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Board of Directors

The Ingham Institute’s Board brings together the expertise of medical researchers, health management professionals and local business leaders.

All have extensive personal experience of the diverse and dynamic population of South Western Sydney and are committed to strengthening the capacity and reputation of the Ingham Institute as a world-leading centre of research excellence.

 

Board of Directors

Terry Goldacre is the Managing Director of Harrington Estates (NSW) Pty Ltd, which since 1993 has been responsible for the development of the leading residential estate Harrington Park. Prior to this, he held executive positions in the civil engineering and land development industries

He is past president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW Division) and is a founding trustee of the Harrington Park Foundation.

Prof Rod McClure is Professor of Public Health Medicine, and Dean, School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. Since being awarded his PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health in 1995, he has had a comprehensive international career including clinical, administrative, education and research contributions across the public, private and government sectors. Rod is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He is the current Board Chair of the nib foundation, and is a Council Member of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. Rod brings extensive experience in research grant management through his leadership of research centres/institutes and having served on national competitive grant review panels in Australia and the United States, and driving successful outcomes as a primary investigator on grant applications totalling more than $60 million.

Grant Isedale has over 25 years’ experience in nursing and health management. Commencing his career as a graduate nurse in Liverpool Hospital, he has progressed through various clinical and corporate management roles in SWSLHD to his current position as General Manager of Campbelltown and Camden hospitals. Grant holds a Masters in Health Service Management, Graduate Diploma in Midwifery and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing.

Grant leads a dedicated team of clinical and corporate professionals to provide evidence based high-quality safe clinical care to the people of Macarthur, one of the fastest growing areas of NSW, and the broader SWSLHD community.

Grant serves as a board member of the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research and the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation.

Arthur joined the Board in 2022, and shares a strong commitment to see Ingham Institute expand its medical research footprint and support of the diverse and growing communities of South Western Sydney and beyond.

Beyond his service on the Ingham Institute Board, Arthur is Deputy Chairman of Inglis, the oldest and largest bloodstock agency in Australasia.

Arthur is also joint founder and director of Pixevety, the leading consent driven photo management system for education, with a global presence in more than eight countries.

Arthur holds a B Comm and MBA and is a licenced broker of business, real estate and insurance.

Mark Perich is a Director of Greenfields Development Company, a family-owned development company responsible for the delivery of Oran Park, a vibrant new community along with other major development projects in South Western Sydney.

It is in this role, that Mark began to work in partnership with the South Western Sydney Local Health District which strengthened his interest in Health and wellbeing.

Drawing on his diverse experience in successfully collaborating with various stakeholders and the Perich family’s long-standing support of charities and research foundations in the Macarthur region, Mark hopes to help guide the Ingham Institute to achieve their vision to transform lives in the local community.

Lyn is a Director and Co-owner of Ingham Property Group owning and developing property in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Lyn is a Director and Shareholder of Ingham Racing with thoroughbred horse racing being a significant part of her life. Lyn sits on the Ingham Institute Annual Luncheon Committee raising funds for the Ingham Institute. 

Professor Martin Gallagher is Head of the Clinical School and Precinct in South Western Sydney for the University of New South Wales, and a Clinical Academic in Renal Medicine at Liverpool Hospital. Prior to taking up his current role, he was a Clinical Academic at Concord Hospital and the University of Sydney. He completed a Harkness Fellowship at Yale University in 2009-10 and his research interests encompass acute kidney injury, clinical trials and renal epidemiology. He’s led a team of clinical renal researchers at the George Institute for Global Health, along with international collaborators.

Martin has also made important policy contributions to healthcare, including leading national evidence implementation projects, leading elements of the Australian Governments National Chronic Disease Strategy and projecting the future burden of kidney disease. He has been Departmental Head at two renal units, held senior committee roles within the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology and led major clinical trials.

 

John is a serial entrepreneur, active across diverse sectors including marketing, agriculture, property development, technology, horse breeding and racing.

After a highly successful marketing career at Ingham Enterprises, John continues to build brands as a Director of Upstart Marketing, and Chair of the Ingham Institute Marketing and Fundraising Committee.

As Director and Co-owner of Ingham Property Group, John has a strategic and governance role in the development of property assets across New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

Complimenting Johns wealth of experience, horse breeding and racing is another passion for John, as Director of Ingham Racing, Rockingham Thoroughbreds and James Harron Bloodstock. Previously John held Director roles with the Australian Jockey Club and the Australian Stud Book (2008 – 2012).

A founding investor and Director of farming and livestock SAAS company Agriwebb, brings John’s heritage in food production together with his curiosity for agriculture and technology.

 “The incredible contribution that our research teams are making to the health of our local and national community, and in fact global health issues, makes me feel humble and proud.” John Ingham

Sonia has over 30 years nursing and midwifery experience, with 17 of these being in senior management positions at both a site and district level. Sonia holds a MBA, Graduate Diploma of Public Service Administration, Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Western Sydney University and Honorary Fellow at University of Wollongong.

Sonia’s extensive experience in health management and commitment to safe, high-quality care, as well as her passion for innovation and continuous improvement across all aspects of health, places the region at the forefront of world class healthcare.

Sonia serves as a board member of the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research and the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network.

Tim Bryan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Perich Group and a Chartered Accountant.

He is a Founding Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee, Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation and Chairman of St Gregory’s College Finance Advisory Committee.

Tim has a special interest in research into childhood diseases.

“What excites me most … is the motivation and passion of the researchers who call Ingham Institute home.”

— Tim Bryan

 

Jim Marsden OAM is the Senior Partner at Marsdens Law Group. His firm is based primarily at Campbelltown with offices at Liverpool, Camden and the City of Sydney.

Jim has a history in a number of areas of community involvement. His past involvement includes Chairman of West Magpie Rugby League, Wests Tigers, the Chamber of Commerce, and board membership of NSW Rugby League and Odyssey House.

Jim currently Chairs The Macarthur Club and the Macarthur Development Advisory Group based out of Campbelltown.

“Medical research is essential and exciting. I was born and raised in south-west Sydney, and the Ingham Institute gives me the opportunity to participate in the delivery of significant research outcomes in my territory.”

— Jim Marsden

 

Arnold Vitocco is a local Macarthur resident and licensed builder. His family’s development company, D. Vitocco Constructions Pty Ltd, has been building and developing in the Liverpool and Macarthur region since the late 1950s. Notable developments by his family company include the Narellan Town Centre and Gregory Hills, a 2,500-lot subdivision and 43 hectares of employment zone.

Arnold is a member of Narellan Chamber of Commerce and is a committee member of the St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown. He was a Board Director of the South Western Sydney Area Health Service 1997-2003 and a committee member of the Health Research Foundation Sydney South West, which successfully helped raise $8 million.

“The Ingham Institute is about medical research and the wellbeing of people. [Medical research requires] forward planning. If you plant a tree today, in 15 years you will have shade. It’s the same with medical research. We must invest in research to reap those long term rewards.”

— Arnold Vitocco