Chairman:Hon Rob Knowles AO
Ms Jacinda de Witts
Dr Julie Caldecott
Dr Julie Caldecott is a retired partner of the Boston Consulting Group and the former leader of their ANZ Healthcare Practice Group. She specialises in health and public sector strategy after initially training and working as a medical practitioner. Dr Caldecott is also a non-Executive Director of the Transport Accident Commission.
Mr Max Findlay
Mr Findlay joined Programmed Maintenance Services in August 1988 and was appointed Managing Director in March 1990. He has extensive industry specific experience, including approximately 20 years of marketing and general management experience in the industrial and manufacturing industries. Mr Findlay's experience prior to joining Programmed Maintenance Services included 11 years with Australian Consolidated Industries, three years with Smith & Nephew and five years with James Sephton Plastics. In his time with Programmed Maintenance Services, Mr Findlay held the positions of Business Development Manager, General Manager and Managing Director. He has a Bachelor of Economics and Politics from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Since retiring from Programmed Maintenance Services, Mr Findlay has been involved in a number of Public and Private Company Boards.
Ms Jane Hume
Ms Hume has a background in Investment Banking with positions as a Vice President at Deutsche Asset Management Australia, Key Accounts Manager at Rothschild Australia Asset Management and as Investment Research Manager and Private Banker at National Australia Bank. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She has also had a number of roles in community and professional organisations, including the committee of management of the Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA).
Mr Sammy Kumar
Sammy is a Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers focussing on Strategy and New Business Growth. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Monash University. Sammy's background includes time in running the Australian Consulting business and is also a Board Member of PwC's China Business. Sammy joined the Royal Children's Board in July 2012.
Mr David Mandel
Mr Mandel has a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Sussex England. He commenced his career as a marketing graduate with Unilever UK and held a number of senior management roles with Smorgon Consolidated Industries, Visy and Riverwood International Corp in both the USA and Australia, where he was Managing Director for three years from 1995 to 1997. Riverwood in Australia was a 600 employee, five plant, $125 million revenue folding carton businesses owned by the listed US multinational corporation. Mr Mandel is currently a non-executive director of Sirius Corporation Ltd and Narhex Life Sciences Ltd (a small listed biotech research company which has developed an anti HIV/AIDS protease inhibitor in trials), as well as a number of organisations in both the commercial and not for profit sectors.
Mr John Rimmer
Mr Rimmer was Director Policy and Planning, Health Department Victoria from 1989 to 1992 and Deputy Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet from 1992 to 1995. He was founding Executive Director of Multimedia Victoria and then CEO of the National Office for the Information Economy (2001 to 2004). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chairman of Information City Australia Pty Ltd and Ausanda Communications Pty Ltd.
Dr Lakshmi SumithranMBBS, MHA, FRACMA, FCHSE
After working in a wide variety of clinical settings in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Australia, Dr Sumithran began a career in health administration. She has worked for the Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs and a number of public hospitals in Victoria including Box Hill Hospital, Sandringham Hospital and Southern Health.
Dr Sumithran is a Fellow of both Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian College of Health Service Executives, and was a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards from 1995 to 2010. Dr Sumithran was also a member of the Medical Practitioners' Board of Victoria and was appointed to the Board of The Royal Children's Hospital from 1 July 2006.
Mr Peter Yates AM
Peter was appointed to the position of Chairman in July 2012 and has been on the Board of The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation since 2001.
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