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Alex Struthers, acting CEO
Alex Struthers, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Leukaemia Foundation

 Alex Struthers has over 16 years’ experience in the for-purpose sector in senior leadership roles across fundraising, volunteering and most recently human resources. As an award-winning fundraising professional Alex has worked across Australia and overseas for major non-profits such as Australian Red Cross, CASE Europe, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Make-A-Wish Australia. 

Alex joined the Leukaemia Foundation in January of 2017 and set a new direction for our fundraising.  Leading the fundraising management team, they have worked to diversify our fundraising base and continue to drive success in our flagship event, World’s Greatest Shave.  

Alex’s formal training comes from a Bachelor of Social Science – Psychology and she also holds qualifications in Project Management and Human Resources alongside an early career in commercial marketing before joining the for-purpose sector. Alex is a passionate advocate for the industry contributing as a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s QLD Committee for over 5 years and held a Board position for a small charity focussing on women returning to the workforce. 

Having been personally touched by acute myeloid leukaemia with a close family member, Alex is committed to the Leukaemia Foundation’s vision and strategy, and looks forward to continuing to work alongside the Board, staff, members and volunteers to drive positive change and improved outcomes for people living with a blood cancer across Australia.  

Last updated on June 11th, 2020

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