Team

RAB Directors

Dr Suresh de Silva

Founder, Director - Chairman

Suresh is radiologist and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists with subspecialty interests in oncological, urogenital, gastrointestinal radiology and body and pelvic MRI. He has a Conjoint Lecturer appointment at UNSW and is committed to clinical and radiological research having completed in 2016 a post-graduate degree in clinical trials research at the University of Sydney. He has published in peer review journals in the areas of urological/oncological work and has a special interest in radiological and clinical trials research.

He is on the review board for several local and international journals and is on the RCC subcommittee for the peak research group ANZUP.

Suresh is passionate about philanthropy having founded and is presently chairing Radiology Across Borders. He strongly believes that good education and infrastructure should be made available to all and is committed to seeing this vision come to fruition.

> Contact: Dr Suresh de Silva

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Don Kelly

Director - Company Secretary, Operations

Don brings a strong strategic, operational and financial management background to Radiology Across Borders, as well as a strong commitment to education and training. He has 23 years’ experience in Imaging Services, including 17 years as a manager and advisor to various public and private sector institutions in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Don’s clinical background gives him a strong understanding of the need for a cohesive, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to healthcare. He has a strong track record in providing high quality imaging services by combining technological innovation with a highly-skilled workforce.

Don also has a personal interest in the differences between health systems globally, in particular how each system tackles public health issues.

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Dr Greg Briggs

Director - Quality, Compliance and Audit

Greg graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours.

After completing his internship in Perth and post-graduate study in London (UK), Greg returned to Sydney where he has been a Radiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) since 1983.

Dr Greg Briggs has co-authored 20 radiological publications throughout his career. His Award winning "Pocket Guide to Chest X-rays" is in its second edition and has now been translated into Chinese.

Greg was a Senior Staff Specialist Radiologist at RNSH and a Partner of North Shore Radiology (North Shore Private Hospital), as well as being a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and Notre Dame Medical School.

Greg’s subspecialty interests are in Chest Radiology and General Interventional Radiology.

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Dr John Pereira

Director - Treasurer/Finance

John completed his undergraduate training at the University of New South Wales, followed by his postgraduate Radiology training at Prince of Wales/Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney (New South Wales). John then went on to complete his subspecialty Paediatric Imaging Fellowship (Diagnostic and Interventional) at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada).

After completing his Fellowship, John worked as a Consultant at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan (USA), before relocating back to Sydney with his family to become a Staff Specialist at both Sydney Children’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.

At present, John is the Director of Medical Imaging at both Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. John has demonstrated a career-long commitment to educating Medical Students and Registrars.

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Dr Salman Ansari

Director - AMSIG collaboration/Co clinical lead diploma

Dr Salman Ansari is a final year radiology registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney (RPA). Salman completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales medical school, and undertook Radiology training at Nepean and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. 

He completed the RANZCR Fellowship Examinations in 2013, and is currently undertaking a 6 month rotation in Breast Imaging. Salman also has an interest in Musculoskeletal Imaging. 

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Dr Trina Whittaker

Director - Clinical Engagement

Originally from New Zealand, Trina completed a Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology in Christchurch, NZ, before traveling to B.C., Canada where she obtained a BSc (Hons) from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada as a foreign student.

Trina went on to graduate from the University of British Columbia Medical School, Vancouver, Canada, and to attain Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Radiology at UBC. Subsequently, she undertook a Fellowship in Breast Imaging at Royal Perth Hospital, WA, Australia, returning to work in Canada for 2 years before undertaking an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Fremantle Hospital, WA, Australia.

Trina has an interest in registrar education, having recently relinquished the role of Director of Training at Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA, Australia and now travels and works locum positions. Her work interests include Breast Imaging and General Radiology/intervention.

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Dr Glenn McNally

Director - Sponsor engagement/ sponsorships

Dr Glenn McNally is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in Sydney and a sub-specialist in Obstetric and Gynaecologic ultrasound.  He is currently the Director of Medical Imaging at the Royal Hospital for Women (Sydney) and a Partner in Obstetric and Gynaecologic Imaging, a private obstetric and gynaecologic ultrasound practice also based in Sydney. 

Through the Department of Medical Imaging at the Royal Hospital for Women, Glenn assists with the training of Registrars, Fellows, Medical Students and Sonographers. 

Glenn's specialty training was undertaken in Australia (Sydney) and Scotland (Glasgow) and his imaging training was undertaken at he Royal Hospital for Women (Sydney) and in Canada (Vancouver).

Glenn has served for many years on the Councils of both the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).  He has served as President of ASUM and Vice President of the RANZCOG.

Glenn has also served on the Council of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) for a 6-year period.  During his time with the WFUMB, Glenn participated in the establishment of Centres of Excellence in Education in developing countries.  As part of that program Glenn has taught in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Thailand.

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RAB Project Leads

Dr Katja Beitat

Company Secretary

Katja has an extensive background in communication, strategy and governance and has worked in the health sector over the past decade.

She was responsible for stakeholder relations for the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission before founding Health Care Innovate, an Australian based company that uses digital and video technology to improve communication flows in health care, particularly between clinicians.

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Trina Shnier

Co lead Imaging Technologistsʼ Program

Trina brings a strong strategic and marketing focus to RAB, having over 20 years’ experience in both Radiology and corporate health. Trina loved the challenge of developing strong and strategic relationships across a very broad medical, scientific, and corporate community and is now able to leverage these strong relationships she has developed, for RAB.

Trina began her career as a radiographer in Adelaide and then in London, where she was very fortunate to be introduced to MRI at London’s 1st private MRI practice in the pioneering years of MRI. This launched Trina’s career with Philips and Siemens, and culminated in Trina holding a senior MRI positon for Siemens USA in 1998-2001.

Trina saw the light (!) and retuned to Sydney and worked for Mayne Health in a national BDM role, at an interesting time where corporatized health was on the ascendancy. Trina placed utmost importance of service delivery across the 200 plus practices, and her mantra was to empower the staff to deliver positive customer experiences.

In the past 8 years Trina has played her most important role as mother, whilst still consulting for various health entities and taking on the enviable task of not-for-profit work. Trina feels privileged to have been given the opportunity to join RAB, and help improve the knowledge of Radiology in our neighboring countries. This completes the loop for Trina being able to give back to an industry that has taught her so much.

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Prof Bruce Forster

Co ordination - RAB Certificate

Dr. Bruce Forster is Professor and Head at the University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, and Director of the UBC, Office of Academic Innovation. He was recently the Regional Department Head and Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics/Paralympics Games.

As an Associate Member of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, he has been involved in the clinical, education, and research aspects of sports imaging for over 25 years.  Dr. Forster has delivered over 350 invited lectures, many internationally, and has served as a Visiting Professor in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, South America, Russia, and the Middle East. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and 130 educational exhibits, and has served as President of the Pacific Northwest Radiology Society, and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and is currently on the Board of Directors and is President  of the Canadian Radiologic Foundation.

Dr. Forster was Lead Physician for ‘Choosing Wisely Medical Imaging’ one of the most comprehensive appropriateness initiatives in the Province, and organized and taught at the CAR/CRF/UBC Radiology Leadership and Business Course, in collaboration with the UBC  Sauder School of Business.  In April 2019, he was the recipient of the CAR Gold Medal. 

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Clinical Associate prof Petter Tonseth

Co ordination - RAB Certificate

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology the University of Victoria, Dr. Petter Tonseth completed medical school at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1988. The following decade involved working as a general practitioner in various

locations including many coastal BC communities, the Canadian arctic and Australia as well as acting as medical officer on the tall ship Concordia, crossing the

Atlantic with students completing their secondary education.

When in Canada, he and his wife Karen lived aboard their 34 foot sailboat while preparing it to sail offshore, which they did in1997, spending two seasons in the Sea of Cortez.

 

In 1999, the opportunity to enter the UBC Radiology residency brought Dr. Tonseth and his wife back via Hawaii and they continued to live aboard in Vancouver while Dr. Tonseth completed the UBC dual radiology/nuclear medicine program.

After finishing residency in 2004, he joined NightHawk Radiology Services, providing

teleradiology support to multiple sites across the United States from Australia.

He returned to BC to take up a full time position in the Functional Imaging

Department at the BC Cancer Agency in 2011, reporting oncologic PET/CT, and more recently began working regularly at the Nuclear and Molecular Medicine Department in St.John’s Newfoundland.

Dr. Tonseth holds academic appointments at both UBC and Memorial University

and is the Director of the UBC International Outreach Program and Education Lead for Undergraduate Ultrasound at UBC.

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Dr Glyn Llewellyn-Jones

Project lead TIDES

Glyn is a radiologist based in Sydney, Australia and has completed a musculoskeletal MRI fellowship in the USA.

He has been a member of Radiology Across Borders since 2015 and has delivered lecture series in Vanuatu and Samoa.

He is the project lead and clinical lead of RAB's "Teleradiology in Disaster Events and Second Opinions" (TIDES) program that launched in Samoa in 2019.

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Dr Matt Andrews

Projects

Matt completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Auckland in 2009, and undertook radiology training in both Tauranga and Auckland, New Zealand, being awarded FRANZCR in 2016.

He completed a breast imaging fellowship with BreastScreen Aotearoa NZ in 2016, and in 2017 moved to Perth, Australia, to undertake a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship. He then worked full time in private practice in Perth, before returning to Tauranga in 2019, where he works as a radiologist at Bay Radiology and Tauranga Hospital.

Matt has subspecialty interests in musculoskeletal, spine and breast imaging and intervention. He is also the current co-director of training for registrars in radiology at Tauranga Hospital. In addition, Matt is passionate about radiology education and healthcare improvement in developing countries, having spent several months in South-East Asia.

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Dr Jash Agraval

Co clinical lead diploma

Jash studied medicine at the University of Auckland and completed Radiology training in Auckland in 2014 after completing advanced training positions in body MRI and Neuroradiology. He completed a fellowship in Oncologic and Molecular imaging at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, USA and returned to New Zealand in 2016.

Jash is actively involved in Registrar teaching and training. He is chair of the Clinical Radiology Curriculum assessment committee (CRCAC) for RANZCR and is the incoming RANZCR Deputy Chief Censor. Jash works in both public and private practice in New Zealand is the Deputy Clinical Director at his public Radiology department. He has always had strong interests in developing world medicine, starting the Medical Students for Global Awareness (MSGA) group at the University of Auckland.

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Dr Emmeline Lee

Projects

Dr Emmeline Lee is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. After internship and residency, she completed a Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, before completing her training as a Radiologist in Perth, WA. She then completed fellowships in Obstetric and Gynecological, and Breast Imaging. She is a partner in a specialist Women's Imaging practice in Perth -  Western Ultrasound for Women. She also works part-time in the public sector, and is a consultant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and BreastScreenWA.

Emmeline is a examiner for the RANZCR Part 2 exams and is a passionate about teaching Radiology registrars and fellows. Emmeline is currently the Expert Advisor on Obstetrics for the Radiology reference website, radiopaedia.org.

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Catherine Scott AMS

Vital Co-Lead

Cathy Qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 1982. In 1997 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Ultrasound, and is currently working as a Chief Sonographer with HIS, and a Tutor Sonographer at AIHE.

Cathy has enjoyed a long career in medical imaging which has included working as a managing Sonographer for a large corporate group, conference convener, tutor Sonographer and her most fulfilling role to date, working as a Volunteer Sonographer with RAB.

Cathy is passionate about improving the inequality of health care world wide and is committed to providing Ultrasound Services through Radiology Across Border’s Vital programme.

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Dr David Mitchell

Cambodia lead/site visit organisation

Dr Mitchell is a half time staff Radiologist at the Gold Coast University Hospital and half time in Private Practice with Qscan on the Gold Coast. He is practising General Radiology with an interest in Abdominal Imaging.

Dr Mitchell spent 2 weeks in Phnom Penh at the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope and found the experience very rewarding. He went with a view that there would be a lot to learn and that proved to be the case.
After many tutorials with the local Radiology Trainees, and many conversations Dr Mitchell now believes that RAB can be very helpful and influential in Cambodian Radiology. He would be keen to assist with developing connections and systems and visits to assist there development of Radiology.

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Dr Chien Ho

Co lead Film Bank project

Dr Chien Ho is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and an accredited Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) supervising radiologist.

Upon completion of his radiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Ho undertook advanced training at three London hospitals: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College Hospital. During this time he completed an MRI/musculoskeletal fellowship and also spent time as a staff specialist.

He is currently a consultant radiologist for Lake Imaging and Executive Director for Integral Diagnostics. Dr Ho has considerable experience across all radiology modalities with a special interest in musculoskeletal and body imaging, including prostate MRI and Cardiac CT.

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Dr Katerina Mastrocostas

Co lead Film Bank

Dr Katerina Mastrocostas is a Staff Specialist Radiologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Consultant Radiologist with Alfred Medical Imaging.

After completing Radiology training at Concord and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals in Sydney, she attained Cross-Sectional Imaging and Abdominal Imaging Fellowships at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Her principle clinical areas of practice are oncologic imaging, the gastrointestinal tract, abdominal imaging, and neuroradiology. Her research interests are in health care efficacy and clinical governance.  

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Dr Denny Luong

Co lead Radiologistsʼ Teleconference Program

Denny studied Radiology at the University of Sydney, Australia and his currently the chief Radiographer at I-med Radiology in Hurstville.

He has a strong passion in radiology technology. Denny brings a technological and innovative mindset to Radiology Across Borders. His also very passionate about improving the healthcare systems in countries that need it the most.

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Associate Professor Anthony Peduto

Projects

Tony is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney and is currently a senior staff specialist in Radiology in the department of Radiology at Westmead Hospital. He completed his radiology registrar training at Westmead Hospital, followed by a postgraduate fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Body MRI at Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois, and later Postgraduate Scholarship in clinical and research musculoskeletal imaging at University of California in San Diego (UCSD).

He is director of MRI at Westmead Hospital, and coordinates medical school teaching in Medical Imaging at the University of the Sydney Western Clinical School. He has been on numerous educational committees of the RANZCR and a senior examiner for the Part II exams for many years. He set up the first fully dedicated MRI postgraduate fellowship in Australia in 1997 providing subspecialty MRI training to over 25 local postgraduate fellows. He is dedicated to teaching medical students, registrars, and paramedical staff, and has hosted in the MRI unit numerous visiting local radiologist specialists and several international radiologists from Asia and the Middle East through WHO initiatives. In 2013 he was visiting professor in the department of Radiology St Luke’s Hospital Quezon City the Philippines and later an invited speaker of the CT/MRI Society of the Philippines at the 2013 Joint Annual Convention with Philippines Society of Ultrasound.

He is pleased to know there are many like minded radiologists involved in regional outreach programs and is looking forward to participating in the great work done by Radiology Across Borders.

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Dr Catherine Mandel

Projects

Dr Catherine Mandel works in Melbourne. Her general radiology training was in Melbourne after which she trained in neuroradiology in the UK. After several years working as a consultant neuroradiologist she returned to Australia.

Catherine trained as a company director with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently undertaking a qualification in higher education learning and teaching.

Catherine has been a councillor for RANZCR for six years and is a member of many RANZCR committees. She is the Secretary-General of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology. Catherine joined the Board of the AMA Victoria in 2016.

Other roles included being the clinician lead for a radiology incident reporting database (www.raer.org.au) and co-organising the series of Australasian Conferences on Error in Medical Imaging.

Research interests include neuro-onocology and patient safety.

Catherine also works in medical defence, teaches radiology registrars at the University of Melbourne and has held clinical appointments in public and private practice in Australia and the UK and at Swinburne University of Technology.

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Ailsa Cowie

Co-ordinator - RAB Education

Ailsa is a registered nuclear medicine technologist with many years of clinical and management experience. During this period, Ailsa spent time as a committee member of her professional body and served a number of years as a board member of the Medical Radiation Practitioners Board of Victoria.

Ailsa next had the exciting opportunity to develop and implement an improved training and education program for graduate nuclear medicine technologists in Victoria. This opened doors to several years working in cancer services projects in the public hospital sector.

Ailsa now coordinates the program for radiation oncology trainees in Victoria and Tasmania and is delighted to be able to combine that part-time role with her part-time work for the RAB Certificate project, thus completing the trifecta in medical radiations.

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Dr Victor Mansberg

PNG lead

Dr Mansberg completed his radiology training at  St Vincent’s Hospital in 1995 and a 2 year Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1997.

He is a dual qualified radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist at Southern Radiology Sydney and manages the nuclear medicine department at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Randwick. Dr Mansberg has published over 30 articles in medical journals and has been a lecturer for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists training programme, University of New South Wales and the Cabrini Institute Melbourne.

His particular areas of interest are musculoskeletal, oncology and cross sectional imaging correlation including SPECT/CT and PET/CT.

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Rebecca Threfall

VITAL

Qualifying as a Sonographer at the University of Sydney in 2008, Rebecca currently works as a Practice Manger in Sydney’s Inner West.

She has a keen interest in both Women’s and Paediatric Imaging and has presented training courses in both Samoa and Vietnam. She has assisted in National conference’s and has published a case study in ASA magazine.

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RAB Active Members

Clinical Prof. Richard Mendelson

Clinical Prof. Richard Mendelson

Dr Sohrabh Memon

Dr Sohrabh Memon

Dr Parveen Sidhu

Dr Parveen Sidhu

Luke Porra

Luke Porra

Dr Peter Dixon

Dr Peter Dixon

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Anthony Yacoub

Anthony Yacoub

Dr Henry Knipe

Dr Henry Knipe

Dr Arjuna Somanathan

Dr Arjuna Somanathan

Dr Ross Copping

Dr Ross Copping

Dr Mark Fiorentino

Dr Mark Fiorentino

Nadine Thompson

Nadine Thompson

Dr Rennae Thiessen

Dr Rennae Thiessen

Dr Lisa Tarlinton

Dr Lisa Tarlinton

Patrick Nielsen

Patrick Nielsen

Dr Arunmina Gupta

Dr Arunmina Gupta

Dr Barnaby Clarke

Dr Barnaby Clarke

Kieran Lacey

Kieran Lacey

Kristopher Hoover

Kristopher Hoover

Dr Ben Reidy

Dr Ben Reidy

Prof Parm Naidoo

Prof Parm Naidoo

Dr Darrilyn Greenberg

Dr Darrilyn Greenberg

Dr Michael Curley

Dr Michael Curley

Dr Ryan Shulman

Dr Ryan Shulman

Dr Debra Meerkotter

Dr Debra Meerkotter

Dr Suhrid P. Lodh

Dr Suhrid P. Lodh

Asanka Wijetunga

Asanka Wijetunga

Dr Felix Patterson

Dr Felix Patterson

Dr Murthy Chennapragada

Dr Murthy Chennapragada

Michael Fuller

Michael Fuller

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Dr Barnabas Bako

Dr Barnabas Bako

Dr Nicholas Trost

Dr Nicholas Trost

Dr Phil Chan

Dr Phil Chan

Dr Clinton Pinto

Dr Clinton Pinto

Prof John Troupis

Prof John Troupis

Dr Karen (Karnie) Falk

Dr Karen (Karnie) Falk

Dr Craig Buchan

Dr Craig Buchan

Dr James Linklater

Dr James Linklater

Dr Graham Buirski

Dr Graham Buirski

Dr Ken Tsai

Dr Ken Tsai

Dr Verity Wood

Dr Verity Wood

Alison Kearns

Alison Kearns

Maria Bakkers

Maria Bakkers

Dr Madhav Nagarkar

Dr Madhav Nagarkar

Dr Felix Paterson

Dr Felix Paterson

RAB Volunteers

Mat Bateman

Philip Hung

Neil McCormack

Andrew Ng

Charles Lott

Deborah Stephens

Jackson Huynh

Jim Mullany

Luke Baker

Priya Cherian

Roger Bain

Ron Shnier

Rupinder Sekhon

Thulasi Rajah

Ashok Kumar

Himanshu Roy

Patrick Luckey

George Wang

Jen Shoobridge

Jonathan Robertson

Sharmistha Bose

Gareth Porter

Susan Singh

Mike Bynevelt

Stephen Sinnott

Shashini Dissanayake

Liz Wylie

Johnathan Seeff

Savio Godinho

Faisal Rashid

John Grieve

Andrew Henderson

Grant Meikle

Simon Gray

Graham Dunn

Deepthi Dissanayake

Ron Dorey

Anusha Naidoo

Kathryn Currow

Jenny Davidson

Frank Parrish

Mark Scott

Jeff Tam

Adeline Wong

Bronwyn Slater

Mary Greer

Cara Odenthal

Sally Sojan

Amit Chacko

Dominic Collis

Yvonne Ho

Mehreen Alamgir

Jennifer Powell

Nicholas Humphries

Kapilan Varatharajah

Michael Lin

Ash Walton

John Makeham

Ian Dunn

Vinicus Carro do Nascimento

Murthy Chennapragada

Sarath Senadeera

David Serich

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