The Australian Cancer Research Foundation is governed by an honorary Board of Trustees. The Board consists of 10 dedicated professionals and philanthropists. It steers the Foundation’s strategic direction to ensure all funds raised by our supporters are used in the best possible way to help outsmart cancer.

  • Mr Tom Dery

    AO BCom (Econ), MBA

    Chair - Trustee since 1 April 1994
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Former Chair, M&C Saatchi
    Chair, AIME

  • Mr Greg Camm


    Trustee since 6 December 2000
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Chairman, AMIST Super
    Director, Data Action Pty Ltd

  • Mr Russell Caplan


    Trustee since 25 March 2011
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Chair, Horizon Roads Pty Ltd
    Non-executive Director, Aurizon Holdings Limited
    Director, St Kilda Football Club

  • Mr Tim Crommelin

    BCom QLD, A.M.P. Hawaii, FSIA, MSAFAA

    Trustee since 29 March 2000
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Chair, Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited
    Chair, AP Eagers Automotive Limited
    Chair, The Morgans Foundation
    Director, The Brisbane Lions Foundation
    Director, Senex Energy Limited
    Director, University of Queensland Endowment Foundation
    Advisory Board, Queensland Brain Institute

  • Dr Dashiell Gantner


    Trustee since 10 December 2019
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Director, Alfred Intensive Care Unit Pty Ltd
    Director, Cassandra Gantner Foundation
    Reference Group Member, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance
    Chair, Jianguo, K-OSSS and K-OSSS II Pty Ltd
    Director, Nuco, Boqueria, Adela International Pty Ltd
    Director, Black Gantner Asset Management LLC
    Intensive Care Consultant, Medical Organ Donation Specialist, Alfred Health
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

  • Mr Stephen Gerlach


    Trustee since 15 November 1996
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Chancellor, Flinders University
    Former Convener, University Chancellor Council
    Chair, Gerlach Asset Development Pty Ltd
    Chair, South Australian Cricket Association Nomination Committee
    Trustee, Psychosis Australia Trust
    Director, Beston Pacific Asset Management Pty Ltd Group
    Director, Beston Global Foods Ltd
    Director, The General Sir John Monash Foundation Ltd
    Chair, Willoc Property Pty Ltd


    BA, MA

    Trustee since 20 September 2012
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

  • Professor Peter Høj

    AC MSc, PhD, DUniv mult, FNAI(US), FTSE

    Trustee since 13 March 2020
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Vice Chancellor and President, University of Adelaide
    Member, IP Group Australia Steering Group

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston

    AK AFC (Ret'd)

    Trustee since 23 November 2011
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Chancellor, University of the Sunshine Coast
    Chair, Murray Darling Basin Authority
    Chair, Defence South Australia Advisory Board
    Chair, Canberra Symphony Orchestra
    Chair, UNSW Canberra Advisory Council
    Chair, Victoria Police Corporate Advisory Board
    Chair, Supershock
    Advisory Board Member, Lowy Institute Board
    Member, Victoria Police Executive Command Committee
    Member, GreaterGood Canberra
    Member, Rheinmetall Defence Australia Supervisory Board
    Director, Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute
    Consultant, Ernst and Young
    Visiting Fellow, Australian National University – National Security College
    Senior Councillor, The Cohen Group
    Patron, Sunnyfield Independence
    Patron, Stand Tall for PTS
    Patron, Australian American Association (Canberra Division)
    Patron, Bravery Trust
    Patron, Bomber Command
    Patron, European Alliance Against Depression Australian Chapter (WA)
    Patron, PainAustralia
    Patron, The Centenary of ANZAC Centre
    Patron, Tropical Brain and Mind Research Foundation, Townsville
    Patron, Kimberley Brain and Mind Foundation
    Patron, Literacy Acquisition for Pre-Primary Students (Kimberley, WA)
    Ambassador, Glycomics Childhood Leukaemia
    Ambassador, ShelterBox Australia
    Adviser, Team Rubicon Global Board
    Adviser, SAAB Australia

  • Mr Peter Jones

    BSurv, LLB, FCIS, FGIA

    Trustee since 2 June 2005
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Senior Commercial Counsel, Hall & Wilcox

  • Mrs Cassandra Michie

    BEc, BComm, LLB, FCA

    Trustee since 29 October 2019
    Other positions held and current directorships:
    Member of PwC's Board of Partners,
    Member of the Risk and Admissions committees
    Director of PwC's Asia Pacific Limited Governance Board
    Director of the PwC Foundation Pty Ltd
    Director and Chair of the Finance, Risk and Operations Committee for the Wayside Chapel

  • Mr Stephen Rix

    BEc, CA, FAICD

    Trustee since 1 December 2005
    Other positions held and current directorships
    Chair, Bennelong Funds Management Group Ltd
    Director, Allen & Unwin Pty Limited
    Chair, Avenue Bank Ltd

  • Dr Ian Brown

    BSc, MSc, PhD, Dip Bus Stud, Dip Ed, FTSE, FAIFST, FIML,

    Trustee since 23 March 2022
    Director, Preserve Health Pty Ltd (Adelaide)
    Member, NSW Division Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
    Member, Strategic Advisory Committee, ACRF Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging & Diagnosis, University of Queensland
    Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Children’s Medical Research Institute (Westmead, NSW)

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    Cervical cancer vaccine

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    The pill that melts away cancer

    Our long term support of cancer research at WEHI has led to a treatment that melts away certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. It has been approved for clinical use in the US, European Union and Australia and is being trialed for other types of cancer.

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    Zero childhood cancer

    We are one of the founding partners of the initiative that will tackle the most serious cases of infant, childhood and adolescent cancer in Australia. It is a key step towards the program vision of one day helping to cure 100% of children with cancer.

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