Our Team

Our Team


Derek Van Dyk is Director, Strategy at Snow Medical. Since 2019 Derek and the Snow Medical Team have worked with Tom Snow and the Snow family to establish the initial strategy and direction of the Snow Medical Research Foundation. Derek has a commercial research background in biotechnology coupled with science and innovation policy experience in Government and university sectors. He completed his PhD at UNSW in biopharmaceutical production and proteomics.


    As Associate Director, Policy and Operations, Ann-Marie Heinrich is responsible for policy and overseeing Snow Medical’s operations. Ann-Marie has been instrumental in developing and implementing Snow Medical’s key gender equality initiatives. She has a background in research strategy, policy, IP, governance, business development and commercial research/consultancy operations. Previously, Ann-Marie has held positions in legal and business affairs at some of the world’s leading media organisations, including the BBC, Foxtel and Ingenious.


      Brian Murphy joined Snow Medical in 2019 as a Project Manager and has responsibilities covering communications, events, grants management system oversight, and provides support to both our board and Scientific Review & Advisory Committee. Prior to Snow Medical, Brian gained experience supporting senior executives and project roles across federal and state government departments, NGO, and education sectors, including Australia’s Marriage Equality campaign and the Australia Council for the Arts (now Creative Australia).


        Christopher joined Snow Medical in 2023 as a Project Manager and has responsibilities in managing the Transformation Fund projects. He is an experienced public policy and project manager with over 16 years’ experience in the NSW public sector. He has a strong record of delivery of innovative, evidence-based policies and projects across several portfolios, including science and medical research, innovation, trade and investment, economic development, regional development, and sport. Shaped by a background in a family small business, he has a Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree from Western Sydney University.

          INKEN MARTIN

          Inken Martin joined Snow Medical in 2023 and has responsibilities in managing and developing the Snow Fellowship Program and diverse program grants.  She is an experienced biomedical scientist with an MD/PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and clinical and research training at  Heidelberg University (Germany), the University of California at Berkeley (USA), and UNSW.  Before joining Snow Medical she was a senior scientist at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney where she established a zebrafish cardiac genetics research program with focus on human dilated cardiomyopathy. She has further experience in research ethics, communications and surgical practice management.