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 S DERY AO
BCom (Econ) (University of NSW); MBA (Stanford). ACRF Director since April 1994, Chairman since 1999. Worldwide Chairman M & C Saatchi. Director of Queenwood School for Girls. Former Director, Dean’s Advisory Council, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales; Former Chairman of Helloworld.
MR GREG J CAMM
MBA (University of Melbourne), BBus (Monash), CPA, SF Fin, MAICD. ACRF Director since December 2000. Director of Bottlecyclers Pty Ltd, MECU Ltd and Yarra Valley Water. Former Deputy Chair of iSelect Ltd.
MR RUSSELL R CAPLAN
FAICD, FAIM. ACRF Director since March 2011. Chairman of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust. Non-executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited. Director of St Kilda Football Club. Former Chairman of Orica Limited.
MR TIMOTHY B I CROMMELIN
B Comm (UQld), FSLE, FSIA, Advanced Management Program (University of Hawaii). ACRF Director since March 2000. Executive Chairman of Morgans Financial Limited; Chairman of Investment Advisory Board of the Australian National University; Member of the Senate for the University of Queensland; Chairman of AP Eagers Pty Ltd; Director of Senex Energy Limited.
MR STEPHEN GERLACH AM
ACRF Director since November 1996. Chancellor of Flinders University, Adelaide. Chairman of Adelaide Capital Partners Pty Ltd and Gerlach Asset Development Pty Ltd. Member of AICD Corporate Governance Committee. Former Chairman of Foodbank SA Inc. Former Director of Foodbank Australia Ltd.
MS JENNIFER HEWETT
ACRF Director since September 2012. National Affairs Columnist at the Australian Financial Review.
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ANGUS HOUSTON AK AFC (Ret’d)
ACRF Director since November 2011. Chairman of Air Services Australia; Defence South Australia; Order of Australia Council; Canberra Symphony Orchestra; Queensland Mind and Neuroscience Institute Foundation; University of New South Wales Canberra Advisory Council; Corporate Advisory Council, Victorian Police. Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Board Member of Greater Good. Member of the Executive Command Group, Victorian Police and the ANZAC Centenary Public Fund Board.
MR PETER JONES
LLB, (University of Technology, Sydney). BSurv, (University of NSW). ACRF Director since June 2005. Deputy General Counsel at the Reserve Bank Australia. Former General Counsel and Company Secretary of Tassal Group Limited.
MR SIMON J PERROT
BSc, (UMelb). MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management. ACRF Director since December 2000. Chairman of Poetry In Action. Director of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and The Wayside Chapel, Sydney. Former Australian Chairman of CIMB Banking. Former Chairman of RBS and ABN AMRO Investment Banking.
MR STEPHEN R RIX
BEc, (USyd). CA, FAICD. ACRF Director since December 2005. Chairman of Travelex Australasia Group. Director of Bennelong Funds Management Ltd and Allen & Unwin Pty Limited.
What your donations have achieved
Cervical cancer vaccine
We gave initial seed funding to Professor Ian Frazer’s research into the cervical cancer (HPV). Over 150 million doses of vaccine have been delivered worldwide to date.
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 trialled for other types of cancer.
Personalised cancer diagnosis
In 2015, we awarded $10 million seed funding to an ambitious cancer proteome project that aims to provide each cancer patient a personalised treatment plan within 36 hours. This will improve treatment outcomes and help avoid unnecessary treatments.
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.