The MDFA board provides strong governance oversight in accordance with Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission principles.
Graeme Head AO
Graeme is a Partner with EY Port Jackson Partners in Sydney. His move into consulting last year followed a lengthy and distinguished leadership career in public policy and administration in both the Commonwealth and New South Wales public sectors. Graeme has been the CEO of four government agencies: Commissioner, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Commissioner, NSW Public Service Commission, Director General, NSW Department of Commerce, Chief Executive, Sydney Catchment Authority.
Graeme is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours in 2019.
Neil Wykes OAM BCom FCA AGIA ACIS
Neil is a senior executive with more than 50 years’ experience in the finance and accounting services sector.
Assoc Prof Alex P Hunyor MB BS (Hons), FRANZCO
A retinal specialist with expertise in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease.
Ms Lisa Lusthaus BSc App. Psych (Hons)
Lisa is a clinical researcher, research psychologist and publisher. She is the Council Secretariat at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW.
Peter Abrahamson B.Sc., FAICD
Peter is CEO of an Australian based biotech start-up with technology to develop new treatments for retinal diseases.
Gillian Shea B.Bus CA
Gillian is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Company Auditor with over 25 years of experience as a finance professional working for several of largest accountancy networks globally.
Emma Cleary B.Bus, CA, GAICD
Emma is a Chartered Accountant with a strong commercial background who has helped to manage growth and change in a number of large businesses.
Ms Susan Williams BAgrSc, MPH, CFRE
Susan is the Executive Director of Philanthropy and Planned Giving for St Vincent’s Curran Foundation and has extensive fundraising experience across a multiple of health issues.
Associate Professor Wilson Heriot
Associate Professor Wilson Heriot is a vitreo-retinal specialist based in Melbourne, and the director of Retinology Institute. Wilson has honorary appointments with the University of Melbourne in the Ophthalmology Department of Surgery, and Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences. He is also a Principal Investigator in Vitreoretinal Research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).
Wilson is a past recipient of MDFA research grant funding – see this link for more info on his project.