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Brenda Shanahan

Ms Brenda M Shanahan

Chair, SVI Board
Ms Shanahan has a research background in finance in Australian and overseas economies and share markets.  She is Chair of Challenger Listed Investments and a non-Executive Director of Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd; DMP Asset Management Ltd and Kimberley Foundation of Australia Ltd. She is a former Chairman of St. Vincent’s Health Ltd, former member of the Australian Stock Exchange, and former Executive Director of a stockbroking firm, a fund management company and an actuarial company.
 

Professor Richard Fox

Professor Fox was Director of Research at St Vincent’s Health from 2007-2013 and Director of the Department of Clinical Haematology and Oncology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne from 1985-2006. Amongst many roles, Prof Fox has has also been the President of Cancer Council Victoria and Chair of the Cooperative Centre for Cancer Therapeutics.
 
Shitij Kapur

Professor Shitij Kapur

Professor Shitij Kapur, is the Dean and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.  Shitij is a clinician-scientist with expertise in psychiatry, neuroscience and brain imaging. He trained as a Psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh, and undertook a PhD and Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, similarly Board Certified in Canada and has a specialist medical license in the United Kingdom. 

 
Paul Holyoake

Mr Paul Holyoake

Mr Holyoake is currently Executive Chairman, Oakton Limited, an ASX listed, information technology services company. From June 1988 to June 2005, Mr Holyoake was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Oakton Limited.
 
Karen Inge

Ms Karen Inge

Ms Inge is an accredited practising dietitian with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in the areas of sports dietetics and nutrition communication. Ms Inge is the founding member and Past President of Sports Dietitians Australia and founding Head of Nutrition at the Victorian Institute of Sport. She has been a Director of the Institute of Health and Fitness, Melbourne since 1989. She is a respected  nutrition commentator for media and is heavily involved in community service and philanthropy.
 
Thomas Kay

Professor Thomas WH Kay

Professor Kay is Director of SVI. He holds a Professorial appointment within the Department of Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne. He also holds the position of Honorary Endocrinologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Professor Kay’s research interests are in the area of autoimmunity, particularly of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.
 
John MacFarlane

Mr John T Macfarlane

Mr Macfarlane is non-Executive Director of both public and private companies in Australia and New Zealand. He retired from his executive role as Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bank Group, Australia & New Zealand in 2014. Prior to returning to Australia in 2007, he spent seven years as President and CEO of Deutsche Bank, Japan. An economist by training, Mr Macfarlane held senior positions with Bankers Trust in Sydney, New York and New Zealand until its acquisition by Deutsche Bank in 1999. At Deutsche Bank he served on the Global Markets Executive Committee, the Global Banking Executive Committee and the Global Regional Management Committee of Deutsche Bank; as well as Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Deutsche Bank Executive Management Committee.
 
Stephen Marks

Mr Stephen Marks

Mr Marks is the Managing Director of Stephen G.Marks & Co. Pty. Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of The Institute of Company Directors in Australia. He was formerly Chairman of the Sothertons Chartered Accountants National Board and Managing Partner of the Melbourne office. He has recently retired as the Director of Probity Services for RSM Bird Cameron. He is a member of the Audit Committee of Orygen Youth Health and the Investment Advisory Committee of DMP Asset Management Ltd.
 
Susan O'Neill

Ms Susan O'Neill

Susan O'Neill is the Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Sue took the helm at St Vincent’s in 2016, after nearly two years in charge of Albury Wodonga Health, and five years as Executive Director of Nursing of Cabrini Health. Sue has a passion for organisational excellence and has spent many years applying lean thinking principles to health care. Her specific focus has been in the areas of strategy development and deployment, integrated operational planning, patient flow & practice redesign,leadership, coaching and talent development. Sue is currently studying an executive MBA, has qualifications in cancer nursing and holds a Master of Nursing Science as well as being a fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School.
 
Trish O'Rourke

Professor Patricia O'Rourke

Patricia O’Rourke is the Chief Executive Officer of SVHA’s Public Hospitals Division. Prior to this, Patricia was the CEO of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne for 5years. Patricia has more than 20 years’ experience in the health care industry, including nursing and senior management roles. Patricia’s other positions have included Chief of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, providing strategic and operational advice to the Hospital CEO and clinical leadership to the Executive. Through her leadership of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and its partners, Patricia has been instrumental in the significant progress made towards establishing the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD), the first biomedical engineering research and education Centre in Australia. Patricia currently serves as a Director on the Boards of VESKI and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and holds key roles within many other Boards and Committees in NSW and Victoria. Patricia is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Harvard Business Club of Australia.
 
Chris Pearce

The Honourable Chris Pearce

The Honourable Chris Pearce has been a Member of the Ministry in the Federal Government of Australia responsible for financial services, business law and consumer affairs and later, in Opposition, as Shadow Minister. Throughout his career, Chris has been an energetic non-executive director on Boards including being Chairman & Board Director at Anglicare Victoria, the State’s largest child and welfare organisation, Chairman of the Board for Global Voices, Board Director of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) and a Board Director for Renewtek Pty Ltd.Chris has been a former Associate Fellow of The CEO Institute, former Member of The Economist CEO Forum and a former Member of the Australian National Academy of Music. He is presently a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Member of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices and a Member of the Royal School of Church Music.
 
Tony Reeves

Tony Reeves

Tony is an experienced senior executive who, up until recently, was the CFO of Treasury Wine Estates Limited and prior to that was CFO of Foster's Group Limited, another global premium branded beverage company. From 2001 to 2009, he was CFO of OneSteel Limited, a fully integrated global manufacturer and distributor of steel and finished steel products, which was demerged from BHP Billiton in 2000. Prior to that, he was CFO of Orica Explosives after holding a number of senior executive roles in finance, marketing and IT with the ICI Group in the UK, USA and Australia. Tony is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Past President of the Group of 100, an organisation of CFOs from Australia's largest businesses, and attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. Tony joined the SVI Board in March 2017.
 

Ms Fiona Rowland GAICD, LLB (Hons), BA

Ms Rowland is a non-executive director and adviser to private and public companies in Australia. Ms Rowland is an experienced board and committee member across financial and legal services, family office and the philanthropic, impact investment and not for profit sectors. Ms Rowland has had a successful senior executive career in wealth and funds management, more recently as Chief Executive Officer of Bennelong Wealth Partners and the Bennelong Foundation. Prior to her executive roles, including at UBS AG, NAB and ANZ, Ms Rowland was a senior lawyer in the corporate and securities group at Minter Ellison. Ms Rowland was previously a member of the Murdoch Children’s Institute Development Board. She is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

 
Marcus Tierney

Dr Marcus Tierney

Marcus is a taxation Partner at PwC in Melbourne. He currently manages and advises a broad cross-section of listed and private companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, infrastructure, manufacturing and ICT industries in respect of R&D taxation and government grants and incentives. Further, he also works closely with small and medium sized enterprises from a broad range of industries to identify Angel, VC and other funding opportunities. Marcus was previously a member of the board of the O'Brien Institute.
 
Michael Wachtel

Mr Michael Wachtel

Michael Wachtel was appointed to the Future Fund by Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison and Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann in April 2016.
Michael Wachtel was the Chairman (Asia Pacific & Oceania) of Ernst & Young (EY) (2010-2015); a member of the EY Global Governance Council (2007-2015); Global Risk Committee (2013-2016) and Global Leader for Tax Quality & Risk (2013-2016). He joined EY at the time of the EY integration with Andersen in 2002. He has been an adviser to Australia’s leading multinationals and high net worth families for over 30 years; consistently listed over 2 decades as one of Australia’s leading tax advisers in global surveys during his early career. Michael co-authored the BCA White Paper “Removing Tax Barriers to International Growth” (2001); and was the first person to author books on Australia’s new International Tax Regime in the early 90’s. Michael is a Board Member of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI); a mentor to NFP CEOS through Kilfinan; a Past President of the Australian Chapter of the International Fiscal Association; a past member of the Tax Advisory Board and visiting fellow in the Melbourne University Law Faculty.