Our Board

Professor Edward Janus

Professor Edward Janus

President

Professor Edward Janus is a physician and Director of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne at Western Hospital in Footscray. After graduating in New Zealand, Professor Janus gained his PhD in London in lipid metabolism. His major clinical and research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He joined the Board in 2003 and became President in 2010.

Mr. David Young

Mr David Young

Secretary

Mr David Young joined the Board in 1993 when the Heart Research Centre (now the Australian Centre for Heart Health) became an independent organisation. He has been Honorary Secretary of the Board since that time. A lawyer, Mr Young is a consultant with Haines and Polites. He has extensive experience in commercial, finance, litigation and domestic law and has been actively involved in politics at branch level in inner Melbourne.

Ms. Beverley Knowles

Ms Beverley Knowles

Member

Ms Beverley Knowles, who joined the Board in 1997, is a corporate social responsibility and marketing consultant, and an executive volunteer for Leadership Victoria - Greatconnections. Formerly CEO of the Museum of Chinese Australian History and Director of Marketing and Communications at La Trobe University, her various corporate and consulting roles span the commercial and not-for profit sectors.

Dr. Robert Newman

Dr Robert Newman

Member

Dr Robert Newman is Head of Clinical Cardiology at Western Hospital in Footscray and an Honorary Senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Dr Newman is a graduate of the University of Queensland. He completed postgraduate training in internal medicine and cardiology in Sydney, London and Melbourne. He joined the Board in 2011.

Mr Andrew McCallum

Mr Andrew McCallum

Member

Andrew is an internationally-experienced, highly motivated manager with considerable operational and representational experience in a number of diverse industries and in international government relationships. Among numerous roles, he has been General Manager, South East Asia Region, and Manager International Liaison, for BP. For 14 years he was Manager Development& Commercialisation Services at the Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research and is currently an Honorary Hudson Fellow at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, an institute focusing on research and clinical activities in reproductive health, pre-birth and newborn health and innate immunity. Andrew joined the Board in mid-2016.

Mr Johnnie Walker

Mr Johnnie Walker

Member

Johnnie has extensive experience in corporate governance, having served in numerous high level roles in the government, not for profit sector and in industry. Among many roles, he has been the President and Chairman of Clubs Victoria; a Councillor of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council; Executive Director of the Young & Rubicam Group, one of the world’s largest privately held advertising and communications groups with fourteen subsidiary brands in Australia operating in marketing, advertising, direct response, digital technologies, brand development, public relations and healthcare communications. He has been a media consultant to the Department Prime Minister & Cabinet in Australia, UK and NZ and Executive Director acting on behalf of Federal Government and responsible for development of the multicultural TV network, launched in Jan 1980 as the SBS Channel 0/28. Johnnie joined the Board in mid-2016.