Technical Reference Group

The Technical Reference Group (TRG) provides strategic advice to inform the Health Security Initiative’s priorities, policies and investment decisions.

TRG members have experience and expertise across a broad range of fields relevant to the Initiative. These include health policy and systems research, medical research, infectious disease surveillance and control, and international development programming.

Members have broad international professional networks and extensive experience with international organisations including the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

TRG members meet twice a year and individuals also provide their expertise on specific issues on request. Members will help to shape the initiative, review its progress, recommend adjustments as required, and amplify its reach and impact by calling on their networks.

Robyn Alders AO
Robyn Alders AO

Robyn Alders is a Senior Technical Advisor with the Centre for Global Health Security within Chatham House and a Director of the Kyeema Foundation.

Barbara McPake
Barbara McPake

Professor Barbara McPake is a health economist specialising in health policy and health systems research.

Helen Evans
Helen Evans AO

Helen Evans AO served as Deputy CEO at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance based in Geneva from 2009 until her retirement in 2014. Prior to joining Gavi, she served as Deputy Executive Director at the Global Fund.

Mr Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan is the current CEO of Medicines Development Ltd, which he founded in 2006. 

Dr Rob Condon
Rob Condon

Dr Robert Condon is a Public Health Physician with additional qualifications in Tropical Medicine, Applied Epidemiology and Aviation Medicine.

Bart Currie
Bart Currie

Professor Bart Currie leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team of the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies School of Health Research.

Tania Sorrell
Tania Sorrell

Professor Tania Sorrell is Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Director of the Marie Bashir Institute for infectious Diseases and Biosecurity and Deputy Dean, Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.

Maxine Whittaker
Maxine Whittaker

Professor Maxine Whittaker is Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and Dean of College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences at James Cook University.

John Mackenzie
John Mackenzie

Professor John Mackenzie retired in 2008 after appointments at Curtin University, the University of Queensland and the University of WA. He is co-founder of the One Health Platform.

Guy Thwaites
Guy Thwaites

Professor Guy Thwaites is Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme in Vietnam.