Mary Boydell BCOM, FCA, FAICD


Ms Boydell is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in professional services firms, private business and commerce and is Chairman of Yalari Limited. Her previous appointments include: Chairman, Gladstone Area Water Board Chairman; Chairman, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC); Commissioner, Queensland Water Commission; Director,  Austrade (Australian Trade Commission); Director, BSES Limited; Director, Burnett Water Pty Ltd; Director, Energex Limited; Board Member, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Board Member, Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (and director of its subsidiary South East Queensland Water Corporation Limited); Chairman, Queensland Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Ms Boydell also served as an external member of audit committees for: Airservices Australia; the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Betta Stores Limited; and Maroochy Shire/Sunshine Coast Regional Council.  She was also  a member of the Standing Committee of the Smart State Council.

Leslie Butterfield BSc (Civil Engineering)


Ms Butterfield was until December 2015 CEO of business, property and infrastructure Project and Strategy Advisers McLachlan Lister, and Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Australian operations of its NYSE listed parent company, Hill International Inc. 

Starting with a Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer University, Ms Butterfield has worked with large and small businesses in Australia and overseas, specialising in project management, business development and strategic planning. Moving into corporate advisory and corporate finance, she has focused on technology and advanced manufacturing-based businesses. Her board and advisory panel services include the Federal IR&D Board, Queensland Micro Technology Centre; the Faculty Advisory Board of the School of Engineering at Griffith University; the AusTrade Strategic “Think Tank”; the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation; and Chair of The Australian Business Foundation.  She is a member of the University of Technology, Sydney’s School of Engineering Industry Advisory Network, and the Australian Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators; and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.  

Ms Butterfield has a Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer University,

Neil Hatherly BSc (Hons), FAICD, FAusIMM, FAIM


Mr Hatherly has extensive board governance experience in several sectors, including listed companies, government-owned corporations, universities, and not-for-profit organisations.  Mr Hatherly is currently Chairman of Field Services Group of Brisbane City Council, a member of the Council’s Audit Committee, a director of the Mount Isa Water Board and a syndicate Chairman of the CEO Institute. 

His previous directorships included the Runge Group, a listed company supplying IT solutions and mining consulting services; Tarong Energy, a major electricity generator in Queensland; The University of Newcastle, where he was a Councillor and Chairman of the Performance and Planning Committee; and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), a national “think-tank”.  Other significant roles he has held include Director of Abused Child Trust, and President of Indooroopilly Golf Club. 

His executive career included senior roles with hard rock and coal mine companies, and working in organisations focused on intellectual property, providing consulting services and project management to the resources, energy, agribusiness, and government sectors. His international experience and speciality consulting areas include strategic and business planning, performance improvement, information technology, and people and organisation development.  

Gregory Brown BSc, MBA


Mr Brown has over 25 years of international business experience in the healthcare industry, working for global medical companies such as Baxter, Roche, ImpediMed, Immunexpress, StraxCorp and Digene Corporation.

He has global experience in product development and commercialisation in the fields of diagnostics, medical devices and biotechnology. He has led sales, device management, distribution networks, regulatory/reimbursement programs and international marketing. Most of his experience was based from manufacturing roles in Europe (UK/Germany/Switzerland) and the US (NY/NJ/DC).

Mr Brown is a Director of Cintra Consulting Pty Ltd., StraxCorp Pty. Ltd.(Chairman), Minomic Pty. Ltyd.(NED) and Immunexpress Group (NED). He has previously served as a Director for Intersection Medical, Inc., ImpediMed Limited, the CRC for Diagnostics, Genetic Technologies Limited, and NASDAQ-listed Trinity Biotech.

His qualifications include an Applied Science degree from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an MBA from Warwick Business School (UK).

Professor Robyn Ward AM, FAHMS


Professor Robyn Ward joined the University of Queensland as Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Research) after working in hospitals and academic settings in New South Wales, including roles as Director of the Prince of Wales Cancer Centre and Clinical Associate Dean at UNSW. She is Director of the Translational Cancer Research Network, a multi-institutional group based in NSW and supported by the Cancer Institute NSW. She chairs the Medical Services Advisory Committee and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. 

Professor Ward is also the chair of the NHMRC’s Human Genetics Advisory Council and Member of the NHMRC council.

Stephen Denaro B.Bus, CA, MAICD


Stephen has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, accountancy services, and income tax compliance gained from positions as Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of various public companies and with major chartered accountancy firms in Australia and the United Kingdom.  He provides company secretarial services for a number of start-up technology and ASX listed and unlisted public companies. 

Stephen has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.