Bob Turner, sports personality, joins forces with ACRF

Fighting cancerThe ACRF is thrilled to welcome one of Australia’s most respected sports personalities to the team.

Bob Turner – best known for his coaching, marketing and management roles within Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) – has taken up the reigns as General Manager, Marketing & Business Development of the cancer charity.

Bob is renowned throughout many sporting organisations for his incredible marketing ability – his work with the Canberra Cannons and Sydney Kings set the standard for the NBL during the early ‘90s.

Since 1979, Bob’s expertise has seen four NBL clubs (Newcastle Falcons, Canberra, Sydney and the Singapore Slingers) become highly competitive, successful teams, and over the years, Bob has combined his leadership and marketing skills to promote a variety of other sports including Baseball, Gymnastics, Lawn Bowls, and Speedway.

But in 2013, Bob will put his skills to the test in an entirely different, but not unfamiliar arena.

As General Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Bob will be working with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation to enhance awareness of the importance of cancer research, and to inspire individuals, families and companies from all over Australia to join us in the fight.

“Very few people in the world can say they have not been affected by this disease,” said Bob.

“To name a few, I have  lost my sister, former business partner, Team Manager and Kings Chairman Mike Wrublewski to cancer, so I have added incentive to increase the marketing activity of ACRF for better awareness and ultimately additional funding to help beat cancer.”

We look forward to working with Bob, and wish him every exciting success at the ACRF as we work towards our mission of beating cancer – for good!

Click here for Bob’s full biography.