Professor Christopher Peck
Chair and Director
Professor Chris Peck has a long history within the healthcare sector. Director of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Initiative, and the university’s Dean of Dentistry, he is responsible for developing and leading the multidisciplinary strategy integrating dental and systemic health, curriculum reform and the introduction of the university’s Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Dr Chris Bourke
Deputy Chair and Director
Dr Chris Bourke is a proud Gamillaroi man and the first Indigenous dentist in Australia. With an extensive career in public and private practice, Dr Bourke helped establish the Indigenous Dentists’ Association of Australia and was its inaugural President. In 2011 he became the first Indigenous representative of the ACT Legislative Assembly and was appointed Minister in 2016.
Associate Professor Deborah Cockrell AM
Associate Professor Deborah Cockrell is an overseas trained Oral Surgeon with a PhD in dental education. She has worked in a wide range of settings including academia, outreach services, public and private practice. Having been President of Australian Dental Association (ADA) NSW, she has skills and experience relevant to Australian Dental Council (ADC).
Anthony Evans has extensive financial and corporate governance experience as a senior executive and a board member in the health, aged care, education, resources and not-for-profit sectors. He has a Bachelor of Business and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Leah Hobbs is an Oral Health Therapist with extensive experience in the public, private, and academic sectors. She holds qualifications in Oral Health Therapy, Public Health, Higher Education, and Clinical Redesign. In 2015, Leah was awarded the inaugural Life Sciences Queensland Rose-Anne Kelso Commemorative Award and in 2018 was awarded the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia’s Clinical Excellence Award.
Dr Rohan Krishnan
Dr Rohan Krishnan is an experienced general dentist, practice owner, and Honorary Clinical Associate Lecturer at The University of Sydney. He is Vice President of the NSW Branch of the Australian Dental Association and Chair of dental aid charity Filling the Gap. Rohan is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr Janet Preuss
Dr Janet Preuss has a biomedical and business background, specialising in the commercialisation of new technologies. In addition to establishing her own service-based companies, Janet has held executive and non-executive roles in private, public, not-for-profit and government organisations and has worked in the UK and Hong Kong.
Dr David Sykes OAM
Dr David Sykes is a specialist prosthodontist working in private practice in Sydney. He is a Senior Clinical Associate at the University of Sydney and has served on a number of councils, including the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr Felicia Valianatos
Dr Felicia Valianatos is an experienced general dentist, executive manager and a passionate advocate for professional excellence. She is a Master of Health Management, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
Lucy Vincent has senior executive level experience in the private and public sectors covering corporate governance, change management, project management, primary industry and regional socio-economic development. With qualifications in risk management, project management, agriculture and environmental law, she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.