President and Chairman
Leonie is a management consultant specialising in commercialisation and new business start-ups in the technology sector. Leonie underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1989 and after recuperating, joined the Bone Marrow Donor Institute board from 1992-1995. Leonie re-joined the Board in 2009. She was appointed Victoria's inaugural Lead Scientist in 2013, a role which encourages greater connections between Victoria's scientific and research community and industry. Leonie received an Honorary Doctorate from Swinburne University of Technology in 2014.
Vice President and Deputy Chairman
Appointed to the Board in 2008, Tony gained extensive experience in health care and technology at Accenture as Managing Partner for health care practice in the Asia Pacific region, and then overseeing Accenture Technology Ventures' operations in Australia and New Zealand. Tony is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management.
Company Secretary and Director
David joined the Board in 1999 and was appointed Company Secretary in June 2009. David became involved with BMDI after his son received a bone marrow transplant in 1996, and has special responsibility for the support groups. David is an architect and provided project management advice for the construction of BMDI Rotary House.
Eric, a Board Member since 1997 and Managing Director since 2006, has 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry with extensive experience in human resource management, sales management and project management. Eric is a member of the BMDI Cord Blood Bank Management Committee, Cord Blood National Management Committee and Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Donor Centre Advisory Committee.
Honorary Finance Director and Chairman, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
Tony, a Chartered Accountant, was appointed to the Board in 2010. He is an honorary financial advisor to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and honorary finance director of the Australian Print Workshop. Tony also has a number of company board appointments.
Katerina joined the board in 2013. She is a senior IT and change management professional and works in the acute health care sector. Her focus is analysis of health care strategies, identifying business and clinical processes, evaluating core priorities of an organisation and developing an implementation strategy based on present and future technologies which support safe and effective patient care and business outcomes.
John is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Planner and has been a Board member since 1992. In 2003 John was appointed to the BMDI Cord Blood Bank Management Committee and was elected Chairman in 2004.
James was appointed Board member in August 2012, having joined the Development Board in 2008. James has an extensive career in facility services provision and is an independent consultant specialising in the field of facility management services with a particular focus on 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.
Kate joined the Board in 2014 and currently works as a Director and Senior Consultant with Avant Group, a leading business strategy and government grant consulting firm. Kate previously worked in the aerospace and defence sectors and managed the Corporate Membership division of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Kate has qualifications in mechanical engineering and also holds a Masters of Marketing and Post Graduate Diploma of Management from Melbourne Business School.
Kylie is a management consultant specialising in the non-profit and education sectors, and currently works with Teach for Australia. She provides strategic and stakeholder management and brand advice to a range of organisations. She holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne. Her previous board positions include the Adult and Community Further Education Board and the Victorian Art Deco Society.