International Advisory Board

Inaugural Chair

Professor Sir Michael G Marmot

Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

Michael Marmot is an internationally acclaimed researcher who has led a research group on health inequalities for more than 30 years. In 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to Epidemiology and understanding health inequalities.

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Ms Pat Anderson AO

Ms Pat Anderson joined the Southgate International Advisory Board in December 2010. Ms Anderson is an Alyawarre woman known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for disadvantaged people, with a particular focus on the health of Australia’s First Peoples. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Aboriginal health, including community development, advocacy, policy formation and research ethics.

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Dr Lynn Arnold AO
Former Chief Executive, Anglicare SA

Dr Lynn Arnold served as Chief Executive of Anglicare SA from March 2008 until June 2012. Before this he worked with World Vision International for eleven years. Between 1979 and 1994 he served as a member of the South Australian Parliament including over 11 years in Cabinet. His service in government included ten years serving in a wide range of senior ministries (including Education, State Development and Agriculture), he also served as Premier in 1992-1993.


The Hon Fred Chaney AO

Fred Chaney has a long and prestigious career as a practicing lawyer on issues of social justice and indigenous rights and affairs. He served in the Senate from 1974 until 1990 and was Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1983 to 1990. He was Chancellor of Murdoch University from 1995 until 2003. He is the Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia and on the Board of Directors of Reconciliation Australia.


Monsignor David Cappo AO

Monsignor David Cappo is a Catholic Priest and social policy leader. A qualified social worker, Monsignor Cappo is Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Adelaide and was Chair of South Australia’s first Social Inclusion Board. He served as Commissioner for Social Inclusion from May 2006 until September 2011. Monsignor Cappo was made an Officer in the Order of Australia – the nation’s second-highest honour – in the 2007 Australia Day Honours.




Professor Julian Disney AO

Julian Disney is a Professor and Director of the Social Justice Project at the University of New South Wales. He is currently Chair of the Australian Press Council and National Co-Chair of Anti-Poverty Week. In 1994, Julian Disney was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to the development of economic and social welfare policy, and to the law. In 1999, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LL.D) by the University of New South Wales.

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Ms Dana Shen

Dana is Aboriginal/Chinese and a descendant of the Ngarrindjeri people in South Australia, and has a passion for working with Aboriginal people and communities.Dana has had extensive experience in the public sector, in health, child protection and Aboriginal specific services and policy. She began her work as a youth community development officer in both the Adelaide Hills and the Murray Lands. Most recently Dana was Director of TACSI’s Family by Family program  supporting the growth of the program in South Australia and into Western Sydney, NSW and assisted with the implementation and evaluation of the Weaver’s programme

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Hon Lea Stevens

Hon Lea Stevens joined the Southgate International Advisory board early in 2011. She is currently Director – Northern Connections was and was previously a Member of the South Australian State Parliament for sixteen years, including four years as Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Premier in Social Inclusion.