The team at ACTA Central in Melbourne (and Nicola, based at the George Institute in Sydney) manage projects, processes, and communications that help transform the ideas and expertise of members of ACTA’s working groups into tools, events, and resources for use across the investigator-initiated clinical trials sector.
Ms Simone Yendle
Chief Executive Officer
Simone Yendle is Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of ACTA.
Ms Sharon Lloyd
Program and Operations Manager
Sharon is the Program and Operations Manager at ACTA Central. She provides program leadership and manages the operational requirements of the organisation.
Ms Katie Legge
Katie has extensive experience in office administration. She assists the CEO with group administrative tasks, and manages day-to-day office activities and ACTA membership services.
Ms Nicola Straiton
Project and Engagement Manager
Nicola Straiton is the Project Manager who looks after the Embedding Clinical Trials in Healthcare and Strengthening Consumer Engagement Reference Groups.
Dr Fiona Nemeh
Fiona looks after the emerging Clinical Trial Network groups and SIGNet special interest group. She has extensive project management experience and a PhD in Neuropsychology.
Ms Kirsty Grove
Kirsty is responsible for the SIGNet and Co-ordinating Centres Special Interest Groups. She has many years experience in Project Management.
Mr Michael Mihatsch
Michael is responsible for looking after the Health Economists and Clinical Quality Registries Special Interest Groups.
Ms Lea Hauchard
Sponsorship and Events Coordinator
Lea is the Events Coordinator at ACTA Central.
Ms Dilupa Uduwela
Events and Communications Coordinator
Dilu is an event specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the health sector. She is responsible for activities related to events, projects, and communication.