New Cancer Society CEO
The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Shelley Campbell as their new Chief Executive.
Shelley Campbell holds the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contributions to health and people with disabilities and brings more than two decades of experience to the role. She will assume responsibilities in October 2017.
Murray Loewenthal, President of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society Executive Committee, says “We are absolutely thrilled to have Shelley join us as our new Chief Executive. Her leadership experience and involvement in both local and national health care organisations including in the cancer arena make her a natural fit for an organisation like ours. Shelley is originally from the Waikato region and in this role will continue to ensure that the support services we provide to those living with cancer across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty will remain second to none.”
Shelley Campbell’s experience in healthcare includes roles within hospitals, on a District Health Board and as the Chief Executive Officer of what was then New Zealand’s second largest primary health organisation. She has had ministerial appointments to both the National Cancer Council and as Chair of the Bowel Cancer Taskforce which contributed to the new bowel cancer screening being rolled out across the country. Shelley is an active advocate in the disability sector, serving as a board member of Te Pou, a national centre of evidence based workforce development for mental health, addiction and disability. Shelley will join the Cancer Society from the Sir Peter Blake Trust where she has held the position of Chief Executive for the past seven years.
Shelley Campbell says, “I am thrilled to be returning to Waikato and joining the hardworking team at the Cancer Society. I have long admired their work from governance and management through to the large network of community volunteers. I look forward to being part of their continued success in supporting people with cancer and their whanau.” Murray Loewenthal adds, “In the past year the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society has had over 9000 contacts with people with cancer, delivered over 800 frozen meals, provided over 1300 therapeutic massages and accommodated over 700 people at the Cancer Society Lions Lodge while they were undergoing cancer treatment. We have donated over $400,000 to local and national cancer research. This has been achieved through the generosity of New Zealand communities and so appointing someone who can connect at a community level was important to us.”
Shelley will succeed current Chief Executive, Judy Gould, who has resigned after 17 successful years in the role. The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society thanks outgoing Chief Executive Judy Gould for her hard work, dedication and the positive impact she has had on the lives of people with cancer during her tenure.
Shelley Campbell new chief executive for Waikato Bay of Plenty Cancer Society.