Kylie was appointed to the Board in 2011 and is currently a Director at Teach for Australia, an innovative national not-for-profit organisation. Kylie is a management consultant specialising in the not-for-profit and education sectors. Previously, Kylie held Executive and Director roles in the University, Conservation and Entertainment sectors and has provided strategic consultancy across a range of sectors, including financial and government, for over 20 years. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Marketing from RMIT and holds an MBA from The University of Melbourne.
Appointed to the Board in 2008, Tony was elected Vice President and Deputy Chairman in 2012. Tony has extensive healthcare and technology experience, gained from leadership positions with Accenture in the Asia-Pacific region. Tony is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management and actively serves on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations in Australia.
James was appointed to the Board in 2012 after joining the Development Board in 2008. James has an extensive career in facility services provision and is an independent consultant specialising in facilities management services for large government institutions. James is a member of Leadership Victoria, the Venue Management Association (Australasia), and the International Association of Venue Managers. He has previous and continuing involvement at Board and Committee level in a number of not-for-profit community organisations.
Leonie Walsh is a leader and adviser in technological innovation with more than 30 years of local and international experience across diverse industries and applications. Leonie underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1989 and after recuperating, joined the Bone Marrow Donor Institute Board from 1992 to 1995. Leonie re-joined the Board in 2009 and was elected Chairman in 2015. Leonie served as Victoria’s inaugural Lead Scientist from 2013 to 2016 and continues to provide support on strategic science and technology issues to government, academia and business.
Philip was appointed to the Board in 2019 as Finance Director and Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee. Philip has been employed as a Managing Director in the Global Corporate & Investment Banking division of Bank of America since 2010. His career in finance has spanned Australia, Hong Kong and London, including tenures at Ernst & Young, Qantas Airways and Commonwealth Bank. Philip is a Chartered Accountant, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Master of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Business.
Kate was appointed to the Board in 2014 after joining the Development Board in 2008. Kate is founder and Managing Director of Avant Group, a leading business strategy and government grant consulting firm. Kate holds formal Engineering qualifications in addition to a Bachelor of Business, a Post Graduate Diploma of Management, and a Masters Degree in Marketing, Melbourne Business School. Kate also recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Eric has been a Board member since 1997 and was appointed Managing Director in 2006. Eric has extensive experience in banking and finance and has held senior roles in human resources, sales management and project management. Eric also represents Fight Cancer Foundation on the BMDI Cord Blood Bank Management Committee.
Susan was appointed to the board in 2017. Since 1991 Susan has been a Director of Mi-tec Medical Publishing and Director of Mi-tec’s philanthropic projects. Susan has an extensive social work background and was Team Leader and teacher for the CRE Primary School program for 12 years. Susan has worked in an honorary capacity with several boards and charities within Australia and overseas and is a member of AASW and AMWA.
Elaine McInerney, Director | Appointed 12 May 2019
John Saunders, Director | Appointed 25 June 2019
Carmel O'Brien, Company Secretary | Appointed 2019