CRC Longevity announces Interim Board appointments

CRC Longevity announces Interim Board appointments

CRC Longevity Chair of the Board Kathryn Greiner AO today announced the appointment of three members to the CRC Longevity Interim Board, effective immediately.
Dr Antonio Dottore, Rita Harris and Amanda Wilson will join Kathryn and Deputy Chair Greg Vickery AO on the Interim Board to provide governance and management oversight of CRC Longevity after it receives funding, prior to the establishment of the formal legal entities that will operate the CRC.
Welcoming Antonio, Rita and Amanda to the board, Kathryn noted that the selection committee, which included Greg Vickery, Interim CEO David Barbagallo AM and Chief Scientist Professor Laurie Buys, were impressed with the number, wide expertise, and diversity of the applicants.
“The committee considered the applications at length, taking into account a variety of criteria including particular expertise, past experience, as well as geographical diversity.”
“This represents the essence of the CRC Longevity team which includes industry and academia across the length and breadth of Australia. The CRC Longevity leadership team, Greg and I welcome Amanda, Rita and Antonio to the Interim Board to help see the bid through to the next hopefully successful stage.”
The Interim Board has been appointed for a term of twelve months, after which applications will re-open, and permanent positions will be appointed.

Click here to see the CRC Longevity leadership and program teams.

If you have any questions about CRC Longevity, please contact Chief Scientist Professor Laurie Buys.


Kathryn Greiner Chair CRC Longevity

Kathryn has contributed to a wide range of leadership positions in public and private companies, government bodies and non-profit organisations. Her professional career has focused on Health, Education and Community Development. She has led or participated in a number of organisational reviews. These have included the Review of Funding for Schooling in Australia (The Gonski Review); a Review of Governance Structures and System Funding of Catholic Schools for the NSW-ACT Bishops; and a Review into Retirement Villages in NSW.



Greg is a corporate and commercial lawyer for Norton Rose Fulbright. He is the current Chairman of the Law Council of Australia’s Business & Human Rights Committee. A voluntary member of the Australian Red Cross for more than 40 years, in 2013 Greg was made an Officer of Order of Australia for his contribution to governance and leadership of humanitarian aid organisations. He is a former President of the Queensland Law Society and the Honorary Consul for Indonesia in Queensland, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. Greg has served on the board of many companies, and is currently a director of the Blue Economy CRC and Burrells Stockbroking and Wealth Management.



Antonio’s professional career has spanned the for-profit, not-for-profit, public and private sectors, both in Australia and abroad.  He completed his PhD in business model adaptation in new ventures and has a number of peer reviewed publications on the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. His governance responsibilities have covered research, aged care, education and disability. Antonio currently serves on as Company Secretary of the INSEAD Alumni Association for Australia and New Zealand, the graduate business school from where he gained his MBA. You can also find him hosting his own current affairs program Due ore con Antonio Dottore (Two hours with Antonio Dottore) on Italian language radio in Adelaide. 



Rita has been a company director for over 15 years in financial services and not for profit organisations, with professional experience in governance, strategy, risk and regulatory change. Throughout her career she has been exposed to an array of issues, industry sectors and disciplines across the longevity spectrum, including the financial well-being of people in retirement and the development of products and services for longevity and the aged care sector. Prior to becoming a full-time Non-Executive Director, Rita was a Senior Partner at Mercer, a global organisation specialising in superannuation, investments, financial advice, health and human resources. She is currently on the Board of Netwealth Superannuation Services Pty Ltd and The School of St Jude Limited.



Amanda is an experienced non-executive director and strategic communications adviser. She worked as a journalist and media executive before moving to the NSW public sector as a communications leader. When appointed as The Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald in 2011, Amanda became the first woman in the organisation’s 183-year history to hold this role. She is Chair of NSW Crime Stoppers, a Member of the NSW Board of the Medical Board of Australia, a Director of the Good Things Foundation and a member of the Strategic Review Panel for the Wicking Trust, one of Australia’s largest philanthropic trusts granting in the areas of ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also a commentator on media issues.

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