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Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Prof. John Mattick AO is one of Australia’s foremost research scientists. Having completed his studies in Sydney and Melbourne, and undertaking a postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Professor Mattick returned to Australia to work at the CSIRO Division of Molecular Biology in Sydney, before moving to the University of Queensland in 1988 where he progressed from the Foundation Professor of Molecular Biology to become the Foundation Director of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Australian Genome Research facility, as well as NHMRC Australia Fellow.
In 2001 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to scientific research in the fields of molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology, and in 2012 took up his current post at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney - one of Australia’s leading biomedical research institutes.
Mattick has made several seminal contributions to molecular biology, and over the past 20 years has pioneered a new view of the genetic programming of humans. He has published over 280 research articles and his work has received coverage in Nature, Science, Scientific American, New Scientist and The New York Times. He was recently named by NHMRC as one of the all-time high achievers in Australian health and medical research, and by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds.
Considered one of the rising stars of Australian business, and governance, Melinda is a non-executive director of ASX Limited (ASX), OzForex Group Limited and the Reject Shop Limited, and has previously been on the boards of David Jones Limited and APN News & Media Limited. Melinda is also a director of the Centre of Independent Studies and the George Institute for Global Health.
She has been a strategy and marketing advisor, an executive with Colgate-Palmolive, and founded and managed a retail business. Ms Conrad is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Melinda sat down with Allan Marks and Alun Parry to discuss what makes a great leader.