Our Team

The Board

Lloyd Nash

Chair & Co-Founder

Lloyd is a specialist General & Acute Care physician with expertise in medical education, non-profit governance, change management and global health. Lloyd holds appointments as Clinical Fellow at University of Melbourne and International Partnerships and Programs Coordinator at Project Everest, creating knowledge partnerships to build sustainable social impact. He is a former Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is a Fellow of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program and recipient of the ADC Forum Australian Leadership Award.


Rangi De Silva

Director of Programs

Rangi De Silva is currently training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Having completed Medicine at Melbourne University and undergraduate studies in Science at Monash, she has undertaken development and clinical work in Uganda, Sri Lanka and remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Rangi is also the Curator of the World Economic Forum Melbourne Global Shaper Hub, the Health and Medicine Work Group Leader at The Henley Club and a member of the Make Poverty History co-working group.

Pete Saunders

Director of Communications

Pete Saunders is a digital and brand strategist with expertise in visual communication. He is currently the curator at World Economic Forum Melbourne Global Shaper Hub and co-founder/CEO of Health Delivered, leading a small team in building a platform to help dietitians manage at-risk Australians. He has recently worked as a senior strategist for education clients and at Health&, a revolutionary new health management platform. Other clients include Australian Catholic University, Mercedes-Benz, GMHBA Health Insurance, Selmar Institute of Education, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, The University of Tasmania, Almond Breeze and Sabco.

catherine pendry

Director of Partnerships
MBBS (Hons), BMedSci (Hons), GradDip Economics (ongoing)

Catherine is a medical doctor and student of economics with aspirations to advance global health, equity and sustainability.  Her particular focus is on addressing the health impact of climate change, and working to secure a healthy future for under-served communities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. She has experience in health policy, health system redesign, organisational strategy and adapting medical education systems to better reflect the health challenges of the world today. Catherine has served in national leadership roles in various health related non-government organisations.

gillian turnbull

Director of People and Culture
BA (Hons), MA

Gillian is a Director in the consulting team with Social Ventures Australia where she works with not-for-profits, Corporates, Foundations and government to help improve the impact they are able to have on the main drivers of disadvantage in Australia. Gillian is passionate about global health having spent several years working in HIV/AIDS with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Jamaica and Haiti. She then moved on to work with Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Rwanda and Sierra Leone before finally moving to Melbourne.

Kieran Beck

Director of Finance
B.AeroEng., B.Com.

Kieran is an investment banker with UBS, where he focuses on mergers & acquisitions and capital raisings for publicly-listed companies. Kieran also holds interests in development finance and has worked at the intersection of the environment and public health, most recently with Pollinate Energy on expanding the organisation’s social impact model in southern India.

The team

Hannah Galloway

Co-Convenor, Global Ideas Forum

Hannah Galloway has become an enthusiast for global health and medical education throughout her medical degree at The University of Notre Dame Sydney. During this time she co-created AMSA Academy, an online educational platform for medical students. She is particularly passionate about gender equality, mental health and primary health care. This year she embarked on her internship at Western Health in Melbourne and is always looking for opportunities to bring about more equitable health for all.

Adelaide Fenwick

Marketing and Communication Manager

Adelaide has a background in media and communications, working for the past decade in the public sector in corporate support, event management, HR and Communications. Adelaide recently graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Media Communications, majoring in Politics and Economies.
Adelaide is new to the Global Health scene and interested in learning about new areas of society and finding out how her skills can be used to contribute towards worthy causes. She currently works as a Parliamentary Adviser in Federal government.

Ashray Gunjur

Academic Officer
MBBS (Hons), B. Med Sci, MPH&TM Candidate

Ashray is a basic physician trainee and student of public health & tropical medicine. He’s particularly passionate about environmental public health; understanding how our environment determines our health, and therefore how environmental protection is an opportunity for health promotion. He’s an active member and campaigner for ‘Doctors for the Environment Australia’ (DEA). In the past Ashray has previously completed an editorial internship at The Lancet journal as well as clinical research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and is always looking forward to his next big adventure.

Tess hall

Re-imagine Time Coordinator
BPsych (Hons), MSc Public Health, PhD Candidate Public Health

Tess Hall is a currently a Research Fellow in Global and Cultural Mental Health at Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has extensive experience in mental health policy and program development and evaluation in both developed and developing country settings including Colombia, Peru, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and Australia. Tess has a passion for inclusive health development and health equity, with a particular focus on consumer-orientated policy. She has a First Class Honours in Psychological Science and a MSc Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is about to begin a PhD investigating mechanisms for inter-sectoral collaboration in the mental health system in Timor Leste. Tess speaks English and Spanish, and is learning Tetum.

Kunal Luthra

Partnerships Officer
MBBS, BMedSci (Hons), MHPol (Ongoing)

Kunal is a junior doctor and current Masters of Health Policy student with an interest in health systems and health economics. His past experience mainly lies within the realm of political advocacy and lobbying, having held advocacy-focused leadership roles in national and state-based organisations in his student days. He is currently President of the AMA Victoria Doctors-in-Training Subdivision. Kunal believes policy-makers must embrace innovation in developing a sustainable healthcare system for future generations.

sam rogers

Impact and Community Lead, Fellowship Team

Sam is a Biomedical Science graduate who is passionate about healthy media and helping young people find and do meaningful work.With experience in social change-oriented media production through the Pocket Change Podcast (which he co-founded) and an interest in social enterprise, this year Sam began an internship with Small Giants. He believes that business has the capability of solving many of the world’s most challenging social and environmental problems and should be used as a force for good.

andrea tuckey

Logistics Team
BSc/BA(Hons), MIR (Ongoing)

Andrea is a product specialist for a medical device company. She is also currently studying a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, focusing on the interaction between trade, economic development and public health. In her spare time Andrea is an avid traveler, enjoys hiking, skiing and occasionally dabbles in oil painting.


MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons) [ongoing]

Nahkita is a  medical and public health research student at Monash University. Alongside her studies, Nahkita works part-time as a consultant for the United Nations World Food Programme in the Nutrition and HIV Policy Division, and is involved in various organisations seeking to advance the right to health for all. Nahkita is passionate about global health equity, human rights, and how we may shape our systems and societies to eliminate healthcare discrimination in all its forms.



Labs Officer
BA, MPH (ongoing)

Tom has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently completing a Masters in Public Health. Tom’s passion for improving health has lead him to volunteer both locally and internationally, including at Headspace to address youth mental health, as well as in Kenya, with the Melbourne University Health Initiative. Tom is enthusiastic about thinking differently about health and wellbeing and believes great challenges present great opportunities for social change.


Co-Convenor, Global Ideas Forum
BSc, MD, DCH (ongoing)

Natalie is a basic physican trainee at St Vincent’s Health and is currently undertaking her Diploma in Child Health through The University of Sydney. She has extensive experience engaging in several health-related organisations including REACH, Junior Medical Doctor’s Societies, The Victorian Medical Women’s Society and NCDFREE x Festival of Ideas (The University of Melbourne). Natalie’s interests and skill set in gender equity, health policy, advocacy and leadership development has enabled her to represent Australia at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and World Health Assembly in Geneva.


Nicole Butcher

Volunteer Manager, Global Ideas Forum

Nicole spent the past nearly six years based in Cambodia as an independent public health consultant to various local, international and inter-governmental organisations. Originally from Melbourne, Nicole is passionate about building relationships across cultures and learning foreign languages, whether on or off the job. With plenty of volunteer experience, including volunteers management around conferences, Nicole looks forward to taking good care of the volunteers at this year’s Global Ideas Forum.



jessica lees

Design Jam Program Officer

Jess is a physiotherapist who works in a combination of clinical private practice work and university lecturing. Jessica has a keen interest in global health and has spent extensive time working in various projects overseas in Africa and South America, and completed an internship with the Malawi Embassy at the UN. She continues to pursue this area of interest in global health through her involvement in Global Ideas and project work with Universitas 21. She is passionate about creating meaningful learning opportunities in the global health area that focus on sustainability and capacity building.