New board member for The George Institute

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the appointment of a new board member, Meena Thuraisingham.

As Principal of advisory firm BoardQ, Meena brings with her a wealth of experience in supporting organisational change programs and in strengthening leadership and team effectiveness across diverse sectors and geographies.

Board Chair, Michael Hawker AM, said Meena’s skills would complement the existing board members, and they were looking forward to gaining insight from her extensive background specialising in organisational effectiveness. “For the past 25 years Meena has worked with global companies in Australia, across Asia and in the UK, and this experience will be invaluable in supporting our global growth plans at The George Institute.”

Meena Thuraisingham said she was excited about joining the institute. “As a mission-led organisation, The George Institute has an incredible reputation worldwide. The breadth of its work in research and advocacy is truly inspiring and I feel honoured to be invited to join the board of an organisation, so committed to improving the health of millions of people worldwide with limited access to healthcare. I am especially excited to be joining the Institute at a time when it is well poised to embark on the next phase of its growth story.”

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

“We envisage the next five years as time of expansion across all The George Institute entities. Our board has been instrumental in us reaching this point, and it’s essential that we use all of this incredible expertise to its best advantage, which is what Meena will help us achieve,” said Professors MacMahon and Norton.