Board of Directors
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation is governed by an eight-person Board of Directors. Our Board is responsible for providing strategic direction, overseeing our performance, and ensuring we operate with appropriate processes and policies. Each of our board members is passionate about Peter Mac’s work, and assumes their role in a voluntary capacity.
Bruce Akhurst, B.Ec (hons), LL.B, FAICD
(appointed February 2017)
Bruce is Executive Chairman of Adstream and Director of private investment company Paul Ramsay Holdings. He is also a member of the Library Board of Victoria and its Executive Appointments and Remuneration Committee and Finance Committee. Bruce is a director of Tabcorp Holdings Ltd and member of its Audit & Risk Committee. He is also a member of the RMIT University Council and Chair of its Infrastructure & Information Technology Committee.
Prof David Ball
(appointed June 2017)
Professor David Ball is the Director of the multi-disciplinary Lung Service at Peter Mac. He has published over 190 book chapters and papers in the peer reviewed literature. Professor Ball is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and is on the editorial boards of Nature Clinical Practice Oncology and Clinical Lung Cancer. He is currently Chair of the Australian Lung Cancer Guidelines Working Party and a member of the Mesothelioma Guidelines Working Group. Professor Ball is Chair of Cancer Australia’s Lung Cancer Advisory Group. He is a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.
Mr Stewart Baron B.Juris, LLB
(appointed May 2002)
Mr Stewart Baron is Managing Director of Baron Corporation Pty Ltd, which specialises in residential, commercial and industrial property development, domestic and worldwide private equity and infrastructure investment. Mr Baron is Vice President of the Mount Scopus Memorial College Foundation, and is a member of the Young President’s Organisation Melbourne Chapter. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School OPM.
Mr Paul Bassat
(appointed June 2012)
Paul is a co-founder and major shareholder in Square Peg Capital which is a venture capital fund focussed on investing in early stage technology companies in Australia, Israel and South East Asia. Paul is a director of Wesfarmers Ltd and a Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL). He is also on the board of Innovation Australia and the P&S Bassat Foundation.
Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as CEO and then as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK is the world’s largest online employment business and has market leading businesses in Australia, China, Brazil, Mexico and throughout South East Asia. Paul started his career as a lawyer and practiced for 6 years.
Suzanne Ewart BEc, CPA, GAICD
Suzanne has a strong background in finance and corporate services and is currently the principal of Suzanne Ewart & Associates, specialising in advising on financial and strategic solutions for both the corporate and public sectors. She has held senior operational and finance positions with the Fosters Group Limited, the National Australia Bank and BTR Nylex Limited, among others. Ms Ewart also has considerable Board experience and is Chair of the Box Hill Institute Group, and a non-executive director of Treasury Corporation of Victoria and TT Line. She serves as Chair or member of number of these Boards' committees.
Mr Dean Howell FCA
(appointed August 2003)
Mr Dean Howell is a former senior partner of Grant Thornton Australia, a leading firm of chartered accountants and management consultants. Mr Howell has had a career spanning 40 years and is now a consultant to the firm. Mr Howell is also a director of Breville Group Ltd.
Daryl J Williams, QC, BCom, LLB
(appointed January 2015)
Daryl Williams QC is a barrister, who was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1991. He took silk in 2010. Daryl graduated in both law and commerce from The University of Melbourne. He has a broad commercial practice, specialising in corporate and commercial law, equity and trusts, and insolvency. Daryl is also a nationally accredited mediator.
Mr Graeme Yarwood DipBusAdmin
(appointed May 2002)
Mr Graeme Yarwood is the former CEO of Val Morgan Cinema Advertising. Prior to this appointment, Mr Yarwood spent more than 20 years with the Nine Network. Graeme studied commerce at Melbourne University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1998.