Our Board

Directors

Serg Duchini

Chair & Director Lymphoma Australia

Serg Duchini is a Non-Executive director Esfam Biotech Pty Ltd and of AusBiotech. Serg was also a Board member of Deloitte Australia where he was a Partner of 23 years until August 2021. Serg has significant corporate experience with a specific focus on Life Science and Biotech. He is also a survivor of Follicular Lymphoma having been diagnosed in 2011 and 2020. Serg brings his commercial and governance experience to Lymphoma Australia as well as his patient perspective.

Serg has Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Taxation, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Serg is the Chair of Lymphoma Australia.

Dr Jason Butler is a clinical haematologist with Icon Cancer Centre, and a Senior Staff Haematologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Dr Butler completed his dual training in clinical and laboratory haematology in 2004 following a research posting at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research investigating the role of bcl-2 in primary resistance in chronic myeloid leukaemia. He also completed a Masters in Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology) to assist with development of investigator-initiator research studies.

His major clinical interests are in all aspects of malignant haematology, particularly in myeloma and lymphoma, as well as autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. He is the Tumour Stream Lead for myeloma at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, acting as a principal investigator in a number of clinical trials including CAR-T therapy and other novel approaches to management of lymphoma.

Dr Butler is the current chair of the Haematology Reference Committee of eviQ, the Australian-based governance committee establishing consensus guidelines for cancer treatments, and a council member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Dr Jason Butler

Vice Chair & Director Lymphoma Australia

Will Pitchforth

Treasurer & Director Lymphoma Australia

Will Pitchforth is the Head of Commercial for Bladnoch Distillery and has over 15 years’ experience in international sales and marketing. Prior to working with Scotch Whisky, Will worked in Paris for the French drinks company Pernod Ricard, in the international development division.

Will holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington. Will’s involvement with Lymphoma Australia began in 2015 when his mother in law Patricia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, a battle which she bravely fought and sadly lost in January 2019.

Will is also the MC for many Lymphoma Australia events where he can be spotted wearing a bright lime green jacket!

Gayle is Secretary of the Board, Lymphoma Australia providing secretarial services including minutes of all meetings and as a member of the Board, participates in decision-making processes, strategic planning and contributes to the initiatives of Lymphoma Australia. Gayle has over 20 years’ experience in both international relations and executive assistance having worked in roles such as Manager, International Relations; Executive Secretary to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health & Science), Griffith University; and Communications Officer/Personal Assistant at CSIRO; and Deakin University.

Gayle has been with Lymphoma Australia for over 10 years and has a personal family connection with lymphoma. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Information Management) from Deakin University.

Gayle Murray

Company Secretary & Director

Gordon Shaw

Director and Life Member Lymphoma Australia

Gordon joined the Lymphoma organisation in 2007 after his wife of 40 years, Kayleen, passed away as a result of NHL.

With a view of contributing “What I can, when I can”, Gordon brought his business and commercial skills to the Lymphoma Board room. He was an executive in the Queensland sugar milling industry for over 20 years. After serving as CEO of a sugar milling company in Far North Queensland for almost 8 years, Gordon pursued a career as a management consultant where his experience and skills benefited a wide range of businesses and organisations.

Gordon is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, a Chartered Company Secretary, and a Member of the Governance institute of Australia.Gordon is now semi-retired with his professional interests focused on Lymphoma Australia and a renewable energy company.

Privately, Gordon is an avid cyclist and has participated in a number of major events, including the Lymphoma Australia Parliament2Opera bicycle ride.

Frank is an experienced State Manager and General Manager with a demonstrated history working in the financial advisory industry over the past 15 years. Joining the Board in July 2021, he brings experience as a team leader, skilled in investment advisory, management, financial risk, business relationship management, and risk management. 

Frank has received Australia wide acclaim and awards for his dedication to the sport of Rowing and is a dual Olympian and Olympic medallist in the sport.  Other awards include as an Australia Day ambassador, NSW Rower of the Year, Sydney University Sportsman of the year in 2009. In 2015 Frank also achieved membership to the Golden Key International Honours Society (MBA LaTrobe University).

Frank is also an Ambassador to Lymphoma Australia, giving back where he can for vital fundraising into research and services.

Frank Hegerty OLY

Director Lymphoma Australia

Peter Crowther

Director Lymphoma Australia

Pete is a strong, highly experienced, and engaging IT specialist and leader.

He has more than 30 years’ IT experience spanning integrated business services, mining and resources, health, private, government and financial services, and often for large global organisations with complex environments.

Joining Downer as their Group CIO in early 2016, Pete is accountable for technology services and contracts across all geographies and divisions. He leads a trans-Tasman team of highly skilled management and technical staff that work in a multi-vendor environment with strategic partnerships with DXC, Telstra, TCS and Spark.

Pete has worked for some large corporates across the Australian and global landscape – including Downer, BHP, CBA, NAB and ANZ, amongst others. He has had a range of roles in various business’s including: Group CIO, Divisional CIO, Chief Architect, and Head of Technology, amongst others, most recently working at exco and board level.

Evelyn has eight years working at EnergyAustralia, primarily responsible for the Company Secretary obligations of EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Victorian Council of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Prior to her roles in Governance, Evelyn spent more than 20 years in tax law, including 15 years with BHP Billiton.

Evelyn Harris

Director Lymphoma Australia

Sharon Millman

CEO & Director Lymphoma Australia

Sharon Winton is CEO of Lymphoma Australia, a member of the Lymphoma Coalition and has been a health consumer representative on a number of consumer stakeholder meetings in Australia and overseas

Prior to her current role, Sharon worked with a private health insurance company in relationship and strategic management. Previous to this position Sharon was employed in the health and fitness industry as a physical education teacher and Director of a Sport and Recreation Company.

Sharon is extremely passionate about ensuring all Australians have equitable access to information and medicines. Over the last 2 years twelve new treatments have been listed on the PBS for both rare and common subtypes of lymphoma.

At the personal and professional level Sharon has been involved with patients, carers and health professionals after Sharon’s mother, Shirley Winton OAM, became the founding president of Lymphoma Australia in 2004.

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