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Rob Anderson, CEO, Musculoskeletal Australia

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Dipak Sanghvi

Dipak Sanghvi

B.Sc Pharm, FACPPM, FAICD


Chair

Dipak is a pharmacist and owns a group of pharmacies in Victoria. He is the Chair Monash Health Board and Chair of Member Benefits Australia Pty Ltd. Previous positions held include President of the Pharmacy Guild during 2006-2011, Chair of Gold Cross Products and Services Pty Ltd, Chair of Return of Unwanted Medicines, Board Member of Guild Insurance and Superannuation Company and Merridian Lawyers and several other Board positions in community and the pharmaceutical industry.
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Jade Rowarth

LLB(Hons)/BBus(Mgt) GAICD


Deputy Chair

Jade is General Counsel and Head of Stakeholder Relations at GB Energy Holdings Limited. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia in 2002. Jade has practiced in Australia and the United Kingdom. She completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course in 2011 and has worked extensively with boards during her career.
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Arthur Charlaftis

Arthur Charlaftis


Arthur has served as the Chief Operating Officer – International at REA Group Limited from 2015 until early 2017. As REA Group’s Chief Operating Officer – International, Arthur Charlaftis was responsible for leading the international operations of REA Group, including Southeast Asia and a strategic investment in North America. He also managed the Group’s international strategy including international mergers and acquisitions. Arthur joined REA Group in August 2011 as General Manager, Sales & Operations. In this role, Arthur was responsible for sales strategy, customer service and operational efficiencies across the residential, commercial, developer and media businesses. He has more than 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development including nine years with multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Prior to joining GSK, Arthur worked for Lilly For 13 years and gained valuable international experience working in Puerto Rico, the West Indies, and Central America. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



David Charles

David Charles

CA, GAICD


Chair Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

David is a Chartered Accountant with a broad background in sectors including real estate, hotels and hospitality, retailing, banking and finance, aviation, and professional services. David has previously held positions in ASX listed organisations including 5 years as CEO of Hotel Property Investments Ltd, and 5 years as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at the Redcape Hotel Group. David has also held senior finance roles at Coles Group Ltd, Spotless Group, Ansett Australia and Citibank UK. His skills include organisational leadership, stakeholder relations, corporate governance, risk management and finance and administration. David completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course in 2018 and has actively worked in Corporate Boardrooms for the last 10 years.
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Christine Cussen

Christine Cussen

DippAppSc,MBA GAICD


Christine has worked as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in both global pharmaceutical, an entrepreneurial ASX listed biotechnology start-up and in the cleantech, industrial and innovation sectors in Australia, North America, Europe & Asia.
Christine is currently Executive Director of Ward MM Health Group and prior to that worked with international investment & corporate advisory group AFG Venture Group. Christine recently completed the Senior Executive MBA at Melbourne University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has business and science qualifications from Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University and is currently Non-Executive Director of Goulburn Valley Water, The Victorian Fisheries Authority and is Chair of Camberwell Girls Grammar School. Previously she was Managing Director of ASX listed Eiffel Technologies Limited and Non-Executive Director of the Gordon Institute of Technical & Further Education.
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John McLindon

John McLindon

BComm(Jour)


John is an executive leader with a distinguished career using data insights to develop policy, and deliver effective communication and campaign strategies. John is the Co-Founder and Director of data and analytics firm The Red Fox Group where he advises some of the country’s most successful companies on data-driven strategies. John also has experience at the highest levels of government, including four years as the Chief of Staff to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
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Natalie Sirianni

Natalie Sirianni


Natalie is a qualified Business Broker specialising in pharmacy. She has Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Melbourne with majors in Actuarial Studies, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics.
Natalie has worked in a number of areas of pharmacy business management including pharmacy valuations, research & statistics, management consulting and pharmacy finance. She is a licensed real estate agent, member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and member of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB).
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Prof Peter Choong

Prof Peter Choong

MBBS, MD, FRACS, FAOrthA


Director Emeritus

Peter is an orthopaedic surgeon, Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sir Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery at The University of Melbourne. In addition, he is the Chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Peter is also is a clinical academic with substantial involvement in teaching, training and research.  He has held many national and international leadership positions including President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Chair of the Board in Orthopaedic Surgery at the RACS, and Chair of the Musculoskeletal Clinical Leadership Group at the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.
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Philip W Thomas

Philip W Thomas

M. ComLaw, B Bus, Grad Dip CSP, FCIS, ASA, FFin, FCSA, FGIA, MAICD


Company Secretary

Phillip is a Chartered Company Secretary with experience in boardroom activities, commercial accounting including activities in financial restructuring, business assessment, strategic development, corporate governance and risk management and assessment, and governance training. Phillip is a specialist in governance, compliance and risk management and mitigation and is a Senior Course Director with the Governance Institute Australia.



Patrons-in-Chief

  • The Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria
  • Mr Anthony Howard AM QC

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  • Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS

Honourary Life Governors

  • Heather Rose

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