Mr Robert Gregg Bcom (Hons), LLB (Hons), GAICD, F Fin, CA – Chair
Mr Gregg has been a Director of Cancer Council Queensland since 2018. He has also been a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (formerly the Management and Finance Committee) since 2016.
Robert has over 30 years’ experience in the investment banking, private equity and funds management industries in Australia, Asia and South Africa. During this period, he has held senior corporate finance positions with several international investment banks. Robert has particular experience in international investment markets having spent over five years living in Asia and having held a number of directorships of business groups operating in Asia and Europe.
He is currently the joint managing director of a Brisbane based funds management business, managing investment funds with assets in Australia.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and a Bachelor of Law with Honours from the University of Queensland. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Todd Everitt – Deputy Chair
Mr Everitt was appointed as a Director of Cancer Council Queensland in 2021. He was also appointed Chair of the People and Workplace Committee in May 2021, having served on the committee since 2016.
Todd has 20 years’ experience working in corporate and government roles. He is a specialist in strategy development, human resources, sales and marketing. He has managed loyalty programs, managed small and large teams of transformational project staff and grown and led people advisory functions in professional services and management consulting at KPMG. Todd is currently Managing Director and CEO of Executive Central, a leadership development and coaching organisation that supports clients with a range of individual, team and organisational development challenges including strategy, diversity, team development, coaching and workforce consulting and restructuring.
Todd has over 15 years’ experience as a specialist advisor to other not-for-profit organisations including The Salvation Army and Rural Aid and holds a Bachelor of Business in Human Resources and Marketing and a Diploma of Project Management.
Mr Ian Rodin BSc (Hons), FCA, GAICD, FIIA, ARCS
Mr Rodin was appointed as a Director of Cancer Council Queensland in April 2020. He has been a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee since 2019, and was appointed as the Chair in 2020.
Ian is a former partner of Ernst & Young. He retired in 2015. He is a chartered accountant with over 40 years’ experience in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Mr Rodin’s principal practice areas during his last 15 years at Ernst & Young were risk management, internal audit and corporate governance.
Since retiring from Ernst & Young he has been actively involved with a number of board and audit committee roles and his current roles include acting as Chairman of the Audit Committees of Griffith University, the Queensland Audit Office, DNR Capital Pty Ltd, the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water and the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport and the City of the Gold Coast respectively. He is an external member of the audit committee for the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning. He is an external advisor to the audit committees for the Queensland Art Gallery and South Bank Corporation respectively.
In addition to his board role with Cancer Council Queensland, he is a non-executive director of IDU Technologies Pty Ltd and Halo Connect Pty Ltd.
Prof Alpha Yap MB.BS (Hons), B. Med. Sci (Hons), PhD, FRACP
Prof Yap was appointed as a director of Cancer Council Queensland in May 2021. He was also appointed Chair of the Medical and Scientific Committee, having joined the committee in 2018. Prof Yap is a Professor of the University of Queensland and a Senior Principal Research Fellow of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council. He is an international expert in the cell biology of epithelial tissues, whose research has been instrumental in discovering how cells use mechanical forces for communication, and how these are disrupted in disease. His work has been continuously funded for the past 25 years by bodies such as NHMRC, Australian Research Council, Welcome Trust and Cancer Council Queensland itself.
Alpha’s leadership roles include Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Chair of NHMRC Grant Review Panels, principal organiser of national and international scientific conferences, and on the Editorial Boards of multiple international scientific journals, including Developmental Cell and Current Biology. He has mentored over 40 PhD students and post-doctoral scientists through his research group over the past 20 years.
Mr Rob Hudson
Mr Rob Hudson was appointed to the Cancer Council Queensland Board in 2022 and was appointed Chair of the Marketing Advisory Group in the same year after being a member of the group since 2020.
Rob is the Chief Marketing Officer of Midnight Health. For over three decades Rob has been delivering highly awarded advertising and marketing in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Rob also has a strong expertise in digital marketing and has held the role of Chief Digital Officer for several multinational businesses.
He is also a lecturing fellow to QUT’s BEST Centre on behavioural economics, human-centred design, brand strategy and behaviour change and a founding board member of Brisbane Portrait Prize. He is also an IPA Certified Strategist and author of ‘Digital Analytics for Marketing’ within the most recent IMC book from McGraw-Hill.
Ms Shanahan was appointed as a director of Cancer Council Queensland and also the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee in January 2023. She is an experienced solicitor with over 20 years’ experience working in the law in both private practice and in house roles. Sam has broad experience in the effective operation of risk and governance frameworks and has a particular interest in health law.
Sam currently works at Ramsay Health Care Australia as General Counsel leading the Australian Legal Team and also as National Legal Manager, Clinical, responsible for Ramsay’s clinical legal portfolio including clinical incident management and medical malpractice claims. Sam holds a Bachelors Degree in Law and Legal Practice (Honours) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology).