Our Board

The QEIF board brings together respected leaders with a diverse range of health, medical, business, finance and philanthropic experience.

Mark Sheridan

CHAIRMAN

Mark Sheridan is Audit Partner with leading Chartered Accountants Hanrick Curran in Brisbane. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also an Associate with the Australian Institute of Management.

He was appointed a Director of the Prevent Blindness Foundation in 2003 and Chairman of the Foundation from April 2011.

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Professor Mark Radford

Director

Prof. Mark Radford has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Queensland Eye Institute since March 2010.

Mark completed his first undergraduate degree at Flinders University of South Australia in 1978. After being awarded a Japanese Government (Mombusho) Fellowship, Mark completed his Doctor of Medicine at Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 1992. During this period he also completed a PhD at Flinders University (1989).

Mark started his working career as a research academic (lecturer and later Associate Professor) at Hokkaido University in Japan. Between 1993 and 2003, Mark served as a consultant to a number of government and private organisations worldwide, before returning to Hokkaido University to become Professor within the Department of Behavioural Science.

In 2006, Mark returned to Australia to become CEO and Managing Director of Symbiosis Group Limited – a life science investment, management and commercialisation company based in Brisbane, Australia.

Mark has extensive experience in medical research, teaching and management. He has published extensively in the area of medicine, culture & behaviour, leadership and decision-making.

Mark is a member of a number of professional associations. He is Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

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Jemma Elder

Director

Jemma is Managing Director of Personalised Plates Queensland, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the world’s largest advertising agency, Publicis Groupe. Jemma is also Managing Director of KiwiPlates, a partnership between Publicis and the New Zealand Transport Agency. She brings an extensive business, sales and marketing experience, having previously worked in senior management positions with ASX listed companies including Ardent Leisure, Goodlife Health Clubs and Dreamworld.

Jemma holds a Bachelor of Business and is presently undertaking studies in Applied Finance. Jemma is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management.

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Jeff Dunn

Director

Professor Jeff Dunn AO is Research Leader of Social and Behavioural Science at Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ)’s Cancer Research Centre and was previously CEO of CCQ for over 15 years. He is Professor of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and holds the prestigious position of Professor and Chair of Transformative Social Science within USQ’s Institute for Resilient Regions

He currently holds Professorial appointments with USQ’s Institute for Resilient Regions and Griffith University School of Medicine and was an Adjunct Professor at The University of Queensland School of Social Science.

Jeff also serves on the Board of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and is the Secretary and a Director of the International Psycho-oncology Society. He currently serves, among other things, as an editorial Board member for Psycho-Oncology Journal and is also the Chair of UICC’s Asia Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants Programme. Jeff is the Immediate Past President of the Asia Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention.

Jeff was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in June 2014 for distinguished service to medical administration through leadership roles with cancer control organisations, and to the promotion of innovative and integrated cancer care programmes.

Jeff is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a PhD from The University of Queensland.

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John Lowes

Director

John is a Special Counsel with Shand Taylor Lawyers which he joined as a Partner in 2007. Previously he was the Principal of Lowes & Co, a predominantly property focused law firm which he ran for 11 years. Prior to this he was a Partner for eight years with an international law firm. John holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law.

With over 37 years as a practising solicitor, John concentrated on all aspects of property, small business law and private client advisory. He has also acted for a broad range of health professionals and specialist medical groups. John gained Specialist Accreditation in Property Law from the Queensland Law Society in 2002 and served for ten years as a member of their Specialist Accreditation Board.

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