Bill Guest, AMChairmanBill is a well-known Melbourne businessman and active supporter of charitable causes in the community. The Australian Prostate Centre (APC) was Bill’s brainchild and it was through his fundraising efforts that the idea for a prostate cancer clinic for all men could be realised. Bill is Chair/Director of Guest Group and has held many senior corporate roles and also served as Director of the Melbourne Football Club and as the Chairman of FightMND. Bill is Chair of RULE Prostate Cancer and also Patron of the Australian Prostate Centre.
Peter FilipovicDeputy ChairPeter Filipovic recently stepped down as CEO of Carlton United Breweries. He worked at CUB for over 20 years as the Taxation Director, Commercial Finance Director and CEO. Peter was educated at Monash University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Law.
John BallingerDirectorJohn Ballinger has held many senior corporate positions in blue chip Australian Organisations. John is currently an executive at Converge Global.
David CannyDirectorDavid is the Presidents of the Australian Hotels Association Victoria, which oversees the hotels, pubs and clubs industry in Victoria. From his AHA role David brings a wealth of government relations, strategic planning and community experience. He also provides excellent small business knowledge through his ownership with his wife Dani, of the successful Red Lion Hotel in Ballarat and the Montague Hotel in South Melbourne.
Prof Tony Costello AMDirectorTony is one of the leading robotic prostate surgeons internationally and the former Professorial Fellow & Head Department of Urology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Tony pioneered robotic surgery in Australia. In 2003 he performed the first open radical prostatectomy using robotic surgery in Australia at the Epworth Hospital. He is now into his fifteenth year of experience performing radical prostatectomies at Epworth Richmond. Together with Bill Guest Tony was instrumental in setting in the Australian Prostate Centre.
Dr Phil DundeeDirectorPhil is a urologist with sub-speciality expertise in urologic oncology. Phil undertook a laparoscopic prostate cancer fellowship in the UK followed by training in robotic surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London. Since returning to Melbourne at the end of 2012, Phil has established a high volume practice in robotic and laparoscopic urologic oncology and has performed over 1000 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. Phil has spoken at national and international conferences on robotic surgery and won the Peter J Dohrmann medal from the Epworth Hospital in 2018 for his research in robotic surgery.
David EliaDirectorDavid Elia brings an impressive list of credentials to the board with his current role as Chief Executive Officer of one Australia's leading super funds HOSTPLUS. HOSTPLUS is national industry superannuation fund for workers and employers in Hospitality, Tourism, Sports and Recreation Industry. The fund has in excess of $29 billion in funds under administration and over 1 million members. He is also a current Director of not-for-profit organisation, Fund Executives Association Ltd, which is dedicated to supporting the professional development of leaders in the superannuation industry. David's career also spans previous employment with KPMG and Superpartners Pty Ltd (formerly Jacques Martin Industry). He is a qualified chartered accountant and completed his degree in Economics at La Trobe University as well as a Post Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Further he is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed various business and management courses at Harvard Business School and Mt Eliza Business School.
Iain FindlayDirectorIain Findlay has a diverse background including working with the Victoria Police for 20 years and served with the Australian Army in Vietnam (1968-1971). Within the corporate sector, Iain has operated in senior management roles with industries including construction, travel, conference event management and professional services for the past 15 years with BDO and Grant Thornton (Business Development Director). Iain is a highly regarded member of the AFL/VFL Tribunal officially appointed as a player advocate (30 years).
Neil GrantDirectorNeil Grant has a strong background in leadership, sales and brand development. He was appointed by Foster's in 2003 to lead sales in Victoria and Tasmania. Neil then became the National Trade Relations Manager for Foster's in 2009 drawing on his considerable industry experience and networks. Previously Neil was Southcorp Wines' Sales Director and worked for the group for 26 years. His experience includes leading and managing large sales teams and supporting the development of Australia's most iconic wine and beer brands.
Ross HughesDirectorRoss Hughes joined the E.J. Whitten Foundation as one of the two original trustees. Ross was previously the General Manager of Marketing for Prixcar Services based in Altona North, Victoria. Prior to that Ross was the Managing Director of Autocare and General Manager / Company Secretary of Nippondenso Australia for 14 years. Ross is registered with the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries and a registered tax agent.
Craig HutchisonDirectorCraig Hutchison is an Australian Melbourne-based businessman and broadcaster.
As co founder and chief executive of Sports Entertainment Network (previously Crocmedia) and chairman of BallPark, he employs over 150 full and part time staff across the country in areas such as radio syndication, TV production and other content; sponsorship and partnership management; events, talent relations and management, and brand experience in the sports entertainment space.
Craig brings a wealth of media, sponsorship and event management skills to the Board.
Kevin Luscombe AMDirectorKevin is a Melbourne marketing and business veteran, former Executive Chairman of management consultants, Growth Solutions Group and former Board member of APN News & Media. His career background has covered senior corporate management and Board roles in Australia, USA, and South East Asia and Europe.
Fiona MellorDirectorFiona is a dynamic and strategic leader who has built a reputation for consistently and successfully transforming some of Australia’s largest and most valuable media businesses, brands, products and categories. She has won numerous global awards for product launches notably International News Media Association’s (INMA) awards for Digital Audience Growth, Engagement and New Audience Segment; as well as awards for community engagement initiatives; and innovative and critical thinking.
Drew RobinsonDirectorDrew Robinson founded Drew Robinson Pty Limited over 25 years ago. Drew continues to run the company based on responsive individual service underpinned by genuine family values. The down-to-earth generosity of Drew is very much the hallmark of the practice. For Drew, family values run deep, both inside and outside of the practice. He has been an honorary member of a number of organisations. Including Challenge, a charity supporting kids with cancer where he has been a board member for over 20 years.
David Shaw AMDirectorDavid is a partner at Campbell & Shaw Solicitors, and has been engaged with Australian Prostate Cancer Research since it formed its Board in 2011. David is a former AFL Commissioner and was Essendon Football Club president from 1993 to 1996, having also played in four grand finals for Essendon.
Rob SinclairDirectorRob is the joint Managing Director of his family business, e&s which is a kitchen, bathroom and laundry supplier. From an early, age Rob was already involved in the business and often helped in every area of the company from the sales floor to the warehouse. His extensive experience and knowledge of the business are accumulated from the years of dealing with customers and suppliers. Rob's involvement RULE is one close to his heart. In 2006, prostate cancer claimed the life of his father and since then e&s has been a strong supporter of the E.J. Whitten Foundation and now RULE.
Travis StrongDirectorTravis is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Ontoit, which is an independent project management, asset management, operations, commercial advisory and transaction practice in Australia and has over 28 years of leadership experience in operations, client relationship, stakeholder engagement, project, strategic planning and change/transformation management across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Travis was also the co-founder of White Owl for Men’s Health Awareness, a not-for profit organisation which aimed to help more men be aware & proactive in maintaining their physical & mental health.
Louise TebbuttDirectorLouise commenced with the Bendigo Adelaide Bank in October 2018 as Chief People Officer after more than 20 years in senior human resources roles. At the Bank, Louise is responsible for lifting capability and building a performance culture to support Group growth and productivity. Louise has worked across and been responsible for all aspects of human resource functions including organisational development, talent acquisition and sourcing strategies, industrial relations and safety. A particular area of focus continues to be organisational culture, including risk culture and the way in which this impacts business outcomes. Louise holds a Bachelor of Business and is a lifelong human resources practitioner, with a deep passion for building organisational capability within a culture of performance and accountability, underpinned by shared common values. Louise is a member of the Carlton Football Club - People and Culture Sub Committee and is a member of the Swimming Victoria Nominations Committee.
John WatersDirectorJohn has worked in the commercial legal sector for more than three decades. He was a Partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 1987 until his retirement from the partnership in late 2009. He worked in the Dispute Resolution Group where he specialised in all aspects of corporate litigation, including contractual, product liability and trade practices claims, media and defamation.
Peta WebsterDirectorOver the past 25 years, Peta Webster has worked throughout Australia’s media landscape (TV) before advancing into the sport industry in senior commercial roles and is currently General Manager Commercial at the Australian Football League (AFL), one of the country’s most prominent sport organisations. As General Manager Commercial at the AFL, Peta is responsible for all commercial functions - corporate partnership, new business development, digital advertising, licensing, membership, premium products & hospitality, Marvel Stadium, AFL events, whilst providing organisational leadership, contribution, and strategic insight to the broader business. In her previous role with the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), one of Australia’s largest and premier racing clubs, Peta was challenged to expand and innovate customer experience and was responsible for leading the team in delivering successful strategic objectives for key commercial and emerging areas of the business.
Ted WhittenDirectorEdward John 'Ted' Whitten Junior was a former Australian Rules footballer and is son of the inspiration of the E.J. Whitten Foundation. Ted Whitten Junior was a trustee and founder of the E.J. Whitten Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1995 after the passing of his father from prostate cancer. Ted was responsible for the formation of the Foundation with the Footscray Football Club.