Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips

Director since 2016, Executive Director since 2018

Emma joined as Can Assist’s Executive Director in September 2018. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s voice in ensuring rural cancer patients have equitable access to cancer treatment and care.

Prior to this role, Emma was a Non-Executive Director of Can Assist and a member of the Finance Risk and Audit committee since 2016. Emma brings experience from a long career in global banking, working in both Sydney and New York for Citibank, ABN AMRO and Royal Bank of Scotland. As a Managing Director she was primarily involved in developing risk management strategies with respect to large companies’ currency, interest rates and commodity exposures.

Emma is passionate about developing and sustaining strong and collaborative partnerships. She has a strong affinity with the land and rural centres, and understands the importance of supporting rural communities, their well-being and access to appropriate medical support.

She is honoured to represent the communities within the network of Can Assist. Emma holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.