The Hon Morris Iemma BEc LLB
Chairperson of the Board of the Cancer Institute NSW
Mr Iemma served as a Member of Parliament in the NSW Legislative Assembly for 17 years 3 months from May 1991 until September 2008.
He held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Public Works and Services, Minister for State Development and Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship.
He has a BEc degree from the University of Sydney and an LLB from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Professor David Currow FAHMS BMed MPH PhD FRACP
Chief Cancer Officer and CEO
Professor Currow is Chief Cancer Officer and CEO of the Cancer Institute NSW.
Prior to this he was the foundation Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Australia, the Australian Government's national cancer control agency.
Professor Currow initially trained as a physician in internal medicine with sub-speciality training in palliative medicine and he completed a Master of Public Health exploring changes in the reported incidence of cancer unknown primary in New South Wales over a 25 year time period. Former roles include foundation Director of the Nepean Cancer Care Centre, Sydney and Area Director of Palliative Services Wentworth Area Health Service, Sydney.
Since 2000 he has held the Chair of Palliative and Supportive Services at Flinders University. He has published widely in palliative care journals and the general medical literature. Professor Currow is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He is a former president of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and a former president of Palliative Care Australia, the peak body for palliative care in the country.
Professor Christine Clarke PhD
Professor Clarke is a Professorial Research Fellow, University of Sydney and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research. Professor Clarke is internationally recognized for research on hormone action in normal breast and breast cancer.
She has held continuous major national grant support since 1991, and over her career has earned over $22 million in peer-reviewed grant funds as Chief Investigator A.
Professor Clarke has contributed to scientific or health-related organisations through membership of the Boards of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Council NSW, and of the NHMRC principal committee, the Health Advisory Committee.
She has contributed to advocacy through executive office in the Australian Society for Medical Research, and to national strategic development, through membership of the Commonwealth Cancer Strategies Group, and National Breast Cancer Centre and National Breast Cancer Foundation working parties.
Mr Keith Cox OAM NP
Mr Cox is a nurse practitioner in the oncology chemotherapy unit at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA).
He was authorised as a nurse practitioner in 2005 and prior to this he acted in a clinical nurse consultant role. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Mr Cox has travelled to Nepal and Papua New Guinea to help set up oncology units and to train local nurses. He is also a member of the Cancer Nursing Society of Australia and Chair of their Winter Congress Committee. He also works in other community areas including CanTeen, St Vincent de Paul and volunteering through his local parish. Mr Cox was awarded an OAM in 2007 for his services to nursing and community volunteer work.
Sally Goss MA, Grad Dip Nurs, RN
Ms Goss is currently a board member of the National Gynaecological Cancer Foundation and has previous board experience with Family Planning NSW, Mental Illness Education Australia and Petrea King's Quest for Life. Ms Goss's professional career has included working with BreastScreen NSW at both local and state level. At Family Planning NSW she worked in a range of clinical, research and management roles culminating in her appointment as Manager Clinical Services and Chief Nurse.
In recent years Ms Goss has worked closely with, and been a strong advocate for women living with gynaecological cancers, having completed a research project and subsequently convening a fundraising group. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2009 travelling to Canada, USA and UK to examine differing models of psychosocial care.
Dr Paul Moy BA (Hons-Ec), Dip Ed, PhD(Ec)
Dr Moy is Global Head of Infrastructure and Private Equity, UBS Global Asset Management, based in London and has 21 years of investment industry experience. He has extensive experience in banking and principal investment internationally, as well as public policy in the early part of his career. Dr Moy is an experienced company director of both private and public companies, as well as non-profit organisations.
Professor Michael Solomon MBBCh, BAO, MSc, FRACS
Professor Michael Solomon is a consultant surgeon and Academic Head of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of Colorectal Research, both for Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney and is a past President of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand (CSSANZ). He is on the editorial board of DCR, Colorectal Disease & Int J Colorectal Diseases.
Professor Solomon has published over 192 papers and obtained over nine million dollars in peer reviewed research grants. He is the Founding Director and Head of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) at the University of Sydney. SOuRCe was established as a multidisciplinary, academic research unit dedicated to the advancement of evidence-based surgical practice through the conduct of outcomes-orientated surgical research.
Professor Solomon's surgical expertise is in multi-disciplined complex pelvic surgery for advanced and recurrent malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders, as well as laparoscopic colorectal surgery. His current research interests lie in developing maximally invasive techniques for advanced pelvic malignancy, clinical trials of minimally invasive colorectal surgery, and the assessment and performance of randomised and alternative clinical trial designs for surgical operations.
Michael Still MBA
Mr Still has enjoyed a 30 year career in investment banking, corporate finance, equity investment and infrastructure in Australia and globally. He has led infrastructure and property companies, and projects of many types. These have included large-scale urban renewal and Public Private Partnerships for social infrastructures, as well as major economic infrastructures. Mr Still has advised governments, offshore corporates and investment funds on strategic matters and ownership and financing issues across many industries and asset types.
Mr Still is Chairman of the Board of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, a member of the NSW Government’s Medical Devices Fund Expert Group and a member of the NSW Health Ministerial Advisory Committee. He is also a Director of the Silver Chain Group, providers of health and community care services.
Mr John Stubbs BA Dip Acct
Mr Stubbs holds government positions at both board and committee levels. He is a survivor of Leukaemia and an active representative of cancer consumers.
He is an Honorary Associate of the University of Sydney, School of Medicine and member of the Radiation Oncology Workforce Committee. Mr Stubbs is the Australian Consumer representative on the International Colon Cancer Familial Register funded through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US.
He has contributed to a number of research paper and booklets, including Cancer - how are you travelling? As an editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology Mr Stubbs edited consumer booklets for the Cancer Council and is an active contributor to Government policy on cancer, cancer services and the value of consumer involvement.
Emeritus Prof Les White AM MB BS, FRACP, MHA, AFACHSM, DSc
Les White was the inaugural NSW Chief Paediatrician from September 2010 to June 2016. He was previously Executive Director of Sydney Children's Hospital (1995–to2010), following a clinical and academic career, with emphasis on childhood cancer.
Other positions have included President of Children’s Hospitals Australasia (1999–to2004) and the John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics (2005–to2010).
He has over 140 publications and a range of abstracts, awards, grants and invited presentations in his CV. Les serves on 9 not-for-profit boards and a number of committees, relating to children’s health or medical research.
He was awarded a Doctorate of Science for research contributions related to childhood cancer and holds a Master of Health Administration. In 2007 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine, medical administration and the community in the field of paediatrics.