Independent Chair-Elect and Non-Executive Director
Bachelor of Laws (University of Technology Sydney)
Master of Laws (University of New South Wales)
Certificate in Chinese Law and Legal Systems (East China University of Political Science and Law)
Joanne has significant experience as a non-executive director and committee chair in the current med-tech landscape. She is currently a non-executive director and committee chair of Ellume, an award-winning med-tech company that develops, manufactures and commercialises high-performance digital diagnostics for consumers, health professionals and laboratories. Ellume has secured major commercial partnerships with GlaxoSmithKline, Qiagen, and the US Department of Defence in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services.
An accomplished industry representative, Joanne is a media trained corporate spokesperson, roundtable facilitator, lecturer and keynote speaker on innovation, technology, leadership, corporate governance and ESG.
Joanne was previously chief legal and corporate affairs officer within a Fortune 500 brand. Prior to that, she was a corporate adviser and dispute resolution lawyer within an international top-tier law firm.
Joanne has a deep understanding of the commercial drivers and pressure points of technologically disruptive organisations and the skillset required to oversee enterprise strategy around global commercialisation, scale up, partnerships and capital raising. Her prior executive experience in legal, risk, governance, compliance, privacy and stakeholder engagement allows her to ambitiously drive commercial objectives in a holistic, ethical and sustainable manner.
Commencement date: 1 July 2021