Leadership, strategic direction, effective governance

Our Board of Directors is responsible for The Kids’ Cancer Project overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership.

Board Members

Adrian Fisk ACA, Mec (Chair)
Adrian is a partner at KPMG and has led its Financial Services, Risk and Finance practices. He has extensive experience in the professional and financial services industries working with some of the largest companies on the ASX. Adrian is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He became involved with The Kids’ Cancer Project after his son Aidan was diagnosed with a brain tumour at age five. Aidan is now in high school.

Nigel Everard CPA, BCom, Grad Cert (Mgmt), MBA (Deputy Chair)
Nigel is Director Operations Oceania at one of the largest inflight global catering companies. Prior to this he was the CFO of a leading Australian quick service restaurant business. Throughout his 20-year career, he has held senior positions in operations, general management, finance, strategy and business improvement. Nigel has been deployed in Asia and Europe working in various industries including automotive, aviation and the not-for-profit sector.

Col Reynolds OAM, Founder
Col’s contribution to the lives of children with cancer was officially recognised with an Order of Australia in 2000. Before founding the charity, Col was a tourist coach driver. He dedicated 30 years of his life to his profession, during which time he looked after many high profile clients including US Secret Service agents and members of the Papal visit of Pope John Paul II.

Simmone Reynolds BCom
Simmone is a founding member of The Kids’ Cancer Project Board and is currently employed with the Australian Defence Force as a Communications Officer. Earlier in her career, Simmone spent nine years working in the fast moving consumer goods sector holding positions in marketing, national account management and category development for blue chip multinationals Unilever Australasia and Nestlé.

Richard Caldow BCom (Finance and Accounting)
Richard has worked as a stockbroker, corporate finance and funds management advisor since 1992. Prior to this he worked in chartered accounting with roles at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. Richard’s son Archie was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma at just three years of age. Archie is now living with cancer and attending primary school.

Sue Anderson BBus, EBMA
Sue is Founder and Director of Retail Capabilities and Co Squared. Her specialty lies in designing service experience and innovation practices to support the retail property and broad business sectors in Australia as well as offshore. Sue discovered the importance of research into childhood cancer when her daughter Audrey was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour at age five. Audrey is now a confident ‘tween’ who loves school.

Doug Cunningham BCom, MBA
Doug is currently the Managing Director at Kimberley-Clark ANZ where he joined early 2019. Prior to this he enjoyed almost three decades at Johnson & Johnson in various roles across Asia Pacific, North America and Africa. He has extensive experience managing sophisticated global retailers and building capability with large multi-cultural organisations. After losing his five-and-a-half-year-old son Murray to brain cancer, Doug became determined to donate his time and business experience to finding cures for the devastating disease through scientific based research.

Debra Singh
Debra is the Group CEO Household Goods for Greenlit Brands overseeing Fantastic Furniture, Plush, OMF and Freedom, and is also an Executive Director on the Board. She has more than 30 years’ experience in General Management Retail Operations, Organisational Design, Human Resources and Change Management. Prior to this, Debra had a career with Woolworths spanning more than a decade during which she was the first female to lead a trading division. Debra is also a member of the Chief Executive Women’s (CEW) organisation.

Cathryn Prowse
Cathryn is a law partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley practising both insurance and employment law. She is in the 2018 and 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of insurance law for her work acting on behalf of professionals and entities facing negligence claims. While in the employment space, she acts for employers in unfair dismissal, general protection, discrimination, OH&S and other workplace-related claims.

The Kids' Cancer Project is an ACNC Registered Charity 
ABN 13 061 138 181 | CFN 10581