Professor Kathryn Refshauge FAHMS; OAM
Professor Kathryn Refshauge is a Professor of allied health and strategic partnerships, and is immediate past Dean (2012-2019) of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. She is currently the Chair of South West Sydney Research, a NSW Health hub, and a member of several other boards and committees in the health sector in NSW as well as various professional and research bodies nationally and internationally. She has published extensively in the area of musculoskeletal health, and developed guidelines and position statements for best practice in diagnosis and management of various musculoskeletal conditions.
Ms. Alex Crossing
Alex Crossing has worked in the real estate investment management industry for more than 20 years with 14 years in Asia. Her roles have ranged from asset management, investment consulting to making and managing investments for major global pension funds in joint ventures and private equity real estate funds. She is currently the Regional Head for Asia Pacific within CBRE Global Investment Partners (GIP), responsible for teams in Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo.
She also chairs the global GIP Responsible Investment Committee. In addition to identifying suitable investment opportunities she also sits on a number of fund Advisory Committees reviewing fund strategy, key transactions, risk management, conflicts of interest and other governance matters. Alex has a Bachelor of Business from UTS, is a Graduate of the AICD and has completed RIAA’s Responsible Investment Essentials. Alex is also a member of the NSW Divisional Council, Capital Markets at the Property Council of Australia.
Professor Jack Jellins AM
Jack Jellins, a graduate of the University of Sydney and the University of NSW, was a biomedical research scientist based at the Ultrasonics Institute in Sydney. Over a 25-year period, Jack lead the research into ultrasonic breast imaging where he made significant contributions to the technology and the clinical evaluation that brought this new imaging modality into mainstream medical practice.
In the 1990s, Jack formed the IBUS Breast Imaging School (as it is now known) and this organization based in Europe provides intensive short courses for health professionals. The school achieved the recognition of being the leading international provider of multidisciplinary breast imaging courses with a practical “hands-on” focus. Whilst no longer teaching, Jack continues as Founding President and contributes to the IBUS Executive.
Professor Joellen Riley
Professor Joellen Riley Munton is a legal academic, with particular expertise in labour law and aspects of commercial law. Her academic career includes six years (2013-18) as Dean of Sydney Law School. Prior to joining the academy, she worked as a lawyer in commercial practice, and in recent years she has consulted to boutique employment law firms.
Her board experience includes a year as chair of the board of University of Sydney’s controlled entity, Westmead IVF, a role on the transitional board of Sydney University Sport and Fitness Ltd, and some years on the board of the Tristan Jepsom Memorial Foundation (a charitable organization concerned with addressing mental health in the professions).
Hon Jillian Skinner
Jillian Skinner retired in 2017 after six years as NSW Health Minister. She was the first Minister for Medical Research in NSW and, having spent 14 years as Shadow Health Minister, was one of the most experienced health politicians in the country. She reformed the NSW public health system, increasing treatment, transparency and accountability with local district health boards, redeveloping hundreds of hospitals, boosting investment in IT, integrated community-based care, medical research and social policy programs including organ donation, pain management, improved palliative care and elimination of the transmission of HIV.
Mrs Skinner has continued her passion for health through numerous part time engagements. In 2018 she was conferred Doctor of Science honoris causa by Macquarie University in recognition of her contribution to healthcare and health policy in New South Wales. In August 2020 the University of NSW will confer her as a Doctor of Medical Science in recognition of her “influential role in the implementation of policies and programs, most significantly within the area of control of HIV”. She began her career as a journalist in Melbourne, has run her own business, worked in the public sector and served on many community and advisory bodies.
Professor Warwick Lee
Dr Lee is a clinical radiologist with a special interest in breast imaging. He has been involved with BreastScreen NSW for over 25 years as a clinician, quality assurance co-ordinator and manager, serving as Clinical Director BreastScreen NSW from 2007 to 2014. He has been an academic radiologist in the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences, the Faculty Health Sciences, The University of Sydney where was awarded the title Adjunct Professor of the Faculty in 2014.
In 2011, together with Professor Patrick Brennan, Dr Lee established the BreastScreen Reader Assessment Program (BREAST) in collaboration with the University of Sydney and the Cancer Institute of NSW, a radiology training, quality assurance and research tool used in Australia and internationally.