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Record-breaking year for Burnet

Burnet Institute

23 May, 2019

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Image: Burnet Institute Chair, Ms Mary Padbury presents to Burnet's 30th AGM

Burnet Institute’s 2018 Annual General Meeting was a historic milestone, with our first woman Chair, Ms Mary Padbury presenting the Annual Financial Report to members, and supporters of our work.

Ms Padbury paid tribute to her long-serving Board member and outgoing Chair, Mr Rob Milne for his almost two decades of service.

“We benefitted enormously from Rob’s leadership and he made a significant contribution to the Institute, putting us on a solid footing,” Ms Padbury said.

Burnet Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC highlighted a highly successful year across many indicators.

“We grew significantly in turnover (to more than $47 million) and developed new work, but these are just a small measure of performance,” he said.

“2018 was also a very successful year for the Institute in terms of how much we achieved towards our Mission, and answering some of the biggest global health issues on which we focus.

“The big global challenges that we are taking on can’t be achieved on our own, but with our many partners and supporters.”

Professor Crabb also extended his thanks to the Board, his leadership team, Burnet staff and students, our donors and supporters, but most importantly to the many communities we work with, and for.

Read more about our activities and achievements in the 2018 Annual Report.

If you would like a printed version of the Annual Report please contact our reception at reception@burnet.edu.au or +61 3 9282 2111.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Telephone

+61392822174

Email

brendan.crabb@burnet.edu.au

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