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Our Board

Ross Kyrwood (Interim CEO)
Ross is an Executive and Non-Executive Director with more than 35 years broad and strategic experience across community and human services. Ross has substantial experience in for purpose community service operations. This experience includes the provision of services nationally, state, and rural and remote locations across Australia.
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Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer

Marie-Claire Cheron-Sauer

Chair
Marie-Claire has a background in clinical social work and holds post-graduate degrees in social policy, research and management.
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Professor Mark Smithers AM

Professor Mark Smithers AM

Director
Professor Mark Smithers AM is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Member of the Order of Australia 2018. He is a surgeon involved in the management of patients with all stages of melanoma for 30.
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Karen van Gorp

Karen van Gorp

Deputy Chair
Karen is a Senior Policy Adviser with the South Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a background in Workplace Relations and Advocacy.
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Ruth Power

Ruth Power

Director
Ruth joins the MPA Board in 2021 as a qualified Medical Scientist with strategic and patient-focused Medical, Scientific, Advisory and Program and Project Management expertise across biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry, academia, state government, and public and private clinical health sectors.
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Klaus Bartosch

Klaus Bartosch

Director
Klaus is the CEO, Founder and General Partner of Dreamoro, a Venture Capital and Studio business supporting founders in health tech and online media startups and scale-ups.
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Michele Robbins

Director
Michele is currently working as Senior Director of Commercialisation for Antengene, a start-up biotech organisation focusing on haematology and oncology.
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Clayton Ford

Director
Clayton Ford is a senior corporate affairs leader with extensive experience in government relations and public policy, communications and reputation management, and corporate responsibility across a range of countries and industries.
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Kelly Griffiths

Director
Kelly is a Partner and leader of the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector team at Gadens, a leading Australian law firm.
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