2022 Annual Report - Chairman’s Message
As we look towards our 30th Anniversary in 2024, I’m proud that our organisation continues to contribute to advances in medical research, delivering improved health outcomes, patient care and quality of life for Australians.
This year we were delighted to welcome our new Patron-In- Chief, Her Excellency the Honorable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland and look forward to an ongoing supportive relationship with her and the Office of the Governor.
We have also recently welcomed our new CEO, Mr Andrew Barron, who commenced with us in August. Andrew is very well credentialed to take on this important leadership role, having previously been the Chief Operating Officer of the Qld Division of the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia for four years and prior to that having spent nine years in management roles at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, four of which as General Manager. He also served for more than two years as a Wesley Medical Research Board member during his tenure at St Andrew’s hospital.
A refreshed branding as Wesley Research Institute, signalling a broader remit, under a new leadership team, has invigorated our organisation in its mission as we head into 2023.