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Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Chair

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.

 
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. 

 
Mr Michael Burn

Mr Michael Burn

Michael Burn is an Executive Director within Macquarie Capital, part of the Macquarie Group. Michael has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, the vast majority of which has been with Macquarie. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the PFD Food Services Group, and between 2003 and 2016, Michael served as a member of the Victoria Racing Club Board and was its Chair for 5 1/2 years until December 2016. Michael also served as a member of the Loreto Mandeville Hall Council (2010-2015) and the Loreto Mandeville Hall Finance Committee (2005-2014) and Investment Committee (2007-2014) and was Chairman of these committees from 2010 to 2014. Michael was a director of the Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research from 2003 to 2006.

 
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.

 
Garry Jennings

Professor Garry Jennings AO

Garry Jennings AO is Executive Director of Sydney Health Partners. He is Chief Medical Advisor of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and was National CEO in 2016. He was Director and CEO the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne from 2001-2015 and is Past President of the Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension, the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Cardiovascular Health. He is Associate Editor of the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. A practising Cardiologist he is the former head of Cardiology and Chair, Division of Medicine at The Alfred Hospital and is Adjunct Professor at Monash University and the University of Sydney

 
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.

 
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.

 
Simon Marton

Mr Simon Marton

Simon Marton is Chief Executive Officer of Starward Distillery, Australia’s largest premium whisky producer located in Port Melbourne, Victoria. Prior to Starward Simon spent over 20 years with Treasury Wine Estates and the Fosters Group, most recently as Global Chief Marketing Officer for Treasury Wine Estates, the largest publicly listed wine company in the world. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in strategy, marketing, communications, PR, export and the beverage industry and was rated in Australia’s Top 50 CMO’s in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by CMO Magazine. Simon has an MBA from Monash University and joined the SVI Board in November 2019.

 
Chris Pearce

The Honourable Chris Pearce, Deputy Board Chair

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.

 
Megan Robertson

Dr Megan Robertson

Megan Robertson is an alumna of the University of Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). She is the current Group Chief Research Officer at St Vincent’s Health Australia and Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. She also works as a Senior Intensive Care Consultant at Epworth HealthCare (Richmond and Freemasons). She is on the boards of the Digital Health CRC, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, FearLess (PTSD-ANZ), and Queen’s College (Univ of Melbourne), and the Tuckwell Scholarship Selection Panel at ANU. She also works with national bodies including the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, AusBiotech, and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Previously, she held positions as the Director of Professional Affairs, CICM, as the Executive Director of Research at Epworth HealthCare, and as the Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Epworth Freemasons.

 
Fiona Rowland

Ms Fiona Rowland

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 Board by Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison and Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann in 2016, and to the SEEK Board in 2018. 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 '90s. 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 a Senior Fellow in the Melbourne University Law Faculty.

 
Kathy Williams

The Honourable Kathy Williams

The Honourable Kathy Williams was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 2002 to 2015 and a Judge of the Victorian County Court from 1999.She initially practised as a solicitor and taught in the Law Schools at The University of Melbourne and Monash University.  She then joined the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial law. She was a director of Barristers’ Chambers Limited and Over 50s Building Society. At the Supreme Court, Kathy was Principal Judge of the Common Law Division and President of the Victorian Forensic Leave Panel. Kathy is currently also a director of Launch Housing.