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.

Colin Plowman

Vice President, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yaman Kutlu

Senior 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.

Kay Nevill

Program Manager, New Ireland & Family Planning Project Advisor

Grad Dip Health Sciences (Primary Health Care), MPH

Starting from a background of nursing and midwifery, Kay then worked in a variety of public health settings for over 20 years including 5 years living and working in remote Aboriginal communities. Kay loves supporting ADI’s PNG staff to implement primary health care, gender equity and maternal health programs.

Jack O’Shea

Program Manager, West New Britain

BBus (Marketing), MSSc (IntDev)

Jack has previously worked in Vanuatu, Kiribati, and most recently the Solomon Islands on a wide range of clinical trials and health system strengthening projects. Having previously consulted for the World Bank and DFAT, Jack brings a wealth of regional experience to what is an exciting new project in West New Britain.

Devlyn Olan

PNG National Maternal Health & Family Planning Coordinator

Devlyn has a diploma in Health Education from the University of Goroka, and a diploma in Public Health from the University of PNG. She previously worked as a nursing officer in various provinces around PNG in both rural and hospital settings before becoming the LLG Manager for Murat in New Ireland Province between 2012-2018. At ADI, she enjoys facilitating and training healthcare workers and working with communities.

Mark Newcombe

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Mark has over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice as a Dental Surgeon.
As Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, Mark assesses the performance of ADI projects and programs in order to improve the outcomes and the impact of our programs in PNG.

Andrew Noble

Finance Manager


Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 34 years experience in a variety of industries and corporations both in Australia and the UK.

In the last 3 years he has provided financial services and advice to several not for profit organisations including one in Nepal.

Andrew joined ADI in March 2019

Caroline Busvine

Human Resource Manager

Masters in HRM and Coaching

Caroline has ten years Human Resource Management experience working for diverse organisations within the NGO, IT and Consultancy sectors. Major areas of her roles have involved industrial relations, recruitment, performance management and training analysis. She enjoys being part of a diverse team delivering projects that impact positively on an organisations people and culture.

Fiona Russell

Communications Manager

B Des (V.Comms)

Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising and overseeing internal and external communications for some of Australia’s best loved not-for-profit organisations. Fiona is passionate about sustainable aid and development and loves coming in to work and hearing the life-changing stories that come across her desk at ADI.

Aisha Hassan

Project Officer

BA (Hons), MIPH

Aisha is cares deeply about sustainable aid and development. She supports the team assessing the performance of ADI projects and programs in order to improve the outcomes and the impact of our programs in PNG.

Lucy Berak

PNG Gender Equity Officer

Lucy has over 20 years experience in the field of social development. She has worked as a gender equity Trainer and Facilitator and also written and translated gender materials into local contexts working with development organizations and rural communities throughout PNG.
Lucy looks forward for Studies Overseas to attaining Educational Qualification in Gender Studies and writing her thesis on Gender and Family Violence.

Brooke Briggs

HR and Administration Officer

Brooke has a number of years experience across various industries working in HR, Marketing and Admin roles. She has a strong interest in working with organisations that aim to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Sherel Nama

PNG Office Manager

Sherel graduated from the Divine Word University in Health Management, and is now ADI’s Office Manager in Kavieng responsible for liaising with stakeholders in the New Ireland Provincial Health Authority and Provincial Government; planning outreach health patrols and working with ADI’s Program and Finance Managers to deliver financially sound programs.