Forging a strong strategic direction for this vital resource

The strategic direction of Compounds Australia is informed by the Strategic Advisory Board, along with the advice of the Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), the Compounds Australia Academic Lead, the Compounds Australia Strategic Business Manager and the Compounds Australia operational team leaders.

GRIDD Director

Professor Katherine Andrews

Professor Katherine Andrews is the Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), which houses Compounds Australia.  Professor Andrews provides strategic advice to Compounds Australia and promotes research and industry use of the Compounds Australia libraries.

Academic Lead

Associate Professor Yun Feng

Associate Professor Yun Feng is a highly esteemed natural products chemist and the Academic Lead for Compounds Australia. As Academic Lead, Yun promotes research opportunities for Compounds Australia, both internally within Griffith University and with our external partners.

Strategic Business Manager

Wilma James

Ms Wilma James comes to Compounds Australia after nearly 10 years at UniQuest, UQ’s commercialisation company, and before that five years at CSIRO, giving her enormous experience in the funding and strategic management of scientific infrastructure.

Moana Simpson

Facility Manager


Stephen Toms

Automation Engineer

Rebecca Lang

Operations Manager

Strategic Advisory Board

The Compounds Australia Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) aims to meet two times a year and will provide a mechanism to capture and deliver strategic advice to the Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) on the advancement of Compounds Australia’s vision, mission and objectives.

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