The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation are proud to work with Dame Quentin Bryce and Professor John Pearn as the Co-Patrons of our organisation.
Dame Quentin Bryce
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland, and now Australia.
On 5 September 2008 Quentin Bryce was sworn in as Australia’s twenty-fifth Governor-General. As the first woman to take up the office, she remains a pioneer in contemporary Australian society, and yet one who brings more than forty years of experience in reform, community building and leadership to the role. On 25 March 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Ms Bryce had become a Dame in the Order of Australia.
Professor John Pearn
Major General John Pearn has served as one of Australia’s most senior doctor-soldiers. Professor Pearn is Senior Paediatrician at the Queensland Children’s Hospital where he has served as a full-time staff clinician since 1968. His major clinical, research and teaching interests in paediatrics and internal medicine have included medical genetics, clinical toxicology, bioethics and accident prevention.
Major General John Pearn also served in a second career in the Australian Defence Force, rising progressively through various senior command and executive positions in the Defence Health Service. In 1998 Major General Pearn was appointed Surgeon General to the Australian Defence Force and served in this role until his retirement in 2000.
Board of Directors
Safeguarding the Mission and Vision of GMRF
The Board of Directors act as guardians of the Foundation’s mission and vision. Board Members are ideally placed to stand back and take a detached view of potential future directions. They are instrumental in formulating: what GMRF plans to achieve, where it wants to be, and how it plans to get there. In doing so, the Board works closely with the CEO of the Foundation to further the research goals and monitor program effectiveness.
Mr Liam Kelly QC (Chairman)
Barrister in private practice
Ms Chris Went (Deputy Chairperson)
Chief Executive Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital
Professor Scott Bell
Chief Executive Officer, The Translational Research Institute (TRI)
Dr Amanda Dines
Deputy Executive Director Medical Services Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Professor Stephen Gray
Professor of Finance at the University of Queensland Business School and Chairman of Frontier Economics.
Professor John Horvath
Stategic Medical Advisor, Ramsay Health Care
Mr Tom Ryan
Former Director and Chairman, Australian Pharmaceutical Healthcare Systems (APHS)
Mr Rob Skoda
General Manager – Veteran Services, RSL Queensland
The role of the GMRF Executive Committee is to implement the strategic direction of the Board of Directors and to oversee the day to day management of the Foundation in line with our vision, mission and values.
Mr Liam Kelly GMRF Chairman
Ms Chris Went GPH Chief Executive Officer
Ms Miriam Dwyer GMRF Chief Executive Officer
Ms Jane O’Brien GMRF Chief Operating Officer
Professor Darrell Crawford GMRF Director of Research
Dr Suzanne Elliott GMRF Associate Director of Clinical Trials
Dr Madeline Romaniuk GMRF Associate Director of Mental Health Research
Ms Laura McMahon GMRF Director of Marketing and Business Development
Ms Julieann Keyser GMRF Translational Research Manager
Research Advisory Committee
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) has been established by the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) Board of Directors to provide independent expert advice to the Board to ensure the highest quality research is considered, supported and delivered by the Foundation.
- Dr Amanda Dines (Chair)
- Prof Scott Bell
- Prof John Horvath
- Dr Andrew Khoo
- Dr Ian Gardner
- Dr Richard Skoien