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Adjunct Professor Helen Zorbas AO (Chair)

Appointed March 2020

Experience and Expertise

Adjunct Professor Helen Zorbas AO stepped down from her role as CEO of Cancer Australia in 2019 after nine years, leading initiatives in evidence-based cancer practice, policy, and research. Prior to this, she was CEO of the National Breast Cancer Centre, which then became the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre. In addition to her extensive clinical experience across both the public and private health sector, Helen has chaired government Reviews and committees, represented Australia in international cancer initiatives, held NHMRC principle committee appointments and positions in leading cancer and health organisations.

In 2013, Helen was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in recognition of her distinguished service to public health through leadership in the delivery of improved information and services to cancer patients and their families and contributions to research and clinical trials.


  • Chair, Board; Member, Remuneration & Nominations Committee.