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Elizabeth Carr – BA (Hons), MPA, FAICD (Chairman 2006 – 2016)

Elizabeth Carr was an inaugural Board member of the Foundation and in October2006 accepted the position of Chairman. She remained in this position until September 2016. Elizabeth’s background incorporates both the private and public sectors. She has worked in senior executive positions for IBMand Macquarie Group and within senior levels of politics and government in NSW,WA, PNG and the USA.

Elizabeth has been a not-for-profit board chair and board member for 18 years. Sheis also chair of St Catherine’s Aged Care Services, and a director of the KokodaTrack Foundation, and St Mary's Anglican Girls School WA. She is a member of theEnvironmental Protection Authority (WA) and a director of the Safety, Return to Workand Support Board (NSW) and its associated Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Funds, and also chair of the Audit & Risk Committee for the Department of Family and Community Services.

Leslie Lofthouse – FAICD (Chairman 2004 - 2006)

Leslie is a prominent Australian business woman with exceptional experience and skills in corporate growth and development. In 2000, Leslie was inducted into the Businesswoman's Hall of Fame, an initiative of the Australian Businesswomen's Network. She has a highly successful career in the travel and recruitment industries.

Dr Paul Beaumont – FRACS, FRANZCO, AM (Chairman 2001 - 2004)

Dr Paul Beaumont is a founding Director of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (formerly Macular Degeneration Foundation) and served the first Chairman’s term. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and trains doctors worldwide in his approach to macular degeneration. His clinic has been a pioneer in intensive counselling for patients with macular degeneration.

He is a past Chairman of the NSW Division of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and of the Committee of Chairmen of the Australian College.

After 12 years of outstanding service, Dr Beaumont retired as director of the Foundation in 2013. Over this time he undertook a range of roles including chairman to the board and medical committee, NSW state chairman and member of the research committee.