Board Members

Dr Rod Straw

Dr Rod Straw

Rodney C. Straw BVSc., DACVS, M(A)ANZCVS, ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology
Director of Animal Cancer Care and Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre – The Animal Hospital and Chairman of AACF, Veterinary specialist small animal surgery (oncology).

Following a very successful veterinary career in Australia, Dr Straw trained at the Animal Cancer Centre at Colorado State University (CSU) from 1986 to 1988 and was on faculty there until 1995. The Centre provides a model for the radiation facility at BVSC – The Animal Hospital. He is intimately aware of the function and running of a comparative oncology unit and is experienced in grantsmanship, and implementation of research using pet animals with spontaneous cancer.

Charles Larosa

Charles Larosa

Charles Larosa - Chartered Accountant and Partner at HLB Mann Judd.     Director of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation

Charles is a Chartered Accountant and Partner at HLB Mann Judd with almost 30 years' experience in public practice.His expertise spans a broad spectrum of accounting services from business advisory, taxation planning and compliance, to strategic and operational planning and advice - across a diverse range of businesses and industry sectors. A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, Charles holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Lee McLean

Lee McLean

Lee McLean - BBus Communication; FPRIA
Director of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation

Lee is a 30 year veteran of the Australian communications industry during which she has specialised in helping organisations successfully grow their profile, build partnerships and closely build and engage with stakeholders.

Lee is a strategic thinker able to help organisations position their communications to ensure an impact which works towards the overall business plan. She appreciates communication does not work in isolation and continually works alongside other advisers including researchers, product developers, other marketing consultants and lawyers to ensure integrated activity.

Kris Martin

Kris Martin

Kris Martin - MCom(Hons), MAICD General Manager at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre
Director of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation

Kris is an internationally experienced business and professional services executive with a broad portfolio of senior management experience with core strength in operations, finance, business development and marketing disciplines. With a 25 year plus career across the legal, banking and human and animal healthcare industries she brings her operational leadership and her track record in developing high performing teams to contribute to delivering on the vision of the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation. Kris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the current General Manager at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

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