Board & Committees

    • Professor Peter Ebeling AO


      Professor Peter Ebeling is an endocrinologist, researcher and Head of the Monash University Department of Medicine at Monash Health. He is the former long-standing Honorary Medical Director of Healthy Bones Australia (formerly Osteoporosis Australia), current board member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation, Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society and Past President of the Endocrine Society of Australia. Peter is passionate about improving bone health in Australia. He has devoted decades of service to osteoporosis awareness and research. In 2015 Peter was made an Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished services to the field of bone health.

    • Melinda Sukhla

      Vice Chair

      Melinda Sukhla is Head of the Premier’s Implementation Unit at the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet. She is responsible for delivery of the NSW Premier’s Priorities, working in partnership with Government agencies and other stakeholders. Prior to joining the NSW Government, Melinda was an executive at Qantas and St Vincent’s Health Network, and worked for a decade with The Boston Consulting Group. Melinda joined the board of Healthy Bones Australia in 2019 and strongly supports the consumer focus of the organisation. She also sits on the board of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration.

    • Martin McGrath


      Martin McGrath has been a partner at KPMG for over 25 years and is an experienced financial services auditor. While working with KPMG Martin has been based in Sydney, Brisbane, London and Kuala Lumpur and has extensive experience working with national and international clients. He is a lead partner for KPMG on ASX Top 100 companies with a focus on the banking and wealth management sectors. For ten years Martin was the Partner in Charge of KPMG Australia’s Department of Professional Practice, placing him at the forefront of technical accounting, auditing, risk and regulatory developments. Martin is a former President and Council member of the University of Sydney’s Accounting Foundation.

    • Professor Rebecca Mason AO


      Professor Rebecca Mason is a medical practitioner with clinical experience in endocrinology and a scientist who leads a research program in the fields of bone and skin, University of Sydney, with a particular interest in the study of vitamin D, calcium and phosphate. Professor Mason is internationally recognised for major contributions to the field of vitamin D research. She led the process of updating the vitamin D position statement for Australia and New Zealand. She is Past President and Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. In 2022 Rebecca was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to tertiary education, and to professional associations.

    • Heather Zampatti


      Heath Zampatti has over 30 years’ experience in investment advising and professional portfolio management and is Head of Wealth Management at Bell Potter Securities. Heather is a current board member of the Federal Government Remuneration Tribunal, Tura New Music and the University of WA Club. Heather is former Chair of Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Lotterywest, Healthways, WA Ballet, Australian Institute of Management (WA), Chief Executive Women and The Financial Sector Advisory Council. Heather is committed to improving the profile of bone health in Australia.

    • Professor Mark Cooper


      Professor Mark Cooper is Head of Medicine at Concord Clinical School, University of Sydney, and is head of the Adrenal Steroid Lab at the ANZAC Research Institute. Mark is President-Elect of Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society and a previous Deputy Chair of the Healthy Bones Australia Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee. Until 2012 he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK. and metabolic bone physician at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. His clinical and research interests include metabolic bone disease and adrenal steroid physiology. He was previously the Bertram Abraham’s Lecturer in Physiology at the Royal College of Physicians of London (2011). He collaborates extensively with other research groups and has served on committees for the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. He combines clinical practice with translational research.

    • Associate Professor Peter Wong


      A/Prof Wong is Head of Rheumatology, Western Sydney Local Health District, Clinical Associate Professor in the Sydney Medical School; MD Research Coordinator at the Westmead Clinical School and Conjoint Associate Professor in the UNSW Rural Clinical School. Peter is Medical Director and Chair, Healthy Bones Australia Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee. A/Prof Wong spent 11 years in clinical practice in the regional city of Coffs Harbour, NSW, where he helped establish the first Fracture Prevention Clinic and the first Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Service in regional Australia. Due to the shortage of rheumatologists in regional Australia, he continues to visit Coffs Harbour regularly. Peter completed a PhD at Melbourne University in 2006 looking at the molecular biology of inflammatory arthritis and bone disease and holds a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Newcastle University with particular expertise in assessment of osteoporosis refracture prevention models of care and bone health in men commencing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. He is passionate about bone health and improving osteoporosis management in Australia.

    • A/Professor Peter Wong

      Senior Staff Specialist Rheumatologist, Westmead Hospital Sydney

    • Dr Weiwen Chen

      Deputy Chair Healthy Bones Australia Medical Committee. Endocrinologist, St Vincent’s Hospital.

    • Professor Belinda Beck

      School of Allied Health Sciences- exercise and sport, Griffith University. Researcher in exercise and bone health.

    • Dr Christian Girgis

      Staff Specialist Endocrinology, Conjoint Senior Lecturer Royal North Shore, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney

    • Professor Robin Daly

      Chair, Exercise and Ageing, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. President, Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research.

    • Professor Charles Inderjeeth

      Clinical Professor, University of Western Australia. Consultant Physician – Geriatrician and Rheumatologist.

    • Dr Jane Elliott

      General Practitioner, Adelaide. Past President Australasian Menopause Society. Clinical Lecturer, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide.

    • Dr Peter Del Fante

      General Practitioner, Adelaide. Medical Director, Healthfirst Network and GP Partners Australia.

    • A/Professor Frances Milat

      Endocrinologist; Head, Metabolic Bone Services, Monash Health, Melbourne

    • Dr John Tsingos

      Practicing General Practitioner at the South Juniors Medical Centre in Kingsford

    • A/Professor Nick Pocock

      Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Nuclear Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

    • Dr Gabor Major

      Bone & Joint Institute, Royal Newcastle Centre, John Hunter Hospital.

    • Dr Cherie Chiang

      Head of Chemical Pathology, Melbourne Health Pathology Endocrinologist, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Melbourne Hospital

    • Dr Carlos El Haddad

      Staff Specialist Rheumatologist Rheumatology Department / Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service Liverpool Hospital

    • Dr Sonia Stanton

      Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Endocrinology, Canberra Health Services, ACT Government

    • Elaine Cotter

      Committee Member

    • Carole David

      Committee Member

    • Dr Weiwen Chen

      Endocrinologist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

    • Professor Belinda Beck

      School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University. Researcher in exercise and bone health.

    • A/Prof Chris Hogan

      GP and A/Professor, University of Melbourne

    • Dr Jane Elliott

      GP, North Adelaide and Past-President Australasian Menopause Society

    • Kimberley Martin

      Committee Member

    • Michelle Doyle

      Committee Member