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Board of Directors

The Mater Research Board of Directors is a diverse and dedicated team of professionals who are committed to the endeavours of the institute and its mission. The broad spectrum of experience and professional backgrounds provides Mater Research with strong leadership, knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the prevention and treatment of conditions through all stages of life.

Jim Walker AM (Chair)
Jim Walker AM (Chair)

Jim Walker is the Vice President and Managing Director of Rockwell Collins Asia Pacific. Employing over 20,000 people Rockwell Collins is one of the largest suppliers of avionics and communications products to the global aerospace and defence industries.

Dr Carrie Hillyard (Deputy Chair)
Dr Carrie Hillyard (Deputy Chair)

Dr Carrie Hillyard has a PhD from London University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering...

Professor Elizabeth Eakin
Professor Elizabeth Eakin

Professor Elizabeth Eakin is the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Professor Perry Bartlett (Director)
Professor Perry Bartlett (Director)

Professor Perry Bartlett is the inaugural Director of the Queensland Brain Institute and holds the Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience at The University of Queensland.

Professor Melissa Brown
Professor Melissa Brown

Professor Melissa Brown completed her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne in 1993, on the structure and regulation of genes in human leukaemia.

Terry Crawford
Terry Crawford

Terry is a non-executive director and corporate adviser with special expertise in financing, commercial strategy and governance and with a special focus upon the healthcare, finance and resources sectors.

Dr Shane Kelly (Director)
Dr Shane Kelly (Director)

Dr Shane Kelly was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mater Group in July 2015

Professor Geoff Kiel (Director)
Professor Geoff Kiel (Director)

Geoffrey Kiel is an experienced director, management consultant, manager, academic researcher, entrepreneur and author.

Professor David McIntyre (Director)
Professor David McIntyre (Director)

A University of Queensland alumnus, Professor David McIntyre has been working in the field of Endocrinology for over 30 years. As well as...