Ovarian Cancer Australia’s board and staff team dedicate a huge amount of both professional and personal time and energy to our vision.


Jane Hill, CEO

Jane has more than 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector across health, education, telecommunications and finance.

Before Ovarian Cancer Australia, Jane was the CEO at Stride Foundation, an organisation dedicated to improving the physical, mental and social wellbeing of young people and their communities. In Jane’s earlier career she was the CEO of the Fight Cancer Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to saving lives of patients with leukaemia and other blood disorders. Jane’s experience also includes three years at KPMG within the Board Advisory Services Division.


Chief Executive Officer
Jane Hill

Director of Finance and Business Services
Cindy Kenny

Operations Coordinator
Naomi Podbury

Administration and Volunteer Coordinator
Kara Handley (acting)

Accounts Officer
Helen Li

Manager, Support Programs
Sue Hegarty

Support Program Coordinators
Annemarie Ferguson
Hayley Russell
Vanessa Alford

Cancer Support Nurse
Elizabeth Cooch

Director of Fundraising
Katrina Parker

Sponsorship and Community Partnerships Manager
Jannelle Jorgensen

Campaign and Appeals Manager
Clare Finucane

Community Fundraising Coordinator
Emily Fraser

Director, Marketing and Communications
Josy Shaw

Manager, Communications and Awareness
Lisa Green

Cancer Prevention Project Manager
Karen Conte

Cancer Prevention Project Coordinator
Vanessa Alford

Members of our staff team work in a full-time and part-time capacity.