The Australian Cancer Research Foundation is governed by an honorary Board of Trustees consisting of 14 dedicated business people and philanthropists.
Founding Chairman: The late Sir Peter Abeles AC
Vale Lady [Sonia] McMahon
August 1, 1932 – April 2, 2010. A Founding Trustee and Life Member, Lady McMahon had a very significant impact on the Foundation and its mission to fund Australian cancer research projects at the forefront of medical science.
September 3, 1931 – September 7, 2012. John was a Founding Trustee of ACRF. He was an unwavering enthusiast for our work, funding world-class research in Australia, and a significant part of our growth and achievements. John was much-loved, a great friend, and a highly respected member of the ACRF team.
Mr Tom S Dery, Chairman BCom (Econ), University of NSW. MBA, Stanford.
ACRF Director since April 1, 1994, Chairman since 1999. Worldwide Chairman M & C Saatchi. Director of Jetset Travelworld Limited.
ACRF Director since December 6, 2000. Director of the Catholic Development Fund.
Director since March 24, 2011. Chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment. Chairman of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust. Non-executive Director of Orica Limited and of QR National Limited. Director of CEDA. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Former Chairman of the Shell Companies in Australia. Former Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited.
ACRF Director since March 29, 2000. Executive Chairman of RBS Morgans Limited. Director of Brisbane Lions Foundation. Trustee of Brisbane Grammar School (Government appointee). Chairman of Investment Advisory Board of the Australian National University, RBS Morgans Holdings and RBS Morgans Foundation. Member of the Senate for the University of Queensland.
ACRF Director since December 6, 2000. Chairman Sidney Myer Fund and President and Director of the the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Director of Myer Foundation, Mypac Pty Ltd, Barclay Custodians Pty Ltd, Sidney Myer Custodians Pty Ltd, Australian Geographic Retail Pty Ltd, Nuco Pty Ltd, The Myer Family Company Pty Ltd, Jianguo Pty Ltd, Macallister Springs Pty Ltd, K-OSSS Pty Ltd, K-OSSS II Pty Ltd, HEA (Finance) Ltd (Hong Kong). Ward Ferry Asian Reconnaissance Fund Ltd (Hong Kong). Former President of the Myer Foundation and Victorian Arts Centre Trust.
ACRF Director since November 15, 1996. Chairman of Furturis Corporation Ltd and Foodbank SA Inc. Former Chairman of Santos Limited. Former Partner and Managing Partner of Adelaide legal firm Finlaysons, Director of Beston Pacific Asset Management Pty Ltd and Foodbank Australia Ltd.
Ms Jennifer Hewett, business and political journalist.
ACRF Director since September 20, 2012. National Affairs Columnist at the Australian Financial Review.
ACRF Director since November 23, 2011. Chair, Anzac Centenary Advisory Board. Director, Air Services Australia. Former Chief of the Defence Force (2006-2011).
ACRF Director since June 2, 2005. General Counsel at the Reserve Bank Australia, formerly Company Secretary of Tassal Group Limited, Director of Wridgways Australia Limited, Former Solicitor Partner of Allens Arthur Robinson.
ACRF Director since June 2, 2005. Director of Mirvac Limited, Mirvac Funds Limited, Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation Limited and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Limited. Member of the University of NSW Australian School Business Advisory Council, Former Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young. Former Member of Business Council of Australia.
ACRF Director since December 6, 2000. Australia Chairman of CIMB Banking, Formerly Chairman of RBS Investment Banking. Chair, Poetry In Action (not-for-profit agency for teenage literacy).
ACRF Director since 1 December 2005. Chairman of Travelex Australasia Group. Investment committee member of JF Infrastructure. Director of Allen & Unwin Pty Limited and International Parking Group Pty Ltd.
ACRF Director since June 18, 1984. Chairman of the I T Graham Investments Pty Limited and Australian Youth Trust. Director of the Commonwealth Council and Ted Noffs Foundation. Fellow of the Institute of Directors Association of Australia. Emeritus Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney.
Dr John Yu AC MB, BS University of Sydney, FRACP, FRACMA, DCH (RCP&S Lond), Hon. MD (USYD), Hon D. Litt (UWS), Hon DSc (UNSW).
ACRF Director since December 1, 2005. Paediatrician and formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Chairman of the George Institute for International Health, Advisory Council for Asian Art and Archaeology (University of Sydney), VisAsia and Art Gallery of NSW. Former Chancellor of University of NSW.
Mr David Brettell – Chief Executive and Company Secretary, Bachelor of Business (Business major) Kuring-gai College Advanced Education, Dip. Insurance, Australian Insurance Institute, Personnel Administration Dip., Wollongong University.
Non-profit director, chief executive (charity and sporting organisations); Volunteer leadership and management consultant (Sydney 2000 Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics)