The Board of Directors manages the overall business of the Telethon Institute and meets six times annually. Board members serve on a voluntary basis. In order to carry out business effectively, various committees support the Board by offering advice in specific areas.
John Langoulant AO
Chair, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research; Chief Executive, Oakajee Port and Rail; Chair, Government Employees' Superannuation Board; Chair, Leadership WA; Deputy Chair, Western Australian Ballet; Member, Senate of The University of Western Australia; Board Member, Council of Australian Governments' Reform Council; Board Member, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA; Board Member, Committee for Perth; Chair, Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline.
Professor Jonathan Carapetis
Director, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (from 23 Jul 2012); Member, State Health Research Advisory Council; Former Chair, Advisory Board for Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development, Charles Darwin University; Member, One Disease at a Time Board; Member, Program Management Committee, RHD Australia; Member, National Committee for Medicine, Australian Academy of Science; Chair, Clinical Advisory Group, WA RHD Control Programme.
Former Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Western Region; Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia; Board Member, West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Former Member of Board of Trustees, United Way; Director, Atlas Iron Limited; Director, Neptune Marine Services Limited; Chairman, Sirius Resources NL; Chairman, St Andrews Insurance Ltd; Deputy Chair, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.
A Putijurra woman, Kate George is focussed on creating economic
development opportunities for Aboriginal people in the
Acting CEO of the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service in the East Pilbara; former ministerial adviser at both State and Federal level; the first Aboriginal woman admitted to practise law in WA.
Anne Kelso AO
Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza; Honorary Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne; Member, Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council; Member of Board of Trustees, International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases; Board Member, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Executive Chairman, Patersons Securities Limited; Chairman, Patersons Asset Management: Board Member, St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls; Panel Member, ASIC Markets Disciplinary Panel.
Director and CEO International, Gerard Daniels Australia; Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Member, Risk and Compliance Committee; Director, Duke of Edinburgh Award WA
Jim McGinty AM
Chairman, Health Workforce Australia; Board Member, Australian Medicare Local Alliance; Former WA State Health Minister; Former WA Attorney General.
Member, Australian Astronomical Observatory Advisory Committee; Member, Centre for Ethical Leadership Advisory Board; Member, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Board; Member, National eResearch Collaboration Tool & Resources Project; Alternate Member, Western Australian Institute of Medical Research; Member, Astronomy Australia Limited.
Non-executive Chairman Dacian Gold Ltd; Non-executive Director Alacer Gold Corp; Founding CEO and former Managing Director of Avoca Resources Ltd.
A number of committees offer advice to the Board and management in specific areas. Below is a list of the current committees and the Chair of each.
Finance and Governance Committee
Chair: Jeff Dowling
Risk & Compliance Committee
Chair: Michael Manford
Chair: John Langoulant
Chair: Anne Kelso
Committee for Applied Research and Evaluation
Chair: Kate George
Animal Ethics Committee
Acting Chair: Professor Prue Hart
Consumer and Community Advisory Council
Chair: Julie Ireland
Chair: Alex Beesley
Occupational Health & Safety Committee
Acting Chair: Karen Krska