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National Melanoma Support Line:
1300 884 450
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About Melanoma

National Melanoma Support Line:
1300 884 450
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MPA Consumer Advisory Group (MPACAG)

The Melanoma Patients Australia Consumer Advisory Group (MPACAG) is a powerful voice for people affected by melanoma across Australia and helps MPA determine key strategic priorities and an advocacy action plan.

Karen van Gorp

Karen van Gorp (Co-Chair)

Karen is a Senior Policy Adviser with the South Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a background in Workplace Relations and Advocacy. Karen’s initial diagnosis occurred in 2011 when she discovered a melanoma on her back which was excised. In Early 2013 she discovered a lump under her right arm and was referred to a surgeon for surgery followed by radiotherapy.
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Ross Krywood (Co-Chair)

Ross is an Executive and Non-Executive Director with more than 35 years broad and strategic experience across community and human services.
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Peter Gourlay

Peter Gourlay

Peter has a professional background in education, project management, consumer engagement and social justice. His most recent appointment was at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
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Denise Fishlock

Denise Fishlock

Denise is an Insurance Manager with expertise in Self Insurance and Workplace Injury, with 25 years’ experience within Local Government, State Government and Private Enterprise.
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David Thiele

A school principal prior to his encounter with Melanoma, David is presently a Senior Officer with Catholic Education in the Canberra/Goulburn diocese. Along with holding key leadership positions in a number of schools David has also worked as a sessional lecturer instructing teacher undergraduates at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra. 
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Anne Gately

Anne’s 30 year career has been in the advertising and marketing industry, she has worked for major Australian brands as well as international advertising agency groups.
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Sally Lobley

Sally is a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors and has 30+ years’ experience in working with and for Businesses for better outcomes - owning her own Advertising Agency and currently COO to a number of businesses in property and hospitality.
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