Patron

Dame Rosie Horton

Dame Rosie Horton

Patron

Dame Rosemary Horton DNZM QSO QSM is a philanthropist and mentor for New Zealand charities. Her passion and focus, over 40 years, has been women and children. Founding Chairman of the following: Friends of Aotea Trust, The Aotea Centre Performing Arts Trust, Friends of Starship and Trustee of the Starship Foundation. Chairman of NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and Chairman or Trustee of numerous other charitable organisations too many to mention. In 2011 she became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to philanthropy. In She was named EY ASB Social Entrepreneur 2013. Other awards include the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal, the Mayors Living Legend Award in Auckland, Distinguished Citizen of Auckland Award and The Catherine Variety Sheridon Award from the children’s charity Variety. The Henry A Rosso Award for Ethical Fundraising.

Ambassadors

Lisa Toi

Lisa Toi

Family Ambassador

Lisa Toi’s family has been seriously impacted by GI cancers. Her mother died at the age of 49 years from bowel and liver cancer. Her father is now living with metastatic bowel cancer. Lisa decided to have a colonoscopy at age 44 years and was told by her doctor that they would likely find something due to her family history. How right he was! Diagnosed with large flat pre-cancer lesions known as polyps, she knows she has had a lucky escape. Lisa encourages all those with a family history of a GI cancer to talk to their doctor and not be scared of having tests.

Anne Hargreaves

Anne Hargreaves

Ambassador

Wife of founding chairman, Paul Hargreaves, Anne has been committed to GICI since the beginning and has attended many of our trans-Tasman conferences. The importance of the role of partners in supporting patients and providing the encouragement and holistic environment in which to face the challenges of treatment is, she feels, often overlooked. Anne, who is a Justice of the Peace, with a BA from Canterbury University, has a background in journalism and public relations. She has served on the committees of a variety of charitable organisations.

Board Of Directors

Grant Baker

Grant Baker

Chairperson

Grant is a businessman involved in many successful start-ups and mature companies including Empower, Bluestar and 42 Below. He is co-owner of The Business Bakery, a boutique investment company based in Auckland. Grant is a survivor of bowel cancer and brings a patient’s perspective to his strategic guidance of GICI.

Professor Michael Findlay

Professor Michael Findlay

MBChB, FRACP, MD

Chair of Oncology, University of Auckland Head, Discipline of Oncology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland Director, Cancer Trials New Zealand, University of Auckland Service Clinical Director Research, Auckland District Health Board Regional Cancer & Blood Service Board member, Cancer Society Auckland and Northland Scientific Advisory Board member, Australasian GI Trials Group Board Chair, Canopy Cancer Care (healthcare facility)

Christine Liddy

Christine Liddy

AO, FAICD BA

Christine was the past President of the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (AU) and the past National Vice-President of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She is currently the head of the Fundraising Committee on the AGITG Board and has acted on numerous boards of not–for- profit, public and private companies. Christine brings her financial and managerial skills and extensive Corporate Governance experience.

Professor Tim Price

Professor Tim Price

MBBS, FRACP, DHlthSc

Tim is the Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist and Head of the Haematology and Oncology Unit and Clinical Oncology Research Group at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Currently Tim coordinates the GI cancer trials at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is the principal investigator for all associated GI clinical trials. Tim is currently the Chair of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group."

Anna St George

Anna St George

Board Member

Anna has a long history in the advertising industry and company ownership. She is an expert in marketing and communications, in particular media strategy, digital marketing.

Gavin Gerrard

Gavin Gerrard

Director

Gavin Gerrard is a survivor of oesophagus cancer, successfully operated on by Grant Beban. Gavin's background is construction in residential, industrial, commercial and land sub-division. He is currently chairperson of a large building industry manufacturing company of which he owns 50%. Over the last 10 years he has been a mentor for NZ Business Mentors. He is also an avid yacht person and has competed internationally including world championships.

Lisa Toi

Lisa Toi

Director

Lisa has 25 years commercial/strategic experience across range of industries and global organisations including 21 years in the NZ healthcare sector. She is currently a consultant providing strategic, stakeholder engagement consulting and project management resource to a range of public and private organisations engaging in consumer-centred digital health or behaviour change programmes. Her passion for gastro-intestinal cancers is due to her mother dying from bowel and liver cancer as well as her father living with metastatic bowel cancer.

Management

Ruth Davy

Ruth Davy

Executive Officer

Ruth Davy has 25 years experience in the not for profit and health sector. She is an ex nurse and has a Master of Public Health (Hons) degree.

The GICI Scientific Advisory Comittee

Professor Bridget Robinson

Professor Bridget Robinson

Chair

Mackenzie Chair in Cancer Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and Medical Oncologist, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand

Professor Michael Findlay

Professor Michael Findlay

MBChB, FRACP, MD

Chair of Oncology, University of Auckland Head, Discipline of Oncology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland Director, Cancer Trials New Zealand, University of Auckland Service Clinical Director Research, Auckland District Health Board Regional Cancer & Blood Service Board member, Cancer Society Auckland and Northland Scientific Advisory Board member, Australasian GI Trials Group Board Chair, Canopy Cancer Care (healthcare facility)

Professor John McCall

Professor John McCall

MB ChB MD FRACS

McKenzie Chair in Clinical Science, Hepatobiliary and Transplant surgeon and Clinical Professor of Surgery, Dunedin, New Zealand Transplant Surgeon, New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Auckland

Kerin Thompson

Kerin Thompson

CoP, BSc

Study Start-Up Associate, ICON Clinical Research

Assoc Professor Clare Wall

Assoc Professor Clare Wall

PhD

Associate Professor, Academic Director - Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Iain Ward

Dr Iain Ward

Dr Iain Ward is a radiation oncologist at the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service, specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer,