Board of Directors

Dr Kevin Murfitt

BA (Hons), PhD, Chair
Kevin was conferred his Doctor of Philosophy from Deakin University in 2006 after researching employers' attitudes towards people with a disability.

Emeritus Prof Ron McCallum

Deputy Chair
As a former Dean of Law at Sydney University, Professor Ron McCallum AO, was the first blind person appointed to a full professorship at any Australian university.

Lyn Allison

BEd, AAICD
Former teacher Lyn was elected to the Senate in 1996 and was Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Democrats from 2004 to 2008.

Nick Carter

FRICS, FAPI, FAICD
Nick has been active in blindness and low vision organisations since 1992, when he was appointed to the Board of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped.

Dr Donald Fraser

BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, MBA, DBA, FACS, FAICD
Donald has been involved in information technology for more than 30 years, teaching at CIT (now Monash) and working for US technology companies.

Bill Jolley

BA (Hons-Math Stats), MAICD
Former public servant and blindness service manager. Bill led the integration of Seeing Eye Dogs Australia into Vision Australia in 2008, and he then served on the Client Representative council and the two service-specific advisory committees.

Professor Jan Lovie-Kitchin

PhD QUT, MSc (Optom) (Melb), Grad Dip (Rehab Stud) (La Trobe), FAAO
Jan Lovie-Kitchin has extensive clinical, teaching and research experience in the assessment of vision, reading and mobility performance of adults with low vision.

Heith Mackay-Cruise

BEc, GAICD. New South Wales
Heith is an entrepreneurial professional leader, having held CEO and Managing Director roles across the Education and Media Sectors with a demonstrated track record of growing shareholder value, driving innovation and staff engagement.

Andrew Moffat

BCom, LLB
Andrew is a senior banker who has divided his career between the UK and Australia, and between the equities business and commercial banking.

Dr Theresa Smith-Ruig

B Com, PhD
Theresa is a lecturer in the School of Business, Economics and Public Policy at the University of New England.

Caroline Waldron

LLB (Hons) (London), FCIS
Caroline is a senior professional with broad-ranging legal and commercial experience gained in the technology, retail, healthcare and professional services sectors. She is presently the Chief Marketing Officer of a top tier global law firm in Australia.

Sara Watts

BSc (Sydney), MBA (MGSM), GAICD, FCPA. New South Wales
Sara is currently the Vice Principal (Operations) of the University of Sydney. Sara's previous role was the Chief Financial Officer for IBM in Australia and New Zealand and the local executive sponsor for IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
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