Our Board

Ms Kimberly Statham: Sydney (Co-Chairperson)

Kimberly has over 10 years’ experience in the legal services industry, where she has worked as trusted legal adviser to several leading national and international organisations across industries including financial services, telecommunications, FMCG and tourism. In more recent years, she has taken several leadership positions and is currently an in-house Commercial Lawyer for Top 20 ASX listed, Woolworths Group Limited.

In 2014, Kimberly won the Lawyers Weekly “30 under 30 Law Awards” (In-house category) and has been placed as a Finalist for the 2015 and 2016 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – “In-House Lawyer of the Year”. She recently won the 2018 Lawyers Weekly “Transport and Logistics Lawyer of the Year”, representing the Woolworths Group.

Kimberly holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney and is a casual sessional academic with Western Sydney University.

After living in parts of South East Asia where access to healthcare in certain provinces was inaccessible and underdeveloped, Kimberly sought to invest more of her time in pro bono initiatives and is enthusiastic about assisting the Foundation’s strategic objectives in raising awareness and providing support to affected individuals, and their families.

Mr Yi Yuen Wang: Melbourne (Co-Chairperson)

Yi Yuen (Ian) is a Neurosurgeon with 15 years of clinical experience. He has undergone specialist overseas training in surgical treatment of pituitary disorders and is passionate about achieving optimal outcomes for patients with pituitary disorders. He has been the Clinical Director of Neurosciences at St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) and is involved in several tertiary hospital research and medical advisory committees.

Ian is actively involved in clinical research into pituitary disorders and has obtained significant grants to pursue these. He has published outcome studies following pituitary surgery and is a supervisor for scholarly selective and PhD students, particularly with studies into pituitary conditions. He is married with two children and spends what spare time he has training for endurance triathlon events.

Kimberley Downes CFRE, CAP, EMFIA: Melbourne

With over 30 years experience in fundraising and philanthropy Kim Downes is a recognised accomplished senior fundraising strategist with primarily experience in the education, religious, arts and healthcare industries. Her expertise includes major gifts, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, prospect research, Trusts and Foundations relationships and proposals, event management, donor protocols, donor recognition, donor segmentation, public relations, publications, marketing and alumni programs, staff recruitment, and volunteer and Board training and development. She is committed to organisational capacity building and strengthening the culture of philanthropy. Now Director of Philanthropy at Ruyton Girls’ School, she has a history of presenting at EducatePlus, Philanthropy Australia and CASE Conferences. She serves on three not for profit Boards and is a member of the Melbourne Women’s Network giving circle.

Malini Raj: Sydney

Malini has worked in the Finance industry over 15 years in several domestic and international institutions and is now Head of Strategy for Multicultural Community Banking at a major financial institution in Sydney

She has been a volunteer for the Starlight Children‘s Foundation for 7 years, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow and previous Non-Executive Director of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She currently holds various advisory Boards and ambassador roles focussed on gender and cultural diversity and is a Non-Executive Director of the World Alliance of Pituitary Organisations (WAPO).

She was awarded Morgan Mckinley Women in Leadership award (2014), Finsia Most Outstanding Young Professional (2011), appeared in CPA Top 40 Young Business Leaders (2012 & 2013) & a finalist in 2013 AFR/BOSS Top Emerging Leader.

Malini was previous Chair of the Australian Pituitary Foundation and is also a pituitary patient – diagnosed with Cushings disease in 2013 and is passionate about driving strategies and initiatives to provide support to those who have experienced pituitary conditions and their families and promoting advocacy and awareness amongst the medical community and the public with a view of improving their quality of life.

Ms Lisa Sullivan: Sydney

A veteran of the global pharmaceutical and medical communications industry, Lisa Sullivan is the founder and Group Managing Director of In Vivo Communications, an Australasian medical communications agency established in Sydney in 1996 and Singapore in 1999.

With more than 30 years of direct industry experience, Lisa has fostered and galvanized her reputation as a senior executive with proven leadership credentials and strategic insight. She is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a provider of Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD), where she has been instrumental in the development and delivery of numerous accredited programmes to Australian GPs, specialists, nurses and pharmacists both face-to- face and online.

Lisa is also the Immediate Past President of the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), a US based not-for- profit organisation. Lisa recently completed her Master of Philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia, to evaluate the effectiveness of online, face-to- face and blended learning in the delivery of Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to health care professionals.