Leave Your Hat On Campaign – Melanoma Institute Australia [transcript][audio]

Guest: Carole Renouf 

Presenter: Tabetha Moreto

Guest Bio: Carole Renouf was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) in 2016. Carole has dedicated most of her career to the not-for-profit sector, specialising initially in health education, consumer advocacy, marketing, communications and fundraising before transitioning to senior executive management and leadership roles. Some of the organisations Carole has worked for include NSW Health, the Consumers’ Association (CHOICE), WWF Australia and UNSW. She was CEO of Garvan Research Foundation 2005-2010 and this was the beginning of her reputation with major gifts to medical research. During her tenure, the Foundation’s annual revenue increased from $2.5 million to $15 million and Carole also ran the capital campaign to raise $40 million in philanthropy to build the Kinghorn Cancer Centre. Carole was CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) 2011-2015, successfully raising its profile, fundraising revenue and research grant disbursements so that NBCF became ranked as the fourth most respected charities in Australia. Prior to taking up her position at MIA, Carole spent a year leading the capital campaign for the redevelopment of St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Segment overview: Carole Renouf, CEO of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), talks about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of melanoma. Melanoma is a form of cancer that develops in the skin’s pigment cells (melanocytes). She also talks about the Leave Your Hat On, a national campaign to raise awareness and help people fighting the disease.


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