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The Advisory Board

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Dr Cliff Kelland

Cliff was born in England in 1939 and qualified as a medical practitioner at London University in 1962. He gained post graduate qualifications in Psychiatry in England then migrated with his wife and two young children to Tasmania 1969 to work as a specialist psychiatrist at the Royal Derwent Hospital. Cliff Retrained in Pathology at the Royal Hobart Hospital and joined Hobart Pathology as an anatomical pathologist in 1974 where he remained, first as Managing Director then Chairman, until his retirement in the mid 1990s.

A fellow of the RACP and RANZCP, Cliff was also inaugural President of Australian Association of Pathology Practices 1988-92. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009, Cliff was widowed in mid 2014 and has two children and six grandchildren.

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Mrs Di Binns
Advisory Board Member

Mrs Di Binns – wife of Fred, Mum of Louise and Shona and Step-mum of Nigel and Anneli. Di has recently retired from an extensive and diverse nursing career spanning nearly 40 years, which commenced when she graduated from hospital based nursing training at Calvary Hospital in Hobart.

Initially nursing in the private sector, Di later transferred to the public sector. Here she continued her career in a variety of roles within the operating theatre, in management, clinical and education. Di enhanced her nursing qualifications by the successful completion of the Perioperative Course at the Royal Hobart Hospital, followed by a Bachelor Of Science (Nursing) degree through the University of Tasmania.

Throughout her career Di has successfully undertaken diverse and challenging roles, including Board and Executive roles within the Tasmanian Operating Room Nurses (TORN) and at a national level with the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN).

Di is currently working as a volunteer 2 days a week for the Early Heart Failure Detection study at the Menzies Research Institute and her general interests now include travel, study and fluency in German, movies, sewing, cooking, exercising, and proud grand-parenting.

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Mr Ian Griffiths
Advisory Board Member

Ian has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian Financial Services industry. He has extensive management and director experience across the Financial Service sector, including management of Trustee company services, funds management and operations within. He has a strong background in both corporate and trustee governance.

Ian has been a non-executive director of ASX listed trustee, funds management and superannuation companies over the last 20 years. He currently is a non- executive director of the ASX listed Financial Services Company, IFL Holdings Ltd – IOOF.

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Mr Simon Kelland
Advisory Board Member

Simon was born in England in 1964 and migrated with his parents to Tasmania as a four year old in 1969. He attended school and university in Tasmania, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1987 at which point he moved to Sydney to work in the accounting profession.

Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 then moved into banking, first at Macquarie Bank where he specialised in structured finance then to senior roles at the Commonwealth Bank’s specialist technology finance subsidiary, where he was CEO in the early 2000s, and finally to ANZ Bank where he was a Senior Executive in charge of a number of the bank’s asset finance businesses.

Simon retired from banking in 2005 and now invests in and sits on the boards of a number of private companies. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was for a number of years a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He is married with 5 children.

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Dr Frank Nicklason
Advisory Board Member

Dr Frank Nicklason is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (1982). He is a physician in General and Geriatric Medicine, and is currently the Head of Department of Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He is also a Patron of Parkinson’s Tasmania.

Frank has had a longstanding interest in falls, gait and balance problems. He is a member of the Movement Disorders Society and a regular attender of their meetings. He is a frequent presenter at clinical meetings related to his interest in Parkinson’s Disease (PD), for both his hospital colleagues and General Practitioners (GPs). He assisted Medicare Local in 2014 with the development of an online resource for GPs regarding PD and related conditions.

In 2005 Dr Nicklason and his colleague Dr Scott Chamberlen initiated a multidisciplinary clinic for People With Parkinson’s Disease (PWPD) and related disorders at the Repatriation Centre in Hobart. The clinic is now staffed by a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, speech pathologist, social worker, clinical neuro-psychologist and a PD nurse. All of these staff members have specific interest, knowledge, and expertise in providing clinical care, support, and education for PWPD and their families.

Keith Stacey

Mr Keith Stacey
Advisory Board Member

Keith is an experienced consultant with over thirty years of varied experience in Australia and overseas. Keith’s experience encompasses strategic planning, policy development, project management and quality improvement and he has developed specialist expertise in the areas of negotiating and influencing, leadership, enterprise development and the transition of older workers.

At a national level in Australia, he has conducted research projects and conducted training in strategic planning, enterprise development, and quality management.

Keith began his professional career at the Commonwealth Bank and then worked for KPMG before commencing a career in education and training.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Economics as well as a Diploma in Education and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

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 Mr Carl J Rooke

Advisory Board Member

Carl is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Company Directors and is also a director on a number of public and private company boards. He has many years of proven experience in management, accounting and finance.

Carl is a former Chairman of Horwath Australia and currently acts as a consultant to BDO (TAS) Pty Ltd.


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