Cancer Care Centre is governed by a Constitution, registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985, and a Board of Management. The Constitution includes the Objectives of the Centre.

Mr Alan Spriggs

Now retired Mr Spriggs held the position of Director of Nursing Education at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The Board of Management

The Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Management. Each Board Member holds a portfolio of responsibility. Members consist of business identities, allied health practitioners and social workers.

The Board meets monthly on Friday mornings.

Board Members are:

Ray-NicholsonMr Ray Nicholson (President and Chairman)

Mr. Nicholson worked for ANZ Bank for 42 years until December 1997, ending his career as Head of International Human Resources, Global Head Quarters, Melbourne. Mr Nicholson has extensive financial and strategic experience, is a Life Member of Cancer Care Centre and is committed to excellence in governance of Cancer Care Centre.


Ian BudenburgMr Ian Budenberg (Secretary / Public Officer / Treasurer)

The former owner/director of an engineering company, Mr Budenberg offers a range of skills in business administration and corporate governance. As Treasurer Mr Budenberg maintains the integrity of Cancer Care Centre’s financial position.



Gerard McCabeMr Gerard McCabe

Mr McCabe is the Managing Director of his family jewellery business. He has served on industry associations and boards including the Jewellers Association of Australia, The Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA and NT and Rostrevor College Foundation. Mr McCabe is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and offers the Board a wealth of business strategy.


Brian MurphyMr Brian Murphy

Mr Brian Murphy BSc Dip Ed MAICD, Director World Learn Pty Ltd has considerable experience in running large and small business, with considerable IT Corporate experience, identifying Corporate Development, Strategy, Design and Organisation Change along with an extensive educational background including State Manger Business Services for TAFE SA.

Mr Murphy’s role includes OH&S Responsible Officer, Governance responsibilities and adherence to all requirements under appropriate acts and regulations.


Yvonne SmolenskiMs Yvonne Smolenski

Ms Smolenski  BSc  Dip. HR  GAICD CAHRI, has broad practical experience across corporate organisations, national and local government and the not for profit sector in a range of areas of human resources including  organisational development and project management. She is passionate and focused in any role undertaken, while promoting the value of good, strong engagement as a key to improving the ongoing success of an organisation.


Sarah TrangmarMrs Sarah Trangmar

Mrs Trangmar is a qualified, experienced and accredited Kinesiologist, Massage and Bowen Therapist. With a passion for working with people (and their families) with cancer Mrs Trangmar’s credentials and experience in Allied Health practices ensures a high standard of service quality for clients of the Centre.


Brendon CoventryAssociate Professor Brendon Coventry – BMBS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FRCM

Prof. Coventry is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide and Senior Consultant Surgeon (General, Breast-Endocrine, Surgical Oncology & Trauma Surgery) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 1993; Immediate Past Chairman, Surgical Oncology Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Research Director & Board Member, Australian Melanoma Research Foundation; Past Chairman, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Group, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia; Foundation Chairman, Multidisciplinary Melanoma Management Group, Royal Adelaide Hospital, along with a wide range of senior cancer related portfolios. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is an active researcher in national and international clinical trials and laboratory medicine, publishing widely on many topics, and speaking at conferences overseas and in Australia. He believes strongly that cancer patients can influence their outcome through a number of important measures in addition to conventional treatments, and that this is an area which demands more emphasis and research.


MarkGibbsMr Mark Gibbs MBA (Marketing)

Mr Gibbs has an extensive background in marketing, fundraising and business mentoring. He has undertaken senior management roles in the finance industry and the not-for-profit sector. He is Principal Consultant for MadLab, a marketing agency specialising in marketing strategies and implementation for professional service providers. His experience and skills will help guide the growth of our Centre as a place of help, hope and understanding for people affected by cancer.


Stephen HardyDr Stephen Hardy BSc. (Hons), PhD, Permaculture Design Certificate

Dr Stephen Hardy, Founder and Managing Director of Promoting Good Health P/L has been Co-opted to the Board of the Centre. Dr Hardy is a cancer biologist and immunologist with many years experience in the preventative health, wellness and environmental sector. He brings a wealth of diverse experience to the Board having previously been a long-term Board member of the national charity the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species (FAME). He currently works at Flinders University.


janehMs Jane Horton

Ms Horton is Manager of the Centre and an exofficio member of the Board. She has managed a very successful business as a nauropath and has 14 years experience as a naturopath/western herbalist/homeopath. An experianced administrator, manager of volunteers along with engaging in weekly visitation programs to health professionals. Qualifications include Dep in Dental Assisting, Dip of Naturopathy and Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management .