I am a senior professional with a background in research and general management. I have widely diversified skills across the not-for-profit sector principally in the educational and medical research industry. I bring significant experience in senior executive roles and have carried out Executive-Board interactions for a range of areas including finance, ICT, strategic alliances, HR and risk management. These Board relationships have been primarily in the medical research area, and I have acted as the Mater Research representative for dealings with the Boards of the Australian Stem Cell Centre, the CRC for BioMarker Translation) and the Autism CRC Ltd. I have established strong professional, government and community links and well-established networks in relevant sectors and industry groupings. In my current role, I can fulfil the attributes of a General Board Member.

I have been an active supporter of ARMS for many years including the following roles:

• Member Organising Committee for International Network of Research Management Societies (2006)
• Member ARMS National Executive (2007)
• Member National Marketing and Communication Committee (2007 - 2009)
• Chair of Internet Steering Committee (2007 - 2009)
• Member Advisory Group for National Research Innovation System (2013)
• Provider of Assessment for ARMS Accreditation Program (2014-2016)

My commitment to the sector is exemplified by some of my current and previous pro bono roles: AEIOU Foundation - Chair AEIOU Research and Innovation Committee (2015-continuing); Mater Foundation Allocation and Investment Committee - Member (2006 -2015); Australasian Kidney Trials Network - Member Advisory Board (2005 - 2017)

Education and Appointments
1984 PhD (University of Queensland)
1999 Grad Dip Management (Deakin University)
2005 – 2015 Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Queensland School of Medicine
2009 - Company Directors Course (AICD)
2009 - 2016 Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors
2013 - 2016 Fellow - Australian Institute of Management

Relevant Employment
2017 - current Centre Manager, Children’s Health Research Centre, University of Queensland
2006 - 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Mater Research Institute, Mater Hospital Brisbane Queensland
2003 - 2005 School (General) Manager - School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
2000 – 2005 Research Manager - School of Medicine, The University of Queensland (concurrent role)