Our Board of Directors believe in the Leukaemia Foundation’s vision to cure and focus much of their attention to ensuring the scientific research arm of the Leukaemia Foundation is at the cutting-edge of blood cancer research and facilitating platforms for translational research so that patients have access to the best and most current treatments.
Chairman - Beverley Mirolo OAM
Beverley joined the Foundation in 1980 when working as a registered nurse at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. With her medical and nursing colleagues, she played a major role in the planning and development of the Leukaemia Foundation Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. She was also responsible for the introduction of the first day-only services for patients with blood cancers that include leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Beverley has held a number of positions on the Board since 1983 including nursing representative on the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee, Secretary and was elected President of the Foundation in 2007. Beverley continues her interest in the provision of better outcomes for people with blood cancers and their families. She is CEO of 3D Medical Scanning Pty Ltd. Beverley was awarded an Order of Australia Medal at the 2010 Australia Day Honours.
Director - Arthur Alexander
Arthur has been involved with the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland for over 25 years, particularly in the area of support services for patients. He established and remains actively involved with the Foundation’s ‘Taking Control’ workshop which addresses the health and well-being of patients, families and carers.
Director - Philip Bradley
Director - Lucio Di Giallonardo
In 1990, Lucio completed a six month secondment to the firm’s affiliated office in Toronto, Canada, which enabled him to gain valuable experience in a different environment. Lucio specialises in the audit of listed companies as well as entities in the not-for-profit sector.
Lucio is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as being a member of CAANZ’s Audit Advisory Committee. Lucio is also a registered company auditor.
Director - Tony Formica
Tony has over 25 years commercial experience spread across chartered accounting firms, private sector businesses, and facilitation of training courses for company directors. Tony’s key skills include governance and risk management, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and financial management and reporting.
Director - Assoc. Prof. Maryanne Hargraves
Maryanne is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Queensland University of Technology and a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Sub Committee of the Cancer Council Queensland and has been a member of the Leukaemia Foundation Board since 2007.
Director - Darren Laarhoven
As Treasurer, Darren brings to the Board skills gained from providing audit and accounting services to clients who include organisations within the not-for-profit sector.
Darren is also a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand’s National Charities and Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee.
Further, he was responsible for the audit of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland for the financial years prior to 30 June 2002, which has provided him with an extensive understanding of the Leukaemia Foundation’s operations.
Director - Christopher Murray
Chris has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a member of Engineers Australia.
Mr Murray has a close personal connection with Leukaemia. In 2006 he was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia from which he is now in remission. In 2013 his father passed away as a result of conditions caused by Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia. He understands first-hand the benefits of the Foundation’s work, its mission to care and vision to cure.
Director - Tim Ridgway
Tim is a lecturer to the Masters of Organisational Psychology programs at the University of South Australia and Adelaide University. He also serves as a Professional Standards Director for the Anglican Church of Australia.
Director - Robert Yeo
He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and is chairman or member of several boards and audit committees.