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Board Of Directors

Dr Suzanne Hasthorpe

Chairperson

BSc(Hons), PhD, M AgriBus, GAICD - Member of CEO Review, Research & Development and Risk/Governance Committees

Suzanne is Manager, Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research, Victorian Department of Health.
Suzanne project manager for multi-site clinical trials initiative. She represents the Victorian Government on a number of related Commonwealth Government health and industry advisory committees and currently Chair of a national approach for clinical trial research working group.
Suzanne’s background as a senior research fellow led research teams in the areas of bone marrow transplantation, cancer research and neonatal reproductive biology. She has worked in Australia and as a visiting scientist internationally.

She is an experienced Non –Executive Director on hospital, not-for-profit and industry boards. In 2006 she was the secretariat for the review of the Gene technology Act 2001 in Victoria

Anne Peek

Vice Chair

B. Applied Science, Grad. Cert. Quality Assurance in Health Care

An experienced executive and non-executive director in both the public and private health care sectors, Anne comes to the BrainLink board with strong governance skills, over 20 years of CEO and Board experience, and is a highly qualified Health Information Manager with expertise in diagnostic data analysis, research, evaluation and organisational-wide continuous quality improvement.  Anne has been instrumental in establishing research interests such as the Southern Academic Primary Care Unit (SAPCRU) through Monash University and projects funded jointly by the Canadian Institute Health Research and the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.  As well as having various publications under name, Anne is experienced in driving change with a proven track record in building strong links with the community, strengthening stakeholder relationships and developing partnerships through strong and meaningful collaboration.  

Jarrod Reid

Director

B. Business

Jarrod is a Workplace Relations Advisor and has considerable experience in the Human Resource management of not-for-profit organisations in the social services, retail and healthcare sectors. Most recently, he was the General Manager Human Resources at Nazareth Care Australasia, an organisation of some 750 employees.

Jarrod has a passion for training and development, leadership and establishing high performance cultures. He is well versed in performance management, counselling and discipline, workplace investigations, FWC disputes and claims, conferences and arbitration hearings, as well as making representations to peak industry bodies.

Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) from Swinburne University, majoring in HR, management and economics. His contribution to the HR industry was recognised by both the Australian Retail Association and SACS Consulting in 2014.

Mark Pryn

Director 

B. Economics Monash ACA ACIS - Member of Finance/ Audit and CEO Review Committee

Mark Pryn, a senior finance and governance operator has a career spanning over 25 years within professional and corporate environments. As a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Company Secretary mark has held a number of senior financial management and governance roles including over 9 years as company secretary with an ASX listed entity.

Currently, assisting a diverse range of clients strengthen financial management and governance processes whilst managing competing stakeholder interests. Mark is an active member of The Governance Institute Australia.

Rodney (Rod) Harris OAM

Director 

BA, Grad Dip Health Admin, CIM, Executive Program - Non Profit Leaders, AICD

Rod is the Chief Executive Officer for Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria (MNDAV) and strongly believes a leadership approach where every employee is encouraged to be a visionary, a leader, a manager and a “doer”.

Rod has a strong interest in aging and disability, and in the transition of disability support services to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the changes to individualised funding and service delivery models in Aged Care. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Balwyn Evergreen Centre, a HACC funded aged care service, providing day services and manages accommodation.

Rod firmly believes that an organisation should focus on addressing unmet needs through high quality services. Improved service delivery matched by increased funding from government, fundraising and donors.


Kaye Collard

Director 

Kaye is a highly respected professional with proven success working as a consultancy-based executive delivering strategic, project, and financial services within the private and public sector.  Recognised health sector specialist with experience working to deliver strategic plans, tender management and organisational reviews that drove business improvement, effective leadership and service provisioning relevant to the purpose of the organisation.

Kaye has over 20 years Non- Executive Director Board experience with not for profit, for profit and industry bodies and is a highly strategic and capable individual recognised for the ability to work cross functionally to support an organisation conceptualise, define, improvise and deliver ongoing results in community focussed organisations.  Kaye brings over 20 years executive level leadership as a consult into organisations, a proven strategic leader providing direction, guidance and management, and is a highly respected and recognised business professional with proven strategic abilities and experience leading end-to-end management consultant projects.

Clint Bizzell

Director 

An executive coach with a pedigree in elite sports, Clint works with executives and their teams to perform at their best.  He does this through a suite of coaching, leadership and resilience programs for individuals and teams.  Drawing on his former life as an AFL player, the pursuit of high performance and excellence is deeply rooted in Clint's approach.

From fast-paced corporate environments to supporting young men to be better leaders, Clint has consulted to brands such as ABB, APN, Telstra, CBA and the AFL, and volunteers regularly for White Ribbon Australia and FightMND. As Co-Director of Eve Media, Clint is able to deploy his other great loves; travel and sharing powerful stories. In addition to producing and presenting for Eve Media’s flagship international travel series Places We Go; Clint has produced multiple human-interest documentaries including “Taking the Tackle” – a documentary addressing Respect for Women on behalf of the AFL and State Government of Victoria. With a passion for helping others to be the best version of themselves, Clint brings a strong purpose-driven ethos to BrainLink, and personal experience with those affected by brain injuries too, with a family member suffering an acquired brain injury following a motorbike accident.


Michelle Eunson

Director 

BA, Comms 

Michelle is a senior executive within the non-profit community health and corporate sectors and has a contemporary knowledge of Australian social and political contexts. Michelle has led significant fundraising, community engagement, strategic marketing, and organisational change across the not-for-profit sector and is committed to equality for all Australians. She is an experienced Non–Executive Director on not-for-profit boards.

Michelle is currently the Director of Strategy for Older Australians at Vision Australia where her responsibilities include developing a new approach for services to Older Australians. She was also instrumental in building a new social enterprise generating 20M+ per annum within Vision Australia, supplying adaptive technology and aids to the market, including the major acquisition of a market competitor.  Michelle is an inspirational leader, grounded in financial information to lever growth and results to support opportunity and access for all Australians.



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