Board of Directors

Ms Mandy Basson

Not-for-Profit Industry; Patient & Community Advocate

Having had a successful career as an educator in the performing arts sector for many years, both at community and tertiary level in the UK and Australia, Mandy has raised a family and been working for the past fifteen years in the not-for-profit sector in Australia, in administration, fundraising and patient advocacy and community awareness.

Dr Stephen Basson

Research and Teaching Professor

Professor Steve Basson is Professor of Architecture in the School of Built Environment and Design at the University of Canberra. He has been involved in Faculty and research management and practiced architecture both in the UK and Western Australia. He completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia and is active in research into the historical, theoretical and perceptual relationships of architectural and urban space.

Dr Simon Carroll

Biotechnologist; Sarcoma Survivor

Dr Simon Carroll graduated as a medical microbiologist and holds a PhD in immunology. He has many years of activity in biomedical research and in biotechnology commercialisation in CSIRO and industry. He was the inaugural director of the WA Biomedical Research Institute. More recently he directed a program of community science engagement. Currently Simon is Head of Science at the WA Museum.

Professor David Wood

Orthopaedic Tumour Surgeon; Researcher

David Wood is a Winthrop Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Australia. A graduate of St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School (London), he did his specialist training in orthopaedics in England and held fellowships in musculoskeletal oncology at Harvard University and the University of Florida. David’s interests include cell-based therapies and musculoskeletal oncology.

Mr Luke McNiece

Finance and Strategy

Luke is a CPA and Graduate Member of the AICD. Luke has held executive roles in Leadership, Finance and Operations in listed and SME environments in the retail, mining services, funds management and accounting industries. Luke is currently Commercial Manager at Mosaic Community Care and in addition runs his own consulting business working with small and medium sized organisations to develop strategy and then support them to execute.

Advisory Groups

Finance Sub-Committee

Mr Luke McNiece – Chair

Education & Awareness Advisory Group

Ms Mandy Basson – Chair

Fundraising Action Group

Ms Mandy Basson – Chair

Media & Communications Advisory Group

Mr Simon Hicks – Chair

Research Advisory Group

Dr Simon Carroll – Chair

Patient Support Group

Ms Mandy Basson – Chair