Director since 2022

Justine has had a legal career spanning more than two decades during which Justine has amassed considerable specialist experience, particularly at executive level, advising on all types of workplace misconduct, including discrimination, bullying and harassment. As a founding partner at Seyfarth Shaw Australia and former partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Justine advised private and public enterprises on national and global levels. Justine currently works as a workplace consultant conducting workplace investigations and culture reviews. She brings extensive experience advising on a wide range of workplace issues such as disciplinary and performance matters, employee hire and retention, pay practices and processes and workforce reductions.

Through her interaction and communication with employees at all organisational levels across countless industries, including financial services, media, gaming, retail, manufacturing, recruitment and property, Justine gained an acute understanding of the depth and scale of employment challenges faced by workplaces.

Justine is a current independent director of Pepper Money Ltd (ASX:PPM) and Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee. Justine is a former board member for Catholic Schools NSW/ACT, Access EAP and TAFE NSW where Justine has played instrumental roles in driving both commercial business success and rapid industry growth. 

Justine and her husband spend their time between Northbridge (Sydney) and Yass where she grew up.

Director since 2022

With a career of over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Kym has a deep understanding of the healthcare environment and its complexities in Australia.  She is currently Head of Marketing and Communications for the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre, trading as Omico, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving outcomes for Australians with cancer by accelerating the use of precision oncology.  

Previously, Kym has held several executive roles in large global companies and so brings significant experience in organisational leadership, creating and directing strategy, leading large businesses and teams, and building collaborative stakeholder relationships.  

Kym continues to have a strong drive to positively impact the health of others.  She is passionate about having a clear purpose, driving forward progress, and rising to challenges to do so. 

With experience as a carer for close family members who have had a cancer diagnosis, Kym understands the burden to patients, carers and families that come with this.  Kym is originally from Tasmania and is based in Sydney.  She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Women on Boards.

Director since 2022

Marcus is the founder and managing Director of Sanctuary Media Group, a specialist strategic media planning and buying agency based in Surry Hills.  Marcus launches SMG to specialise in working with NGOs in 2016 to help drive their fundraising and donor bases.  SMG and Marcus work with 20+ NGOs in Australia and New Zealand

Born in Birmingham UK  Marcus has been working in Marketing, Media and Fundraising since 1995, he started his career in the UK with one of the largest Global advertising groups McCann Erickson before spending time with MediaVest and MediaCom in London and Manchester.  He moved over to Australia with his family in 2011 to work with the leadership team at PHD Australia to help deliver their Analytics and Direct Response expertise.  

Marcus and his family  fell in love with NSW and Australia very soon after arriving in Sydney and they  quickly decided to make it our permanent home.  Outside of work he has worked with community sport in organisation and sponsorship duties and has done voluntary work with the Australian Direct Marketing Association.   

Director since 2022

Lynsey

Lynsey is a Leeton-based communications executive with over 20 years’ of high-level, corporate, community and board experience, in Australia and abroad.

Lynsey is currently Superintendent Community and Indigenous Relations for ASX listed Evolution Mining, Cowal Operation and previous Group Manager Marketing, Corporate Affairs for ASX listed, Murray Cod Australia and owner/director of Lynsey Reilly Communications.

Lynsey’s particular specialties include governance and reporting, strategy formulation, communications and stakeholder management. She have over 20 years’ experience in communications, marketing, public relations, media relations, event management, tourism marketing and sponsorship management.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, Lynsey is the proud owner of two Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards including 2009 Special Events Award and 2016 Australian co-Micro Agency of the Year.

Lynsey is also a cancer survivor who is passionate about helping people in need and broader regional communities.

President & Chair
Director since 2014

Michael is principal and owner of numerous farming and commercial businesses in the New England and Central West regions including Jackson Pastoral Co, a farming and grazing enterprise. He has provided key services for agricultural clients for nearly 4 decades through his Stock and Station Real estate and business agents in Tamworth, Guyra, Dorrigo and Bellingen. Michael holds several directorships including one in a pooled development fund which was instrumental in getting Vault Intelligence listed on the ASX; Guyra Fuels which distributes fuel and oil to service stations, farms and towns in the New England; and Remur Pty Ltd, a successful land and property development company. More recently Michael is involved in establishing an innovation portfolio of Energy, Soil and Water assets. Michael is an active member of the New South Wales rural bush fire brigade, holds a private pilot licence and is an active sportsman competing in golf, tennis, cricket and hockey, where he represented Australia in the 2017 invitational World Masters Games in New Zealand and brought home a bronze medal. Michael has also completed the Charitable Board of Directors course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Secretary, Member of FA&R Committee
Director since 2018

Catherine Corderoy

Cathy is a semi-retired accountant, working in the Moree area. In 2019 Cathy worked as Management Accountant for a local aged care facility and still volunteers there teaching resident art classes.

Cathy also has a number of pro-bono volunteer accounting positions, in addition to being the Treasurer of the Moree branch of Can Assist.

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration plus a Graduate Diploma in Management and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Director since 2014

David Graham was born and raised in the Riverina town of Coolamon. Being raised in the country, he has a strong understanding of the country communities and their struggle in reaching and receiving day-to-day medical care. David’s strong ethical background and beliefs have seen him involved with numerous fundraising committees, clubs and charities. Among the club memberships, he has served as the president of Moree Lions Club, St Edward’s Parents and Friends Association, St Joseph’s Parents and Friends Association and has been the secretary of the Coolamon Rovers Football Club. David has been a Director since 2014 and served as the president of the Moree Branch. Recently retired from the position of Warehousing and Procurement Manager for the Moree Plains Shire, he has relocated with family back to Wagga Wagga.

Director since 2018, Member of FA&R committee

Gary has significant experience in operating large businesses and was a senior executive for over 15 years in the electricity industry.

From 2012 to 2017, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Essential Energy and prior to that held senior executive roles covering areas such as regulation, business development, customer service and asset management. Gary currently holds various other board positions. Gary has a strong affiliation with regional and rural NSW. He lives in Port Macquarie and owns rural land in the North West and North Coast parts of the state.

Gary is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has completed the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School.

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.

Director since 2018

Phil is a technology executive with 30 years’ experience in rural energy, precision agriculture, and telecommunications industries. He grew up on a farm in North Queensland, and his family owns a mixed business farm in the Mudgee region. Phil graduated from the University of Newcastle with BE (Hons) in Computer Engineering, and Deakin University with a Grad Dip in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Phil has personal experience with the challenges and hardships of cancer treatment, and the impact it has on families and finances.