New Patron Announced for Children’s Tumour Foundation
1 February 2013 at 2:25 pm
Prof Stephen Martin
The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is has announced Professor Stephen Martin as its National Patron.
Professor Martin comes from a long history in the Australian Parliament, academia and the private sector.
He initially represented the New South Wales-based electorates of Macarthur and Cunningham in the Australian Parliament 1984-2002. In Government, he served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Chairman of the Inquiry into the Australian Banking Industry.
As a member of the Shadow Cabinet, he held portfolios in Defence, Small Business, and Trade and Tourism.
After retiring from Parliament, Professor Martin held a number of senior executive roles in academia, including President/ Chief Executive Officer of the University of Wollongong in Dubai, Pro Vice Chancellor International at Victoria University, Melbourne and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Perth.
He has undertaken a number of strategic and change management roles in the private and public sectors.
Foundation chairman John Hughes said that Professor Martin’s appointment starts the new year off in a “positive way”.
“Professor Martin’s background in politics and public policy, close engagement with business, and strong links to the University sector make him well equipped to help highlight the charity as a whole, and its plans to make a real difference in the lives of the thousands of Australians who are impacted by NF,” Hughes said.
Professor Martin is currently a Director of Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore and Visiting Professor at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong.
The Children's Tumour Foundation is a national non-government organisation dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research.