The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia
The Leukaemia Foundation represents two organisations: the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (LFA) and the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ). Incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2005, LFA has built upon the proud history of LFQ to deliver quality care to people and families across all other states of Australia.
Today our shared Vision to Cure and Mission to Care leads us to interact regularly to deliver quality support services for patients and their families throughout Australia. Research funding is directed through the same National Research Program, avoiding duplication of administration and grant review. Major fundraising campaigns such as the World’s Greatest Shave and Light the Night are embraced by both organisations. We also share insights and learned experiences and achieve economies of scale through shared resources – finance and IT personnel as well as systems and tools like this website.
At all levels, our people interact in the planning, execution and ongoing development of common activities.
The LFA has a Board is representative of the original states (NSW, VIC/TAS, SA/NT, WA and a QLD Board Member) as well as a Medical Advisor, plus an appointee who the Board chooses from time-to-time to fulfil a specific skill gap. Reporting to the Board are the CEO and various committees to enable the best possible advice as well as an arms-length approach to setting strategy.
The operational part of the organisation is structured in a traditional matrix with a combination of national functional managers and state managers. The national functional managers look after Advocacy, Donor Relations,Events, Human Resources, Support Services, Marketing and Communications and Research. They have the responsibility to design national activities in-line with the Strategic Plan, while the state general managers and their teams implement the national directions in the state context, overlaying this with state based activities.
From social workers to nurses, events teams to business relationship teams, marketers to administrators and our valued volunteers, our people are key stakeholders in delivering services and responding to the growing demands on our organisation as blood cancer incidence grows.
We recruit and manage people on the basis of competence and performance, regardless of age, nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexuality, physical ability or cultural background. The Leukaemia Foundation currently has 42 graduates employed in a variety of activities. The high quality of employees is recognised in the excellent services delivered.
- 11-12 LFA Annual Report
- 11-12 LFA Audited Financial Statements
- 10-11 LFA Annual Report
- 10-11 LFA Audited Financial Statements
- 09-10 LFA Annual Report
- 09-10 LFA Audited Financial Statements
- 08-09 LFA Annual Report
- 08-09 LFA Audited Financial Statements
- Ethics Charter
- Governance statement
- Organisational chart