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Our Board

(L to R) Rhonda Renwick, PJ Hartshorne, Peter Haddad, Mono Ray, Carol Pollock and David Morgan (Absent from photo: David Parker)

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Who they are

The Board at Kidney Health Australia is filled with experts in the field who are dedicated crusaders for the organisation’s vision and mission. The Board works with Kidney Health Australia’s management team to support people at each stage of their kidney disease journey.

From early detection to diagnosis and making the right choices on treatment, together they ensure that people are equipped with the resources they need for the best quality of life.

Prof Carol Pollock

MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, FAAHMS

Chair

Carol is an academic nephrologist and author of over 350 publications relevant to kidney disease and its treatment. She is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2015) and recognised as a ‘Distinguished Professor’ by the University of Sydney (2012). In 2014 she was the recipient of the Ministerial Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research. She was Scientific Chairman of the 2013 World Congress of Nephrology and is the current Chair of the NSW Bureau of Health Information. She is also Chair of the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network, Deputy Chair of the Australian Organ Tissue and Transplant Authority, Director of Certa Therapeutics and a member of Council of NHMRC. Carol was appointed to the Board of Kidney Health Australia in 2014 and appointed Chair in 2017.

Peter Haddad, AO

MSc, BEc

Board member

Major General (Rtd) Peter Haddad retired as a logistics officer in the Australian Army in 2005 after 38 years of service. Before retiring, General Haddad held policy and management positions at Defence Headquarters in Canberra and commanded Support Command, where he was responsible for the complete logistic support to all Army, Navy and Air Force units. After retiring, Peter became principal of a consultancy company specialising in defence industry, logistics and supply chain management. Peter is currently the Strategic Advisor to the Victorian Defence Alliances and is an Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Peter was appointed to the Board of Kidney Health Australia in 2017.

David Parker, AM

B.Ec (Hons), LL.B (Hons)

Board member

David has extensive experience in economics and public administration with a long professional involvement in policy and regulatory matters across a range of sectors. He was a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and in the Department of Environment and the Commonwealth Treasury. Over his 25 years of service at Treasury, David worked on financial sector liberalisation, tax reform, macroeconomic forecasting and policy, competition policy, energy policy and international economic issues. David is the current Chairman and CEO of the Australian Clean Energy Regulator and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012. He was appointed to the Board of Kidney Health Australia in 2010, having previously chaired Kidney Health Australia’s National Consumer Council.

Monojit (Mono) Ray

BSc. LL.B, LL.M, Grad Dip Legal Practice, GD Enterprise Management, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the NSW Supreme Court

Board member

Mono has held numerous leadership and non-executive roles throughout his career. He is the Managing Director and co-founder of Connect Alex, a business that builds and defends profitable market share for companies by creating highly personal relationships, through smartphones. He was a senior partner at PwC and has served on a number of industry bodies. Mono has also worked closely with State and Federal regulators to design policy and legislation. Mono brings organisational leadership, business innovation, strategic management and communication expertise to the Board, along with professional and financial services experience at Board, Senior Executive and Ministerial levels. Mono was appointed to the Kidney Health Australia Board and the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee in 2017.

Rhonda Renwick

GradD BA, Bachelor of Sciences PSY, MAICD

Board member

Rhonda is a transport industry proprietor, organisational psychologist, educator and mother of three. In 2008 she became the sole director of Latrobe Valley Bus Lines with depots in Morwell, Traralgon and Moe. With her extensive expertise in Indigenous health and community-based enterprises, Rhonda founded Kindred Spirits Foundation (KSF), a philanthropic trust with a vision to harness relationships as a vehicle for change. The foundation supports individuals and their communities to make and sustain the connections they need to recognise challenges and create long-term solutions. Kindred Spirits Foundation has been a driving factor in community projects such as the Big Red Kidney Bus initiative. Rhonda was appointed to the Kidney Health Australia Board in 2017.

PJ (Peter Jon) Hartshorne

Bsc Civ. Eng, MBA

Board member

PJ was appointed to the Kidney Health Australia Board in May 2008 and has also served as Chair of the Finance Committee from 2017 until 2019. He is also a member of the Renumeration and Succession Planning Committee.

After spending six valuable years with McKinsey and Co, he established the Infinity Group back in 1994. He went on to consult for numerous top 100 companies in the areas of Strategy, Technology, and especially the CRM domain. PJ is still the Managing Partner of Infinity, a privately held professional services firm operating in Australia, India and the United Kingdom. He is also Chairman of Melbourne’s pre-eminent Ice Hockey team, The Melbourne Ice Limited, and now also the incoming Chair of Softball Australia.

David Morgan

BA (Hons), M. Int. Law

Board member

David retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2014 having served overseas as a diplomat and representative of 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 to 2009 he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne. David is the Chair of the Emorgo Foundation, a Director of the Victorian Bridge Association and a Councillor of the Australian Bridge Foundation. He received a kidney from his father in 1989. David was appointed to the Kidney Health Australia Board in 2014 and served as Chair from March 2016 to December 2017.