Mr Gunzburg has over 20 years’ experience as a stockbroker. He has a Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia and is currently Chairman of BARD1 Life Sciences Ltd.
He has previously been a director of a number of Public Companies including Resolute Limited, the Australian Stock Exchange Limited, Eyres Reed Limited, CIBC World Markets Australia Limited, Fleetwood Corporation Limited, Dragon Mining Limited and Newzulu Limited.
Professor Yeoh is the Head of the Liver Disease and Carcinogenesis Laboratory of the Centre for Medical Research at The Perkins Institute of Medical Research, as well as a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Professor Yeoh was appointed by the University of Western Australia as its representative on the Board and brings his knowledge of stem cell biology and tissue repair to the Institute.
Mr McGown is an investment banker with over 35 years of experience consulting to companies in Australia and internationally. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree awarded at the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Sue Morey joined the Board in 2007 and is a leading figure in her profession as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. Ms Morey has spent nearly 40 years as a respiratory nurse and has watched the developments of respiratory medicine for pulmonary TB, asbestos related diseases, asthma, cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation and interventional endobronchial procedures. Sue was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 2004 for her services to respiratory medicine nursing.
Mr Kitto brings his extensive legal and managerial experience to the Institute. He has practiced in Western Australian law courts and specialist tribunals for 25 years, manages the busy Perth law firm Kitto & Kitto, and co-hosts a weekly ABC Radio legal advice segment. Johnson is a prominent advocate for drug law reform, and is presently working to develop collaborative law approaches to family law and domestic violence cases.
After recently stepping down as the Director of the Institute, Emeritus Professor Geoff Laurent is now looking forward to pursuing his research interest in regenerative medicine. He will also help to advance the UHU agreement; a collaboration between The University of Western Australia, Helmholtz Zentrum München and University College London.
Professor Gary Lee is a chest physician and professor with over 15 years experience in researching pleural diseases, especially pleural malignancies and infection. His work has been translated into clinical practice on many occasions. This has directly contributed to reducing healthcare costs as well as improving patient care. Professor Lee’s research program consists of; state-of-the-art imaging facilities, clinical trials and biobank networks.
Emeritus Professor Geoff Stewart completed his BSc and PhD at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He was a Research Fellow at the Western Australian Institute for Child Health at Princess Margaret Hospital. Geoff became an NHMRC Research Fellow before becoming a Senior Lecturer at UWA. He was formally the Head of Microbiology and subsequently the Head of the School of Biomolecular, Biomedical and Chemical Sciences at UWA. Geoff’s research focus is on respiratory health, particularly the role of allergy and allergens in the development of asthma.