It’s a very exciting day here at Cancer Council WA as we welcome our new CEO, Ashley Reid. Ashley brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role which will be an incredible asset to us in working towards our vision of creating a cancer-free future for our community.
To help you get to know our new CEO we asked Ashley a few questions, take a look below:
CCWA: What attracted you to the position at Cancer Council WA?
Ashley: As WA’s leading cancer organisation Cancer Council WA represents nearly 60 years of service and support for research to reduce the impact and incidence of cancer.
The opportunity to join such an important and well-respected organisation is very exciting and I look forward to making a contribution to such a vital cause.
CCWA: What are you looking forward to about the role?
Ashley: Despite much progress far too many lives are still impacted by cancer so the opportunity to work with world-renowned staff and volunteers to support those affected and to work towards a cancer-free community is a great privilege.
Fundraising for such an important purpose is always a challenge and I look forward to engaging with our donors and supporters and recognising their generosity. The impact we can make through this support is profound.
CCWA: Do you have any particular past experience/interest in research, support services, public health prevention or education, or fundraising?
Ashley: I’ve worked in community support services for more than twenty years, across a broad range of areas including child protection, foster care, homelessness services, alcohol and other drugs, refugee services and early parenting and child health.
Throughout this time I have maintained a strong interest and focus in research and evidence-based services to support those most in need.
I look forward to bringing this experience of both service provision and advocacy to Cancer Council WA and to continue the great work being undertaken.
We’re incredibly excited to have Ashley on board and are looking forward to working with him to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in our community by continuing to fund vital research, run prevention and education programs and provide essential support services to West Aussies affected by cancer. All of this work is made possible thanks to our wonderful supporters; we couldn’t do what we do without you!