Cancer Council ACT is fortunate to have a volunteer board comprised of a highly committed group of people from diverse professional backgrounds. The skills of our Board include corporate governance, medicine, health, finance, marketing and business.
Roger is an experienced senior leader with a long career history in the not-for-profit sector. A self-employed management consultant, Roger brings his skills in governance, business planning, HR, financial management and strategy development to our Board. Roger also serves the community as a Justice of the Peace and registered Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant.
After extensive senior experience in the Royal Australian Air Force, Phil retired as a Wing Commander and moved to the not-for-profit sector, where his working career culminated in his appointment as CEO of a major medical charity. Retiring from full-time employment in 2017, Phil now works in various volunteer roles, in particular with the Volunteers in Policing program, using his experience as a Justice of the Peace.
As a qualified and accomplished Chartered Accountant, Howard brings invaluable financial management and strategy and business planning expertise to our Board. Howard manages, coaches and mentors multi-disciplinary teams with his consultative and collaborative leadership style, building positive and professional relationships at all levels.
Professor Paul Craft MBBS MPH FRACP is a Senior Specialist in the Medical Oncology Department at The Canberra Hospital. He is also the Clinical Director of Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support in ACT Health and holds an appointment as Associate Professor in Medical Oncology with the ANU Medical School. Dr Craft has held numerous advisory roles for the Commonwealth including serving as a member of MSAC (Medial Services Advisory Committee) and is a member of the ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee.
Paul has long-standing research experience in clinical trials and clinical epidemiology, particularly in the fields of breast and prostate cancer. He is the chairman of the long running ACT & SE NSW Breast Cancer Treatment Study and has published extensively on the outcomes of treatment of early breast cancer.
Christine has a well-developed community service gene, having been involved in community organisations for many years – preschool and school committees, Girl Guides as a leader and trainer, and as a long-standing JP for the ACT. Christine has a background in not for profit/association management and is currently working to establish and nurture training opportunities for junior doctors in our rural and regional NSW centres.
Ardi brings dynamic marketing and communications professionalism to our Board, with over 18 years’ experience in developing and managing end-to-end marketing strategy, business strategies, brand strategies, and advertising campaigns. Data-driven, analytical and with his strong focus on results, Ardi consistently analyses insights and utilise research in order to develop and execute tailored responsive engagement approaches.
Anne is a former lawyer and academic, having practiced in family law and taught Tort Law. She was a public servant, working for 17 years in the federal Departments of Health and Finance largely in the areas of governance, regulation and policy development. Anne is also a member of the Board of Directors of Southern Cross Community Housing, based in Nowra. She is an active rural fire fighter and the secretary of the Tuross Head Rural Fire Brigade.
Dr Denise Kraus MBBS FRACGP M.For Med. has been practicing medicine in Canberra for 35 years. During this time, she has worked in the areas of preventative health, and treatment across refugee health, student health, mental health, aged care, HIV care. Denise has also worked for the ACT Forensic After-Hours Medical Service, and Sexual Assault Service, and served on the past Board of The Division of General Practice.