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.

Arthur Koumoukelis

BCom LLB, LLM, FTIA, GAICD, Public Notary

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Arthur Koumoukelis was appointed Chair of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2020, 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 Chair 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.

Dr Michael Stanford AM

CitWA, MBA, MB BS, FAICD

Michael commenced as Independent President and Board Chair of Diabetes Australia on 6 April 2020. He has had a distinguished career in healthcare leadership and management with 23 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of healthcare organisations, and Non-Executive Director experience across health services, aged care, higher education, the arts, and industry bodies.

He has had long involvement with research, and nine years on the Council of Curtin University including overseeing its establishment of a Medical school.

Michael is a non-executive director with Virtus Health, a leading Assisted Reproductive Services provider; and Nucleus Network – Australia’s leading Phase One Clinical Trial Centre. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the health care sector and tertiary education.

Professor Greg Johnson

B.Pharm, MBA

Professor Greg Johnson joined Diabetes Victoria as Chief Executive in January 2003. He was Acting Chief Executive of Diabetes Australia from July 2009 to February 2011 and was appointed permanently in November 2012.

He has over 25 years experience in healthcare leadership in CEO and Board roles and has lived and worked in NSW, Victoria, SA and Tasmania.

He has participated in a wide range of health industry and government advisory committees and has a particular interest in prevention and has led the establishment of a number of leading diabetes prevention initiatives. Greg is also a passionate advocate for people affected by diabetes and raising awareness of the seriousness and impact of diabetes on the health and productivity of Australia.

An Adjunct Professor with Deakin University and holds a degree in pharmacy, post-graduate qualifications in hospital pharmacy and health service management, and a masters degree in business administration.

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