Todd Harper , Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council of Victoria
Speaking on Learning from Our Success in Tobacco and UV to Address New Challenges in Public Health
As Cancer Council Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Todd Harper has a passion for the organisation’s important work in research, prevention, support and advocacy. He has a wealth of knowledge and senior leadership experience including 20 years spent in public health advocacy and implementation as a former CEO of VicHealth, Executive Director of Quit Victoria, and Director of the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control. and Executive Director of the Tasmanian Council on AIDS and Related Diseases.
Since his appointment as CEO in April 2011, Todd has overseen significant achievement in cancer control. For example, there have been great advancements in research including investing in one of the most deadly cancers - mesothelioma and, for the first time, data on Aboriginal people has been included in the Victorian Cancer Registry annual survey of cancer.
Significant prevention wins for the Cancer Council include a Victorian ban on solariums and the Federal Government’s plain packaging legislation. In addition, the Cancer Council continues to develop educational campaigns around junk food, alcohol and smoking to reduce the risk of cancer in our community.
Todd has a Degree in Economics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion and a Masters in Health Economics
From: Wednesday September 13, 2017, 12:30 pm
To: Wednesday September 13, 2017, 2:00 pm
Collins St , Melbourne VIC