Our Board

 

Amanda Vanstone

The Hon Amanda Vanstone (AO)

Chair
Qualifications: BA; LLB; GradDipLegalPrac; CertMktg.
Experience: Board Member, Lockheed Martin Australia; Board Member, Drinkwise Australia; Member, Referendum Council on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; Board Member, Governors of the Institute for International Trade; Chair, Samstag Museum Advisory Board; Member, Adelaide Festival Board.
 
 
Maureen O'Keefe

 

Ms Maureen O’Keefe

Deputy Chair
Member, Corporate and Governance Committee
Qualifications:  BSc(Hons); MBA; DipEd; GAICD, WCLP.
Experience: CEO and Board Member, Australian College of Optometry/ National Vision Research Institute; Board Member, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology; Board Director of BioMelbourne Network (BMN); Member of Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee for Medical Research Strategy
 
 
David Andrews
 
 

Dr David Andrews

Chair, Audit and Finance Committee
Member, Corporate and Governance  Committee
Qualifications: BSc(Hons), PhD, MBA (Exec), GAICD
Experience: CEO The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
 
 
 
Jaki Adams Barton
 

Ms Jaki Adams-Barton

Member, Corporate and Governance Commitee
Qualifications: PGCert Management; BEd; DipEd
Experience: Regional Associate Director – Australasia, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Chair, Director Aboriginal Policy, NT Govt, Dept of Health; NT Director OATSIH, Aust Govt Department of Health, Queensland State Manager, Defence Security Authority, Aust Govt Dept of Defence, Assistant Director OATSIH (QLD), Aust Govt Department of Health; Australian Public Service (18 years – various levels and portfolios); Secondary Education (Teaching) and Hospitality.
 
 
Dale Cleaver
 
Mr Dale Cleaver
Member, Corporate and Governance Committee
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Social Work), Senior Exec Leadership and Coaching Program.
Experience: CEO, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT; Chairman, Australian Blindness Forum. Former; CEO of Campbell Page LTD, Royal District Nursing Service SA, Australian Red Cross- National Office, Australian Red Cross – South Australia; Board Member Centre of Eye Health; Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; Former Board Director, Spastic Centres of South Australia; Honorary Life member of Spastic Centres of South Australia; Former Chairman Volunteering SA.
 
Jessica Gallagher
 
Dr Jessica Gallagher
Member, Audit and Finance Committee
Qualifications: B.App.Sci, M.Ost
Experience: Global Ambassador, Vision 2020 Australia; Ambassador and Events Committee Member, Vision Australia/ Seeing Eye Dogs; Keynote motivational speakers; Osteopath;  World Champion, Tandem  Match Sprint (2016), Paralympic medallist, Winter Paralympic Games (2010, 2014) and Summer Paralympic Games (2012 and 2016).
 
 
Andrew Harris
 

Mr Andrew Harris

Member, Audit and Finance Committee
Experience: Immediate former National President, Optometry Australia; Former Director, Optometry Australia; Former President, Optometry Victoria; Former Director, Optometry Victoria; Former Member; National Vision Research Institute Board; Former President, Australian College of Optometry;  Former Councillor,  Australian College of Optometry; Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

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Ms Dee Hopkins

Deputy Chair, Corporate and Governance Committee
First appointed Nov 2019. Dee Hopkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA). MDFA is the peak body representing the macular disease community of Australia. It is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of macular disease through education and awareness programs, research, provision of support services and representation.Dee joined the Macular Disease Foundation Australia in Jan 2018 after an extensive management career in Canberra and overseas. Previously she was a National Director with Medicines Australia and CEO of organisations such as Carers Australia ACT/SE NSW.  Dee has an MBA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Her expertise lies in advocacy for improved system change and work that is driven by measurable impact on community.

Dee also has a personal interest and experience in vision loss and blindness.  Her father’s age related macular degenerate left him legally blind so Vision 2020 Australia’s purpose resonates strongly with her.

 
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Ms Megan McAlpine

Chair, Corporate and Governance Committee
Qualifications: Bachelor of Financial Administration, Master of Business (Marketing), Master of Public Health
Experience: Chief Marketing Officer, Vision Australia, Head of Strategic Marketing, Medibank Health Solutions, Head of Marketing, National Australia Bank.
 
 
 

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Mr Tony Starkey

Member, Corporate and Governance/Audit and Finance Committees
Tony Starkey has been part of the Eye Health and Vision Rehabilitation sector for over 30 years. As a person with lived experience of severe vision loss Tony has an extensive knowledge of Rehabilitation Services, Public Policy covering Eye Health and Disability / Aged Care. Tony is currently President of the Blind Welfare Association, employed by the Royal Society for the Blind SA and a previous Director of Blind Citizens Australia and the Australian Blindness Forum. Tony was involved with the formation of Vision 2020 Australia and maintained a keen interest in its development.

 
 

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