The Trust

The trust has supported a large number of projects over the past years which has resulted in some excellent research outcomes as well as increasing the skills of people who work in the field of cancer-control.


The Trust may appoint up to nine trustees representing medical, strategic and business aspects of cancer control and the management of a charitable trust. The trustees meet regularly throughout the year. The current trustees are listed below:


Brian Corban CNZM, QSO is a professional company director, lawyer, business and community leader. He has experience in successfully leading companies through restructuring and deregulatory changes in the television, telecommunications, transport and electricity sectors. He is Chairman of the Melanesian Mission Trust Board, Chairman of Ngatarawa Wines and chairman of a number of private companies and trustee of various community trusts. In 2000 he was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (F.Inst.D) in New Zealand and in 2001 Brian was appointed a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.


Maureen Shaddick, LLB, BA. Maureen has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and governance adviser in a number of roles in private practice, corporates and not for profit organisations in New Zealand, London and Dubai. She was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Genesis Energy from 2003 to 2016. Maureen was involved in the establishment of Cancer Research Trust New Zealand (formerly Genesis Oncology Trust) and has been a Trustee since 2003. Other governance roles have included director of Genesis Energy subsidiaries, trustee of Second Nature Charitable Trust, board member of Netball Counties Manukau , director of Greater Auckland Netball Limited and trustee and chair of school board of trustees.


Dr Ann Richardson MB ChB, Dip Obst, Dip Com H, PhD, FNZCPHM, QSO is an epidemiologist and public health physician with a particular interested in cancer screening in the fields of breast, cervical and bowel cancer. Ann has held academic posts in the Department of Public Health and General Practice at the University of Otago, Christchurch campus and is now Professor of Cancer Epidemiology in the Wayne Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Group, at the School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury.

Betsy Marshall BA, MA, QSO is the former Executive Director of the New Zealand Cancer Control Trust. She has worked in the field of cancer for over forty years and served on numerous national advisory committees, Ministerial reviews and working parties relating to cancer and cancer screening. She also led the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s involvement in the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry. Betsy was instrumental in helping to develop New Zealand’s first Cancer Control Strategy. Most recently she helped to establish a network of health professionals working in melanoma, which she coordinated for nine years. In 2002 she was awarded the Queens Service Order for Community Service.

Dr Michael Jameson BHB MBChB FRACP FRCP Edin. PhD is a consultant medical oncologist and clinical researcher at the Regional Cancer Centre at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, where he is currently Clinical Director of Medical Oncology. He holds honorary academic Senior Clinical Lecturer appointments with the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and is part of the teaching staff at the Waikato Clinical School. His research time is supported by the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Division of the Cancer Society of NZ to help develop clinical cancer research in the Midland Region. Michael is also a trustee with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation and the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust, and is also a member of the Cancer Research Trust Assessment Committee.

Robert Jay FCA (Retired) JP spent his professional career in an international accounting firm in New Zealand and overseas. As a partner he advised clients, including corporates and not-for-profit organisations, on a wide range of financial matters. He currently participates in a number of governance roles in the community. Furthermore, as a judicially trained Justice of the Peace, Rob has extensive community involvement in different capacities, including Court Panel Justice.