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Meet our new chairman, Dr Carrie Hillyard

Leukaemia Foundation Chairman Carrie Hillyard
Leukaemia Foundation Chairman Carrie Hillyard

“It is with great pleasure that I joined the Leukaemia Foundation last year as Board Chairman, at such a pivotal time in the organisation’s history.

Having lived through a diagnosis of acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) myself and the disruption it brought to my life as I knew it, I have observed the Leukaemia Foundation’s work over many decades. I have been impressed by the strategic focus, unique offering and dedication of so many of the staff, members, volunteers and supporters over this time.

It’s an honour to succeed the long-standing and well-loved chairman, Beverley Mirolo OAM who led the Leukaemia Foundation through significant historical milestones steering the organisation to become the authority on blood cancer and setting us up to achieve our bold new goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

I feel deeply proud to be stepping into this role and to be leading the Leukaemia Foundation to achieve this. We couldn’t have dreamed of committing to such a bold goal without the generosity of our supporters. I’m excited to work with you conquering blood cancer.”