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Australian & New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group

Board of Directors

The ANZCHOG Board provides oversight and strategic direction, ensuring the organisation’s growth, sustainability and relevance.

Prof Nick Gottardo

Chair

Perth Children's Hospital, Perth

Nick Gottardo is a paediatric oncologist/neuro-oncologist and Head of the Department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology at Perth Children’s Hospital. He is also the Co-leader of the Brain Tumour Research Programme at the Telethon Kids Institute. He commenced as Chair of ANZCHOG in 2020 and was previously the Chair of ANZCHOG's CNS Tumours Group.

A/Prof Andy Moore

Deputy Chair

Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane

Andy Moore is a Senior Staff Specialist in Paediatric Oncology at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, working within the Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Transplant Service. In addition to his clinical oncology role, he is the Director of Clinical and Biomedical Research for the Queensland Hospital and Health Service. Andy joined the ANZCHOG Board of Directors in 2020 and also serves as Chair of ANZCHOG's Biobanking Network.

Ms Hayley Vasileff

Treasurer

Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Hayley Vasileff is the Lead Pharmacist for Paediatric Haematology & Oncology at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in South Australia. Hayley joined the ANZCHOG Board of Directors in 2018 and is Chair of ANZCHOG’s Pharmacy Group.

Dr Siobhan Cross

Director

Christchurch Hospital

Siobhan Cross is a Paediatric Haematologist/ Oncologist at the Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre at Christchurch Hospital, the current chair of the ANZCHOG Leukaemia Lymphoma Group and a member of the Children’s Oncology Group cancer control steering committee. She joined the ANZCHOG Board as the New Zealand representative in 2022.

Ms Liz Darch

Director

Perth Children's Hospital, Perth

Liz Darch is currently the Clinical Nurse Manager of the Oncology/Haematology/Transplant Inpatient Unit at Perth Children’s Hospital in Western Australia. She has been Vice Chair of the ANZCHOG Nursing Committee and has been an ANZCHOG Board member for the past 8 years.

A/Prof Jordan Hansford

Director

Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Jordan Hansford is a Clinical Paediatric Oncologist and children’s brain cancer specialist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Program Leader in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Affiliate Professor at South Australian Immuno-genomics Cancer Institute, University of Adelaide. Jordan joined the ANZCHOG Board of Directors in 2020 and also serves as Chair of ANZCHOG's CNS Tumours Group.

Dr Sarah Hunter

Director

Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland

Sarah Hunter is Research Manager for Starship Blood and Cancer Centre and has a background in adult oncology nursing. Sarah oversees the paediatric and AYA oncology/haematology research programme at Starship and Auckland City Hospitals.

Dr Richard Mitchell

Director

Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney

Richard Mitchell is a Paediatric Haematologist/ Oncologist and Deputy Director at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital. He is also Deputy Director of the Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program at the Kids Cancer Centre, and the Director of the Fellowship Training program. Richard re-joined the ANZCHOG Board in 2020 and is currently the Chair of the ANZCHOG TACTIC Group.

Dr Maria Kirby

ANZCHOG Medical Director

Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Dr Maria Kirby is a Paediatric Oncologist at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide. She has a particular clinical interest in sarcomas and in neuro-oncology, while her research interests are in clinical trials. Dr Kirby is the ANZCHOG Medical Director.