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Board of Directors

Effective 16th March 2016 the current Board of Directors is: 

President: A/Prof Farshad Foroudi
Scientific Committee Chair: Professor David Christie
Full Member Director: Dr Purnima Sundaresan 
Full Member Director: Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson
Full Member Director (New Zealand): Dr Giuseppe Sasso
Independent Director: Dr Tim Kuypers PhD
Independent Consumer Representative Director: Mr Rob Ferguson

TROG's Company Secretary is Andrew Jenkins. Please direct any corporate governance enquiries to Andrew by emailing or phoning +61 2 4014 3909.

Please direct any TROG Scientific Committee enquiries to Joan Torony: email or phone +61 2 4014 3913.

Meet some of our board members

Associate Professor Farshad Foroudi, Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, Austin Health Victoria

Farshad is the TROG President and a consultant radiation oncologist at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Melbourne. He has a full-time clinical practice specialising in radiation treatment of predominantly prostate and bladder cancers. Continue reading...

Professor David Christie, Genesis CancerCare Queensland

David is the Chair of the TROG Scientific Committee and a Radiation Oncologist at Genesis CancerCare, QLD. David has experience in treating all cancers that require radiotherapy but has a special interest in urological cancer and lymphoma, including brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Continue reading...

Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson, University of Newcastle NSW

Fiona is a Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. Clinically, she specializes in the treatment of patients with lung, breast and head and neck cancer. Fiona is also Chair of the TROG Lung Subspecialty group. Continue reading...


Dr Giuseppe Sasso, Auckland Hospital NZ

Giuseppe (Peppe) is currently the Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Northern Regional Cancer and Blood Services, Auckland City Hospital and Auckland District Health Board (ADHB). His clinical focus is on prostate and breast cancer and he also has a special interest in the use of ablative radiotherapy for early metastatic cancers.

Dr Tim Kuypers, Independent Director

Tim works for Asciano, which owns Australia’s largest national above rail freight operator. As General Manager of Regulation, he interacts with economic regulators and negotiates access to rail tracks. Tim contributes his vast understanding of regulation to the TROG Board. Continue reading...

Mr Rob Ferguson, Independent Consumer Representative Director

Rob has been involved with consumer advocacy for cancer patients, carer's and families since 2013. Before retiring in 2014, he was instrumental in providing vastly improved services to those with Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, throughout NSW and Australia. Continue reading...


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