New Cancer So­ci­ety CEO

Waikato News - - HEALTH -

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.

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Shel­ley Camp­bell new chief ex­ec­u­tive for Waikato Bay of Plenty Cancer So­ci­ety.

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