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Board of Directors

Effective 25th September 2017 the current Board of Directors is: 

President: A/Prof Farshad Foroudi 

Scientific Committee Chair: Prof David Christie

Full Member Director: Dr Purnima Sundaresan 

Full Member Director: Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson

Full Member Director (New Zealand): Dr Giuseppe Sasso

RANZCR FRO Director: A/Prof Dion Forstner

Independent Director: Dr Tim Kuypers PhD

Independent Director: Mr John Cleary

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.

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Meet some of our board members

A/Prof Farshad Foroudi, President 

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...

Prof David Christie, Scientific Committee Chair

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, Full member Director

Fiona is a Radiation Oncologist at the Peter MacCalllum Cancer Centre in Victoria 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 Purnima SundaresanFull Member Director

Puma is a consultant radiation oncologist at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals specialising in head and neck, gastrointestinal and haematological malignancies. She is a member of the Radiation Oncology Research Committee of RANZCR, an associate editor on the editorial board of JMIRO, the publications portfolio lead for the TROG Scientific Committee. 

Dr Giuseppe Sasso, Full Member Director

Giuseppe (Peppe) is the Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland District Health Board, Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Working Group of the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and Honorary Academic at the University of Auckland. He’s specialised in the treatment of prostate, head and neck cancers, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy.

A/Prof Dion Forstner, RANZCR FRO Director

A/Prof Forstner is a Radiation Oncologist at GenesisCare St Vincent's Sydney and Macquarie University Hospital. He is also currently Dean of Faculty of Radiation Oncology of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), the peak professional body for radiation oncologists in Australia and New Zealand. 


Dr Tim Kuypers, Independent Director

Tim works as a Special Advisor for HoustonKemp Economists and the Principal at Walbrook Partners. He is an experienced and well-respected rail safety expert. Tim contributes his vast understanding of regulation to the TROG Board. 

Mr John Cleary, Independent  Director

John is the CEO of an aged care facility and has more than 20 years' experience at a senior management and executive level in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.


Mr Rob Ferguson , Independent Consumer Representative

Rob is a consumer advocate to cancer patients at St Vincent’s Hospital and a Telephone Group Counsellor at Cancer Council NSW. He is also a member of the Macquarie University Cancer Research Consumer Advisory Group. Rob was formerly Chair of Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia, President of Muscular Dystrophy NSW, and a director of Colliers International.


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