Board members

Marg O'Donnell, AO (Chair)

 

Marg is a qualified social worker who has spent much of her career with the Queensland and Commonwealth Public Service, including six years as Director-General of three Queensland State Government departments – Arts Queensland, Department of Equity and Fair Trading, and Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development.  She was also the Inaugural Legal Ombudsman in Victoria.  She currently works as a mentor, consultant and writer. As well as chairing the BCNA Board, she is Chair of  the Law School Visiting Committee, Griffith University. Marg was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and again in 2011, when she was diagnosed with a new primary breast cancer.

Marg O'Donnell

Terry Bracks, AM (Deputy Chair)

 

Terry has worked in education and political spheres and takes an active role in many community, arts and social issues.She is Patron of  Heide Gallery, a Board member of the Australian Children's Television Foundation and the East Timor Friendship Schools Project and Founding Chair of Western Chances in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Terry Bracks

Raelene Boyle, AM MBE

 

As a Track and Field athlete, Raelene represented Australia at four Olympic Games. She has won three Olympic Silver Medals, seven Commonwealth Gold Medals and two Commonwealth Silver Medals. In 2007, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with cancer organisations, particularly Breast Cancer Network Australia. Raelene is one of the National Trust's 100 Living Treasures, a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and of the Australian Track and Field Hall of Fame, and was named in Australia’s Top 100 Sportswomen of All Time. Raelene was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996.

Raelene Boyle

Kathryn Fagg

 

Kathryn Fagg is a member of the Reserve Bank Board and is chairman of Melbourne Recital Centre.  Kathryn has enjoyed an extensive senior executive career in Banking, Manufacturing and Logistics across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, after commencing her career as an engineer with Esso and working as a management consultant with McKinsey. Kathryn is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering.  She is a member of the Council of Chief Executive Women, of the Business Advisory Council for World Vision, and of the Victorian Development Board for The Hunger Project.  She is a former chairman of Parks Victoria.  Kathryn was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2012.

Michael Happell

 

Michael has been a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years and is currently the Chairman of the Australian firm’s Board of Partners and a Member of the PwC Global Board. He has been recognised in the International Tax Review, where he was named in the ‘Top Ten Tax Advisors in Australia’ and ‘Leading Australian Transfer Pricing Advisor’. He was also named in ‘Best of the Best’ Global Tax Advisors in Euromoney magazine. Michael is a Director and Treasurer of the Melbourne Cricket Club. Former directorships include Scotch College and Lauriston Girls School. Michael has three daughters and is married to Tatty, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Andrea Hull, AO

 

Andrea has been CEO and Director of the Victorian College of the Arts from 1995 to 2009. She has a background in cultural policy and programs at international, federal and state levels. She is a board member of the Melbourne Theatre Company, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney [BA Dip Ed] and the University of Melbourne [MBA]. Andrea was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.

Andrea Hull

Megan James

 

 

Megan James is currently the Commercial Director at Australian Data Centres. She has an advanced marketing diploma in Business and Marketing. She has worked in IT since 1998 with her experience covering software, hardware, storage and the data centre market. Megan has a passion for starting new businesses, seeing them evolve and setting future strategic directions. Her current role involves providing solutions to the Australian Government and commercial enterprises. She lives in Sydney with her work being largely focused in Canberra. Megan was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. She had a second diagnosis in 2012.

Christobel Saunders

 

Christobel trained as a doctor in the United Kingdom, and was a Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at University College London Hospitals before moving to WA in 2000. Since November 2002 Christobel has been Professor of Surgical Oncology at the School of Surgery, University of Western Australia. Professor Saunders is a member of numerous committees, including the Advisory Council for Cancer Australia. She is also well known for her contributions to breast cancer research, education and for advocacy on behalf of women with breast cancer.

Debbie Smith

 

Debbie has been a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than seven years and is currently leading their assurance practice in Brisbane. She has an extensive background in audit and governance and works with organisations in the public and private sectors. Debbie has two children and is a breast cancer survivor.

Gabrielle Trainor

 

A lawyer and former journalist and public sector executive, Gabrielle is a non-executive director and founding partner of John Connolly & Partners, a special issues management firm. She is a director of the Victorian Urban Development Authority (VicUrban), the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Gabrielle Trainor


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