Staff and Board of Australian Doctors International

Dr Peter Macdonald

President and Founder


Peter ran his own General Practice in Manly for more than 25 years and followed up his environmental and public health concerns by becoming an active and effective politician at both local and NSW State levels. He then volunteered with Medecins sans Frontiers, Timor Aid (post- Independence) and is currently providing clinical services regularly in remote South Australia.

Klara Henderson


BA. MCom. PhD (Int Public Health)

Klara started her career as a management consultant in strategy, IT and project management before focusing on health issues for those in low and middle income countries. She has a PhD in health policy and economics on Timor Leste. Klara has worked with organisations such as WHO, the World Bank, Gavi, UNAIDS and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations on the front line in Ghana, Kenya, PNG, India and Thailand, and conducted health evaluations and authored numerous publications including on access to health in low resource settings. She has been a member of ADI’s Program Committee since 2014.

George McClelland

Vice President


George was NSW Secretary of Lend Lease’s construction company Civil and Civic and Company Secretary for an Investment Bank. In retirement, he became ADI’s Treasurer at its inception and has been a very committed and active member of the Manly community through Rotary, Manly Community Centre and Seaforth Bowling Club.

Margarita Krasteva


CPA BCom, GDipCom, MCom

Early in her career Margarita worked in London as a Financial Analyst; then on her return to Adelaide as a Business Analyst. Moving to Sydney, she is now in the travel industry. As Financial Controller she leads the finance team of a major travel wholesaler.

Patricia Anne Lanham

Board Director Public Officer


Anne followed an extensive career working as a microbiologist with eight years as electorate officer for Peter Macdonald when he was NSW State Member of Parliament. She is a co-founder of ADI and since completing her Masters in International Development has worked on Accreditation and Compliance issues for ADI.

Dr Judy Lambert

Board Director; Chair of Program Committee

AM, BPharm BSc(Hons), PhD, GDipEnvMgt, GDipBusAdmin

Judy is an environment, social and medical sciences expert who has worked in research, policy, ministerial consultancy and advocacy roles. Until recently, she was Director of Community Solutions.

Colin Plowman

Chair of Revenue Committee


Colin is an ex-Commonwealth Public Servant having undertaken senior executive roles as Registrar of the Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal, First Assistant Secretary in the Department of Finance, and a Program Manager in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission among others. Colin has many years working with Indigenous communities across Australia and in program management and evaluation

Liza Nadolski

Board Director, member of Risk and Compliance Committee


Liza has had extensive experience in clinical governance and risk within the healthcare sector across hospitals, insurance agencies and a number of large corporate organisations.

Dianne O’Brien

Finance Manager

BBus(Hons) Finance, CA

Dianne has extensive experience in large resource sector companies as a senior accountant. She brings
dedication and robust financial management skills to this important position within ADI.

Mark Newcombe

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Mark has over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice as a Dental Surgeon.

Mark has worked with ADI for over 12 months in a volunteer capacity providing as a Program Assistant before taking on this newly-created role in July 2017.

Lou Belle Barrett

People and Office Coordinator

BAppSc, GDipLR, GDipEd

Lou Belle is a skilled communicator with over 15 years experience working in both Local Government and the Not-for-Profit sector. She has a breadth of expertise in organisational development, relationship management, strategic planning, environmental education, community engagement, group facilitation and workplace training.

Yaman Kutlu

Program Manager PNG

BE(Civil), MIntDev

Yaman spent 18 months in Bougainville PNG, establishing and managing a youth economic development program. He is passionate about social change and dedicated to helping communities experiencing poverty. His field experience includes program design and implementation, mentoring local counterparts, project monitoring and evaluation.