Chief Executive Officer
Kerry leads the team and activities of the Foundation; working together as “a small team with a significant impact”. Kerry is dedicated to growing the Foundation to maximise the funding of bold cancer research in Australia. Her experience spans leadership roles across Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and professional services, both locally and internationally. As a Chartered Accountant, Kerry is focused on delivering efficient and effective operations.
Dr Ian Brown FTSE
Chief Scientific Officer
As an adjunct professor at Flinders University in Adelaide and former CEO of publicly listed Clover corporation, Dr Brown brings considerable experience with him to head up our small but highly professional team. He works very closely with the Board of Trustees and the ACRF’s distinguished scientific advisory committee, which advises us on the best cancer research in Australia. Dr Brown is passionate about building on our crucial role in funding scientific breakthroughs of the future in this important journey towards outsmarting cancer.
Cheryl is the executive team’s right hand and the ‘ringmaster’ of the office. She coordinates all aspects of the grant application process, bequest administration, and goes out of her way to keep the office humming and happy. Cheryl enjoys a holistic view of the ACRF; from the humbling supporter stories and events, to the world-class standard of grant applications, and finally to the outcomes being achieved in cancer research in Australia. Cheryl loves that the ACRF is making a real difference and she is proud to be part of the ACRF family.
Siddique is the ACRF numbers man, overseeing all of the ACRF accounts. Reporting to our CEO Siddique is responsible for donation income, grant payments and fundraising expenses. He works across accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation, regular giving processing, end of month processing and investment book keeping.
Philanthropy & Community Giving Manager
Mat is excited to work with our community to grow support for cancer research funding in Australia. Having enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing across a range of sectors, Mat enjoys nothing more than meeting with philanthropists and working to achieve great things. He works across all of our community engagement activities together with our small but amazingly powerful team.
Philanthropy & Engagement Manager
Victoria brings plenty of knowledge and expertise to team ACRF. With a background in sales and marketing and over 15 years of experience working in Australian charities, she knows how to leave a lasting, positive impact on Australian communities. Victoria’s aptitude for relationship management helps individuals, trusts and foundations find a suitable fit for their donations, in turn helping the cancer research community to save lives by saving time!
Sports Community Fundraising Coordinator
Lauren is committed to supporting our athletically motivated fundraisers at ACRF. Lauren comes from an events and marketing background, but her favourite part of her job is speaking to ACRF sports participants. She loves getting to know the incredible individuals who run marathons, climb mountains and physically challenge themselves to raise funds for ACRF.
Community Engagement Administration Assistant
Livi is a dedicated fundraiser, and is passionate about motivating and connecting with ACRF supporters through their incredible stories. She draws upon a background in finance and business to help individuals organise inspiring fundraising events. Livi also manages the ACRF In Memorial program.
Planned Giving Manager
Lee manages the ACRF’s Planned Giving area which provides support and guidance to those who are considering including a gift in their Will to the ACRF. A highlight of Lee’s work is meeting and interacting with ACRF supporters (new and long-term). Lee does presentations to Senior Groups, meets with supporters one-on-one and enjoys spreading the message of the vital impact that bequests can have in speeding up new treatments and cures for cancer.
Planned Giving and Database Coordinator
Michael assists Lee in the Planned Giving team, working closely with our supporters through ACRF’s many events, exhibitions and laboratory tours. Michael is all about efficiency and getting organised. Michael is process driven and great with data and reporting! He is passionate about supporting people who help others and finding out how their generous donations can help our cause.
Direct Giving & Database Manager
Deborah manages the ACRF’s fundraising appeals and our database. She loves nothing more than developing appeal campaigns that inspire and motivate existing and new supporters. The beauty of Deborah’s role is that it brings out the best in both sides of her personality: her social side enjoys communicating with our loyal and regular supporters, whilst her ‘geeky’ side loves poring over data and numbers in our database, Salesforce.
Direct Giving & Database Assistant
Renee works for the Direct Giving & Database team - assisting the Direct giving program with processing of donations, communicating with our regular givers and providing administrative support to the Direct Giving and Database Manager. Renee enjoys working with data and research and is driven by the generosity of our loyal supporters.
Shambavi assists within the Direct Giving and Database team and is passionate about making a positive impact within the world of cancer research. A true task-master, Shambavi enjoys working on appeal campaigns and hearing the stories and experiences of our highly varied supporter-base.
Carly du Toit
Marketing & Communications Manager
Carly leads the marketing and communications activity at ACRF. She’s passionate about delivering engaging, outcomes-focused donor communications and helping tell the stories of all the people who contribute to the extraordinary world of ACRF. As part of team ACRF, Carly has the privilege of building ongoing relationships with our grant recipients and seeing firsthand the impact of our supporter’s generous contributions.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Alicia is a passionate digital marketer, supporting the communications team across a range of creative and strategic initiatives including social media, design and email marketing. She enjoys bringing together creative ideas driven by data to ensure our supporters' online experience is the best it can be.