Day 1, 2:25pm – 2:40pm – Official Opening of Congress 2019

Dr Graeme L Blackman AO FTSE FAICD is an experienced company director and trustee. He joined Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) as Independent Chairman in Aug 2014. He is the Chancellor of the University of Divinity, a Director of the Australian Youth Orchestra, Chairman of the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, a member of the Board of Stem Cells Australia, a member of the Council of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and a Director of the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Corporation. Dr Blackman is a Trustee of numerous trusts including Chairman of the Anglicare Victoria Community Services Trust and a trustee of the Leith Trust and the Johnston Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts. He is a former Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Victorian College of Pharmacy and was a non-Executive Director of IDT Australia Limited, a publicly listed pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company. He was the Chairman of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Chairman of the Australian Council of National Trusts and Chairman of Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund. He was the Chairman of Anglicare Victoria, a Director of Benetas, a member of the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, and was for several years a member of Archbishop in Council of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. Dr Blackman is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the pharmaceutical industry, to scientific research and policy development, to theological education and the Anglican Church of Australia, and to aged care.