Our Executive Team


Gemma Lock
Head of Service Delivery
Cancer Support and Information

Gemma also holds the Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Supportive Care Committee.

With over 10 years’ experience in nursing and patient care, Gemma understands the impact a cancer diagnosis has on an individual’s relationships, career and employment, finances, physical and mental wellbeing, and day-to-day life. This is why Gemma is passionate about raising awareness of Cancer Council’s support services, which are available to all Australians living with cancer. These services include Cancer Council‘s 13 11 20 Information and Support Line, information resources and practical and financial support.

Gemma’s national role includes guiding Cancer Council’s supportive care priorities to improve these services for Australians impacted by cancer. She is dedicated to fostering collaboration between Cancer Council’s supportive care staff working around the country.


Professor Sandi Hayes
Director, Viertel Cancer Research Centre, CCQ

Sandi leads the collaborative program of research in cancer control through the Viertel Cancer Research Centre. This centre is one of only a few collaborative research units in Australia that is fully integrated into cancer services within a cancer control organisation. The research conducted spans prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship. Its primary goal is to support and enhance CCQ in preventing cancer and improving the lives of people with cancer.

Sandi has expertise in cancer survivorship epidemiology and exercise oncology science. Sandi has lead cancer survivorship cohort studies and clinical trials, all of which have been focused on reducing cancer-related morbidity and improving quality of life and survival following cancer. Sandi’s expertise has driven international physical activity and oncology guidelines, as well as cancer-related lymphoedema guidelines. Sandi is passionate about using research excellence to drive improvement, innovation and best practice in cancer control activities.


Bradley Cameron
Head of Growth & Impact

Bradley is a strategic leader with extensive experience across broad range of sectors. As the Head of Growth & Impact for CCQ he plays a key role developing strategy, driving innovation and growth with measurable outcomes.

With a proven track record of delivering results in commercial and not-for-profit roles, he is passionate about challenging the status quo, leveraging insights and developing initiatives led by evidence-based decisions.

Prior to CCQ, Bradley has held executive level positions in large organisations, most recently an NFP, where he honed his expertise in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, business development and performance management.

He holds a degree in Business and graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Samantha Lennox
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Samantha has held the position of General Counsel, Cancer Council Queensland since 2011 and the additional role of Company Secretary since 2018. She has also held the role of Legal Counsel, Cancer Council Australia since 2018.

In her position as General Counsel, Samantha plays a lead role in establishing and maintaining policies and processes that identify, assess, monitor and manage organisation-wide risk and regulatory compliance. She provides professional advice and support in respect to legal, corporate governance and risk management issues, in order to facilitate enhanced organisational accountability, capacity and performance. As Company Secretary, Samantha is responsible for the provision of efficient administration services to the organisation’s Board and Committees, and maintaining rigorous standards of corporate governance.

Prior to joining Cancer Council Queensland, Samantha worked in private practice as a lawyer for 10 years in Sydney, Singapore and London, specialising in finance. During this period, she also provided pro-bono advice and assistance to a number of community legal centres and human rights law organisations. Her educational achievements include graduating from Griffith University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Bachelor of Arts (Modern Asian Studies – Japanese language major).

Samantha has been a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Not-for-profit Law Committee since its inception in 2012. She has also been a member of the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand since 2012 and was a Director in 2014/2015. In 2011, she was the founder of the Queensland Bequest Interest Group (for bequest administrators of charities). Samantha was a finalist in 2015 for the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, Corporate Lawyer of the Year Award.


Shane Sullivan
Chief Financial Officer

Shane is an experienced finance professional with over three decades of experience in global financial leadership roles. Shane joins Cancer Council Queensland after finishing his work as CFO of Vitrinite and 1064 Gold.

Shane’s career has spanned a broad spectrum of finance leadership positions within the Rio Tinto Group, including as CFO of Rio Tinto Growth & Innovation, Rio Tinto Exploration and Argyle Diamonds. Shane brings a range of financial business improvement skills to Cancer Council Queensland and will be working to ensure the organisation has the financial strength to continue to deliver on its mission of leading Queenslanders in a partnership against cancer.

Shane has also held the position of Acting Chief Financial Officer at the Public Trustee of Queensland, overseeing financial matters during a critical transitional period.

Shane has a master’s in commerce from UNSW and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Adeline Hough

Adeline Hough
Head of People and Culture

An impactful and conscientious leader with a demonstrated record of establishing, driving and improving people-centred solutions that deliver excellence in performance. Adeline is equipped with extensive expertise across risk and governance, safety and wellbeing, communications, human resources and people management.

Adeline has a professional history in front line health and community care and in higher education, prior to working in public infrastructure and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Adeline has continued her strong commitment to community and health care in domestic and international Executive roles in the hospital and health sector, aged care and disability residential care.

A proud mother of two young children, Adeline is promoter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and utilizes her position as a woman in leadership to promote the business benefits of a diverse workforce; and the impact this can have on sustainability, growth, engagement and community impact.