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OUR TEAM


Rob Anderson, CEO, Musculoskeletal Australia

OUR TEAM

We provide information, education and support services to empower people living with arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and 150+ musculoskeletal conditions so that they can live well and get the most out of life. Meet our team of dedicated staff and find out how they can help you today.


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Consumer Services

Commercial Services

Corporate Services

  • Kay Mwaba – General Manager, Corporate Services | 03 8531 8016
  • Deborah Peppard – HR Manager
  • Michelle Ryan – Accounting
  • Elliott Smith – Organisation Coordinator | 03 8531 8000

Innovation and Technology

  • Dean Walker – General Manager, Innovation and Technology | 03 8531 8010
  • Annika Hall – Digital Marketing Manager | 03 8531 8002
  • Darren Hynes – Systems Manager | 03 8531 8017

Board of Directors


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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George Kalomallos

BSc, Grad Dip BM, MBM


Since 2013 George has served as Director of the Comfort Feet Podiatry Group and Managing Director of Comfort Feet Podiatry Franchising. As Managing Director of the Group’s Franchise arm, George is responsible for the growth of the Podiatry Clinic Footprint in Australia as well as the Strategic Development of podiatry products and the national orthotics fabrication business. Prior to that George served in a number of Senior Executive roles for Vodafone Group PLC including leading the companies Strategic Development Program for Southern Europe, the development of CRM and Online Capabilities Roadmaps as well as leading the distribution strategy with merges and acquisitions. Georges’ 13 years of international experience with Vodafone spanned across the operating businesses of Australia, NZ, the UK and Southern Europe. George holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, with numerous postgraduate studies in human physiology, pharmacology and microbiology. He holds a Masters of Business Management as well as postgraduate qualificationa from the UK London Business School and IMD Lussane, Switzerland.
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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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Erica Traicos


Erica is an executive leader with more than 20 years’ experience in human resources and organisational effectiveness across large and mid-sized financial, professional services, mining and public policy industries.  Her previous experience includes executive roles with GMHBA, Guild Group, BHP Billiton, Grattan Institute and ANZ Bank, encompassing human resources, generalist operations, project and planning portfolios.  She has also been involved in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, turnaround and transformation programmes throughout her career.
Erica specialises in partnering with top executive teams and boards to change organisations, lift results and deliver value to customers, employees and shareholders. Erica holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from La Trobe University, a Graduate Diploma in Business from Victoria University and several professional accreditations, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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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.



Consumer Advisory Committee

The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) supports the Musculoskeletal Australia Board and management on the strategic direction and future planning of our programs and services, where appropriate. Read more.

Patrons-in-Chief

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

Patrons

  • Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS

Honourary Life Governors

  • Heather Rose



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