Meet our highly experienced and passionate team of Executives who provide leadership to our dedicated staff and volunteers in the fight to beat cancer.
Professor Brenda Wilson RN, Dip App Sc, B Bus (Health), MBA, FAICD, FCHSE, FRCNA, FWSM
- 3 February 2003
- Chief Executive
Brenda has worked in the health industry since 1971, predominately in large teaching hospitals in South Australia and also overseas. She trained as a nurse at Royal Adelaide Hospital and has worked in a range of clinical, management and executive positions, including that of Executive Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Services at Flinders Medical Centre (1995–2002), Executive Director of Nursing, Lyell McEwin Health Service (1994), Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nursing, Hampstead Rehabilitation Hospital (1989–1993).
Brenda has a Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Business (Health) and an MBA. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a Fellow of the College of Health Service Executives (FCHSE), a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (FRCNA) and a Fellow of the Wharton School of Management. She was the recipient of the 2000 Telstra Business Women’s Award, Corporate and Government Sector. She is a past member of the Board of Burnside Hospital, Adelaide (2003-2011).
Brenda rode in the 2011 and 2012 Ride for a reason campaign as part of the Governor’s 10, to raise money for the Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project. She has personally raised more than $8,000 in community donations and will be back on the bike in 2013.
She was appointed to the position of Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA in February 2003.
Tony Siebert, BA (Acct), FCPA, FAICD
- 10 September 2012
- General Manager, Corporate Services
Tony is an experienced business manager who has held executive management positions since 1995. He brings to Cancer Council SA knowledge gained from a range of service industries including retail, banking, higher education and media. In addition Tony has provided specialist advice and services through leading professional accounting firms to the South Australian Government and some of its agencies as well as private organisations. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Tony is driven to understand how an organisation operates and seeks to deliver continuous improvement so that it can meet the challenges of a changing environment.
An active supporter of community organisations, Tony is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cabra Dominican College Inc, is a member of its Finance Committee and has held positions on its governing committees since 1999. He has previously been Treasurer of the Autism Association of South Australia and Blackwood Inline Hockey Club.
Seeing the impact of cancer on individuals, their families and the community, Tony is focused on ensuring Cancer Council SA is a strong and vibrant organisation, believing that through research, prevention and support we can beat cancer.
Dr Marion Eckert
- 5 November 2012
- General Manager, Cancer Control
Marion brings with her more than 20 years experience in the health care industry, working in various roles in South Australia and overseas. She initially undertook a Diploma of Applied Science in Nursing at Flinders University, which led to her position as graduate at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Marion is driven by quality outcomes, through her involvement in direct clinical care, management and executive roles diversifying also to the Joanna Briggs Institute, and the Safety and Quality Unit based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Marion has completed a Graduate Diploma and Master of Nursing Science at the University of Adelaide, which had a strong focus on the support and minimalisation of adverse health care outcomes for patients post medical intervention. With a passion to optimise patient care, Marion became involved in local research initiatives, completing her Doctorate of Nursing at the University of Adelaide in 2003.
Marion was an elected member of the Nurses Board of South Australia (2005-2010) and in 2006 was appointed to Nursing Director, Centre for Nursing, Midwifery Education and Research at the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC). During this time she received a SA Health Award in 2009 for Nursing and Midwifery Excellence, and her team at FMC was awarded the SA Health Award for Excellence in Non-Clinical Services in 2010.
Like most of us, Marion has been personally affected by cancer and hopes to see a cancer-free future for her three daughters.
Troy Flower MBA, B App Sc (Human Movement)
- 11 May 2009
- General Manager, Business Development
Troy has a diverse background and brings a range of experiences across multiple industries to his role as General Manager. His career has seen him running his own successful photography business, international tour leading, managing marketing and media for an alpine resort and a national theatre company to his most recent role as a regional sales director for a Danish pharmaceutical company.
Troy joined Cancer Council SA as Fundraising Manager in June 2008, moving up to his current general management role in May 2009. Bringing with him a scientific perspective since completing a Bachelor in Applied Science in 1992 and in April 2012 graduated with an MBA from The University of Adelaide. He is committed to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and is an avid cyclist and runner. He rides his bike to work and walked 10 kilometres to and from work on Cancer Council Walk to Work Day in 2011, just for fun!
Working with a passionate and skilled team of staff and volunteers, he oversees retail operations (budget $1.5m p.a.), all fundraising activities (budget $10.3m p.a.) and community engagement, marketing, communications and public relations.
Driven by the goal of beating cancer Troy moved from the corporate world to join Cancer Council SA after losing his mother-in-law and father-in-law to cancer. He brings corporate expertise to help maximise outcomes in the fight to beat cancer. He truly believes that by harnessing and uniting the skills, experiences and passion within the community, we will defeat cancer.