QIMR Berghofer Council Acting Chair

The Institute is governed by the QIMR Berghofer Council.


Mr Christopher Coyne

Mr Coyne is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and an accredited specialist in the field of Commercial Litigation, specialising in insurance law, health law, corporate governance and risk management.



Director and CEO

The Director and CEO is responsible for the research work undertaken by the Institute and management of our employees.


Professor Frank Gannon

Professor Frank Gannon is QIMR Berghofer's seventh Director and CEO. 

In this role he is responsible for the research work undertaken by the Institute and management of employees, under the overall control of the Council. Professor Frank Gannon joined QIMR Berghofer as Director and CEO in January 2011.


Deputy Director


Professor Greg Anderson

Professor Anderson is the Deputy Director of QIMR Berghofer and Head of QIMR Berghofer's Iron Metabolism Laboratory.

Secretary and Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for managing the corporate arm of the Institute.


Donna Hancock

Donna Hancock is the Chief Operating Officer, Secretary to QIMR Berghofer Council and heads the Corporate Division. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Newcastle University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Melbourne. She has extensive background in finance, business planning, business development, systems development and commercial management.





Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley is the Governor of Queensland and a former Australian diplomat. Born in Toowoomba, she was educated at The University of Queensland where she graduated with a first-class honours degree in English and French literature.