Our Board

Cancer Council ACT is fortunate to have a volunteer board comprised of a highly committed group of people from diverse professional backgrounds. The skills of our Board include corporate governance, medicine, health, finance, marketing and business. 

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    Mr Roger Buckley
    Board President, Cancer Council Australia Board Director
    Roger is an experienced senior leader with a long career history in the not-for-profit sector. A self-employed management consultant, Roger brings his skills in governance, business planning, HR, financial management and strategy development to our Board. Roger also serves the community as a Justice of the Peace and registered Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant.  
  • Photo of Mr Phil Greenwood OAM
    Mr Phil Greenwood OAM
    Vice President, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee Member
    After extensive senior experience in the Royal Australian Air Force, Phil retired as a Wing Commander and moved to the not-for-profit sector, where his working career culminated in his appointment as CEO of a major medical charity. Retiring from full-time employment in 2017, Phil now works in various volunteer roles, in particular with the Volunteers in Policing program, using his experience as a Justice of the Peace.
  • Photo of Mr Howard Pickrell
    Mr Howard Pickrell
    Treasurer, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee Chair
    As a qualified and accomplished Chartered Accountant, Howard brings invaluable financial management and strategy and business planning expertise to our Board. Howard manages, coaches and mentors multi-disciplinary teams with his consultative and collaborative leadership style, building positive and professional relationships at all levels.
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    Professor Paul Craft AM
    Research Committee Chair
    Professor Paul Craft MBBS MPH FRACP is a Senior Specialist in the Medical Oncology Department at The Canberra Hospital. He is also the Clinical Director of Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support in ACT Health and holds an appointment as Associate Professor in Medical Oncology with the ANU Medical School. Dr Craft has held numerous advisory roles for the Commonwealth including serving as a member of MSAC (Medial Services Advisory Committee) and is a member of the ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee.

    Paul has long-standing research experience in clinical trials and clinical epidemiology, particularly in the fields of breast and prostate cancer. He is the chairman of the long running ACT & SE NSW Breast Cancer Treatment Study and has published extensively on the outcomes of treatment of early breast cancer.
  • Photo of Mr Ardi Kachru
    Mr Ardi Kachru
    Director, Governance Committee Member
    Ardi brings dynamic marketing and communications professionalism to our Board, with over 18 years’ experience in developing and managing end-to-end marketing strategy, business strategies, brand strategies, and advertising campaigns. Data-driven, analytical and with his strong focus on results, Ardi consistently analyses insights and utilises research in order to develop and execute tailored responsive engagement approaches.
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    Ms Anne Kingdon
    Director, Governance Committee Chair
    Anne is a former lawyer and academic, having practiced in family law and taught Tort Law. She was a public servant, working for 17 years in the federal Departments of Health and Finance largely in the areas of governance, regulation and policy development. Anne is also a member of the Board of Directors of Southern Cross Community Housing, based in Nowra. She is an active rural fire fighter and the secretary of the Tuross Head Rural Fire Brigade.
  • Photo of Dr Denise Kraus
    Dr Denise Kraus
    Director, Research Committee Member
    Dr Denise Kraus MBBS FRACGP M.For Med. has been practicing medicine in Canberra for 35 years. During this time, she has worked in the areas of preventative health, and treatment across refugee health, student health, mental health, aged care and HIV care. Denise has also worked for the ACT Forensic After-Hours Medical Service, and Sexual Assault Service, and served on the past Board of The Division of General Practice.

Photos by Hilary Wardaugh.