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Dr. Erin Lalor was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation in November 2017. Erin has over 20 years of leadership experience in the health sector, working in clinical, academic and executive roles, and was most recently the CEO of the National Stroke Foundation and a Director of the World Stroke Organisation. She sits on a number of advisory committees in relation to public health, clinical improvements and evidence based approaches to healthcare delivery. Erin has a strong track record in developing and strengthening organisations and brings a vast range of skills and experience to the ADF. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech and Hearing Science) and completed her PhD in 1997.
Glen Douglas joined the Alcohol and Drug Foundation as our Chief Operating Officer in March 2018. Glen previously held various high-level consulting roles providing operational and strategic leadership to a number of start-up and established businesses. Prior to that, Glen spent 10 years in various executive leadership roles within Australia Post, as well as time at NAB, Barclays Bank UK and British Telecom in London. With a consultative, engaging and practical style, Glen has a long history developing people and teams to drive improvements for clients in systems and operational processes.
Daisy’s role as Head of Program Development & Evaluation is to oversee design, development, and evaluation of new programs and services at the ADF. Prior to joining the ADF in January 2015, Daisy worked across sport, local government, corporate consulting, and health in both Australia and the UK. Holding both a PhD and a Clinical Doctorate, Daisy is passionate about the application of evidence-based approaches to alcohol and other drugs prevention.
Allan Murphy joined the ADF in January 2011 as our Health Promotion Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing programs and services, both at the local and national level. Allan brings to our Executive Team expertise in the delivery of all ADF programs, ensuring each program is evidence informed, designed to run efficiently and achieves its goal in reducing alcohol and other drug related harm in Australia. As a visionary leader, Allan continues to work to increase the impact and reach of programs and services offered by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.
Cinzia Marrocco has joined the ADF having worked in Marketing and Communications for more than 15 years. With extensive experience building brands, overseeing digital projects, implementing effective strategies and building high performance teams to execute integrated campaigns, Cinzia is a leader who is passionate about advocacy, innovation, marketing, brand management, internal and external communication and fundraising.
Most recently she has held leadership and operations roles overseeing marketing, advertising and communications teams within Quit Victoria (part of Cancer Council Victoria) and YMCA Victoria.
Sally Underdown – Northern Territory & South Australia
Michael Doery joined the Board in 2003 and soon became the Treasurer. He became Chair in December 2009. Michael has been a chartered accountant for over 25 years with much of that time spent with KPMG and predecessor firms in Australia and overseas. He is Managing Director of Viatek Services, a technology services-based organisation, offering tailored business solutions in print, telephony and IT. Michael is a director of various companies.
Professor Steve Allsop – Director
Prof Steve Allsop has been involved in prevention, treatment and policy research and practice, and service management for more than 35 years, working in both government and academic positions.
He has been the Director of two national drug research centres, in Adelaide (NCETA until 2000)) and subsequently Perth (NDRI until 2016), and for many years he worked with the Western Australian Government Drug and Alcohol Office, his most recent role as A/Executive Director. He has chaired national expert groups on responses to alcohol, co-existing mental health and drug problems, and contributed to national clinical practice guidelines.
Other recent and current roles include: Chair WA Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies and Deputy Regional Editor for the international journal Addiction. In 2015 he received the Senior Scientist Award from the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs and in 2017 was the winner of the National Honour Roll as part of the 2017 Alcohol and Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards.
Joshua Chalmers – Director
Joshua specialises in providing governance, risk and assurance services. Working with PwC for the last 19 years, he has significant experience helping Boards and executive management both as an independent Board member and as a consultant.
He helps organisations establish appropriate systems of governance and internal control including:
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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs joined the ADF Board in 2010 and took on the role of Chair of the Research Advisory Committee in 2012. She is a Professor at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University where her role is to lead the Alcohol Policy Research team. She has a background in epidemiology and biostatistics, is Principal Investigator for several national projects and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal papers and reports on the epidemiology of alcohol, alcohol policy and related areas. Tanya regularly contributes to discussions in the media on alcohol-related issues and is an advocate for evidence-based alcohol policy.
Genevieve joined the ADF Board in 2014 also taking on a role in the Audit and Risk Committee. Genevieve has extensive experience in enterprise risk management, health management and injury and illness prevention having worked in the health system, insurance and management consulting and bring this experience along with her current work as the General Manager – Insurance at Coles to her board role at the ADF.
Jen is a Senior Manager at PwC and brings over 10 years’ experience consulting in People Transformation, supporting organisations to achieve their purpose through people by transforming attitudes, mindsets, beliefs, behaviours and skills. She has consulted in both the private and public sector, but now focuses on working with Government and NGO organisations on culture and transformation, leadership development and organisational design. Jen is also a volunteer with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and is a qualified yoga teacher. Jen joined the Board in November 2015.
Peter is skilled in brand strategy development, brand positioning, creation and implementation of communications programs, and has undertaken a broad range of brand/marketing audits, and research in childcare and early childhood education. He began his working life as a Management Trainee with advertising firm, Ogilvy & Mather Melbourne, with subsequent stints in both London & NZ. After a 20 year career in senior roles with a number of leading advertising agencies and having worked with a broad range of distinguished international and local brands, Peter formed Kendall +Partners, a marketing communications consultancy in 1998. He has held a number of directorships and management committee roles and is an immediate past president of VSL Ski Club. Peter joined the ADF Board in December 2015.
Ron Steiner is the Group Executive, Customer and Public Relations for McMillan Shakespeare, a listed and innovative financial services company. He has over 30 years experience in management, sport and education, including extensive periods in senior executive roles with Australian Cricket and Australian Rugby. Ron has worked closely with senior executives and senior coaches of Australian companies and teams, and has a range of community interests. Ron joined the Alcohol and Drug Foundation board in 2006.
John is Managing Director – Government Services at Dentsu Mitchell Media (DMM) Melbourne (formerly Mitchell & Partners, part of the global Dentsu Aegis Network Group). John is an experienced senior executive with significant work experience in corporate affairs, government relations, marketing and media. His 23-year career to date, John has been responsible and accountable for the leadership of a number of successful corporate affairs, government relations and marketing and media teams. Prior to joining Mitchell & Partners John held the role of Senior Manager of Road Safety and Marketing at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), responsible for the road safety prevention program, advertising campaigns and education programs for nine years at the TAC. He has also held positions with VicUrban and the Essendon Football Club in previous years. John joined the ADF Board in December 2015.
Melinda has a Bachelor of Health Science, post graduate qualifications in Clinical Science and Research Methods and a Masters in Public Health. Melinda has worked across many areas of health including 8 years teaching undergraduate Health Science, two years in residential AOD withdrawal and two years in the Knowledge and Information team at the ADF. Melinda has studied post graduate studies in Addictive Behaviours and is passionate about working to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people who use drugs.
Ian has a Bachelor of Public Health and a Graduate Diploma of Community Services/Welfare and worked in the Alcohol and other drug sector for over 10 years.
Sejla is an Information Officer and has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Masters of Environment specialising in Public Health. She has over 3.5 years’ experience in public health, including sexual and reproductive health, physical activity and the AOD sectors. Prior to working in the public health sector, Sejla worked as a projects engineer for 7 years, mostly in the private sector in Melbourne.
Laura Bajurny is a content developer with a BA in Political Science and Masters in Social Policy. She has been working in the alcohol and other drug field for the past 2.5 years, and is currently undertaking further study in neuroanatomy.
Kit holds a Masters of Information Management from RMIT University and has worked across schools and specialist libraries since 2013. She has over ten years’ experience as a media monitor for the Australian Associated Press. Most recently, she was a content writer and web editor for the Australian Emergency Management Institute in Mount Macedon, Victoria. Currently completing a higher degree by research at Deakin University, Kit has a passion for web accessibility, untangling your reference queries and genre fiction.
A former secondary school teacher, Geoff has worked in the drug field for thirty years, specialising in drug prevention and community development in government and non-government services. He has led numerous projects, edited a specialist book on school drug education, contributed book chapters on primary prevention, published on policy and practice in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at conferences, drug summits and parliamentary inquiries. His current role involves policy development and advocacy.