Bowel Cancer Australia is fortunate to enjoy philanthropic support from two leading businessmen.

Their support, complemented by community and corporate fundraising, provides the financial base necessary for Bowel Cancer Australia's advocacy, awareness, education, patient support and research activities.

Richard Penn
Chairman, The Penn Foundation
(pictured left above)
Mr Penn's father, Lawrence, was diagnosed with bowel cancer 35 years ago The cancer was detected and treated early through surgery and his father continued to enjoy an active, healthy retirement until his passing at age 98.

As a result of his family's experience, Mr Penn became a supporter of Bowel Cancer Australia.

In 2007, The Penn Foundation helped launch Bowel Cancer Australia's fundraising appeal to establish an inaugural endowed chair of bowel cancer research, with a $1 million funding commitment. In recognition of the Penn family's generosity, the position was named the Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research.

Harry Triguboff AO
Chairman, The Harry Triguboff Foundation
(pictured right above)

As a result of his personal bowel cancer experience, Mr Triguboff recognised the need for ongoing awareness, education and research. He has generously sponsored community bowel cancer prevention programs.

In recent years, Mr Triguboff agreed to become Patron of the Bowel Cancer Foundation and subsequently Bowel Cancer Australia following the merger of awareness and education activities of the two respective charities.

Bowel Cancer Australia Board

Left to right - Craig Jackson, Chairman  |  David Gardiner, Director  |  Penny Morris AM, Director  |  Gavin Fox-Smith, Director  |   
A/Prof Graham Newstead AM, Medical Director  |  Heidi Riddell, Director  |  Julien Wiggins, CEO & Executive Director  |  Brian McFadyen, Chairman Emeritus
Our Board is responsible for strategic decision and governance of Bowel Cancer Australia.  As is common with most charities, Directors are volunteers who give a considerable amount of time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the charity free of charge.

Bowel Cancer Australia's current Directors come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of skills, experience and expertise. A majority of Directors have a personal bowel cancer experience.

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