Raymond Spencer
Director and Chair 

Raymond is the current Chairman of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and was formerly the Chairman of the State Government’s Economic Development Board. 
 
Raymond grew up in South Australia and then spent time working internationally in the USA, Europe and India. He is a board member of a number of companies in both Australia and the USA. Raymond brings more than 35 years of leadership in international business management, organisational culture and mergers and acquisitions.
 
He was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2003 and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2005 for the Illinois Region. 
 
Raymond was also named a Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program, which distinguishes innovators around the world whose visionary use of information technology produces and promotes positive social change. In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters by the University of Arizona.