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Board Of Directors

Dr Suzanne Hasthorpe


BSc(Hons), PhD, MAgriBus, Dip Hort, GAICD

Over 16 years of corporate governance experience as a Non-Executive Director on boards in the carer/disability, health and agricultural industry sectors.

Expertise in business strategy, finance, risk, and executive remuneration.  Senior government business manager.  Clinical trials and medical research expert.  Department of Jobs.  Precincts and Regions, Victoria.  Representing the Department on State, Commonwealth and sector advisory bodies to grow research and clinical trials in Australia.  Chair and founding member of National Mutual Acceptance Jurisdictional Working Group.  Leader of a skilled team addressing streamlining of research ethics and regulatory approval for human research.

Experienced and current ethics committee member.  Project manager of data and analytics for research in Victorian and national aggregate statistics for the Commonwealth government.  Project management of Commonwealth grants for clinical trials and Medical Research Future Fund for the Australian teletrials program.  Experienced senior research fellow in medical research (cell and molecular biology).  Published over 60 peer-review journal articles with international appointments in Netherlands, United Kingdom and France.

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


B. Business

Jarrod is a human resources leader and has considerable experience in the not-for-profit, social services, retail, healthcare and government sectors including at the General Manager level.  In the private sector, working with a boutique law firm, he consulted broadlyto over 120 clients.  He is currently the Head of People & Culture at Yarra Ranges Council.

Jarrod has a passion for training and development, leadership and establishing high performance cultures. He is well versed in performance management, counselling and discipline, all types of negotiations, 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


B. Economics Monash CA ANZ, GIA

Mark has held a number of senior financial and governance roles within professional and corporate environments including 10 years as Company Secretary ASX listed entities.

Now in a consulting capacity, Mark supports a diverse range of clients to strengthen their financial management and governance processes.  Mark is an active member of The Governance Institute Australia (GIA) and Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Rodney Harris OAM


BA, Grad Dip Health Admin, CIM, Stanford Executive Program - Non-Profit Leadership, MAICD

Rod is the former Chief Executive Officer for Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria (MNDAV).  He adopts 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 advocates for support for Carers, an essential part of the team supporting people living with disabilities. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Balwyn Evergreen Centre, an aged care service, providing day services and managing accommodation.

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

Kaye Collard


Dip. Bus. Studies, Grad. Dip. (Acctg.), FCPA, CTA, MAICD

Kaye is a 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 25 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 30 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


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


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.