Bond University Fellows
Under the Bond University Fellows program, introduced in 2013 to establish meaningful and deep partnerships with industry leaders, Fellows are appointed by the University’s Vice Chancellor. The title of Fellow is awarded to high achieving, respected individuals who value the opportunity to be actively engaged with Bond as ambassadors of Bond. It is a formal, non-commercial association that recognises individuals whose work and impact contributes to Bond’s programs and student experience.
John Eales AM
John Eales AM is a former Australian Rugby Union player, who captained the Wallabies from 1996 until his retirement in 2001. He is the founder of Mettle Group, a human resource focussed consultancy which was acquired by Chandler Macleod in 2008. Mr Eales’ board roles include the Australian Rugby Union, GRM International, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, International Quarterback, Flight Centre, and the Captain’s Forum Portfolio. He also works as a consultant to high-profile organisations including BT Financial Group, Westpac, Qantas and Salmat.
Stuart Giles was the driving force behind the establishment of Australia’s largest comprehensive cancer care provider, Icon Group, and played a key role in driving international expansion across South-East Asia. He stepped down as Founding Chairman in late 2020 to focus on his family and philanthropic investment initiatives. A pharmacist by background, Stuart and his wife and long-term business partner, Cathie Reid AM, own and operate Epic Pharmacies around Australia.
He and Cathie launched the Epic Good Foundation in 2015. Since then, Stuart has played a leading role in the Foundation’s partnership with the Hawthorn Football Club to deliver their Indigenous Program, and worked very closely with the Outside the Locker Room mental health program. Stuart is a General Partner and Advisory Committee member overseeing the recently launched HEAL Partners Growth Fund, looking to invest $100 million to help scale innovative businesses in the health, education and lifestyle fields. Stuart was appointed as the inaugural Bond Transformer Founder in Residence in July 2021.
Bond University Indigenous Fellows
Aunty Joyce Summers
Aunty Joyce is the Chairperson of the Krurungal and Canowindra Ages and Disabled Aboriginal Corporation, an Elder in Residence at Gold Coast schools, and is the former Chair of the Gold Coast City’s National Aboriginal and Islander’s Day Observance Committee (NAID). She is the recipient of the 2015 Premier’s Award and a valued contributor to Bond’s annual Indigenous Gala.