Ms Jo Close, Chair
BBiotech (Hons) GAICD GLF10
Jo Close is Business Development Director with Aucentra Therapeutics, an Australian biotech company working in collaboration with the University of South Australia to develop advanced, breakthrough anti-cancer drugs. Jo leads the strategic development of Aucentra towards planned expansion of clinical activities, transitioning discoveries into clinical trials.
Jo 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 undertaken 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.
Jo has also established and led a range of industry 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 has completed the Company Director’s Course and is a fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.
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 Marion. He has worked for Westfield for the past 12 years and has experience in a number of marketing and management roles across Victoria and South Australia.
GAICD, MBA, BBus, DipBioMedSci
Stephanie is a life-sciences professional with enthusiasm for invention, technology transfer and commercialisation. She currently heads the translational activities for academic discovery and innovation for the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. She has depth of expertise having worked within start-up companies, SMEs and large multinational pharmaceutical organisations at operational and governance levels. She has a unique breadth of experience across the full care continuum, including academia, R&D, clinical development, commercialisation, as well as working with patients in both acute and chronic settings in the community.
Stephanie brings a dynamic and global perspective to research commercialisation. She holds tertiary qualifications in both biomedical science and in business, has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Mr Clinton Jury, Director
CA, GAICD, MBA, BComm
Kayi is currently the Financial Controller and Investor Relations manager with Codan Limited. Working for a diverse multinational company has allowed Kayi to accumulate a wealth of accounting and management experience across different industries both domestically and internationally. She holds tertiary qualifications in Commerce from the University of South Australia, a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, has a Master’s in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Megan Webster Bradman
BA, LLB(Hons), MPA
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 Savage
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.
Mr Greg Oke
BAppSc (Met), MBA, MCIPS
Greg is currently managing his own business and has significant senior management experience in the mining, automotive and manufacturing industries.