Our Organisation

Diabetes WA

Formed in 1965, Diabetes WA is a not-for-profit, member based organisation that has served the Western Australian community for more than 50 years.

Such a milestone is a result of the work of our dedicated staff, the guidance of our volunteer board and a strict adherence to sound governance principles.

Our Board

  • Gary Walton
      Gary Walton

      Gary joined the Diabetes WA Board in 2010 and is currently the Board Treasurer and chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is a chartered accountant and consultant and previously was the CEO of the WA Football Commission. Gary has had type 1 diabetes since he was 12 and has personally experienced the many challenges of diabetes management.


    • Andrew Burnett
        Andrew Burnett

        Andrew was elected to the Board in 2009 and is the current Board Secretary and chair of the Governance Committee. He is counsel at Squire Patton Boggs and has more than 30 years experience in workplace law.

      • Paul Vivian
          Paul Vivian

          Paul was elected to the Diabetes WA Board in 2010 and has been Vice-President since 2011. He is currently General Manager (Products and Pricing) for Bankwest. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services management roles both in Australia and internationally.


        • Dr Moira Watson (PhD)
            Dr Moira Watson (PhD)

            Moira was elected to the Diabetes WA Board in 2006 and has been President since 2009. She also currently sits on the Board of Diabetes Australia Limited and is a delegate to the International Diabetes Federation (Western Pacific Region). Moira holds qualifications in management and education.

          • TONY LESTER
              TONY LESTER

              Tony joined the Diabetes WA Board in 2011. He is a Founding Partner of the WA Executive Search and Selection firm, Lester Blades. With more than 25 years in executive level recruitment, Tony has been exposed to the operations and activities of a large number of companies in the private, public and not for profit sectors in Australia. Tony has Type 1 diabetes, as does one of his children.


            • MARY ANNE STEPHENS
                MARY ANNE STEPHENS

                Mary Anne joined the Diabetes WA Board in 2015. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector in Australia and the United States. Much of her recent experience has been in senior leadership roles within both insurance and not- for- profit organisations.

              • DR ALAN WRIGHT
                  DR ALAN WRIGHT

                  Alan joined the Diabetes WA Board in 2012. He is a general practitioner with extensive experience in the management of diabetes. He is passionate about opportunistic preventive care, particularly within the setting of men attending their GP.

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