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Our People
Our people are our greatest asset

An undertaking as significant as the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) has attracted outstanding scientists, talented researchers, leading business people and international healthcare companies.

Together they will make the ACMD a centre like no other, producing results that bring benefits to patients and positive economic outcomes for the whole community.

Meet our CEO

“We are an open organisation, celebrating
inclusion and diversity.”

- Dr Erol Harvey, CEO, the ACMD.
Dr Erol Harvey
CEO
Dr Harvey is the CEO of the ACMD. He founded MiniFAB, a product development company and contract manufacturer of polymer-based microfluidic, lab-on-a-chip diagnostic devices for clients around the world. He is actively involved in local and international organisations supporting the commercialisation of science and technology and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). In 2011 MiniFAB was awarded the inaugural Enabling Technology Company of the Year. The following year, Dr. Harvey was named Enabling Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was awarded the Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year by ATSE.

ACMD Board

Ms Brenda Shanahan AO
Chair
Ms Shanahan has a longstanding background in Australian...
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Associate Professor Michael Coote
Associate Professor Michael Coote is a senior glaucoma...
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Mr Tony D'Aloisio AM
Mr D'Aloisio has over 30 years’ experience as...
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Ms Lisa Ray Hennessy
Ms Lisa Hennessy s an accomplished executive and...
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Mr David Krasnostein AM
Mr David Krasnostein was former CEO of MLC...
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Associate Professor Lih-Ming Wong
Associate Professor Lih-Ming Wong is a urologist who...
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Mr JT Macfarlane
Mr Macfarlane is non-Executive Director of both public...
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ACMD Philanthropy Council

Mr Clark Morgan
Co-chair
Mr Clark Morgan has built a reputation as...
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Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Co-chair
Mrs Campbell-Pretty is a researcher and management consultant,...
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Mrs Lyn Amy
Lyn Amy is the former CEO of the...
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Professor Mark Cook AO
Professor Mark Cook is Director of The Graeme...
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Associate Professor Michael Coote
Associate Professor Michael Coote is a senior glaucoma...
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Mr David Krasnostein AM
Mr David Krasnostein was former CEO of MLC...
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Ms Maria Myers AC
Ms Maria Myers has been involved in the...
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Mrs Barbara Rozenes OAM
Mrs Rozenes has held key roles in organisations...
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ACMD Ambassadors

General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)
“I’m extremely proud to be a part of...
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Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
“I’m particularly impressed with the focus ACMD has...
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Curtis McGrath OAM
“By bringing engineering and medicine together on a...
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The ACMD recognises the Traditional Owners/Custodians of the land on which its many sites are located. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and welcome all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to the ACMD.