Robert is the Partner in Charge of the Sydney Office of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Member of the Corrs Executive Leadership Team and leader of that firm’s Corporate, Banking & Finance, Tax, and Energy & Resources divisions. Robert is a Governor of the AmCham NSW Council of Governors. He has also served as a Director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. The Australian Financial Review lists Robert as one of Australia’s ‘Best Lawyers’ for Infrastructure and Construction.
Geoffrey Applebee, Treasurer
Geoffrey is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant and adviser to professional services firms and their partners. He is a director of a diverse group of companies in the public and private sectors, and an independent member of a government audit committee.
Professor Deborah Schofield
Deborah is Professor and Chair of Health Economics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Murdoch Children's Research Centre and Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Her career has spanned the Australian Government public service, academia and clinical practice and she has a national and international reputation for her work in economic modelling of the health system, health, and its impact on families and the economy.
Professor Michael Cousins AO
Michael, a world-leading pain medicine specialist, has spearheaded pain management education, research and clinical practice in Australia. He was the founding Director of the Pain Management Research Institute (University of Sydney/Royal North Shore Hospital). Michael was also Chair of the National Pain Summit (Canberra, 2010) and the International Pain Summit (Montreal, 2010).
Dr Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes is a specialist pain medicine physician who works at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle NSW and has been Director of Hunter Integrated Pain Service, since its foundation in 1997. He is immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Additional roles have included co-chair of NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Pain Network and Chair of the Pain Management Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review.. His research interests include a "whole person" approach to pain, outcome measurement and redesign of health systems to achieve greater integration between specialist pain services and primary care.
Associate Professor Malcolm Hogg
Malcolm is Head of Pain Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Past President of the Australian Pain Society, and member of the External Advisory Group, Real Time Prescription Monitoring, Victorian Department of Health.
Leanne is Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and has wide experience as a senior executive in government and NGO health roles, including the CEO of the former Australian Medicare Local Alliance, ACT Medicare Local and Australian General Practice Networks.
Dr Graeme Killer AO
Graeme is the former Principal Medical Adviser to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a position he held for 25 years. After retiring in 2015, he became Principal Medical Adviser to the Returned Soldiers League. He has helped pioneer major improvements in the care of veterans, with a particular focus on the management of chronic pain and related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.