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Dr Antonio Penna, Executive Director

Tony was appointed as the Executive Director of the Office for Health and Medical Research in 2012, bringing a wealth of experience from his professional background in health, research and medical administration.

Tony specialised in paediatric pharmacology and undertook clinical research for over a decade before he moved into medical administration at Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospitals. In 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Anne O’Neill, Director, Enterprise, International Partnerships and Clinical Trials

Anne has over 25 years’ experience in the health, medical research and policy sectors. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of major policies and programs to enhance medical research capacity in NSW, and raise the profile of NSW research and development nationally and internationally. She is responsible for the NSW Medical Device Fund and NSW Commercialisation Training Program – both have been critical to accelerating the development of NSW intellectual property and the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in NSW.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Science (Physiology and Pharmacology) (Hons) and an Executive Masters of Public Administration (ANZSOG).





Updated 7 months ago