Cassandra Kelly, AM
Advisor and former Chair & Director
Cassandra Kelly AM is a global thought leader, speaker and coach to corporate and political leaders and Chair of the Treasury Corporation of Victoria. She previously co-founded The Glass Elevator, an initiative that connects, engages and inspires women in industry and government. Cassandra was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Cassandra has previously held the position as Chair of the Her Heart Board (2019-20), was a Director and Board member (2017-2020) and an Advisor since 2016.
Advisor and former Director and Deputy Chair
James Hutton is a partner with MinterEllison and has practiced for over 25 years in corporate and commercial law. MinterEllison provides Her Heart with pro bono legal advice and assistance under its partnerships program and as part of its purpose to create lasting impacts with its clients, people and communities. James was an Inaugural Board member & Director from 2015-2020 and held the position as Deputy Chair from 2019-2020.
Dr. Susan Alberti, AC
Dr. Alberti is one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes over her successful business career. She is a role model and mentor to many young women and recognised for her long and outstanding contribution to medical research institutions. In 2016, Susan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia, Melbournian of the Year in 2017 and Victorian of the Year in 2018 in recognition of her eminent service.
Dr Noel-Bairey Merz MD
Dr. Bairey-Merz is Professor of Medicine and holds the Women’s Guild Chair in Women’s Health. She is also the director of both the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai’s Heart Institute in Los Angeles. She is a pioneer in the study of women’s heart health and preventive cardiology, and a global authority on women’s heart health.
Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal, AC
Dr. Haikerwal is a general medical practitioner in Melbourne’s West. He is a Director of Cirqit Health which has been the innovation agent and implementation partner of the Altona North GP Respiratory Clinic. He is a former president of the Australian Medical Association, former Chair of the World Medical Association and AIHW and has led numerous heath innovations. He has also received many notable awards and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for his distinguished service to medical administration, to education and the non-for-profit sector, and promotion of public health.
Dr. Deepak Haikerwal, MBBS, PhD
Dr. Haikerwal is Director of Cardiology at Western Health and is a founding partner of Heartwest, one of the largest private cardiology services in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Dr. Haikerwal is on a number of committees and is a passionate supporter of philanthropy.
Andrew is Head of Business Development at Yellow Brick Road, and he provides important business advice and support to Her Heart. Andrew was the winner of the first season of The Apprentice Australia and is a passionate philanthropist and supporter of a number of charities.