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Timothy Longstaff joins the Board of The George Institute for Global Health Australia

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the appointment of new Board member, Timothy Longstaff.

An accomplished senior executive and emerging non-executive director, Tim has led some of the most significant transactions in corporate Australia and has more recently helped shape nationally significant decisions in the Australian Government. He is also a non-executive Director of ASX-listed Perenti Global.

Board Chair, David Armstrong, said Tim’s skills would complement those of the existing Board members, and they were looking forward to gaining insights from his extensive background in business, advisory and government.

“For 25 years Tim worked with global banking companies in Australia, including as Managing Director of Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank.  More recently Tim has been a senior advisor to the Federal Ministers for Finance and Trade & Investment and his understanding of how Government approaches problems will be invaluable in supporting our global growth plans at The George Institute,” said David.

Timothy Longstaff said he was excited about joining the Institute. “As a mission-led organisation, The George Institute has an incredible reputation and valuable partnerships worldwide. I feel honoured to be invited to join the Board of an organisation committed to improving the health of millions of people worldwide and look forward to drawing on my diverse experience to contribute to the next phase of the Institute’s growth story”.

Professors Robyn Norton and Stephen MacMahon, Founders and Principal Directors of The George Institute, said Tim’s experience would be crucial in helping to further grow the work of the Institute.

“We envisage the next five years as a time of expansion across all The George Institute entities. Our Board has been instrumental in helping us reach this point, and it has been invaluable to us to use their incredible expertise to its best advantage, which we intend to do with Tim too”, said Professor Norton.

Timothy Longstaff will chair the Institute’s Risk Committee and join the Audit Committee.

The George Institute for Global Health also farewells two Non-Executive Board Directors, Gina Anderson and Melinda Conrad.  Gina has been on the Board of the Institute since 2012 and Melinda since 2015.

In thanking both Gina and Melinda, Chair David Armstrong said “Gina’s contribution to the George Foundation and Fundraising Committee has placed the organisation in good stead for its future fundraising pursuits.  At the same time, Melinda’s chairing of the inaugural Risk Committee has significantly improved the way the Institute manages its risk.  As a Board we are enormously grateful for their contribution and wish them all the best”. 

Professors Robyn Norton and Stephen MacMahon also extended their thanks to Gina and Melinda.

“We have very much valued Gina and Melinda’s strategic insights and dedication to the mission of The George Institute.  They can be very proud of the base they have built from which the Institute can grow it’s philanthropy and risk management,” added Professor Norton.