David is currently the Chairman of the Doctors Health Service Limited (DrHS) and Director (Development) at UCA Funds Management. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Bendigo Community Bank® Network, General Practice Registrars Australia, Australian Literary Studies (ANU) and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.
David brings to the team a strong financial management, marketing and governance background to the Board having previously held roles at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Dimensional Fund Advisers and Macquarie Bank. He was the Founding Chairman of the Dry July Foundation, the Australian Corporate Ambassador to UNICEF and an advisory board member at the ATO representing the not-for-profit sector.
David is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Financial Services and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David holds degrees in Finance and Business Law from ESC Rouen, France and the University of Technology, Sydney along with post-graduate studies in Strategic Management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Louise has been practicing sport and exercise medicine for over 20 years.
She values a holistic approach to patient care and works within a bio-psycho-social framework where possible, understanding that people are complex and that the individual brings their own unique set of circumstances to each problem. In this way, she tailors management plans in a bespoke fashion- for the elite, the recreational, the worker and the inactive.
In addition to treating all general musculoskeletal conditions, Louise has particular interests in female athletes; fatigue in athletes (especially endurance athletes); persisting pain (knee, pelvis, back and neck) and issues regarding lifestyle, stress, eating psychology and weight management.
Louise obtained her specialist Fellowship in 1999 after training with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP), being awarded the College Medal.
Over the space of her career, she has worked with various teams (Balmain RLJFC , Warringah Rugby Club and Manly Warringah RLFC) and covered numerous events (notably the 2000 Sydney Olympic games, and the last 6 series of The Biggest Loser). She continues to lecture widely to various groups including GPs, physios and other health professionals, athletes and the general public.
Mark is a Fellow of the ACSEP and a practising Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis Sports Medicine Specialists based in Auckland, New Zealand. Since graduating from medical school in 2001 Mark has worked extensively in sports medicine and is especially interested in injury prevention and the treatment of concussion.
Mark is the Medical Director at New Zealand Football and is a member of the FIFA Medical Committee. He has travelled with New Zealand teams to three Summer Olympic Games. He is involved with tennis and is the lead Tournament Physician at the ASB Classic WTA Tournaments. Mark was formerly the Medical Director of the ITU World Championship Triathlon event based in Auckland and has been the Medical Director at Netball NZ including being the team doctor for the Silver Ferns.
Mark continues to be involved with Sports Medicine education contributing regularly as a guest speaker/lecturer at universities and sports medicine meetings. He is currently the Editor of the FIFA Football Medicine Diploma and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Mark has a passion for Football. His claim to fame is that he is the shortest goalkeeper to ever participate in a FIFA Tournament.
Adam is passionate about sport and exercise and takes great satisfaction out of helping all members of the community across all stages of life achieve their goals in a safe, enjoyable and healthy fashion whether they are elite athletes or simply inactive patients wishing to get active and lead a healthier, more rewarding life.
Adam became a Fellow with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) in 2008 after successfully completing 6 years of training in Melbourne and Sydney. He was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Athletics Australia soon after and headed up the medical team for the successful Australian Track and Field team at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In 2014 he joined the excellent medical and conditioning team at Hawthorn Football Club, involved in the 2014 and 2015 Premierships.
In 2015, he joined the ACSP Board as Vice President after serving on the Continuing Professional Development and Practice Accreditation Committees. He served as President of the College from February 2016 to February 2019. As President, Adam led the name change for the College to the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) and instilled the College Culture and Values statement. He will continue his work advocating for equality and diversity, improving Indigenous, regional and remote health outcomes, as well as doctors mental health and making specialist Sport and Exercise Medical care accessible to all members of the community. Adam also acts as a mentor to Indigenous doctors on the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association mentorship program, and was extremely proud to welcome the first Australian Indigenous doctor onto the ACSEP Training Program in 2018.
He has worked at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre since 2003 and has been the Head of the Medical Department since 2012. He is very active in the training of ACSEP Registrars. His professional areas of interest include athletics, all codes of football, alpine skiing, lower limb injuries, exercise prescription, adolescent injuries, ultrasound guided interventions, fatigue in athletes and exercise induced asthma, on which he completed his Masters Research in 2008.
Paul Blackman gained fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians in 1996, winning the college medal for the best candidate. He has extensive experience in Australian Rules football working with North Melbourne and Richmond, then Collingwood from 1997 to 2010 as chief medical officer. He is currently medical director at Melbourne FC. Paul also has interests in athletics and is currently medical officer for the Australian track and field team. Other team attachments have included the Australian Socceroos, Judo Victoria, Swimming Victoria and the Victorian Weightlifting Federation.
Paul has particular expertise in ultrasound guided procedures such as shoulder hydrodilatation and hip joint injection in addition to exercise induced leg pain, knee, shoulder and hip/groin pain.
Currently Paul serves on the Board of Directors at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and the ACSEP. He is also a member of the ACSEP's Board of Censors and is actively involved with Registrar training.
Robin has had a significant career across the commercial and academic sectors. Now a Director, with appointments on several NFP and State boards, Robin also has a varied consulting practice, working with several consulting consortia.
In her executive career, Robin has most recently acted as an interim Executive in the TAFE sector, and as Executive General Manager Education at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Prior to her role as CEO of Family Business Australia, a NFP Association dedicated to sustaining and growing family businesses, Robin moved to Melbourne to take on the substantial role of Deakin University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Development with responsibility for international and domestic marketing. Her portfolio extended to student administration and support. Robin has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and Masters of Commerce (Marketing).
Early in her career she worked for 15 years with Australian steel manufacturer and distributor Tubemakers in a variety of roles around Australia and was Manager Oil & Gas Pipelines, managing a $200 million steel pipe mill when she left. She was then Director Marketing, Recruitment & Partnerships at the University of Wollongong, where she managed the international and domestic student recruitment functions and alumni, community and fundraising portfolios. She had a senior executive role in the University’s commercial arm and was a member of the TAFE Illawarra Advisory Council, Chair of the Regional Development Australia, President of the Business Chamber and a Director of the Port Kembla Port Corporation.
Robin has taken up rowing since moving to Melbourne, and happily rises at 4:45am all year round to train for local regattas; she has also attended the World Masters Regatta in Europe.
As the Chief Medical Officer for Medibank Private, Linda is uniquely positioned to support healthcare reform that can improve health outcomes, patient experience and the affordability of healthcare for all Australians. She is committed to applying evidence and insights from clinical practice to encourage continued improvement in our health system.
Linda’s experience in a broad range of senior executive roles has shaped her understanding that a collaborative approach is required to effectively implement change in our health system and that sound governance is required to ensure the intended outcomes of health reform are realised.
As well as her CMO role with Medibank, Linda is a member of the Australian Digital Health Agency Safety and Quality Governance Committee and acts as an advisor to several health and medical research organisations.
Dr. Samantha May is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar and is completing her third year of training on the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine program.
Samantha completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Advanced Medical Science at The University of Melbourne in 2013. She completed a Diploma of Sports Medicine through the International Olympic Committee in 2016, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Management of Pain by online distance learning through The University of Edinburgh in 2015. She is currently completing a Masters of Applied Science (Research) through La Trobe University Graduate Research School.
Samantha is currently practicing in Canberra, having spent the first two years of her sports medicine training program in Bendigo and Melbourne. She works with Cricket Australia and is looking forward to touring to the UK this July with the Women’s A team. She volunteered as a medical officer for Track and Field events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. Samantha worked previously with the Western Bulldogs AFLW Premiership team, and Bendigo Pioneers AFL (TAC) Squad for several years. She has experience covering boxing, netball, endurance running, and rugby. She is a former competitive AFL player, and won a premiership in 2017 with Bendigo Thunder in Victoria’s VWFL Division A. Samantha is passionate about increasing the provision of sports and exercise medicine in rural and regional centres.