Governance

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is under the control and management of The Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. The Governor-in-Council appoints all members of the Council.

Council

QMIR Berghofer Council Chair

Arun Sharma

Professor Arun Sharma is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Commercialisation) at QUT. He has played a leadership role in developing Australian research capability in information and communication technology. Is the co-founder of National Information and Communications Technology Australia Ltd (NICTA) – Australia’s national centre of excellence and inaugural Director of NICTA’s largest research laboratory. Prior to establishing […]

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QMIR Berghofer Council Deputy Chair

Michael Sargent

Mr Sargent has been a member of the QIMR Berghofer Council since 27 November 2014.  He has more than 45 years’ experience working with some of the world’s leading financial groups. His experience includes stockbroking, merchant banking, financial planning and money market operations. He was a Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants and a Fellow […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Sonya Bennett

Dr Sonya Bennett, MBBS FRACGP MPHTM FAFPHM GAICD Dr Bennett graduated from the University of Queensland with MBBS in 1991 and has Fellowships with both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. She has worked in Queensland Health, the Australian Defence Force, and in the academic research […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Alan Pettigrew

Professor Alan Pettigrew BSc (Hons) PhD Sydney, FAICD Professor Pettigrew has been a member of Council since 27 November 2014. He has held senior academic and executive appointments at the Universities of Sydney (Deputy Chair, Academic Board), Queensland (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean), and New South Wales (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic). He was Vice-Chancellor and CEO […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Celeste Neander

Ms Celeste Neander, Council Member B.Comm,  Dip. FP  GAICD A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ms Neander is a senior finance professional with extensive experience in financial and investment markets spanning 38 years. She was Senior Portfolio Manager for BT Managed Accounts with responsibility for the discretionary management of bespoke investment portfolios […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Mitchell Petrie

Mr Petrie is a former Partner, KPMG Australia and an experienced director. He was a Partner with KPMG Australia for 16 years and retired from the KPMG Partnership in December 2015. He has significant experience in corporate governance and enterprise risk management, board advisory, internal controls, statutory financial reporting and governance, risk and controls for […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Donna Callaghan

Dr Callaghan was called to the Bar in 2009. Her interest and expertise lies in personal injuries and health law – an area in which she has been engaged for over 25 years. Dr Callaghan obtained her medical degree from University of Queensland and practised clinical medicine for over ten years, obtaining Diplomas in both […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Susan Rallings

Ms Rallings is Director of Intrinsic Business Solutions Pty Ltd and has more than 30 years in private enterprise, financial services, tourism, and consulting. She is a former Senior Vice President of a global financial services firm and was a senior financial advisor for nearly 15 years.  For several years, she was Regional Director of […]

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QIMR Berghofer - Council Member

Janet Verbyla

Professor Emeritus Janet Verbyla is currently Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) where she was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor heading the Academic Division from 2012 to early 2018. Commencing as an active teaching and research academic in software and information engineering, Professor Verbyla has progressed through a wide range of university academic executive […]

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