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

Academic Management; Research Academic Director

Professor Steve Basson is Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Arts and Design and Head of the School of Built Environment and Design at the University of Canberra. He has 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 Vince Monterosso

Accountant, Tax and Financial Advisor

Vince has worked in the accounting, tax and finance industry for 35 years, both in public price and in private commercial and finance, with a specialty in small to medium business performance management, family structures and mentoring business owners. Vince has sat on many school boards, sporting club boards and charities in the past and has a passion for AFL, tennis and fishing.

Advisory Groups

Finance Sub-Committee

Mr Vince Monterosso – 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