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


Mr David Crawford AO

Role Chairman

Appointed 2013

Background and experience David has extensive experience in roles of Chairman, Director and Partner. He was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2009 in acknowledgement of his services to business, sport and the community through contributions to arts and educational organisations.

Other roles Chairman of Lend Lease Corporation Limited (resigned November 2018), Chairman of South 32, Chairman of Australian Airports Corporation Limited.

Previously, Partner and National Chairman of KPMG, Director of BHP Billiton Limited, Chairman of Foster’s Group Limited, Chairman of National Foods Limited, Chairman of The Australian Ballet, Director of Westpac Banking Corporation.

Professor David de Kretser AC

Role Director Emeritus

Appointed 2011

Background and experience David is a passionate advocate for the need to undertake preventative action to improve male health and through this belief founded 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, 28th Governor of Victoria.

Ms 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

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.

Dr 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, member of the Andrology Australia 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, board of the AIDA.

Professor David Handelsman AO

Role Advisory Board Director

Appointed 2000

Background and experience David is Australia’s first Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Andrology and has long held an interest in all aspects of male reproductive health, medicine and biology.

Other roles Director of the ANZAC Research Institute, Head of Department of Andrology at Concord Hospital.

Associate Professor Doug Lording

Role Advisory Board Director

Appointed 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 in erectile dysfunction.
Associate Professor Kevin McGeechan

Role Advisory Board Director

Appointed 2017

Background and experience Kevin is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney and an active researcher in sexual and reproductive health. He is currently involved in funded projects on the use of long-acting reversible contraception and issues surrounding diagnosis. In 2013 he oversaw the production of the statistical report ‘Reproductive and Sexual Health in Australia’.

Other roles Consultant Statistician for Family Planning NSW.

Professor Robert McLachlan AM

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 specialise in the area of male reproductive medicine and has made significant contributions to the 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, consultant to the World Health Organisation on male infertility regulation.

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

Mr 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).

Professor 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.