Who we are

We are dedicated to kick-starting bright new ideas, accelerating new ways to cure cancer.

Our passionate teams

Thanks to your support, with you as part of our passionate community, we are able to take on every cancer, no matter the size or rarity. Together, we can work together to find the most impactful solutions to cure cancer and bring these ideas to life in record time. 

To fund this life-saving work, we rely on a passionate, innovative and talented team striving to find a cure. Our volunteers, ambassadors, researchers, expert alumini, institutes, partners, employees, CEO, and Board all make it possible for us to fund groundbreaking research that brings us closer to a cure and a world where cancer is no longer a threat.

A message from our CEO

"According to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, around 400 people are diagnosed with cancer in Australia every day. That’s close to 145,000 people this year alone.

"This is why your support and the support of our fabulous community of alumni, partners, fundraisers, and donors, is vital in helping to change the future. Working together to find a cure for cancer."

Nikki Kinloch, Cure Cancer CEO

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is made up of a group of diverse and inspiring individuals who are committed to our organisation. They are passionate about funding emerging researchers and backing innovative ideas in the hope that one day we will all live in a world without the threat of cancer.

Paul Umbrazunas

Board Chairman

Executive Chair PoweredbyPercent (Aust)

Professor Caroline Ford

Chair of the Research Committee

Head of the Gynaecological Cancer Research Group (GCRG) at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre NSW

John Ball

Managing Director Google Customer Solutions AUNZ, Google Australia

Steve Bourke

Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee

Managing Director at PwC

Karen Hamilton

Chair of the Innovation Committee

Senior Delivery Manager,
ASX

James Lawrence

Partner

Addisons

Our Patron in Chief

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), became the Patron of Cure Cancer in 2015 and continues his patronage in his new role as Governor-General of Australia.

Our Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC became a Patron of Cure Cancer in 2019 through her role as the Governor of NSW. The 39th Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency brings her deep commitment to education, youth leadership, human rights, and social justice to the role in service of the people of New South Wales.

Annual reports

It has been an exciting year for Cure Cancer, thanks to our wonderful partners, fundraisers, and donors.

Our community's support has enabled us to reach significant milestones of which we are all so incredibly proud.

Our ambassadors

Meet our amazing ambassadors who are dedicated to our mission to find a cure for cancer. They have supported us to amplify our cause and raise vital funds for cancer research.

Kate Jenkinson, Australian actress and Cure Cancer ambassador

Orix Australia volunteering at Sydney Airport

Our partners

Our partners are a group of extraordinary companies who share our determination to make this the last generation to die from cancer. We have a proven track record of working with long-term corporate partners, in-kind suppliers and fundraising partners who truly believe in our cause.

Our alumni

Our talented aluimini are a valued part of our community. They give their time to mentor our emerging researchers and provide them with a network of support to strengthen their ideas, expertise and careers. 

Dr Venessa Chin, Lung Cancer Researcher

Our institutes

Cure Cancer funds research across all cancer types, including rare and underfunded cancers. We work across the whole of Australia with prestigious institutes where our researchers choose to carry out their work.

Our volunteers

Our volunteers are a crucial part of our organisation. Whether you can spare a few hours or a day, have corporate, events or fundraising expertise, or are just able to give a helping hand, your support can make a huge difference.

We could not continue our fundraising campaigns and events without the support of our amazing volunteers, so why not come and join us?

Our volunteers and Chef Prakash at a Bunnings BBQ

Cure Cancer team at the Researcher of the Year Awards 2023

Our employees

Cure Cancer is proud to employ a small, yet diverse, innovated and talented team of people across all functions, including fundraising, technology, gaming and streaming, and marketing and communications.

Find out more about working with us.

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