Meet our Board: Tim Rose


As The Kids’ Cancer Project continues to grow and commit more money to vital childhood cancer research, the role of our board is more important than ever. Here we get to know one of the board’s newest members, Tim Rose, and why he’s so passionate about making a difference to childhood cancer.

As Director of Sales at Nine Plus and with over 25 years of experience at some of Australia’s leading media companies, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and connections to The Kids’ Cancer Project. Talking of his motivations to apply those skills to help push kids’ cancer research further, he says:

Like almost everyone, my life has been shaped by cancer. When I was 26, my mum died from breast cancer after a five-year battle. I lost a very good friend to Pancreatic cancer seven years ago, and another mate is receiving treatment at the moment after being diagnosed with aggressive brain tumours just last year.

That’s why The Kids’ Cancer Project’s mission is particularly meaningful to me. It’s not about trying to patch up the problem or provide half a solution. It’s about getting to the core of the problem and doing everything possible to try and fix it.

In order to do that, Tim is keen to use his expertise to foster the support of Australian businesses in the fight against childhood cancer, he continues:

Alongside all of The Kids’ Cancer Project’s wonderful donors, I really think that businesses and foundations have a pivotal role to play in changing the outcome for kids with cancer. Through funding, collaboration, awareness, advocacy, and philanthropic leadership, they drive advancements in research, promote innovation, and improve the lives of children affected by cancer every day.

Tim Rose with his family

Over the next two to three years, I would like to help supercharge the level of donations and money raised for children’s cancer research. I hope to see survival rates continuing to grow closer to 100% each and every year.

Tim’s passion to support childhood cancer research is clear to see and isn’t limited to his role on the board, his already packed calendar still has room for some of our fundraising events, he says:

I love running, and I’ve completed many City to Surfs runs, half-marathons, the Sydney Marathon and even a 100km walk! I’m particularly excited about The Kids’ Cancer Project’s Three Peaks Challenge in November, which I’ve just signed up for. I’ve never been to Mt Kosciuszko − let alone hiked to the top of it, along with two other peaks, in one day!

I’m so honoured to be a part of the board of The Kids’ Cancer Project and work alongside such a talented and passionate team. It’s incredible to have the opportunity to help drive impactful research and help make significant strides in advancing treatments, raising awareness, and providing hope to kids with cancer and their families.

If you’d like to learn more about how your organisation can support The Kids’ Cancer Project and help fund lifesaving kids’ cancer research, please contact our Partnerships Lead, Effie Kent, by emailing