Dr. Alexandre Kalache
Dr. Alexandre Kalache
Dr. Alexandre Kalache
Alexandre Kalache has been a leading pioneer in ageing issues for close to forty years in various roles: as academic, international civil servant and advocate. He was one of the very earliest voices to articulate the global nature of population ageing, together with the potentialities and the risks through inaction inherent within it. His contributions towards the shifting of the traditional paradigms in the field of ageing are widely acknowledged on the global stage.
Building on his initial medical career in Brazil, Alex spent more than thirty years studying and working in Europe and the USA; principally, London, Oxford, Granada, Geneva and New York. His post-graduate degrees, MSc in Social Medicine 1977 and PhD in Epidemiology 1993, were attained in the UK. From 1977 to 1984 he held the position of Clinical Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow (under the mentorship of Professor Sir Richard Doll) at Oxford University. He was the founder of the Epidemiology of Ageing Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (the foremost UK School of Public Health) where he also taught from 1984 to 1995. At the same institution he also conceived and coordinated the first ever European Masters Degree course in Health Promotion (1991).
From 1995 to 2008, Dr Kalache directed the World Health Organisation`s global programme on ageing based at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. Among many other enduring initiatives, he conceived and launched the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework (2002) and the WHO Age-Friendly Cities project (2007).
In 2008, he relocated to the USA where he assumed a new position as Senior Policy Adviser on Global Ageing to the President at the New York Academy of Medicine. He simultaneously commenced the role of Global Ambassador for the London based HelpAge International, the largest and most influential world-wide civil society organization on ageing.
Dr Kalache has a long history of advocacy on the human rights of older persons. He is actively involved in the process toward the adoption of a United Nation`s Convention for the Rights of Older Persons. He has served as a Special Adviser to the Brazilian Secretary of Human Rights, the Brazilian Mission to the UN in New York in addition to the International Alliance of NGOs for the Rights of Older Persons.
Professor Kalache is the recipient of many lifetime achievement and contribution to medical science awards from numerous countries in addition to being listed among the 100 most-influential Brazilians. His most recent accolades are Emeritus Citizen, Rio de Janeiro Municipal Government (2013); Presidential Award of the International Federation of Ageing (IFA) (2012); the United Nation`s Lifetime Achievement Award (2011) and the Brazilian Presidential Medal of Merit (2010).
He currently serves on several distinguished Boards, including the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization Advisory Board on Age Friendly Cities, and he chairs the Bradesco Seguros Consultancy Committee on Longevity.
Professor Jana Matthews
Professor Jana Matthews
Professor Jana Matthews
Professor Jana Matthews is an international expert on entrepreneurial leadership and business growth. As the ANZ Chair in Business Growth, Director of the UniSA Centre for Business Growth and the founding CEO of The Jana Matthews Group, Jana helps CEOs, corporate executives and boards unlock their company’s growth potential. Jana helps companies develop and execute plans for growth, attract and retain talent, develop products and services that meet customer’s needs, and improve their leadership effectiveness. Based in Adelaide, AU, Jana is the former Managing Director of the Innovyz START Institute and former Program Director of the ANZ Innovyz START accelerator program.
Recruited to the original senior team of the Kauffman Foundation’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Professor Matthews was the architect of highly successful programs designed to teach CEOs and their executive teams how to lead and manage growth. Additional responsibilities included working with seventeen venture capital companies to design and develop the Kauffman Fellows Program. She was also instrumental in the development of programs for angel investors, technology transfer, and the creation of ecosystems to support entrepreneurs and growth companies.
Professor Matthews is frequently asked to speak and consult about leading and managing growth, globalization, innovation, and the roles/responsibilities of leaders of growth companies. She has been invited to speak at major conferences and corporate meetings in the UK, Europe, Russia, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. She was a monthly columnist for Dow Jones’ Startupjournal.com, is frequently quoted in Inventor Business Daily, Inc. magazine, and was named one of 18 Women Business Gurus in the world – the only one focused on entrepreneurial leadership and business growth.
In 2004, the New Zealand government asked her to develop a program to teach companies to grow. In 2005 and 2006, she was Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Auckland’s Graduate School of Enterprise and did one of her Leader Forums in Adelaide. In 2005, she was invited by the US Department of Commerce and the People’s Republic of China to speak about company growth in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. She was invited back to teach in the international MBA program at Peking University. In 2008, while Global Thought Leader for SAP, she spoke in Orlando, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sydney. In 2009 she was Keynote speaker at an international forum on entrepreneurship in Kuala Lumpur. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Innovate SA engaged her to teach sessions on the role of Boards and executive teams in growth companies, as part of the Venture Attraction Program. Professor Matthews has a B.A. from Earlham College, spent her junior year abroad at the University of London, did graduate work at Yale University, and received a doctorate in management and planning from Harvard University.
Patrick was appointed State Director, South Australia in January 2015. In this role Patrick will be responsible for developing and promoting trade, investment, education and tourism between South Australia and key international markets. He will also be engaged with stakeholders including federal and South Australian state Government agencies, business chambers, international organisations, universities, think tanks and professional service firms.
Over 2005-2014 Patrick was Posted to India (Mumbai) and Indonesia (Jakarta).
Patrick was the Trade Commissioner based in Mumbai from October 2010 till December 2014. In this position Patrick’s geographic coverage included Western India (Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa), Pakistan and Bangladesh, where Patrick led the Austrade team in trade promotion, raising the profile of and connections for Australia’s education and training institutions, and investment attraction. Patrick also led the South Asia team across water, infrastructure, health and assisted living and cultural services.
Patrick joined Austrade in 2005, when he was appointed Trade Commissioner in Jakarta. During his time in Jakarta he led the Indonesia team in their work with Australian companies across a number of sectors, including: education; services; food & beverage and agribusiness; as well as pan-ASEAN teams covering the financial services, and the health and medical sectors.
Prior to joining Austrade Patrick worked in the food and beverage sector, working with a number of Australia’s prominent food and beverage companies to develop their international business. This work was focussed on developing markets in South-East Asia, North Asia, the Gulf States and into Europe.
Patrick began his working life with CSR Ltd, then one of Australia’s largest corporates and market leaders across building and construction; timber, panel and decorative products; as well as sugar. This experience culminated in him having product and marketing responsibility across Australia and New Zealand.
Patrick is a graduate of the University of Sydney, where he was awarded honours in Agricultural Economics. He’s also undertaken post graduate study in Business Administration through the University of Adelaide.
After completing training as an electronic engineer in Adelaide in 1980, Doug travelled overseas where his first proper business in the UK involved producing radio programmes and interviewing rock stars such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Sting, and Pink Floyd etc etc.
Doug enjoyed founding, growing, managing and selling several businesses in the UK, Europe and SE Asia in media, distribution, and content and then relocated back to Australia in 1995. The web beckoned in 1997/98, and Doug grew a web software company in Sydney from 4 to 25 people in 3 years (Business Review Weekly Fast 100 in 2001).
After some time in Melbourne running a software and services business that had acquired his previous web software operation, Doug returned to Adelaide in 2003 and saw life from the other side, spending the best part of six years as an Investment Manager at a seed/early stage technology investment fund. He has also co-founded businesses in organics, data analytics, loyalty programs and consulted to dozens of SME’s, acquired a boutique tourism business, and made several angel investments (not all of them successful!).
Now Doug loves filling his days working with innovative, fast growth companies. Besides consulting and mentoring several businesses, and working on his personal investments, Doug also manages a portfolio of commercialisation grant recipients as part of a Federal Government program.
Besides qualifications in electronic engineering, finance, and venture capital, Doug is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.