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ANZAC Research Institute

Professor Diana Horvath (Chair)

Diana retired with over 40 years broad experience in the health care industry. Her appointments & awards included: heading the NSW Community Health Program; Medical Director & then General Superintendent at RPAH; 20 years on the council of the Australian Hospital Assocn (now Aust Healthcare Assn) & held the position of National President; an International Fellow of King’s Fund College in London; Director of Health Services at Eastern Sydney Health; the first woman to chair the NH&MRC; Commissioner with the Health Insurance Commission; appointed a governor of Ascham School in Darling Point; was for 14 years CEO of Central Sydney Health (later Sydney South West); established the Clinical Streams of Care model in Australia for which she was awarded the International Hospital Assocn award for Managerial Innovation;  was a member of the Trade Policy Advisory Council of several Federal ministers; as CEO set up the Australian Commission for Safety & Quality in Health Care.

She was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (1995) for her contribution to health & health services management; awarded the Sid Sax Medal; the Centenary of Federation medal, & made an Adjunct Professor at University of Sydney.


Professor Robert Lusby (Deputy Chair)

Professor Robert Lusby is the head of the University of Sydney Clinical School at Concord Hospital and an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He is a Vascular Surgeon and heads the vascular surgical department of Concord Hospital. He has been president of the International Cardiovascular Society Australian and New Zealand Society. Professor Lusby has served with the Australian Army Medical Corp with deployments to Rwanda with the United Nations, Bougainville and East Timor with Interfet. Colonel Lusby has been Consultant Surgeon to the Australian Army and the Australian defence Force. Professor Lusby was a Board member of Macquarie and Northern Area Health Services, a councillor of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association and chairman of its Ethics committee. He was a foundation member of the Post Graduate Medical Council.


Professor David Handelsman

Professor Handelsman has been Director of the ANZAC Research Institute since its inception in 1998. He is an international expert in Andrology, the study of male reproductive health, medicine and biology. While studying for his PhD, he established the first clinical Andrology centre in Australia that has eventually become the first Hospital Andrology department in the country. He has served as adviser to the WHO Human Reproduction Programme, Secretary of the International Society of Andrology and President of the Endocrine Society of Australia. He was awarded the Susman Prize from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1994 and the inaugural AMA Mens Health Award in 2003. He was promoted to a Personal Chair at the University of Sydney in 1996 to become the first Professor in Andrology in Australia.


Dr Teresa Anderson

Dr Teresa Anderson has had over 30 years experience in the public health system as a clinician and manager. Extensive experience in the management of health services including General Manager, Liverpool Hospital, Director, Clinical Operations, Former Sydney South West Area Health Service and currently Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District. Board Memberships include: Ingham Health Research Institute; Centenary Institute; and Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHC&E).


Eve Bosak

Eve's professional career in accounting, finance and business strategy includes experience in the public, private, academic and global development sectors. Her current and past international experience includes membership of the International Committee on Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Syria; CFO, South Asia region, World Bank Washington DC; Director, Cool Savings Ltd Chicago; and CEO, BII Lend Lease (Financial Services JV, Indonesia). Australian experience includes Chair, Governing Council, Southern NSW Local Heath Network; Director and CEO, Governance Asia Pty Ltd; member, Audit and Risk Committee, NSW Department of Community Services; member, Departmental Audit Committee, Department of Environment, Water, Sustainability, Population and Communities; Chair, International Committee of the Board, CPA Australia; and Chair, NSW War Widows’ Guild. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Fellow of CPA Australia, and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Australia.


Professor Bruce Robinson

Professor Robinson was appointed Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, in May 2007. He is an Endocrinologist and Head of the Cancer Genetic Laboratory in the Kolling Institute. While undertaking studies for a Masters of Science degree he undertook molecular research work at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 1986-1989 and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1990. He has developed and led the Cancer Genetics’ Laboratory since 1990 and has supervised over 20 doctoral and masters students working on the genetic basis for tumour formation and gene therapy. In 2003 Professor Robinson was warded the Daiichi Prize by the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association for this work on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer.

Professor Robinson has a strong interest in furthering relations between Australia and Asia and he is the Founding Chairman of Hoc Mai, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation, which sponsors and supports medical nursing, allied health and scientific exchanges between Australia and Vietnam.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Dr Ross Bradbury

Dr Ross Bradbury is a graduate from the University of Sydney, he has held a host of postgraduate appointments in Australia and overseas. He holds several concurrent appointments including Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Concord Hospital and Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.


Mr Matthew Swanborough

Matthew Swanborough is the General Manager of Concord Repatriation General Hospital. Prior to his appointment at Concord Hospital, Matthew held a senior manager position at Pricewaterhouse Coopers UK, where he worked with a range of hospital and Department of Health clients in the United Kingdom as well as across Europe. Matthew has also held positions within KPMG and the former Central Sydney Area Health Service, where he undertook his health service management training.


Professor Ben Freedman (Alternate for Prof Robinson)

Ben Freedman is Professor of Cardiology at Concord Hospital and Deputy Dean of the Sydney Medical School at Sydney University.  He was previously Head of Department of Cardiology at Concord Hospital and is Head of the Vascular Biology Group of The Anzac Research Institute.   He is a member of a number of boards including the Heart Research Institute, Bosch Institute, Asbestos Diseases Research Foundation, Centre for Vascular Research, Microsearch Foundation, Sydney Burns Foundation, and the Heart Foundation of Australia Research Committee, and Chairs the advisory boards of the Northern Rivers University Centre of Rural Health (North Coast), Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Dubbo/Orange Rural Clinical School of the University of Sydney. Professor Freedman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ). He was secretary of the CSANZ in the mid 1990s, and was Scientific Chairman of the successful World Congress of Cardiology held in Sydney in 2002. In 2011 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in honour of his contributions to research, education, and clinical practice. 


Professor Arthur Conigrave (Alternate for Prof Robinson)

Prof Arthur Conigrave is: an endocrinologist specializing in disorders of calcium metabolism; a research scientist with internationally recognized expertise in the structure and function of the calcium-sensing receptor and in mechanisms of regulation of parathyroid hormone secretion; Deputy Dean of Sydney Medical School and lectures in Medical Biochemistry for the University of Sydney Medical Program.


Mr Paul Levins

President of the Australia and New Zealand office of Intellectual Ventures, a $5bn Seattle based company that invests in invention. He has worked in the fields of business, communication, negotiation, government and the not for profit sector across a diverse policy field for over 25 years. He is a current board member of auDA (Australia’s .au domain name coordinator).
He is also an Honorary Associate and guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney and a Key commentator with the Global Internet Business Coalition.


Ms Kerry Hogan-Ross

Kerry Hogan-Ross is a Consultant for DLA Piper. She is also on the board of Force Majeure, a not for profit dance theatre company where she is the company Secretary.  Kerry has been a commercial and insurance litigator for more than twenty two years and advises corporations, insurers, professionals and company directors in a wide variety of areas.  Kerry's professional indemnity practice includes claims against solicitors and doctors.


Professor Michael Field

Professor Emeritus, University of Sydney
Former Head, Sydney Medical School - Northern
Former President, Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Former Chair, Medical School Accreditation Committee, Australian Medical Council
Vice-President, Association for Medical Education in the West Pacific Region

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