NICM HRI Advisory Board


Rodney Unsworth

Rodney Unsworth  joined NICM HRI in 2020 as chair of the Advisory Board. He brings over four decades of managerial, executive, investment and advisory knowledge and experience in the pharmaceuticals industry.


Gerard Bodeker

International Advisor
Professor Gerry Bodeker researches and advises on international public policy on traditional, complementary and alternative medicine. An Australian, whose doctoral studies were at Harvard, he holds academic appointments at Oxford and at Columbia University in New York.


Catherine Bronger

Catherine Bronger is Vice-President of the Pharmacy Guild’s New South Wales Branch and General Manager of the Chemistworks group, where she leads over 200 staff.


Danforn Lim

Professor Danforn Lim graduated from UNSW with a MBBS and PhD in Medicine. He is a medical practitioner (with general and specialist registrations), registered Chinese medicine practitioner, university clinical academician and a well-known media personality in the Chinese community in Sydney NSW.


Deon Schoombie

Dr Schoombie is the Chief Executive Officer at Australian Self Medication Industry. He brings a breadth of knowledge with a long history of experience in the pharmaceutical industry including in public policy, advertising, marketing and regulatory issues. Dr Deon Schoombie began his career working in various clinical settings from accident and emergency and general practice to psychiatric units in South Africa and London.


John O'Doherty

Mr O'Doherty is the Chief Executive Officer at Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA). He is an experienced business leader, with a wealth of experience across Public Affairs, Government Relations, Corporate Affairs, media communications, and law, finance and governance.


Kerry Doyle

Kerry Doyle, OAM, serves as the Executive Director of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance. A seasoned CEO, she boasts an extensive background in the health, wellness, and fitness sector.


Kerryn Phelps

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM is one of Australia's best-known doctors and public health and human rights advocates. She has been a general practitioner for over 30 years and is a pioneer in the fields of health communication and integrative medicine in Australia. She is an advisory board member and adjunct professor at NICM HRI.


Marcus Blackmore

Mr Marcus Blackmore AM previously served as the Chairman and Director of Blackmores – a public company employing over 530 people across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He also held the position of Chairman at the Heart Research Institute and was a Director with the National Maritime Museum.


Terri Albert

With almost three decades of experience in global business strategy, specifically in complementary and traditional medicines, Terri is recognised as a strategic powerhouse. Her expertise shines through her leadership roles in marketing, manufacturing, R&D, and her tenure in international markets such as Europe, the USA, and Asia.