Reg Richardson AM
Reg Richardson was appointed the Chairman of Melanoma Institute Australia in 2007. He has owned and managed diverse businesses including information storage and management, wholesale pharmaceutical distribution, property development and investment. Reg is involved with a number of philanthropic organisations including Melanoma Institute Australia, Friends of the Mater Foundation, and the Poche Centre of Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney, Flinders University and Melbourne University. Previously, Reg has served on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Mercy Foundation and the Ted Noffs Foundation. He has shown himself to be a valuable asset for these groups, raising over $80 million. In 2007 Reg was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Professor John Thompson
Professor Thompson is both the Executive Director of Melanoma Institute Australia and Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology of The University of Sydney. He is author of over 400 peer-reviewed articles and holds positions on the editorial boards of several international journals. Professor Thompson is the immediate past President of the International Sentinel Node Society, Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group, and Chairman of the NSW Melanoma Network. He is also a member of the Melanoma Staging Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer.
Associate Professor Jonathan Stretch AM
Associate Professor Stretch has been the Deputy Director of Melanoma Institute Australia since its inception in 2007. As an Associate Professor of Melanoma and Skin Oncology at The University of Sydney, he undertook his surgical training in Sydney becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) in 1987. Thereafter he was Overseas Fellow at the Radcliffe Infirmary and Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford. His doctoral research investigated the local dissemination of melanoma. He was appointed to Royal North Shore Hospital in 1991 and the Sydney Melanoma Unit in 2002. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.
Garry Sladden BBus, CPA, FINSA
Garry was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Melanoma Institute Australia in April 2011. Garry is a business and strategic adviser who has a diversified business background in the areas of real estate, private equity, business operations, banking and finance, and equity raising, having held the position of General Manager Operations at Consolidated Press Holdings for six years and more recently (2007) the role of Group Operations Executive for a real estate investment, development and funds management group. Garry is Non-Executive Chairman of Folkestone Limited and Chairman of Ashton Manufacturing Pty Ltd.
Chair of the Finance Committee
Jennifer Elliott was appointed as Chair of the Finance Committee at Melanoma Institute Australia in 2012. She has Australian and international experience in global business strategy and planning, new business origination, and business relationships. Jennifer previously held various roles within Moody’s Investors Services Asia Pacific for almost 20 years, including Managing Director and Head, Chief Human Resources Officer, Managing Director and Vice President. Prior to joining Moody’s, she worked as a banking and finance lawyer in Sydney. Jennifer has a degree in English Literature and Masters in Southeast Asian Business studies.