Board Members

Board Members

Mr Graeme Lade – Chair B.A. (Hons), ANU

As the former Australian Ambassador to Nepal and Director of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Section in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Graeme brings a wealth of insight to the ACCF team. Having also accompanied his wife on assignments in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar, he has witnessed the challenges faced by women and healthcare providers in the developing world and is committed to bringing about practical and sustainable change.

Dr Surendra Bade Shrestha – Director (Ph.D. Political Science (Fulbright Scholar), M.S. Political Science (Gold Medallist))

As a three-term Founding Mayor of Banepa, the founder and president of NNCTR/INCTR Nepal and Chairman of the Nepal Australian Cervical CANCER Foundation (NACCF), Surendra provides ACCF with local knowledge, networks and know-how that keep the programs up and running. His commitment to improving the health of Nepalese women and girls has been pivotal to the success of ACCF across the country.

Jade Demnar – Director B.A., B.Bus. Man, UQ

Jade is a member of the senior executive service in the Federal Government. She previously spent many years as a management consultant in global professional services firm, Accenture where she specialised in Change Management and Innovation with Government & Health clients. She is also on the board of Multicultural Australia.

Vicky Darling – Director, Bachelor of Arts (Recreation Administration), Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

Vicky Darling is a management consultant, providing expertise to government and not-for-profits on governance, strategy and volunteering programs. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of VolunteeringACT, the peak body for volunteering and community information services in the Canberra region from 2017 until 2020. Vicky started her career in the travel and recruitment industries before pursuing a career in public policy and community engagement. She has held executive leadership positions in the private sector, government, peak bodies, and charities and served in the Queensland Parliament.

Ms Elizabeth Rigby – Director

Libbi is an experienced design and brand specialist, passionate in the pursuit of good design outcomes for cities, communities and people. She has over 18 years of proven experience working across the disciplines of user experience, wayfinding, brand and experiential marketing. She has played a key role in the leadership, management and implementation of many well recognised brands and design programmes throughout Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. Libbi’s passion is to work with organisations and brands that have the power and influence to make a difference when it comes to creating cities, places and spaces so that they are specifically designed, built and operated for the communities they serve.

Ms Kylie Hawker – Director MMktg - UoN, MAICD

Kylie has over 18 years’ experience in Executive Management Marketing and Communications roles, in both commercial and not for profit organisations across Asia Pacific. Kylie spent 8 years living and working in Singapore leading a diverse team across the region. She is also the Chair of Better Care Delivered (BCD).

Michelle Hutton – Director B. Bus.

Michelle is a leading global communication executive with an international career spanning Asia, Australia, and Europe. She is currently the CEO of Edelman Australia and Vice Chair Asia Pacific. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, was a founding Board Member of the Global Women in PR network and was previously a Board Director of The Communications Council in Australia serving on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a member of the NSW Advisory Board for food relief charity SecondBite.

Mr Terry Mulcahy – Director

Terry joins the ACCF Board after having been involved with the organisation through Hyundai’s “Hyundai Help 4 Kids” Foundation.  Terry was previously the Head of Regional Operations for Hyundai Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience at senior executive level working for large automotive manufacturers. Terry is passionate about the well-being of all people both through opportunity and health.

Non-Board Members

Joe Tooma – Company Secretary & Chief Executive Officer B.A. & LLB, UQ & Masters of Business majoring in Philanthropy and Non-profit, QUT

With an extensive legal career behind him, Joe has worked as a Solicitor and served as the President of the Queensland Law Society from 2000-2002. A move into the not-for-profit sector saw him serve as the CEO of Diabetes Australia from 2003 to 2008 before taking the reins at ACCF. His hard work and dedication in establishing ACCF's presence in Nepal were recognized in May 2017 when he was named the Honorary Consul General for Nepal, a position he held until December 2021.

Professor Ian H Frazer, AC, FAA, Scientific Advisor BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, MD

As co-inventor of the HPV cervical cancer vaccine and 2006 Australian of the Year, Ian Frazer has been a driving force in ACCF's efforts to reduce the impact of cervical cancer on women in Australia and the developing world. His continuing efforts to ensure the HPV vaccine and cervical screening are available where they are needed most, is an inspiration and guiding force for the entire ACCF team.

Ian is also an Australian National Living Treasure. He was awarded the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science in 2005 and the Prime Minister’s Science prize in 2008. Professor Frazer and his team of 100 researchers are working on the next big cancer breakthrough.

Julie Weston - Operations Manager

Barb Tasker - Chief Financial Officer

Sylvia Gett - National Marketing and Communications Manager

Elizabeth Rayment - National Fundraising Manager

Elizabeth Ham - National Health Promotion Manager

Jacqui Greenfield - Community Engagement Coordinator (NSW/ACT/WA)

Kaye Nicholas - Personal Assistant and Finance Officer

Meredith Melvin - Business Development Officer