Board profiles

The Board is made up of people with personal experience of diabetes, healthcare experts and experienced business executives who are passionate about supporting people living with the condition and raising awareness of its impact on individuals and our community.

Board Profiles

Sturt Eastwood – CEO

BBus MBA

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Sturt Eastwood became the Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes NSW & ACT in February 2014 and Diabetes Queensland in 2018.

With a multidisciplinary commercial career spanning almost four decades, Sturt has a wealth of National and International management and governance experience.

Previously Sturt has held national and international senior executive and CEO positions with Telstra, Vodafone, Fujifilm and Reach and worked across fields as diverse as M&A, policy, technology, construction, marketing, strategy and health.

Sturt has lived and worked in the Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing and economics and a Master of Business Administration. He has held a number of Board positions including numerous international based Telstra and Reach entities, Kordia, Diabetes NSW & ACT, The Glycaemic Index Foundation, Diabetes Qualified, The Australasian Society of Association Executives and Life for a Child. Sturt is also active in the mentoring of executive talent in the For Purpose Sector.

Following a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in 2009, Sturt moved from managing a billion dollar global technology business to the diabetes arena.

Leo Tutt AM

BEc LLB, FCA, CTA, MAICD

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Leo Tutt was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2010, having served as a Director since 2001 and as Vice President from 2004 until 2010. Leo is also director of Diabetes Australia and of Glycemic Index Limited (GI Foundation).

Leo holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Leo leads the Audit & Assurance division and is a member of the Executive Board of William Buck, a leading Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory practice operating throughout Australia and New Zealand. Leo has extensive business experience, including financial, operational and risk expertise, and specialises in providing services to ASX listed companies, SMEs and charitable organisations operating in a wide range of industries.

Leo’s previous roles and experience include being a Partner of PwC from 1998 to 2003 and a Director of Price Waterhouse Retirement Fund from 1995 to 1998.

Passionate about helping people, Leo’s drive is to create success for his clients as well as his community. A people person who is always striving to do better and improve the lives of those around him, Leo is committed to creating success and making a positive difference. Leo has a personal commitment to improving the lifestyle opportunities of people with diabetes.

Arthur Koumoukelis

BCom LLB, LLM, FTIA, GAICD, Public Notary

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Arthur Koumoukelis was appointed Vice President of Diabetes NSW & ACT in December 2007, having joined as a board member in June of that year. Arthur was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Diabetes Australia in April 2020.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws. He is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arthur is a public notary and partner of Thomson Geer since 2018 and was formerly a partner of Gadens Lawyers Australia in Sydney, focusing on health and aged care as well as on not-for-profit organisations. As an adviser to the aged care and retirement village industries, he has a deep understanding of administrative law and the process of government.

He has conducted hearings on a wide range of commercial disputes in all major superior courts, including the High Court of Australia, and has conducted a leading case on Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth).

Anna Pino

BSc, Comm, Cert. Small Bus Man., Grad Dip Comp Sc (Psych) GAICD

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Anna was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2012.

She holds graduate degrees in Science (Psychology), Information Technology (Systems Analysis) and a Master’s Degree in Commerce. Ms Pino is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Harvard Alumnus.

Anna is CEO of Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre in Canberra, a unique and well respected business accelerator providing financial support, educational services, business advice and investment assistance to start-ups through to mature and established companies across Australia.

Anna also serves on a number of other not-for-profit and start up boards. Anna’s interest in diabetes stems from personal experience and a desire to improve both the understanding of the disease and the lives of those affected by it.

Bruce Hayman

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Bruce Hayman was appointed Vice President of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2010, having served as a board member since November 2006.

With over 40 years’ commercial management experience and more than 20 years at operational chief executive/general management level, Bruce is the Chair of Chartwell Management Services, involved in strategic and operational planning and performance management programs.

He is also a Director of the publicly listed building company AV Jennings Ltd and Chairman of two private companies, including an affiliated body of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Foundation.

Bruce has lived in Australia and Singapore and worked across many countries in the pharmaceutical, food distribution, property, manufacturing, liquor, hospitality, sporting and tourism industries. He has been recognised by Tourism Training Australia with a Platinum Award for Contribution to Tourism in Australia.

Professor Bruce King

MBBS PhD, FRACP, Paediatric Endocrinologist

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Professor Bruce King is a Senior Paediatric Endocrinologist at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle.

Bruce is the leader of a diabetes team that received the NSW Health Research and Innovation Award. The award was for translation of research to improve diabetes management while maintaining quality of life and minimising the impact of diabetes on families. Bruce also provides paediatric diabetes services to regional NSW including Tamworth, Ballina, Lismore and Grafton.

Bruce has held a number of prestigious positions including the secretary of the APEG diabetes subcommittee, member of the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network, Chair of the Australian Growth Hormone Advisory Committee, member of the ISPAD advisory council, and a member of Diabetes NSW Children’s Services Committee.

Bruce’s research has been published in journals including Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, Diabetes, Diabetes Medicine, BMJ online and Paediatric Diabetes.

Bruce’s research currently involves the development of mathematical models to improve outcomes for people using insulin including injections, insulin pumps and the closed loop insulin pumps. He believes that the development of this technology will significantly improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Bruce’s research also includes dietary effects on glucose levels, weight gain, exercise, diabetes in very young children and coeliac disease. All Bruce’s research is focused on improving diabetes management for people living with diabetes.

Geraldine Daley AM

LLM GAICD

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Geraldine is a practicing solicitor admitted to both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She holds a Master in Laws and is an Accredited Specialist in her field. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

As an insatiable learner who relishes the opportunity to enrich her corporate knowledge base, she has undertaken further training in the areas of corporate governance, directors’ duties, bullying and harassment prevention, and employment and industrial law.

Geraldine is a Director of Colin Daley Quinn Solicitors, an incorporated legal practice. She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, and is jointly responsible for the operational and executive management of the legal practice.

Geraldine utilises her extensive experience as a Claims Assessor to manage disputes brought to the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service of the Motor Accidents Authority. Geraldine has past experience serving as a Director on the boards of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW (six years), the Law Society of NSW (nine years) and various other corporate entities. She currently holds memberships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of a variety of legal committees.

Her interest in the diabetes space stems from her own experiences. She believes that her personal interest, coupled with her skills and knowledge, enable her to meaningfully contribute to Diabetes NSW & ACT.

Kenneth Boorman

BCom (NSW), CA

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Kenneth was appointed Treasurer of Diabetes NSW & ACT in June 2005, having joined as a board member in May of that year. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of NSW).

Kenneth is the Chief Executive of Junofield Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based management and financial accounting firm servicing chartered accounting organisations and other businesses in streamlining their work practices and reporting systems. With over 30 years’ experience in this field, Kenneth previously held the positions of Vice President and Controller of an international finance company and Finance Director for a major chartered accounting practice.

In addition to chartered accounting firms, Kenneth assists a diverse range of organisations including industrial property investors, clothing manufacture, television production, education and the aged care industry.

Phil Tuck

BEc BA, MAICD, FGIA, FIML, FCPA, F Fin, JP

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Phil was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW in June 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Institute of Management and Leaders, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Justice of the Peace.

Phil is the Managing Director of Interim Executive Search and a specialist in the area of senior executive recruitment, working with a range of industries, including the not-for-profit sector. With over 30 years’ experience in executive search and recruitment, Phil has held senior positions with major Australian and international firms.

Prior to entering the recruitment industry, Phil’s extensive business experience included IT, electronics, stockbroking and funds management. Phil’s son, James was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2004.

Nicole Wallis

BComms, MPA

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Nicole holds a Master of Public Administration and a BA in Communications (Journalism). She has experience in public relations, crisis media management, corporate event management, policy writing, strategic planning and leadership. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Since 2012, Ms Wallis has held the position of Media Unit manager and is currently Corporate Communications Manager of Policy and Strategic Planning at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). Prior to that, Ms Wallis spent nearly six years with the NSW Police Force, generating and managing media campaigns for large-scale police operations.

Having lived with diabetes for over 25 years, Ms Wallis has a passion for improving diabetes care for the community. She is a member of the Western Sydney Diabetes initiative and has worked closely with the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) to improve the lives of people living with and at risk of developing diabetes.

Craig Beyers

GAICD, BE(Env)

Craig’s experience of having type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years provides him with a first-hand understanding of the complexities and challenges facing people with type 1 diabetes. The knowledge and experience gained by Craig in both his personal and professional life (Managing Director of a successful engineering consultancy) has motivated Craig to become involved in the direction of Diabetes NSW & ACT as a way to help others with this condition.

Craig’s qualifications include GAICD, Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit), Committee Member of the Australia Acoustical Society, Certified Air Quality Professional (CASANZ), RPEQ, Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

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