Australian Prostate Cancer Research supports men living with prostate cancer by providing best practice, research validated models of care and treatment, and facilitates research to find a cure.
Laurie has been involved in Australian and international securities markets since 1960 and in the medical research industry since the formation of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in 1985. Recent positions include the Chairmanship of the Transurban Group and SMSManagement and Technology. He was an executive director of the Macquarie Bank Group from 1996 -2009 and a non-executive director of Smorgon Steel and Onesteel. He was awarded the Order of Australia for services to the securities industry in 1996.
Tony is one of the leading prostate specialists internationally. He is Professorial Fellow & Head Department of Urology, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, affiliated with Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne. Tony pioneered robotic surgery in Australia, is an invited faculty member of the American Urological Association where annually he teaches aspects of robotic surgery to an international audience, and is also on the Editorial Board of the US publication Journal of Robotic Surgery, the British Journal of Urology and the Journal of Endourology. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2015.
Leon is an experienced Chief Executive and Company Director and has substantial experience across a range industries, government, the not for profit sector and sport. He is a Director of ALH Group Limited, a former Director and Audit Chairman of Woolworths Limited, and a former Chairman of the Investment Board of Lend Lease Corporation. Leon was foundation Chair of the Vision CRC at The University of NSW, a former Chairman of the Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane, former Chairman of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council, a former Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Microsurgery Foundation.
Bill is a well-know Melbourne businessman and active supporter of charitable causes in the community. He is Chairman/Director of Guest Group, Guest Hire, Guest Commercial, Suite Deals, Guest Interiors, Guest Windows, Property 4 Retail and Guest Nominees. He is held many senior corporate roles and also served as Director of the Melbourne Football Club. Bill has been on the board of CARE Australia since 2000 and is the Chair of the CARE Australia Fundraising and Communications Committee.
Dr Gleave is a BC Leadership Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia. He is the Director of the Vancouver Prostate Center, CEO of the PC-TRIADD National Centre of Excellence in Commercialisation and Research, and has published more than 300 papers and attracted over $60M in research funding. Dr Gleave is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NCIC’s prestigious William Rawls Award for contributions to cancer control in Canada. In 2003, he was appointed a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia.
Prof Neal was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cambridge in 2002 and is Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Director of the Department of Urology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Prof Neal is a Group Leader at the CRUK funded Li Ka Shing Cambridge Research Institute, was Chair of the SAC in Urologyand was appointed to PMETB. Prof Neal has published over 380 peer reviewed articles, and over 100 chapters and books. He holds a CRUK programme grant, where the total grant income is in excess of £57M. Prof Neal is an elected Council Member for the RoyalCollege of Surgeons of England, a Member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and was an elected member of the Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board. Prof Neal is also an appointed Senior Faculty of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
Prof de Souza is Foundation Professor of Medical Oncology, a specialty in medicine involving the treatment of patients with cancer. Medical Oncologists care for patients with cancer, and sometimes use chemotherapy, medications or other therapies in order to prolong life or improve quality of life.
Prof Costello is one of the leading prostate specialists internationally and is Professorial Fellow & Head Department of Urology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, affiliated with Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne. Tony pioneered robotic surgery in Australia, is an invited faculty member of the American Urological Association where annually he teaches aspects of robotic surgery to an international audience, and is also on the Editorial Board of the US publication Journal of Robotic Surgery, the British Journal of Urology and the Journal of Endourology.
Melbourne born and bred, Brett McLeod graduated from RMIT University, landing his first job at Melbourne’s leading talk station 3AW as a cadet. He worked in London at LBC radio, before returning to 3AW and at the age of 27 became News Director. Later he was co-anchor of the Drive shift. He moved into television in the late ‘90’s, first with the Ten Network, before joining the Nine Network. On supporting Australian Prostate Cancer Research, Brett says “Like most men, I knew virtually nothing about prostate cancer until it touched my family. First my brother was diagnosed, and shortly afterwards so was I. I learned that is an illness which is very treatable, and reasonably simple to monitor. I am fortunate to have a great level of support from my family and medical professionals. Not everyone is so lucky. I want to do my part to ensure every man has access to proper diagnosis and care. No man need ever die from prostate cancer. “
Best known for presenting Nights with Steve Price on 2GB and regular appearances on The Project, Steve Price is a popular household name across thousands of homes in Australia. With a career that has spanned almost 40 years, Steve has covered all the major news stories since the seventies and been a multi-award winning national Program Director of the year, as well as Australia's current affairs Commentator & Talk Presenter of the year on numerous occasions. Steve lives between Melbourne and Sydney with his wife, Wendy, and two young daughters, Lucy and Kate. He joined Australian Prostate Cancer Research as an Ambassador in 2014 and has been lending his support to many of our projects, most recently our 2015 Tax Appeal.
Tiffany is Australia's sports First Lady - as an Australian sports broadcaster, she is best know as the AFL’s first female boundary rider on Fox Footy. She co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and presented the 2010 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. She now hosts and produces her own sports radio programme, The Hen House on Melbourne’s SEN 1116 and is a member of 3AW's football commentary team. Tiffany is also a qualified Physiotherapist and accomplished national hurdler. Next to her professional achievements Tiffany has dedicated herself to numerous charitable causes and joined Australian Prostate Cancer Research in 2015 to lend her voice to the promotion of our work as Ambassador.