Executive Committee

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Executive Committee2018-11-27T13:26:23+00:00
Professor Chris Pyke

Professor Chris Pyke

Chair
After completing his surgical training at Mater Hospital in Brisbane, Chris undertook surgical fellowships at the Nottingham Breast Unit in the United Kingdom and the Mayo Clinic in the United States of America. On his return to Australia, Chris took up a position as senior lecturer with The University of Queensland and completed a PhD in breast cancer risk quantification. Chris continues to work in public and private medicine at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, ...
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Mr Nick Karagiannis

Mr Nick Karagiannis

Board Member
Nick believes in the Breast Cancer Care Foundation’s objectives to improve the quality of treatment and better the lives of patients is eminently worthy and deserves our attention and generous support. Nick is a Partner in HWL Ebsworth’s Corporate and Commercial team advising industry players in connection with the full spectrum of corporate actions, concentrating on financial services, agricultural, engineering and NFP entities. Leveraging his strong technical background in engineering, Nick is valued by clients ...
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Ross O'Shea

Ross O’Shea

Board Member
Ross had a 37-year career in the NSW Public Service. He finished his public sector career as a member of the Senior Executive Service. All his career was spent working in regional and remote NSW. Ross has been a member of many governance Boards including Regional Development Boards, Catchment Management Authorities and Committees, and Regional Tourism Boards. On several occasions the NSW Government has appointed Ross to the role of Recovery Coordinator, to support and ...
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Dr Chantel Thornton

Dr Chantel Thornton

Board Member
Chantel is a specialist breast cancer surgeon specialising in the treatment of all benign and malignant breast conditions, including breast reconstruction, sentinel node biopsy, familial breast cancer and risk reduction surgery (skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomy) and delivery of multi-disciplinary breast cancer care. She has a special interest in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery, a relatively new sub-specialty aimed at maximising cosmetic results with breast conservation surgery. Chantel obtained her medical degree (Bachelor of medicine ...
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Mrs Karen Littlejohn

Mrs Karen Littlejohn

Board Member / Executive Officer (Acting)
Following a successful career as a surgical nurse, Karen brings a wealth of experience to the board. Karen understands the day-to-day pressures and the challenges faced by medical staff. She has extensive experience with medical administration, data management and fund raising. Karen has dedicated much of her time in the pursuit of making a difference to the lives of others. She has done this through fundraising and marketing for a number of charities, including being ...
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Mr Vince Lagana

Mr Vince Lagana

Board Member
Vince commenced his career at Arthur Young after having graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in accounting and taxation in 1986. Vince is a Certified Practicing Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Vince joined Bongiorno in September 1989 and consults with clients in relation to their financial affairs including taxation, accounting, financial planning, finance and risk management with a ...
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Alice Tait (nee Mills)

Alice Tait (nee Mills)

Ambassador
Alice was a former Australian Swimmer, who represented team Australia over a 10-year period from 2002 – 2012. Her first international competition was the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, where at 16 years of age, she won gold alongside Jodie Henry, Sarah Ryan and Petria Thomas in the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay. It was this event that jump-started a very successful career that includes the illustrious title of Olympic Gold Medallist. Winner of the ‘Grand-Slam’ ...
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Evonne Goolagong Cawley, MBE, AO

Evonne Goolagong Cawley, MBE, AO

Ambassador
Evonne is a Wiradjuri Aborigine. She has been Australian of the Year and Australian Sportsman of the Year. In 1988 she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Rhode Island and the following year, into the Aboriginal Sporting Hall of Fame. At Barcelona in 1992, she became one of the first ever-international Olympic torchbearers and later at Monte Carlo, was part of the successful Sydney 2000 bid. Evonne served on the ...
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