11 March 2019
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jeff Dunn AO as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday 11th March 2019.
Jeff has many years of experience as a CEO of an NFP organisation as the CEO of Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) from 2002-2017.
Since 2017, Jeff has been Professor of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). In addition, he also holds Adjunct Professorships at Griffith University and University of Technology Sydney.
He is an internationally recognised researcher, having had publication of 116 peer-reviewed research papers as well as numerous book chapters and monographs.
Jeff also serves on the Board of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and many other cancer (including specifically prostate cancer) related boards and organisations.
Jeff was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) IN 2014 for "distinguished service to medical administration through leadership roles with cancer control organisations and to the promotion of innovative and integrated cancer care programs".
Jeff has worked and will continue to work closely with PCFA as a member of the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Research Centre and on the joint research project on Surviving Prostate Cancer in Regional Australia.
PCFA National Chairman, Steve Callister, said "PCFA is most fortunate to have a person of Jeff’s calibre, experience and reputation join PCFA as its new CEO. His appointment will ensure the growth and strength of PCFA's status as the peak body in Australia for prostate cancer. This can only be achieved by increasing PCFA's research, awareness and support to all men and their families in Australia to lessen the effects of prostate cancer."
In accepting this appointment, Jeff said "it is a privilege to work with PCFA, Australia’s peak body for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. Over coming years PCFA has a strategic focus on Support, Awareness and Research and I look forward to the opportunity of engaging with our community to deliver on this mission."