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Kidney Health Australia Board of Directors

Prof Carol Pollock, PhD, FRACP, FAAHMS

Prof Pollock was appointed to the Board in December 2014 and was appointed Chair of Kidney Health Australia in December 2017.

Prof Pollock has an international reputation, with over 290 publications relevant to the aeitology of kidney disease and its treatment.  She is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, has been conferred a Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Research Supervision and recognised as a 'Distinguished Professor' by the University of Sydney.  

Prof Pollock was the 2014 recipient of the Ministerial Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, which includes research into kidney disease.  She was Scientific Chairman of the 2013 World Congress of Nephrology. She Chairs the ANZ Society of Nephrology Research Advisory Committee and the International Society of Nephrology Meetings committee, responsible for delivering both research and educational meetings and policy forums across the globe.

Health leadership roles have included being inaugural Chair and then director of both the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation and of the Clinical Excellence Commission (2010-2016). She recently retired as Chair of the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board (2010-2016) and is currently the Chair of the NSW Bureau of Health Information and of the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network.

In July 2017 Prof Pollock took up the role as Deputy Chair of the Australian Organ Tissue and Transplantation Authority. 

Sally Farrier BE (Hons), MBA, GDipAppFin, MAICD

Ms. Farrier was appointed to the Board in June 2017 and was appointed Deputy Chair in December 2017.

She is a professional non-executive director, with extensive experience in the utility, infrastructure and consulting sectors and in working with governments and regulators.

Ms Farrier has strong expertise in governance, strategy and risk management following a career in consulting and corporate advisory.

Outside non-executive roles, Ms Farrier has a strong interest in innovation, community development and the health sector. She is an active angel investor and a member of Scale Investors.

Mr David Morgan, BA (Hons), M. Int. Law

Mr. Morgan was appointed to the Board in December 2014 and was appointed Chair of the Board in March 2016.

He retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2014, and  served overseas as a diplomat and represented Australia in international trade and environment organisations.

His policy experience includes helping to develop Australia’s gene technology regime and other health and safety issues.

From 2004 – 2009 Mr. Morgan was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

He is the author/co-author of books and journal articles on the legal, economic and political aspects of biotechnology and other trade and environment issues.

Mr. Morgan is the Chair of the Emorgo Foundation, a Director of the Victorian Bridge Association and a Councilor of the Australian Bridge Federation.

He received a kidney from his father in 1989.

David Parker AM,  B.Ec (Hons)  LL.B (Hons)

David Parker was appointed to the KHA board in April 2010, having previously chaired KHA’s National Consumer Council. At present he is a deputy secretary in the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, with particular responsibility for water, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (the department’s economic and scientific research arm) and exports, trade and market access. Previously he was a deputy secretary in the Department of Environment and the Commonwealth Treasury. Whilst at the Treasury, from 1984 until February 2011, he spent some time working with the OECD in Paris. David has qualifications in economics and law and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2012.

Monojit (Mono) Andrew Ray BSc. LLB, LLM, Grad Dip Legal Practice, GD Enterprise Management, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the NSW Supreme Court.

Mr. Ray was appointed to the Board and Finance Committee in June 2017.

Mr. Ray is an experienced business leader with a demonstrated history of working in professional and financial services at a board and senior executive and ministerial level. He is skilled in guiding organisations and senior executives on strategy and communications, change management, leadership, planning, governance and people development, often on critical issues.

Mr. Ray has led teams, designed and ran national professional development programmes as a senior partner in a global professional firm. He held numerous other leadership and non-executive roles through his career.

He brings a unique blend of commercial, innovation and entrepreneurial experience combined with management, tax and legal skills. Mono has served on a number of industry bodies including the Financial Services Council and Property Council of Australia. He has worked closely with state and federal regulators to design policy and legislation.

He is currently the Managing Director and co-founder of ConnectAlex – a new technology platform that benefits individuals and companies through a new approach to savings, data and finance, with global application.

Peter Francis Haddad, MSc, BEc

Peter Haddad was appointed to the Board in June 2017.

Peter Haddad enlisted in the Army in 1967 and graduated from the Officer Cadet School Portsea in December 1967. His career as a logistics officer in the Australian Army spanned 38 years and he retired from the Army in 2005 at the rank of Major General.

When he retired from the Army in 2005, he was engaged by the Commonwealth Games Corporation as the logistics manager responsible for the planning and delivery of logistic support to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. He was also appointed as the Deputy Mayor of the Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village.

Peter Haddad is the principal of a consultancy company specialising in defence industry, logistics and supply chain management. From 2006 to 2013 he was engaged by the Victorian Government as the Strategic Adviser on Defence Industries and Head of the Defence Industry Unit. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Defence Council Victoria which advises the Victorian Government on actions and strategies to grow the defence industry sector in Victoria.

He holds a number of Board positions in the not for profit sector and since 2013 he has been the Strategic Adviser to the Australian Industry Defence Network – Victoria where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Network and on the Committees of the Victorian Defence Alliances.
Peter Haddad is an Adjunct Professor and the Chair of the School Advisory Board for the School of Business, Information Technology and Logistics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

PJ (Peter Jon) Hartshorne, Bsc Civ. Eng and MBA

PJ (Peter Jon) Hartshorne was appointed to the KHA board in April 2008. After a six-year cadetship with McKinsey and Company, he went on to work for a number of top 100 international companies in the areas of strategy and technology enablement. He is now managing director, partner and founder of The Infinity Group of companies, established in 1994 as a private professional services business in Australia, India and the United Kingdom. PJ is also Chairman of Scholaris International Ltd, an international education-based software company, and Redgum Corporate Pty Ltd. He is a member of KHA’s Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee and was appointed Chair of the Finance Committee in March 2016.

Rhonda Renwick, GradD BA Bachelor of Science PSY, MAICD

Ms. Renwick was appointed to the Board in June 2017.

Ms. Renwick is the sole director of Latrobe Valley Bus Lines. Ms. Renwick is committed to providing the best possible transport services that enables access, equity and social inclusion for all in the Latrobe Valley. The company is pushing forward with many initiatives in the community and the bus industry and is a certified B Corp member which further promotes a better way of doing business and working with the community. Ms. Renwick is committed to providing environmentally friendly alternatives for the transport industry.

Ms. Renwick is the founder of Kindred Spirits Foundation. KSF supports various social and community based projects with the focus on health and employment opportunities. Projects such as the founding of the Akeyulerre Healing Centre at Alice Springs, which supports the Arrente people to deal with their challenges in a culturally appropriate way.

Kindred Spirits has been a driving factor in community projects such as the Big Red Kidney Bus initiative. 

Ms. Renwick believes her expertise in indigenous health and community based enterprises will provide important assistance to the KHA board.

 

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