Professor Margaret O’Connor AM, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Monash University, Melbourne
RN, DN, MN, B.Theol
Margaret held the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair in Palliative Care Nursing at Monash University for 12 years, following a distinguished career in clinical palliative care, for which she received an Order of Australia in 2005.
Experiences include senior nursing and midwifery academic roles, clinical, management and executive positions in a range of health care environments, and executive appointments in the national nursing not-for-profit sector.
Private Practice as a generalist and chronic disease Nurse Practitioner (NP).
Lesley is a descendant of the Wonarua Nation in NSW. Lesley’s nursing is dedicated to improving the health of those with chronic disease and continuously agitating the state and federal government over nurses and patient rights.
Since February 2018 Dr Frances Hughes has held the position of executive director for Cutting Edge Oceania, prior to this for two years she held the position of the CEO of the International Council of Nursing (ICN) in Geneva Switzerland. She was appointed to transform the organisation post review by PWC.
Debra Thoms is the CNMO for the Australian Government and is responsible for providing high-level advice on nursing and midwifery issues. She also participates in the formulation and implementation of policy and strategic direction in relation to health care in Australia.
Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at Calvary Hospital
Dr Sivakumaran is a consultant physician and geriatrician, graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ceylon. Across hospitals in London, he completed postgraduate training in general medicine, rheumatology with rehabilitation and geriatric medicine.
David Quilty is Executive Director of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. He commenced in this role on 1 December 2012. Prior to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia appointment, David headed up his own consultancy providing strategic and policy advice to various companies and organisations.
Liz Callaghan is currently the CEO of Palliative Care Australia, the national peak body for palliative care in Australia. Liz has significant policy, leadership and management experience in the Not for Profit and Government sectors.
Social researcher, keynote speaker and media commentator
M.A. (Lead.), B.A. (Comms.)
Claire Madden is a social researcher, keynote speaker and media commentator interpreting social trends and implications of generational change. Claire is the author of Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials.