Committee


The Kirkbride Melanoma Centre Committee has oversight of the strategic direction of the Centre and fundraising activities. 

Graeme Morgan 

Graeme Morgan is Chairman of the Kirkbride Melanoma Centre.  With a background in finance, Graeme was co-founder and Managing Director of Sealcorp Holdings Ltd (Asgard) until its sale to St George Bank. He is a director of several private companies and the founder of Wind Over Water, a family Foundation supporting conservation, medical research, the arts and social programs.

 Vonnie Kirkbride Yvonne Kirkbride is the founder and Ambassador of the Kirkbride Melanoma Centre. In 2005, together with her husband Rob and son Nick, Mrs Kirkbride was instrumental in the creation of the Kirkbride Melanoma Centre, formerly known as the Scott Kirkbride Melanoma Centre.
 Nick Kirkbride

Nick Kirkbride is Scott’s brother.  Mr Kirkbride is a professional tennis coach and owner of Coastal Tennis.  He is a strong advocate of sun awareness, particularly in sport, and provides ongoing support to the Kirkbride Centre’s fundraising activities.  Mr Kirkbride joined the advisory committee after the loss of his father, Rob, who passed away suddenly in 2013.

Peter Leedman 

Professor Peter Leedman is the Medical Director of the Kirkbride Melanoma Centre and Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.  He graduated in Medicine from The University of Western Australia in 1981 and then undertook specialist training in Endocrinology. Professor Leedman completed PhD studies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 1991 and undertook post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Australia in 1994 as a Senior Lecturer in Medicine based at Royal Perth Hospital. In 2003, he was appointed as Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director of the Perkins as well as Director of Research at Royal Perth Hospital.

Rob Scott 

Rob Scott is a Chartered Accountant with over 42 years’ experience. Mr Scott was an International Partner with Arthur Andersen, retiring from that firm in 1995.  Mr Scott holds a fellowship of The Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Tax Institute of Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Directors. Mr Scott serves on the boards of Lonestar Resources Limited, Homeloans Limited, Sandfire Resources NL and RTG Mining Inc.

 John Thompson Professor John Thompson is both the Executive Director of Melanoma Institute Australia and Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology of The University of Sydney. He is author of over 650 peer-reviewed articles and holds positions on the editorial boards of several international journals. Professor Thompson is a past President of the International Sentinel Node Society, was the inaugural Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group, and Chairman of the Working Party which created the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cutaneous Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Melanoma Staging Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer.
Peter Toll  Peter Toll is a Partner in the Audit & Assurance team at BDO. He has over 16 years of experience leading the audit and consulting requirements of a diversified group of large and medium-sized public and private organisations across a range of industries.  Mr Toll joined BDO in 1998, and was appointed to Partner in 2006.  Mr Toll was a close friend of Scott Kirkbride.
 Grant Vernon

Grant Vernon is the Chief Operating Officer of Minderoo, encompassing all of Western Australian entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s private investment companies and charitable entities.  Mr Vernon is a Chartered Accountant with a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and has had a successful business career for a variety of organisations as Chief Executive.

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