Board

Diabetes Australia Board

President

Hon Judi Moylan AO Independent President & Board Chair, GAICD

Judi Moylan was appointed Independent President and Chair of the Board of Diabetes Australia in 2013, following her retirement after 20 years in Federal Parliament. Judi established and chaired the non-partisan Parliamentary Diabetes Support Group for 13 years. From 2013 – 2015 she was the Co-Chair of the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group and Global Co-ordinator for the International Diabetes Federation’s Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network. Judi was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in 2016.

Directors

Dr Moira Watson

Dip Tch, B Ed, Grad Dip Dist Ed, Dip Man, PhD, GAICD, FAIM

Dr Watson was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009. She is a former Diabetes Australia President and current President of Diabetes WA where she has served since 2009. Moira is Managing Director of Chutzpa, a management consulting company. In addition to her work with Diabetes Australia, Moira is Chair of the Volunteer Task Force, a Councillor with HBF and a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Consumer and Community Advisor Group.

Mr John Townend AM

AM, CFRE, Emeritus FFIA, LFS(Hons Grad)

John was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2010. He is Chair of Diabetes Australia Research Ltd where he has served as a Director since 1989 and is a Governor of the Kellion Diabetes Foundation. John has previously served as Vice-Chairman of the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Region, President of Diabetes Australia and President of Diabetes NSW. He was also Chair of the Fundraising Institute of NSW and the Fundraising Institute of Australia.

Associate Professor Paul Williams

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, ARCPA, FFSc (RCPA)

Professor Williams was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008. He previously served on the Board from 1998 – 2002. He is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney Medical School and Deputy Director of the Chemical Pathology Laboratories at the Royal Prince Albert Hospital. Paul is also a Director of Diabetes Australia Research Ltd and a past President of the Australian Diabetes Society. He is Chair of the Diabetes Australia International Affairs Committee and served on the Executive Committee of the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Region.

Mr Craig Beyers

BEng (Environmental Engineering), GradCert Bus (Philanthropy and Nonprofit), MAAS

Craig was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2015. He has served as President of Diabetes Queensland since 2015, following his initial appointment to the Board in 2011. Craig is Manager of Air Quality, Acoustics and Vibrations at Assured Monitoring Group Pty Ltd. He has extensive experience working on local, national, regional and international level projects. He has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Diabetes Australia Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Mr Chris Jose

LLB, MBA

Chris was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011. He has been President of Diabetes Victoria since 2007. Chris also Chairs the National Diabetes Services Scheme Governance Committee. He is a partner in one of Australia’s leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills, where he practises in the areas of competition law and market regulation. Chris has previously worked as a barrister at the Victorian Bar, and has worked for various Government agencies.

Mr Robert Manning

LLB

Robert was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014. He is the President of Diabetes Tasmania where he has served as a Director from 2010. Robert is a Senior Associate of the firm Murdoch Clarke Lawyers. He is also actively involved in the activities of the Law Society, being a member of its Property and Commercial Law Committee and the current Chair of its Pro Bono Legal Assistance Committee.

Mr Leo Tutt

BEc, LLB, FCA, CTA, FCPA, MAICD

Leo was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014. Since November 2010 he has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Diabetes NSW and ACT, having served as a Director since 2001 and Vice President since 2004. Leo leads the Audit and Assurance division and is a member of the Executive Board of William Buck, a leading Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory practice. He is a Director of Glycemic Index Limited (GI Foundation).

Professor Sophia Zoungas

MBBS PhD FRACP

Professor Zoungas was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2015. She is President of the Australian Diabetes Society, Chair of the National Association for Diabetes Centres and a Senior Medical Advisor to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Sophia holds the Professorial Chair of Diabetes, Vascular Health and Ageing and is the Deputy Director of the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

Ms Giuliana Murfet

MSc, MNg (NP), Grad Dip DiabEd, BN, CDE, Adv Diploma Public Sector Mg, RN

Giuliana was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017. She is President of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) and has served as a Board Director for ADEA from 2008. Giuliana is a member of the Health Council of Tasmania and has previously held numerous similar statewide positions. She is a member of Diabetes Australia’s Medical Educational and Scientific Advisory Council and a member of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. Currently working as a nurse practitioner in a rural regional hospital in Tasmania, Giuliana is also a PhD candidate with Deakin University.

Associate Professor Glynis Ross

MBBS FRACP

Associate Professor Ross was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016. She is Vice-President of the Australian Diabetes Society, a Senior Medical Advisor to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and was previously President of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society. Glynis is Lead Endocrinologist for Diabetes and Pregnancy services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Senior Endocrinologist at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. She is a member of the NSW Diabetes Taskforce and NSW ACI Endocrine Network Executive.

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