Member of the Order of Australia 2011, awarded National Medal for Service 2014, Chairman, The Macintosh Foundation, Macintosh Chair of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine - Endowed Chair 29 November 2005 in perpetuity; Founder since 2013 and Benefactor since 2007, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children - The Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Governor, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research 2000-2011; Director, The Australian Lung Foundation 1994-2013; Governor, St Vincent’s Hospital, Curran Foundation; Life Governor, Melanoma Institute of Australia; Deputy Chairman, Ainsworth Charitable Foundation 2016 – Present; Executive Chairman, Manager Director and Independent Director of ASX listed Public Companies and private Companies over 28 years; 35 years of Senior Management and Director level in the Transport and Construction Industries in Australia and Europe; Actively involved in the Surf Life Saving movement for over 50 years; Life Member, Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club Inc.; Life Member - Collaroy Surf Life Saving Club Inc.; Life Member – City Tattersalls Club ; Director, Vice President - United Nations Australia Association (NSW) 2017 – 2019; Appointed Australia’s United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Oceans – Life Under Water SDG-14 and The Pacific, 2018 – 2019 and Principal Advisor, Marine Life, and Oceans and The Pacific – United Nations Association of Australia 2019 - Present; Awarded Honorary Associate Life Membership TSANZ 2020; Appointed to the Board of ARC in 1997; President of ARC 2000-2013; 2019 - Present. Vice President of ARC 2013 - 2019; Elected Life Governor of ARC in 2010.
Robyn Johnson has had an extensive career in the event and tourism sector, managing her own conference and exhibitions company and working with national and international not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. Robyn has held senior management roles including most recently Chief Executive Officer of peak body Meetings & Events Australia that offers accredited education and training programs, conducts research into industry trends and advocates on behalf of the meetings and events sector. Robyn is currently working with government and industry on new regional programs in response to impact of COVID-19 on the visitor economy. Robyn is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a background in the development and implementation of business growth strategies. Appointed to the board of ARC in 2012.
Appointed as the ARC Executive Director from April 2008 to May 2009 and April 2013 – Present. NSW Tuberculosis (TB) Program Manager 1997- 2013; various positions in public health for over twenty-five years including: clinical nurse consultant in public health Corrections Health Service and TB prevention and control services for the NSW Ministry of Health. Member of the NSW Ministry of Health TB Advisory Committee 1997 to Present. Member of the Commonwealth Department of Health National TB Advisory Committee 1997 – 2013. Appointed to the Board of ARC in 2001. Elected as a Life Governor of ARC in 2011. Treasurer & Executive Committee Member for the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union) Asia Pacific Region 2015 to Present. Programme Secretary of The Union Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Sub–Section 2017 – 2019. Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Sub-Section of The Union 2019 to Present. Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia June 2019 “for service to community health particularly to respiratory diseases”.
Professor in Respiratory Medicine at Sydney University and Respiratory Physician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Area Director of Tuberculosis Services, Sydney Local Health District. Research Leader for the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, and jointly leads the Woolcock’s Vietnam research team. Professor Fox heads several NHMRC-funded clinical trials and translational research studies relating to tuberculosis, lung disease and antimicrobial resistance. His research aims to develop new approaches to TB control, COPD, asthma and tobacco control in resource-limited settings. Appointed to the Board of ARC in 2017.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Information Technology with a career spanning over 20 years of experience, successfully delivering business improvement, business transformation, infrastructure and application projects globally. Presently employed at Lendlease as Product Owner holding accountability over new innovations & leveraging technologies to deliver business value. Jean’s acquired skills in corporate social responsibility, environmental awareness and philanthropy has earned her the positions as Director of The Australian Respiratory Council 2019-Present, Non-Executive Director for the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) NSW Division 2018-Present, Director of the UNAA National Peace Program 2013-2018 and UN Women Australia NSW Chapter Executive Committee 2012-2014.
Professor Selvadurai is the Head of Respiratory Medicine at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead as well as the Director of Children’s Chest Research Centre. He graduated from the University of Sydney and trained at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney on the “The Utility of Exercise testing in children with lung disease” in 1999. He was appointed as Consultant in Respiratory medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in 2000 and became the Director of Cystic Fibrosis. In 2006, he was appointed Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. He has published over a 100 peer reviewed publications and 10 Book chapters. He is on the Editorial Board of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and Pediatric Pulmonology. He has supervised nine PhD students to completion and currently supervises two PhD students through the University of Sydney. He holds an TSANZ Innovation grant. He has received funding from NHMRC, Canadian CF Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research and National Institute of Health (NIH). He is an investigator on numerous CFTR modulator clinical trials.
TB Coordinator South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Northern Sector) 2013 - Present; Executive Officer Australian Respiratory Council 2009-2013; Manager Department of Respiratory Medicine, TB Coordinator, TB and Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant 1998-2009; Asthma Coordinator and TB Clinical Nurse Specialist South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service (Southern Sector) 1992-1998; Chair and Program Secretary, Nurses and Allied Health Subsection International Union Against TB and Lung Disease 2009-2013; Appointed to the National Asthma Expert Advisory Group 2006; Appointed to the Board Asthma Educators Association (NSW) 1992 and Board Australian Asthma and Respiratory Educators Association 2006, Life Member 2011; Appointed to Board of ARC in 2013.
Michael (Mike) Smith is Development Advisor to the Calleo Indigenous Community Fund (CICF). As part of the Calleo Group, Calleo Indigenous delivers skilled resources to its clients and allocates part of its profits to the CICF which provides education and development opportunities to deserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Mike is also Chairman of the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund and a Non-executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace. He is a past National President of the United Nations Association of Australia, a former Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, and a former Adjunct Professor at the Key Centre for Ethics, Governance, Law and Justice at Griffith University. Mike consults on peace and security issues and maintains a strong commitment to human rights. He has worked with the United Nations in military and/or civilian capacities in Cambodia, Kashmir, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste, and Yemen, developing effective cross-cultural experience.
From 2008-2011, Mike was the founding Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre, a multi-agency organisation established by the Australian Government in 2008 to support the development of national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for, and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas.
From 2002-2008, Mike was CEO of Austcare (now Action Aid Australia), an international humanitarian and development agency committed to supporting under-privileged communities, including refugees and internally displaced persons affected by conflict, landmines and explosive remnants of war, violence and natural disaster. Under his leadership, Austcare significantly increased its funding and pioneered a ‘protection of civilians’ program with UN humanitarian agencies.
Major General Smith served for 34 years as an Army Officer in the Australian Defence Force. He graduated with the ‘sword of honour’ from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1971, and had a distinguished military career as an infantry officer. He was a member of the Defence Organisation’s Strategic Review writing team in 1993, served as Australia’s Defence Adviser to the Kingdom of Cambodia in 1994, and throughout 1999 was Director-General for East Timor. He was appointed as the Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) in 2000-2001, in recognition for which he was promoted from a Member to an Officer in the Order of Australia.
Mike has been active in international fora on issues relating to international security including security sector reform; peacekeeping and complex peace operations; the responsibility to protect (R2P) and the protection of civilians; ceasefire and arms monitoring; human security; disaster relief; and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mike holds a Master of International Relations from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New South Wales. He is a Graduate of the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies, the Cranlana leadership programme in Melbourne, and the Company Directors Course at the University of New England.
Appointed to the ARC's Board of Directors in July 2022.
Principal Financial Planner for ‘Turner Wealth Pty Ltd’ (Corporate Authorised Representative (No.1241514) of Capstone Financial Planning Pty Ltd. ABN 24 093 733 969. Australian Financial Services License No.223135. December 2019 – to Current; Principal Financial Planner for ‘Turner Wealth Pty Ltd’ (Corporate Authorised Representative of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited) May 2016 – December 2019; Senior Financial Planner - Relationship Managed Clients (Representative of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited) Oct 2010 – May 2016; Branch Financial Planner (Inner and Mid-West suburbs of Sydney) (Representative of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited) May 2007 – October 2010; Business Analyst / Project Manager (CMLA) (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) January 2004 – May 2007, Diploma of Financial Planning 2006; Manager of Operations/Projects, Resource Planning (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) September 2002 – January 2004; Service Consultant / Resource Analyst (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) August 1999 – September 2002; Senior Sales & Marketing Manager (Sarran Pty Ltd) 1994 – 1995; B. Commerce Newcastle University 1990 – 1993. Appointed to Board of ARC as Finance Director in May 2017.