Our Governance

Board of Non-Executive Directors


Dr Stephen Campbell MBChB, FRACP is a Consultant Geriatrician and Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Physicians.  He has a strong clinical track record in both primary and tertiary health care, having worked in both the private and public sector.  His experience in Geriatrics and general medicine includes not only hospital and clinic but also community and aged care facilities care.

mr Sandor Szoeke

Mr Sandor Szoeke LLB has worked as barrister/solicitor and in private business management. He has experience in government organisations, working for the Commonwealth of Australia nationally as a senior legal officer and then as the Assistant Director of Legal Aid for Hong Kong. His strong academic background has seen him present lectures nationally and to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from the public to formal university settings. Mr Szoeke's strong engagement skills and significant expertise in cross-cultural considerations have allowed his business model to translate across several continents and survive several decades in small business. His strong leadership and mentorship role has seen the development of a number of subsidiary businesses and successful independent businesses. Mr Szoeke brings his experience in financial and legal governance and risk management to AHAO. 

Ms Claire Soveny

Ms Claire Soveny has formal training and experience in science and technology.  She worked for more than a decade at Monash University as a research scientist and has a track record that reflects both scientific and translational expertise.  She then moved on to management and business roles with particular skills in HR and staff development.  Ms Soveny is a leading member of her community, having contributed extensively to a number of initiatives and is a strong advocate for healthy ageing.  She joins the AHAO board bringing the community perspective matched with a strong background in science and technical understanding. 

Dr Marissa Lim

Dr Marissa Lim BMedSc, MBBS, MBA is a registered medical practitioner and is currently Medical Director of Ipsen Pharmaceuticals Australia. Having trained and worked as an anaesthetist in a number of Victorian hospitals, she developed an interest in medical governance and management. While pursuing a MBA at Monash University, Dr Lim worked as a Fellow in Medical Management which allowed her to develop skills and experience in management, training, human resources, privacy issues, and quality and clinical risk management. Dr Lim then transitioned to roles in the pharmaceutical industry that focus on pharmacovigilance and medical affairs, using her expertise as a medical practitioner to complement her experience in controlling clinical risk, as well as the management of staff. She has since lead several research and development programs as part of her roles, and places importance on the input of clinicians. Dr Lim brings her experience in governance, management, and as a medical practitioner to her role on the AHAO’s board.

Dr Melissa Coulson