LEADERSHIP

Corey Gray

Chair

Corey is the Founder, Chair, Director of Innovation and Strategy for LVX Global, a technology led, end to end engineering solutions business and operating in the global smart city, smart building and Internet of Things sector. Corey founded LVX in 1992, has nearly 30 years’ industry experience and leads LVX’s Smart City and IoT Team and is an experienced and qualified Illumination Engineer.

A member of various global industry groups including Smart Cities Council, Smart Cities Council Europe, Australian Smart Communities Association, Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia and Silicon Valley based global technology industry group LMI, of which he is a director and treasurer, Corey is sought after globally for thought leadership, policy and advocacy. Corey is also a sought after global public speaker on the topic of IoT and Smart Cities, having presented at several conferences in Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Orlando, Dublin, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Prague, Perth, Adelaide and Sri Lanka in the last 18 months.

Based in Adelaide, Australia, Corey is a father of 7 and has a diverse background in science, engineering, illumination, technology and the arts. Corey holds various positions including:
● Founder and chairman of global technology solutions firm, LVX Global
● Co-founder of wellbeing App ‘Greg”
● Co-founder of award-winning TV and film production company, Switch Productions

Corey is also involved in various charitable, not for profit organisations and NGOs including:
● Director and Treasurer of Silicon Valley based not for profit global tech industry group, LMI
● Director of SANFL Australia Rules Football Team Sturt Football Club
● CEO of Washington DC based global Social Impact Organisation, Smart Cities Council

Corey is also an award winning fine art painter who has had several solo and joint exhibitions in Australia and the USA.

Jane Miels

Director

Bachelor of Applied Science(Occupational Therapy), MBA

Jane graduated as an occupational therapist at Curtin University, working in Occupational Health. Following the completion of her MBA at MGSM in Sydney, Jane worked in the field of burns and compression with Jobst Beiersdorf, and then transitioned into marketing in the pharmaceutical industry where she worked for Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Jane has lived with her husband and three children in Thailand, the USA, Switzerland, China, Singapore and the UK before moving back to Australia in 2017.

Jane is actively involved in her community and is currently involved in coordinating fundraising to support productions of the Black Swan Theatre Company in WA. Jane is committed to working to improve the lives of EB sufferers and their families.

Raymond Collins

Director

Ray Collins commenced his working life in law enforcement in Australia where he specialised as a Detective, Intelligence Operative and Prosecutor in the criminal courts of Melbourne for 15 years. In the early 2000s Ray migrated to the United Kingdom where he ventured into the Health and Technology sectors. Ray initially worked as a consultant for the National Health Service (NHS) managing the audit process and later as the Head of Fraud Prevention for Prudential’s Health and Life Insurance business.

In 2008 Ray’s company built industry intelligence sharing software that was used to prevent and detect fraud by both Health Insurers and the National Health Service in the UK. The business prevented hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of fraud for both the public and private sectors.

Ray’s company expanded to the Middle East, Africa and the USA before it was acquired in 2016.

Having returned to his native Australia, Ray currently consults to a tech company based in Manhattan that uses technology to prevent transactional fraud with focus on the health sector.

Nathan Burmeister

Director

Nathan is a founder, executive and director of an engineering consultancy based in Melbourne Australia.

Nathan’s career has included senior leadership roles for ASX listed companies including a role as Transport Manager where he oversaw an engineering division of 80 people. Nathan has also led national engineering teams.

Nathan is a chartered engineer and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Nathan’s skills include problem solving, project management, business administration, financial management, people management and advanced analytical skills.

Nathan is the father of Jacob Burmeister, a toddler with Severe Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Sarah Thyssen

Executive General Manager

Sarah is the General Manager of the EB Research Partnership (Australia) and is responsible for the everyday management, events, partnerships and fundraising. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in fundraising and engagement in the for-purpose sector. She is passionate about the opportunity to work with EB families, donors and corporate supporters to raise awareness and find a cure for EB.

Pictured with EB Warrior Lisa Brains