Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) - Chairman Michael Jeffery was born in Wiluna, Western Australia in 1937.
Michael graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into Infantry serving operationally in Malaya, Borneo, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Military Cross and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. After command of all combat elements of the Army he headed both the logistics policy and equipment procurement branch of his Service before retiring in 1993 to assume the appointment of Governor of Western Australia.
For services to the State he was appointed a Companion in the Order of Australia, a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order and a Citizen of Western Australia. Post retirement as Governor he established in Perth, a not for profit strategic research institute – Future Directions International (FDI).
From 2003 to 2008 he served as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia where his key interests were in youth, education and landscape regeneration matters. Currently he is Chairman of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, FDI and Outcomes Australia and an active patron of some other 16 charitable organisations.
Married to Marlena, he enjoys golf, cricket, fishing, reading and music.
Garry Browne is a respected business and industry leader, and master of brand building. In his role as CEO and Managing Director of Stuart Alexander & Co, Garry ensures the business maintains its position as a dynamic, agile and technology-driven market leader, while retaining the traditional qualities so valued by its stakeholders.
Garry is a committed advocate for community and social corporate responsibility. Garry was the District Governor of Rotary District 9675 between 2013 and 2014 and has been recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community. Garry is also President of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and a Director of Outcomes Australia. An active philanthropist, Garry founded the S’Team Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Stuart Alexander & Co, which supports underprivileged young Australians.
In business, Garry is Chair of the NSW Government Procurement Advisory Group and is a past President of the Food and Beverage Importers Association. Garry holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a former student of the Harvard Business School, where he completed the Owner President Management Program (OPM).
Garry is passionate about helping those in need and regularly participates in a wide variety of charity events and physical challenges, such as climbing mountains and competing in triathlons, to raise funds. Garry is married to Robyn and has two young adult sons.
Professor Gabrielle Casper BSc(Hons) MBBS FRANZCOG is a Sydney Gynaecologist with a special interest in women’s health and human rights. She is Past President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women and Past President of Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). She has represented MWIA at the World Health Organisation and United Nations meetings. She is Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia and Chairman of the NSW State Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
She is Past President of the Australian Women’s Coalition composed of 18 member organisations collectively representing as many as 3 million women in Australia. She received the 2004 Australian Medical Association (AMA) Women’s Health Award and the 2004 AMA Women in Medicine Award. Prof Casper enjoys working as a gynaecologist and cares for her patients with compassion and understanding while lobbying to improve women’s health in Australia and overseas.
Professor Allan Glanville trained in Sydney, gaining his FRACP in 1985 before undertaking further education at the Brompton Hospital in London and Stanford University, California, USA. At Stanford University 1986-7, he performed studies in the new discipline of human heart-lung transplantation, which led to the award of a MD in 1990.
Allan works as a specialist in Lung Transplantation at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney where he is Director of the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Medical Director of Lung Transplantation. Since 1989 he has regularly performed outreach clinics in other states to foster a mantle of care for lung transplant patients and provide equity of access to these services to all Australians. He has been actively involved in the training of other clinicians who now service the interstate units.
Allan is also Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of New South Wales. He is actively involved with international trials and is Chair of the European and Australian Investigators in Lung Transplantation. Dr Glanville is a foundation Director of LARA and Chair of the International LAM Treatment Alliance Liaison Group. He has authored over 130 publications. He is also the President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2013 - 2014 and is a foundation Director of Outcomes Australia.
Melinda Howes commenced the role of General Manager of Superannuation for BT Financial Group in early 2015. Until June 2014 she was the Director of Product Strategy and Services for AMP’s Insurance and Superannuation business.
Melinda is an actuary whose career in financial services has spanned policy, strategy, consulting, product and sales work in superannuation, wealth management, insurance and not for profit entities.
Melinda was the CEO of the Actuaries Institute for three and a half years. Prior to that she was Director of Policy at ASFA (the Super Funds Association). She has also been a consultant with ALEA Actuarial and previously spent eleven years at BT from 1993, culminating in a role as Director of Superannuation and Retirement Products. She started her career in life insurance with Prudential.
Melinda is on the board of charity Outcomes Australia and its project Better Off, which is working to combat Australia’s obesity problem. She’s also on the advisory board of Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics.
Professor Geoff McCaughan graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney with Hons 1 in 1975. He obtained his FRACP in 1980 specialising in Gastroenterology and Liver diseases. He completed a PHD and was a C.J.Martin NHMRC fellow at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University from 1984-1986. During this time he cloned the Human CD200 gene.
He returned to Australia in 1986 to take up a position as Staff Specialist in Hepatology and Director of Liver Transplant Hepatology at the Australian National Liver Transplant Unit at Royal Prince Alfred.
He was appointed as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1992 and as Professor of Medicine and Director art University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 1998. He has been Director of The Australian Liver Transplant Unit at RPAH and the University of Sydney from 2001-2003 and from 2004-present. He has been Group Head of the Liver Immunobiology Laboratory at the Centenary Research Institute for Cancer and Cell biology since 1996 and was appointed Assistant Director of the Institute in 2008.
He has an international profile via the publication of over 300 papers in the International literature and over 90 International invitations to speak at recognised International meetings.
Richard Penn - After returning home to Australia in 1964 from completing his final years studies in England, Rick started the first half of his career in Advertising & Marketing with McCann Erickson, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation and J.Walter Thompson.
It was in 1980 that Rick was so struck by the community impact of one of his clients, Weight Watchers, that he went into a joint venture and introduced Aerobics to Australia to broaden the membership appeal. It was not long before Rick was running Weight Watchers in a joint venture with the H.J. Heinz Company.
Rick was appointed the inaugural President of the International Weight Watchers Franchisee Association. In 1999 when the H.J. Heinz Company decided to sell Weight Watchers worldwide, Rick was asked to take a lead role in the sale of the business in New York. Rick took up a position on the new World Board of Weight Watchers and later became Chairman of the Weight Watchers Dot Com Company based in New York.
In 2005, after 25 years in the Industry, Rick retired from Weight Watchers and concentrated through his Penn Group of Companies on developing Sport and becoming active in Community Health.
Rick has been passionate about the promotion and prevention of Bowel Cancer, being past Chairman and currently Patron of the Bowel Cancer Institute of Australia. He has been a Board Member of Save The Children (NSW) and has been inspired to create The Penn Foundation, which is actively involved with "Micro Finance" and "Medical Research".
John Randall was appointed to the Board of Outcomes Australia Pty Limited in 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
John was previously General Manager Finance and Company Secretary of Metcash Limited. He joined the company in 1997 when it was Davids Limited and was a member of the team that reengineered the company to create the successful Metcash business.
He is a Director of Elanora Country Club Limited and The College of Law Limited. John's previous roles include Chief Financial Officer of Metal Manufactures Limited and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation Limited.
He is a graduate of the University of Sydney and Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He has experience in financial, marketing and operational management roles.
John is the former President of the Accounting Foundation, University of Sydney, a former National President of the Group of 100 and NSW President and National Board Member of CPA Australia. In addition to his involvement in professional associations, he has been, and is, actively involved in charitable organisations.
Dr Amanda Rischbieth has over thirty years' experience in health in senior management, research and directorship roles. With significant experience in numerous road, helicopter and fixed-wing retrieval and international repatriation of critically ill patients, Amanda led the commission and management of an intensive care unit for over ten years. She then moved into clinical research, established a cancer clinical trials unit, and held subsequent executive positions and directorships.
The current Chief Executive of the Heart Foundation in South Australia and Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, Amanda holds directorships on the South Australian Motorsport Board (Clipsal 500 Adelaide), SA Public Health Council, Outcomes Australia and Better Off Australia. Past directorships include National President of the Australian College of Critical Care, Leaders Institute of South Australia and its Alumni Chair, and National Heart Foundation of Australia.
Amanda was awarded an Australian Post-graduate Award scholarship completing her PhD in 2006. She is a Governor’s Leadership Foundation Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Marvin Weinman is a company director and business advisor with over 20 years' experience in managing companies in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Asia, Japan and Canada. Marvin has a wide-ranging management background in marketing, supply chain management and financial and strategic planning within the fast moving consumer goods, apparel products and the building material industries.
With a track record of driving major change and improvement programs, his executive experience includes MD of George Weston Foods – with a turnover of over $1.6billion – owners of some of Australian’s most iconic food brands such as Tip Top bread and Wagon Wheels. He was Managing Director of Boral Building products with sales in excess of $1.2 billion and he served as general manager for Laminex Industries and Formica Asia.
Marvin is currently a director for ProPlanet, T-BoxCanada, CoSports Australia and Walden Farms International. He holds economics and sociology qualifications and was a member of the Business Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.
Since semi-retiring Marvin has developed a strong community interest. As a former Director for the Garvan Research Foundation and former Chairman of Transplant Australia, he is now enjoying imparting his business knowledge into non-profit community interests.
Marvin has been married to wife Linda for over 30 years and is a proud father of two sons, and grandfather to Charlie.