Meet the board
Breast Cancer Care WA is managed by a committed voluntary board of directors who bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to the charity and guide its employees to ensure the continued success of the Breast Cancer Care WA.
Ros Worthington remains the patron and is a constant source of inspiration to the entire team and community.
Malcolm Day – Chairman
Malcolm has been a member of the Breast Cancer Care WA Board of Directors since 2004 and Chairman since July 2009.
In 1995 he founded adultshop.com and remains the Managing Director. He is also a Director of ASX listed Delecta Ltd & Paynes Find Gold Ltd and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prior to the founding of adultshop.com, Malcolm worked as a licensed surveyor, a civil engineer and also a project manager on the construction of high rise buildings.
In 2004 adultshop.com hosted its inaugural Boobalicious Ball (www.boobalicious.com.au) to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA. Boobalicious Ball has since become a top 10 event on the Perth calendar and following another successful year in June 2012, the total money raised for Breast Cancer Care WA since its inception exceeds $750,000.
Always up for a challenge, in 2009 Malcolm and good friend Carl Coward, founded The Conquerors and together with 18 others climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Africa, the highest free standing mountain in the world at 5,895m above sea level. The climb raised over $70,000 for the Breast Cancer Care WA.
Simon Martin - Vice Chairman
Simon has over twenty years commercial experience having worked predominately in the media industry and more recently in the not-for-profit sector. Simon began his career with Ernst and Young in Perth before working overseas in Canada and London for a number of years.
On his return to Perth, Simon started with the Ten Network as Finance Manager for the Perth station then progressed on to Finance Manager for both the Perth and Adelaide operations. Simon was then promoted to the role of General Manager for Ten Perth and broadened his skill set to include all facets of business management.
In his most recent role, Simon served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
Simon has been a member of the board since February 2009.
“Like so many others in WA, my family has been directly impacted by cancer. As a board member, I'm committed to assisting the team to continue providing services to those in need in our community.”
Dr Corinne Jones – Director
Dr Corinne Jones MBBS (WA) FRACS FRCS (England) is a general surgeon with supra-specialist training in breast and thyroid surgery. Her extensive training and experience have been both in Australia and overseas.
Corinne obtained her medical degree in 1989 at UWA. She trained to be a general surgeon over the next 10 years in major teaching hospitals across Perth, including the breast clinics at Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner.
In 1999, having gained her Australian General Surgical Fellowship, Corinne travelled to Scotland to undertake two years of post fellowship training in breast & thyroid surgery. In 2002 she became Director of the Breast Service at Pilgrim Hospital, a National Health Service (NHS) hospital in Boston, England. In 2003, taking 12 months leave from Pilgrim Hospital, Corinne completed a Thyroid Surgery Fellowship in France.
On returning to her position as Director of the Pilgrim hospital Breast Unit in Boston, she also established a dedicated Thyroid/Parathyroid Service. Both services were highly successful in achieving NHS targets for recommended standards of care. Corinne is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Corinne returned to Perth in July 2008 and worked in the Breast Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital until December 2009 and consulted at Mercy Hospital, formerly St Annes Hospital, until September 2011. Corinne is now full time at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco. She runs a private practice dedicated to breast and thyroid patients and is closely involved in developing a world class Breast Cancer Service at the hospital.
Corinne has been a member of the board since March 2009.
"I feel honoured to be a member of the Breast Cancer Care WA Board and hope to use my position to enhance the charity and advance breast cancer care in Western Australia".
Ralph Winter - Director
Ralph joined the board in May 2012 and is a professional director with a particular focus on business development, marketing and promotion, corporate strategy, finance and capital raising. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Ralph is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with a particular interest in the exploration area of the mining industry. This has led to his appointment as a Non-Executive Director of Moho Resources NL.
In Ralph’s university days he co-founded a group that held seminars and provided assistance to those that dream of running their own business, seeking to escape the kind of poverty that is so widespread in South Africa.
As a teenager Ralph moved to Perth from South Africa. He became good friends with the girl living next door, whose mother had breast cancer and saw first-hand the affect this had on her and her family. Ralph eventually married this girl and they now have a daughter and a son.
With cancer also affecting Ralph’s mother and grandmother, he started his search for an organisation he could positively contribute to and found Breast Cancer Care WA.
“Although there are massive resources world-wide going into research for a cure for cancer, people right now are living through breast cancer, and that is where Breast Cancer Care WA really makes a difference. As a board member I hope to be a part of that difference and help those that need it today.”
Bonnie Bullock - Director
Originally from the USA, Bonnie Bullock has made Perth home for the past 10 years.
After spending more than 16 years with leading public relations consultancies in Perth, Sydney and the USA, Bonnie opened the doors to Saranac PR in 2007.
A seasoned public relations professional, Bonnie has worked across some of Australia’s most prominent brands such as the Alcock Brown-Neaves Group, Stockland Property Group, Vodafone Australia and Aussie Home Loans.
Bonnie has previously served as a Trustee for WA Charity Direct as well as a Board Member for the Public Relations Institute of Australia. She is also a regular university guest lecturer in public relations.
Since moving to Perth in 2002, Bonnie has admired not only the remarkable grassroots work of Breast Cancer Care WA but also the spectacular yet controlled growth of the organisation.
Bonnie lives in Perth with her seven-year-old daughter Madeleine.
Bonnie joined the board in May 2012.
“I was instantly drawn to Breast Cancer Care WA when I met the founder Ros Worthington OAM in 2008. Motivated by my Aunt Gail, who passed away of breast cancer in 1996, I try to ‘pay it forward’ and hope to make a real tangible difference to those affected by breast cancer in Western Australia.”
Pauline Gately - Director
Pauline has over twenty years’ experience working in Investment Banking (research and asset management) at the most senior level. Her analytic skills as an economist and investment strategist have won accolades from institutional investors internationally.
She is currently Acting Chair and Non-Exec Director of Alliance Mineral Assets Ltd, a boutique mining company based in Perth. Pauline has also performed Director roles in Investment Banking in the Asia Pacific Region.
Her recent personal experience with breast cancer compelled her to seek ways to use her professional skills and experience to support other women and families touched by breast cancer. She is passionate about paying forward the support received during her cancer journey.
Pauline joined the board in February 2014.
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"
Peter House - Director
Peter joined the board in August 2015, bringing more than 15 years' of skills and experience in the retail industry to ensure further diversify to the Breast Cancer Care WA board.
As the Regional Manager of Consumer Sales WA/SA for Caltex, Peter has long championed charity support from Caltex to his local community and has now decided to take his passion one step further by committing to a board level position.
“It is a privilege to be a member of the Breast Cancer Care WA Board and I am keen to make a difference to those affected by breast cancer and raise awareness within the community.”
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