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.
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.
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.
Michael is the former global CEO of KPMG international, member of the UN Partnerships Forum and International Business Council representative. He is the current chair of the B20 anti-corruption taskforce. He has 26 years experience as a KPMG partner and is the former vice chair of the committee for Melbourne and MCC committee member.
Kevin is Chairman of management consultants Growth Solutions Group. His career background has covered senior corporate management and Board roles in Australia, USA, and South East Asia and most recently in Europe, and as owner and Chairman of successful marketing services companies in Australia. Kevin won the Sir Charles McGrath award for outstanding contributions to marketing, and has been awarded an Order of Australia for services to industry, community, international trade and education. Kevin is currently a board member of APN News & Media, John Truscott Design Foundation and Melbourne Food & Wine Inc. He has been a visiting fellow at Monash University and an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University, and has served as Chairman, Director and Advisory Board member across a diverse range of not-for-profit organisations.
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.
Fred Schepisi began his career in advertising before is foray into feature films. His body of work includes The Devil’s Playground and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith to international features including Plenty, The Russia House, Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation, Last Orders, and most recently, Words and Pictures. In 2004, Fred was awarded the Order of Australia. Fred was diagnosed with prostate cancer ten years ago, and under the care of surgeon Professor Tony Costello underwent keyhole surgery that saved his life. It is from his personal experience that Fred understands the importance of medical research and the advancements that can be made in the treatment and care of the many men this disease affects. Together with his wife Mary, they generously support the work of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Group are pleased to join APCR in 2016 as Ambassadors.
Mary Schepisi, New York and Melbourne based Artist. Born and raised in New York City. Mary attended the Art Student’s League of New York from the age of ten. Mary went on to graduate from Boston University School of Fine Art. She subsequently worked as a booker for the Ford Model Agency and The Wilhelmina Model Agency. In 1984, Mary married Fred Schepisi (film director, producer and writer) taking on six step-children to whom she is very close. They have one child together and share two grandchildren. Mary paints and exhibits both in Melbourne and New York. Together with Fred, Mary has long supported the work of Professor Tony Costello and his Melbourne based team. Working with APCR, Mary has coordinated two Charity Art Auctions (2014 & 2015) of works donated by leading Australian Artists to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Centre. The Auctions on both occasions met with overwhelming results. Mary is looking forward to supporting APCR in her role as Ambassador, and coordinating the next planned Charity Art Auction for February 2017.