The Healthy Male Board of Directors is made up of key business, medical and community leaders. These Board Directors guide the CEO, Medical Director and Management Group in their roles to ensure that Healthy Male promotes health and wellbeing in all aspects of life, using an evidence-based approach that encompasses andrology and associated chronic and related health issues. 


Professor David de Kretser AC
David de Kretser

Role: Patron

Appointed as Patron: 2019

Background and experience: David is a passionate advocate for preventative action to improve male health. This belief brought him to found Healthy Male (formerly known as Andrology Australia) in 2000. David served as the inaugural Director from 2000 to 2006, where he then went on to hold the position of the 28th Governor of Victoria until 2011. He was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2006.

David now continues to serve on the Advisory Board and Management Group of Andrology Australia.

Other roles: Professor of Anatomy at Monash University, founding Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research, Associate Dean for Biotechnology Development, Executive Council President of the International Society of Andrology, Senior Fellow of Endocrinology at the University of Washington, and 28th Governor of Victoria.

Associate Professor Doug Lording AM
Doug Lording

Role: Chair

Appointed as Chair: 2020

Appointed to Board: 2000

Background and experience: Doug is an Endocrinologist and Andrologist in private practice at Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria. He has a 35-year interest in sexual medicine and testosterone use in men, and is a national expert on erectile dysfunction.

Ms Chris Enright
Chris Enright

Role: Advisory Board Director

Appointed: 2017

Background and experience: Chris is a public health professional who works to address issues of health inequity, with a particular interest in innovating the approach of men’s health for better individual outcomes. Chris holds a Master of Health and Human Services Management and an MBA from Deakin University in Melbourne. She has fifteen years’ experience in delivering major public health campaigns and drove Cancer Council Victoria’s men’s cancer prevention work for many years.

Chris has been based in the not for profit sector since 2005 and aligns with a social model of health. She has co-authored papers published in the Australian Journal of Public Health and Australian Family Physician.

Other roles: Head of Education & Knowledge Exchange at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

Professor RA ‘Frank’ Gardiner AM
Frank Gardiner

Role: Advisory Board Director

Appointed: 2005

Background and experience: Frank is a renowned urologist and academic in the field of prostate cancer. He has been instrumental in supporting the development of a strong research culture in prostate cancer in Australia and in developing collaborative research programs between clinicians, molecular and behavioural scientists. Frank has over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts in Urology and Urological Research, and in 2012 was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

His academic base continues to be at the Centre for Clinical Research at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Other roles: Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University, WA.

Doctor Keith Gleeson
Keith Gleeson

Role: Advisory Board Director

Appointed: 2017

Background and experience: Keith is a Biripi/Daingutti GP and works in private practice at Biripi Aboriginal Medical Corporation in Taree, NSW. In 2015, Keith co-published a monograph titled “Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Prostate Cancer” which was released by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Other roles: Member of the General Practice Training Advisory Committee, member of the Regional Vocational Training Scheme – Indigenous Health Training Reference Group, member of the General Practice Rural Incentive Committee, and member of the Healthy Male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group.

Previously, Chair of the Indigenous General Practice of Registrars Network, advisory board member of the former Hunter New England Area Health Advisory Committee, advisory board member of General Practice Rural Incentive Program, advisory board member of the National Aboriginal Faculty of the RACGP, and advisory board member of the AIDA.

Professor Robert McLachlan AM
Rob McLachlan

Role: Medical Director

Appointed: 2000

Background and experience: Rob has been an integral part of Healthy Male (formerly known as Andrology Australia) since its inception in 2000 and has held the role of Medical Director since 2006, as well as Acting CEO from August 2015 to September 2017. Rob specialises in the area of male reproductive medicine and has made significant contributions to research in endocrinology, infertility and andrology.

In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to medicine in the field of endocrinology, particularly in men’s reproductive health, and to medical research.

Other roles: NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Deputy Director of Endocrinology at the Monash Medical Centre, and consultant to the World Health Organisation on male infertility regulation.

Previously, president of the Fertility Society of Australia and Secretary of the International Society of Andrology.

Professor Ben Smith
Ben Smith

Role: Advisory Board Director

Appointed: 2018

Background and experience: Ben holds over 20 years’ experience in the design and evaluation of disease prevention and health promotion strategies, and has an extensive history of research into health behaviours and their determinants.

He is based at the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University.

 Mr Simon von Saldern
Simon von Saldern

Role: Director & CEO

Appointed: 2017

Background and experience: Simon’s diverse experience ranges from strategy and planning to communication and stakeholder engagement, sales and marketing, financial risk and compliance management.

Previously, General Manager of Development and Business Services at Musculoskeletal Australia (formerly, MOVE – Muscle, Bone and Joint Health).

Management Group

Our Management Group is a sub-committee of the Board of Directors and supports the CEO in the strategic developments of the business, making recommendations to the Board for consideration and approval.

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Scientific and Clinical Committee

The Scientific and Clinical Committee are a sub-committee of the Board of Directors. Members of the SAC committee are clinicians or scientists and have specific expertise in male reproductive and sexual health.

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