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.
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.
Jacinta is an Aboriginal woman from Townsville who has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in higher education for more than two decades. In her current role, she is Associate Dean, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Strategy in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, and Co-Director of the Anton Breinl Centre for Health Systems Strengthening at James Cook University (JCU). Jacinta was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2003.
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 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.
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.
Dorothy graduated in Medicine from the University of London in 1986, migrated to Australia and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1996. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1999, for a thesis entitled ‘The effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy on the mucosa of the small intestine’.
Dorothy is the Service Director of the South Australian Cancer Service, Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and a Senior Medical Oncologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre. She is the Immediate Past-President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).
Bruce trained as a surgeon in Melbourne and then as a breast specialist at Memorial Hospital in New York. He came back to Melbourne in 1998 as a Consultant Surgeon, and was appointed Director of the Breast Service at Royal Melbourne and Royal Womens Hospital in 2007. He has been active in many organisations, including the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, and the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group. His interests related to systems for optimal breast cancer care, and research to tailor the extent of breast cancer treatment to the individual patient.
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 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.