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Board profiles

The Board is made up of people with personal experience of diabetes, healthcare experts and experienced business executives who are passionate about supporting people living with the condition and raising awareness of its impact on individuals and our community.

Board Profiles

Sturt Eastwood – CEO


Sturt Eastwood became the Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes NSW & ACT in February 2014.

Previously he was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW in November 2010. Mr Eastwood holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Economics) and Master of Business Administration (Finance).

He has held senior appointments both domestically and internationally at CEO and Managing Director levels in the technology, construction, marketing, business development, strategy and executive management domains, working with telecommunication giants such as Telecom, Telstra and Vodafone.

Sturt has held numerous Board positions, including with telecommunications and media organisation Kordia Solutions, and with multiple international Telstra and REACH entities.

Leo Tutt AM


Leo Tutt was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2010, having served as a Director since 2001 and as Vice President from 2004 until 2010. Leo is also director of Diabetes Australia and of Glycemic Index Limited (GI Foundation).

Leo holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Leo leads the Audit & Assurance division and is a member of the Executive Board of William Buck, a leading Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory practice operating throughout Australia and New Zealand. Leo has extensive business experience, including financial, operational and risk expertise, and specialises in providing services to ASX listed companies, SMEs and charitable organisations operating in a wide range of industries.

Leo’s previous roles and experience include being a Partner of PwC from 1998 to 2003 and a Director of Price Waterhouse Retirement Fund from 1995 to 1998.

Passionate about helping people, Leo’s drive is to create success for his clients as well as his community. A people person who is always striving to do better and improve the lives of those around him, Leo is committed to creating success and making a positive difference. Leo has a personal commitment to improving the lifestyle opportunities of people with diabetes.

Arthur Koumoukelis

BCom LLM, FTI, GAICD, Public Notary

Arthur Koumoukelis was appointed Vice President of Diabetes NSW & ACT in December 2007, having joined as a board member in June of that year. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws. He is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arthur is a public notary and partner of Gadens Lawyers Australia in Sydney, focusing on health and aged care as well as on not-for-profit organisations. As an adviser to the aged care and retirement village industries, he has a deep understanding of administrative law and the process of government.

He has conducted hearings on a wide range of commercial disputes in all major superior courts, including the High Court of Australia, and has conducted a leading case on Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1996 (Cth).

Anna Pino

BSc, Comm, Cert. Small Bus Man., Grad Dip Comp Sc (Psych)  GAICD

Anna was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2012. She holds graduate degrees in Science (Psychology), Information Technology (Systems Analysis) and a Master’s Degree in Commerce. Ms Pino is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Harvard Alumnus.

Anna is CEO of Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre in Canberra, a unique and well respected business accelerator providing educational services, business advice and investment assistance to start ups through to mature and established companies.

Anna is the current President of Diabetes ACT and also serves on a number of other not-for-profit and start up boards.

Anna’s interest in diabetes stems from personal experience and a desire to improve both the understanding of the disease and the lives of those affected by it.

Bruce Hayman

Bruce Hayman was appointed Vice President of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2010, having served as a board member since November 2006.

With over 40 years’ commercial management experience and more than 20 years at operational chief executive/general management level, Bruce is the Chair of Chartwell Management Services, involved in strategic and operational planning and performance management programs.

He is also a Director of the publicly listed building company AV Jennings Ltd and Chairman of two private companies, including an affiliated body of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Foundation.

Bruce has lived in Australia and Singapore and worked across many countries in the pharmaceutical, food distribution, property, manufacturing, liquor, hospitality, sporting and tourism industries. He has been recognised by Tourism Training Australia with a Platinum Award for Contribution to Tourism in Australia.

Professor Bruce King

MBBS PhD, FRACP, Paediatric Endocrinologist

Professor Bruce King is a Senior Paediatric Endocrinologist at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle. Bruce is part of a team that has innovated paediatric diabetes management. The team has focused on achieving good diabetes control while maintaining quality of life and minimising the impact of diabetes on families.

Bruce is the secretary of the APEG diabetes subcommittee, a member of the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network, Chair of the Growth Hormone Advisory Committee and a member of Diabetes NSW Children’s Services Committee.

Bruce’s research has been published in journals including Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Diabetes Medicine, BMJ online and Paediatric Diabetes.

Bruce is now focused on the development of the closed loop insulin pump. He believes that the development of this technology will significantly improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

Geraldine Daley AM


Geraldine is a practicing solicitor admitted to both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She holds a Master in Laws and is an Accredited Specialist in her field. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

As an insatiable learner who relishes the opportunity to enrich her corporate knowledge base, she has undertaken further training in the areas of corporate governance, directors’ duties, bullying and harassment prevention, and employment and industrial law.

Geraldine is a Director of Colin Daley Quinn Solicitors, an incorporated legal practice. She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, and is jointly responsible for the operational and executive management of the legal practice.

Geraldine utilises her extensive experience as a Claims Assessor to manage disputes brought to the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service of the Motor Accidents Authority. Geraldine has past experience serving as a Director on the boards of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW (six years), the Law Society of NSW (nine years) and various other corporate entities. She currently holds memberships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of a variety of legal committees.

Her interest in the diabetes space stems from her own experiences. She believes that her personal interest, coupled with her skills and knowledge, enable her to meaningfully contribute to Diabetes NSW & ACT.

John Bell AM


John was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW & ACT in May 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy, is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice and a Member of the Australian Society of Hospital Pharmacy. In 1993 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to pharmacy.

John is Vice President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and Past President of the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association. He operates a community pharmacy practice in Sydney.

Formerly the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), he is now Principal Adviser to the PSA Self Care health information and training program supported by the pharmaceutical industry and the Australian Federal and State Governments.

John also serves on the national board of Australia MedicAlert Foundation, is a member of the Health Promotion Committee of Asthma NSW and honorary pharmacist to the Coeliac Society of Australia.

Kenneth Boorman

BCom (NSW), CA

Kenneth was appointed Treasurer of Diabetes NSW & ACT in June 2005, having joined as a board member in May of that year. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of NSW).

Kenneth is the Chief Executive of Junofield Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based management and financial accounting firm servicing chartered accounting organisations and other businesses in streamlining their work practices and reporting systems. With over 20 years’ experience in this field, Kenneth previously held the positions of Vice President and Controller of an international finance company and Finance Director for a major chartered accounting practice.

In addition to chartered accounting firms, Kenneth assists a diverse range of organisations covering clothing manufacture, television production, education and the aged care industry.

Liz Hare

Liz was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW & ACT in November 2011. She has been a member of Diabetes NSW for over 24 years and became an active member of the Albury Wodonga Diabetes Support Group in 2002. She currently edits Albury Wodonga’s support group newsletter.

Ms Hare worked for 15 years in the food industry in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia in roles ranging from product development and quality assurance to production management. She also spent 13 years working as a food industry trainer and food safety assessor in north-eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Ms Hare was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1989 and in 2009 became a JDRF Peer Support Volunteer, connecting with newly diagnosed adults living with type 1 and helping them adjust to life with diabetes. She is also a founding member of the Albury Wodonga Health Community Advisory Committee formed in 2010 after the creation of Australia’s first cross-border regional health service.

Ms Hare is passionate about improving the availability and range of diabetes services in remote and regional Australia, enabling all people with diabetes to enjoy happier and healthier lives no matter where they live.

Phil Tuck


Phil was appointed to the Board of Diabetes NSW in June 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Associate of Chartered Secretaries Australia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Justice of the Peace.

Phil is the Managing Director of Interim Executive Search and a specialist in the area of senior executive recruitment, working with a range of industries, including the not-for-profit sector. With 22 years’ experience in executive search and recruitment, Phil has held senior positions with major Australian and international firms.

Prior to entering the recruitment industry, Phil’s extensive business experience included IT, electronics, stockbroking and funds management. Phil’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2004.

Nicole Wallis

BComms, MPA

Nicole holds a Master of Public Administration and a BA in Communications (Journalism). She has experience in public relations, crisis media management, corporate event management, policy writing, strategic planning and leadership. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Since 2012, Ms Wallis has held the position of Media Unit manager and is currently Corporate Communications Manager of Policy and Strategic Planning at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). Prior to that, Ms Wallis spent nearly six years with the NSW Police Force, generating and managing media campaigns for large-scale police operations.

Having had diabetes for over 25 years, Ms Wallis has a passion for improving diabetes care for the community. She is a member of the Western Sydney Diabetes initiative and works closely with the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) to improve the lives of people living with and at risk of developing diabetes.

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