Board of Directors

Our board members are have a wide range of skills that ensure sound governance and risk management in all our activities and interactions. The board have significant experience in both the public and private sectors, positioning The Dental Truck has a balanced approach in all that we do.


The directors work collectively to ensure the organisations viability and sustainability so that we can deliver vital dental services to communities in need for years to come.

Dr Jalal Khan

Founder & CEO

Jalal’s strong sense of community is the driving force behind The Dental Truck. Whilst undertaking studies in Dentistry at the University of Sydney, Jalal saw first hand how difficult accessing dental treatment was for those in need.


In addition to his private practice in North Sydney, Jalal has worked on his mobile dental clinic in remote Australia. Having seen the plight of those in the bush Jalal felt compelled to make a greater contribution to improving access to dental treatment. Then began the vision to create a mobile dental service with modern technology and the ability to travel directly to the communities in need.


Now a not-for-profit organisation, The Dental Truck is positioned to expand its reach and positively influence oral health outcomes and health policy.

Dr Amit Vohra

Chairman 

PhD, GBQ, MBA (Dist), GAICD, AFACHSM

Amit is a broadly experienced senior executive in the Australian health sector, with expertise in primary health care, new models of care, business commercialisation, industrial relations, patient centric care and digital health solutions.


An ex-CEO, Board Director of Primary Care and health systems analyst, Amit is particularly driven by innovation and improvement around health systems and is known for driving a reform agenda across a number of health policy areas, many of which have been adopted by the Australian federal government.


Amit is also the chairman of the Board of GP2U, a health tech startup that is delivering virtual consults to patients in the community.
Amit has a Masters in Business, a PhD in Health workforce and he is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Shaun Christie-David

Board Director and Company Secretary

Shaun is equipped with a breadth of knowledge across the health, not for profit and finance sectors. He uses these skills in The Dental Truck's strategic direction and expansion. Shaun contributes years of experience gained delivering large projects and health initiatives domestically and abroad, plus extensive experience as a Project Manager in financial services with Macquarie Bank and Perpetual Asset Management.


Shaun’s last project was the development of a first in the world health network dedicated to improving the health literacy of First Nations People, the Aboriginal Health Television Network. Through community engagement & working with Aboriginal Medical Services across Australia Shaun was able to secure a multiyear, multimillion-dollar Federal Government grant to work with communities to develop an in-language, culturally appropriate platform to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal communities.

Shaun was project lead within NHS (UK) to deliver their largest third-party recruitment automisation project, a successful multimillion-pound project. Shaun currently works as a Partnership Manager at the Raise Foundation and has begun his own social enterprise EmpoWEr to bridge inequality and assist those who need it. Shaun's skills and values, coupled with his unique blend of experience in finance, health and not for profit sectors make him a valuable asset.

Tristan Gerrish

Finance Director

Advanced diploma of management, Harvard leadership development participant, MBA candidate

Tristan was raised in the bush and understands how difficult it is to access comprehensive health services in regional areas.

He has had a diverse career in corporate enterprise working in small to medium sales, corporate sales, though to the creation of a new, market leading bid management and sales approach for an ASX top 100 listed company in the refines industry. Tristan has led a large retail channel and has also entered the start-up space leading the creation and implementation of a telematics business within the Australian market.

 

Tristan is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion and has volunteered on councils to drive equality for all.

 

Tristan brings to the Dental Truck a strategic mindset, corporate governance experience and sales and marketing leadership to assist in the growth of the organisation to ensure that we deliver a sustained service to those in need.

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