowan has served on AMA Queensland’s Ethics & Medico-Legal Committee, the Indigenous Health Committee, Council of General Practice, the VMO Committee and the Federal AMA Council. He is a Member of the Queensland Mental Health Commission’s Mental Health & Drug Advisory Council.
Mr Richard Royle
Richard has more than 27 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including his current role as Executive Director of UnitingCare Health. Other roles held by Richard include Strategic Funding Director for Medibank Private and as Director in a private consulting company specialising in health and
Richard was a founding Board member of Uniting Aged Care, Vic/Tas. He is Vice-President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association. Towards the end of 2010 he was appointed as a trustee director of the Health and Community Industries Fund (HESTA).
Mr Charlie Sartain
Charlie Sartain joined the WRI Board in 2009. A leading Queensland-based mining industry figure, he is Chief Executive of Xstrata Copper, the world’s fourth largest copper producer with operations in five countries. Charlie had a long career at MIM Holdings prior its acquisition by Xstrata in 2003, advancing through mining engineering and management roles at Mount Isa, Ravenswood and Cloncurry (Ernest Henry mine) and leading the transformation of MIM’s gold copper mining business in Argentina.
Charlie chairs the International Copper Association and is a Director of the Council on Australian Latin America Relations and the sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland.