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Leadership Team

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Leadership Team

The Heart Foundation leadership team brings together experience from commercial, government and charity sectors to lead our fight for all Australian hearts.

David Lloyd, CEO

David Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer

David Lloyd’s career has focussed on cultural and strategic leadership in complex environments in healthcare, medical research, and higher education, with over 25 years as a COO / CEO in major Australian not-for-profit and academic institutions in these sectors. Read more.

Professor Gary Jennings AO

Professor Garry Jennings AO

Chief Medical Officer

Professor Garry Jennings has a longstanding involvement with the Heart Foundation as the current Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO. He also works in a part time research and clinical capacity at the Baker Institute and The Alfred Hospital. Read more.

Prof. Sandra Eades, Chief Medical Advisor

Professor Sandra Eades

Chief Medical Advisor - First Nations Health

Professor Sandra Eades (BMed, PhD, FAHMS) is Associate Dean Indigenous and Rowden White Chair in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Sandra is a Noongar woman from Mount Barker, WA, and is a recognised as a leader in Aboriginal health. Read more.

Maree de Bondt, COO

Maree de Bondt

Chief Operating Officer

Maree is an accomplished leader, who brings more than 20 years’ experience in delivering practical operational and people solutions to her role as Chief Operating Officer at the Heart Foundation. Read more.

Chris Miers, General Counsel

Chris Miers

General Counsel

Christopher has over 20 years’ experience in a range of senior legal and business executive management roles at a number of organisations. Read more.

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Erin Bowen

National Manager, Health, Research & Innovation

Erin is an experienced senior policy specialist in health, social policy and public administration, with over twenty years working at executive levels across both Commonwealth and state governments and over five years as a public policy consultant. Read more.

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Peter Thomas

National Manager, Public & Local Affairs

Peter is passionate about improving health outcomes for all Australians through advocating for positive policy changes and delivering better services to the people who need them. Read more.

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Le Smith

National Manager Population Health & Wellbeing and General Manager NT

Le is passionate about health equity, social justice and human rights, bringing strong experience and expertise in primary health care, health equity, cross cultural health, commissioning, and governance. Read more.

Moana Wood, National Manager Revenue

Moana Wood

National Manager Revenue

Moana brings over 18 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Throughout her career, she has effectively overseen divisions in Fundraising, Marketing, and Operations, consistently fostering growth in income, bolstering brand recognition, and enhancing social impact. Read more.

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Our Board

The role of the Board is to provide strategic oversight and direction for the Heart Foundation’s activities and ensure that those organisational activities are directed towards achieving its vision of an Australia free of heart disease and its mission to prevent heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians through our work in prevention, support and care and research.

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Our strategy

The Heart Foundation is developing a 25-year strategy; this initiative is known as Vision 2050. Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia — accounting for over 17,000 deaths each year.

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One Heart, One Team

Looking for a rewarding career in heart health? Join our passionate team at the Heart Foundation to help save Australian hearts.

Last updated08 April 2024