Governance and Organization

Board of Directors

Independent and self-perpetuating without any control by donors, members or any outside people or organizations. Secures the delivery of the Vision of the Foundation through approval of the annual business plan, monitoring the execution of the business plan, employment of CEO

Chair: Nigel Pollard – international medicine industry specialist
Director: William Cox – US lawyer
Director: Brent Bailey – US dietary supplement industry specialist

Expert Advisory Board

Setting standards, overseeing the product and practitioner/professional accreditation, approving editorial policies and advising the board on meeting the Vision

Chair: Professor John Funder – endocrinologist, former chair of the ad board of Australian NCIM natural health institute – the biggest research/policy institute in Australia in the sector
Member: Professor Theo Dingermann Goethe University Frankfurt – a pharmaceutical biology expert and father of the movement to communicate that scientific evidence for natural health products is product specific
Member: Professor Michael Habs Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – a medical doctor with an extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly specific evidence natural medicines, now teaching toxicology and phytopharmacology in the department of medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University

Advisory Panels and Editorial Boards

Advising the NHSF CEO on the direction, standards, communication and stakeholder management of the Foundation. There are panels of GPs, Pharmacy and Naturopathy. Educational material has editorial oversight of Editorial Boards as follows:

Pharmacy Editorial Board

Professor Andrew McLachlan, Dean of School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney

Dr Carolina Ung, University of Macau

Dr Joanna Harnett, School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney

GP Editorial Board

A/Professor Vicki Kotsirilos, Western Sydney University

A/Prof Marie Pirotta, University of Melbourne

A/Professor Kathryn Currow, Sydney

Naturopath Editorial Board

Ruth Trickey, Australia

Ian Breakspear, Torrens University

Michael Thomsen, Hobart

Other voluntary advisors:

Called upon as subject matter experts, the Foundation would like to acknowledge the contribution of

Mark Blumenthal
Luke Tork
Jacob Sassine
Dr. Joanna Harnett
Mariana Vieira
Ruth Trickey
Elizabeth Cowley
Ghulam Akbar
Michelle Boyd
Tobey-Ann Pinder
Rodrigo de Souza
Professor Michael Heinrich
Dr. Bob Allkin
Tim Clarke
Professor Dennis Chang
Ian Breakspear
Dr Andreas Lardos
Dr Evelyn Wolfram
Dr Penny Caldicott
Dr Anthony Noble
Dr Anna Pohl
Professor Gerald Muench
Dr Bill Gurley
Dr Mary Hardy