Ms Jo Close, Chair
BBiotech (Hons) GAICD GLF10
Jo Close is a scientist with an accomplished career in research strategy and management. She has managed major Centres, Institutes and programs within all three leading South Australian universities and undertook formative roles within the local bioscience industry and investment sector. For five years, Jo ran a successful consulting business, primarily facilitating local research organisations to develop strategy and plan major, collaborative research projects.
She also designed and implemented a range of development programs for local and international markets. Her contributions expand to the fundraising and community development areas, where Jo has driven a range of high-impact initiatives. Jo is currently Manager, Strategy Development, Health Technologies at Flinders University. She is a graduate of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program and scholarship recipient of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Lachlan Monfries, Deputy Chairman
Lachlan joined the Cure4CF board in 2015. He knows first-hand the effects of cystic fibrosis and wanted to join the fight and support the Foundation’s efforts to find a cure. At the 2018 Cure4CF Annual General Meeting, Lachlan was unanimously voted in as Deputy Chairman, a role which he describes as an honour and privilege. Lachlan is currently Centre Manager at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza. He has worked for Westfield for the past 11 years and has experience in a number of marketing and management roles across Victoria and South Australia.
Mr Mal Chia
BA, MA (IntSt), MBA, GAICD
Mal Chia joined the Board in February 2018 to help strengthen the Foundation’s information technology and digital marketing skill base. Mal is currently the Marketing and Digital Manager at MyBudget, where he heads their digital communications and branding campaigns. With over 10 years’ sales, marketing and operational experience at a senior level, Mal also led the launch of Uber in Adelaide and subsequently launched UberEATS in Adelaide. Mal has joined the fight to give those with CF and their families a chance to lead a better life and to find a cure in his lifetime.
Mr Clinton Jury, Director
Clinton joined the Board in August 2018 and we welcomed his extensive not-for-profit and fundraising experience. Clinton is currently the State Manager SA/NT for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has extensive experience in leading organisations across adult education, strategic project management, marketing and commercial operations as well as major fundraising programs and member and volunteer management. Holding senior Director and Management roles in the NFP sector for more than 25 years Clinton has worked across many organisations including the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Royal Flying Doctor Service & CanTeen. Clinton is passionate about the creation of vibrant communities which bring people together and is excited to work alongside the CF community in search of a cure.
Mr Mark Evans
BA, BS, LG
Mark is currently Wholesale Account Manager at Vocus Group.
Mark has enjoyed a wide and varied career with a focus on business development, hospitality, corporate relations and information technology. He has been actively involved in the South Australian charity sector for over 5 years, and has significant experience in customer relationship management, event management and the use of new and emerging web technologies and social media.
Mr Gregg Johnson
CA, BCom, AssocDipEng (Mech)
Gregg specialises as an insolvency practitioner delivering workable solutions to individuals experiencing financial hardships by way of Personal Insolvency Agreements, Bankruptcy and informal agreements. He also has extensive experience dealing with corporate entities in receivership and liquidation where he has managed trade-on and sale matters in addition to undertaking complex investigations into the affairs of companies in liquidation.
Having previously held senior roles with Ferrier Hodgson and Freer Parker, he now has his own practice.
Gregg is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association.
Mr Greg Savage
Greg is an experienced manufacturing executive with expertise in engineering and continuous process operations. He is currently General Manager, Glass for Orora Limited.
Greg has been a manufacturing plant manager in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over a 15 year period. The Sydney plant is one of the largest glass plants in the world with four furnaces, ten machine lines and 460 employees.
Managing more than 450 employees across two sites at the Spotswood Glass Plant and Box Hill Engineering facility, Greg led a major restructuring and business turn around in safety, quality, production efficiency and industrial relations relationships.
Ms Megan Webster Bradman
BA, LLB(Hons), MPA
Megan is currently an Executive Director with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and has extensive experience interacting with all three tiers of government. Passionate about supporting the local community, Megan has held a variety of board roles and in 2009 was nominated to the Roll of Inspiring Women in South Ausralia.
Megan is also a qualified solicitor and barrister admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of South Australia, and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia.
Mr Greg Oke
BAppSc (Met), MBA, MCIPS
Greg has considerable experience in the promotion of cystic fibrois and raising funds to support research into a cure. Greg was also on the board of The Cystic Fibrosis Association of South Australia Inc.
Greg is currently managing his own business and has significant senior management experience in the mining, automotive and manufacturing industries.