Board of Australian Doctors International

Dr Peter Macdonald

Chair 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.

Liza Nadolski

Vice Chair


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.

Colin Plowman

Director, Chair of the Revenue Commitee


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

David Miles


BComm, FCA

David worked as a chartered accountant for 33 years with Price Waterhouse and JPMorgan in Sydney, Canada, Jakarta and Tokyo. He went on to work as Finance Director for Australia and Indonesia, then as COO in Australia. David then became CEO of JP Morgan Trust Bank in Japan and CEO of JPMorgan/Aus Post JV in Australia. Since retiring, he spends his time raising Angus beef cattle in the central west of NSW.

Richard Schroder

Board Director

Bsc (Hons)

Richard’s has 40+ years of experience in the resources business in Africa, Indonesia, PNG, NZ and onshore and offshore Australia. Richard has spent 30+ years operating in the lowland and highland jungles of PNG and has managed companies such as Santos and Sydney Oil Company in the capacity of Exploration Manager, South East Asia and more recently as CEO of Kina Petroleum Limited an ASX listed company. Beyond operational activities in PNG Richard has taken an active interest in social factors that affect PNG including improving sanitation for remote areas in PNG.

Brent Emmett

Board Director


Brent has over 40 years’ experience in petroleum exploration, exploration and production management and investment banking. He first worked as an explorationist in Australia, PNG and New Zealand then filled general management roles in North and South America. Brent was the CEO and MD of Horizon Oil for 17 years and retired in 2018.

Louise Walker

Board Director


Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in funds management, mainly at Macquarie Group and now at Brookvine. She is also President of Mosman Football Club. Louise joined ADI’s fundraising committee in 2017 and joined the board in August 2018.

James Sheffield

Board Director

LLB ( Bachelor of Law) and GAICD

James Sheffield is a consultant in financial services with over 20 years experience in the sector as a General Manager. He has previously been a Board member of several organisations including Childfund Australia from 2004 to 2012. During this time he served on the Governance and Nominations Committee; the Fundraising Committee and was Chairperson for the last two years of his two terms. He has an honours degree in Law and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rebecca Taylor

Board Director

MBChB (Hons), BMed Sci (Reproductive Biology), EADTM&H, DRANZCOG, DCH

Rebecca is a Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2010, before moving to Australia in 2013. She has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and a special interest in improving maternal and child health in the Pacific. She joined ADI in 2014 as a member of the Programme Committee, and is now Programme Committee Chair as well as a newly appointed member of the Board.

Our Patrons

The following people have made exceptional contributions to the success of ADI over the years: 

George McLelland, Lili Koch, Chris Lavers, Turner Massey, Anne Lanham, Boronia Foley, Virpi Tuite, Judy Lambert and Savi Wickremeratne.