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The People

The People Behind Penington Institute

Learn more about the people who help Penington Institute stimulate a rethink of how communities tackle unsafe drug use.

Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Ian Gust AO

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor David Penington AC (dec.)

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

David Stewart

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Scammell
Manager, Corporate Services

Dr Karen Gelb
Manager, Research and Policy

Anna Northey
Director of Strategic Communications

Paid Positions

Senior Media Advisor

  • Challenge yourself working in a complex field alongside a high-achieving team
  • Support us to connect important public health messages about drugs to the community
  • Expand our media coverage locally and internationally
  • Part time, $85k – $100k (pro-rata) plus super and NFP salary packaging benefits


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Voluntary Positions

Communications Advisory Group Member

LOCATION: Office located inner city Melbourne, online meetings

EMPLOYMENT: Volunteer

TERM: 2-year term

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Fundraising Income Advisory Group Member

LOCATION: Office located inner city Melbourne, online meetings

EMPLOYMENT: Volunteer

TERM:  2-year term

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Emeritus Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Professor Suzanne Cory AC

Emeritus Professor David de Kretser AC

Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Professor Ian Gust

Professor Margaret Hamilton AO

Professor The Hon Barry Jones AC

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor David Penington AC (dec.)

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA

Kathryn Greiner AO (Chair)

Carmel Arthur OAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris MBBS, FAChAM, PhD

Scott Wilson

Vern White

Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO

David Stewart

Carmel Arthur (Chair)

Shobhana Chetty BSc, M.Acct

Joe Flinn BAcc, CA

Bruce Lanyon B Bus, MBA, FCA, SF Fin

John Ryan
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Karen Gelb
Manager, Research and Workforce Development

Brian Scammell
Manager, Corporate Services