Board of Parkinson's SA 2016 - 2017

The Patron of Parkinson’s SA is His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia

President: Associate Professor John Power

Associate Professor John Power is currently the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning for the School of Medicine at Flinders University and head of the Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Laboratory which runs projects on both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. He teaches in the Medical program and the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. His special focus in his teaching is Pathophysiology which is about how diseases develop and how disease impacts on the normal physiology. He has been on the Board of PSA for approximately 7 years and President for the last five. His other interests include family, sailing, motorcycles and planting native trees.


Gus Abimosleh

Gus Abimosleh has a diverse professional portfolio with a strong understanding of the Aged Care Sector, having held various board positions and worked in a range of management roles across both community and residential services over the past 14 years.
Currently the Business Performance Improvement Manager at Helping Hand Aged Care, Gus is responsible for managing a wide range of operational activities, including Helping Hand’s Metropolitan Healthcare Services (Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Community Nursing and Social Work including mental health services).
Gus is passionate about continuous learning and has two Masters Degrees from UniSA in both Business and Social Science. He is a Justice of the Peace for South Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His vision is to contribute in leadership and management roles to the growth, development and provision of high quality health, aged care & community services. 

Paul Davies (Board member and President of Parkinson's Australia)

Paul is now President of Parkinson’s Australia having been Parkinson’s South Australia’s representative to the Board of Parkinson’s Australia since November 2011.  He served as Treasurer of Parkinson’s Australia between February 2012 and June 2015. 
Paul’s executive career has focused on investment and financial services including investment analysis and institutional stockbroking in London, business development for fund managers in Australia and financial advising. He is a graduate of the Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Hon. John Doyle

John Doyle was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the South Australian Supreme Court in 1970. He was a partner in an Adelaide firm of solicitors from 1970 to 1977. From 1977 until 1986 he practised at the Bar in Adelaide. His work at the Bar involved most branches of the law with a substantial involvement in appellate work.
He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. In 1986 he was appointed Solicitor-General of the State of South Australia in which position he represented the State before the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of South Australia in constitutional, criminal and other cases.
He was appointed Chief Justice of South Australia from May 1995 to June 2012. Companion of the Order of Australia was conferred in June 2002.

Geoff McKinnon

Geoff McKinnon is a retired electrical engineer and company director who joined the Committee of Management of PSA in October 2011.Geoff was a co founder of the consulting engineering company GPA Engineering Pty Ltd and served it as a director for 24 years and managing director for 13 years before retiring in 2011.
In addition to being a board member of PSA Geoff is the Chairman of the philanthropic group GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Fund and a board member of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group.  Geoff is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (retired) and a Chartered Professional Engineer (retired).

Alison Perrott

Alison Perrott is the Director, Investments and Portfolio Strategy at Ord Minnett. She works nationally with a specialist team of advisers to tailor investment solutions for wholesale clients.
Alison has worked in the financial markets for more than 25 years. Starting out as a money market dealer for Westpac, she then held senior positions with Fay, Richwhite Merchant Bank and was a founding Director of Grange Securities Limited, a specialist fixed interest advisory firm.
She is a member and graduate of the AICD, studied a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney with a Finance & Economics major and a Banking sub major, and is a Certified Financial Planner.
Alison is also the Chairperson and Non Executive Director at Community Bridging Services.