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Mr Loxton has an extensive background with 40 years’ experience in the public sector, including 26 years in senior management roles. He spent more than ten years as Assistant Director General in the Department of Premier and Cabinet acted as Director General in five agencies and spent 16 years in executive roles with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Mr Loxton is enthusiastic about being actively involved with ideas, innovation, strategy, leadership and communication, to make important things happen.
Professor Gleeson has a wealth of experience in health, research and innovation. She is an immunologist who has held leadership and professional positions in health services, health policy, academia and medical research.
Professor Gleeson is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle. She is a non-executive director on several boards including the Central Coast Local Health District board and the Hunter Valley Research Foundation. She is also the chair of the Central Coast Local Health District Research Committee and is on the National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Advisory Committee.
Dr Legg is a health informatician who first trained as a scientist and researcher in physiology and pathology. He has been a successful leader in the Australian health sector for more than 25 years with CEO roles in small, medium and large not-for-profit and for-profit organisations.
Dr Legg is the Chair of the Informatics Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and Member of the Academic Board for Bioinformatics of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine.
Professor Nicholas Hawkins is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia with specialist qualifications in Anatomical Pathology. He is currently a conjoint professor in the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW Sydney, and leads the Biomedical Education Skills and Training (BEST) Network of online biomedical educators. He was Director of the Office of Medical Education at the University of Queensland from 2016-2019, and before that served as Head of the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW Australia (2008-15). He has a track record of innovation in teaching and in the field of research, Nick has brought his training in molecular and cellular biology, and his professional expertise in Anatomical Pathology and to the problem of colorectal cancer, with over one hundred publications in the fields of gastroenterology, pathology and cancer research.
Dr Nigel Lyons, Board Member
Dr Nigel Lyons has over 30 years’ experience in the NSW Health system as a clinician, manager and executive. As Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Planning at the NSW Ministry of Health he is responsible for strategic health policy development, inter-jurisdictional negotiations and funding strategies, system-wide planning of health services including mental health and setting the direction for child and family health policy.
Mr Darren Turner, Board Member
Darren has over 30 years experience in the provision of professional auditing, accounting and advisory services to various sectors including health, not for profit, government, financial services, technology, mining and industrial.
In his role as Partner at PwC, Darren was instrumental in the growth and success of the Newcastle office through his continuous focus on the local and national market. Darren led by example in his role as Markets Partner, facilitating city leadership, community and networking events to build the PwC brand and invest in the Newcastle community. Darren has cemented himself as a trusted business advisor to many of his long standing clients as evidenced by his involvement on numerous boards and in an advisory capacity.
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