ANZUP Staff

The ANZUP office is a small team who work closely with the multi-disciplinary membership, both nationally and internationally. All staff are focussed on supporting the research and fundraising activities of ANZUP, raising awareness of prostate, bladder, penile, kidney and testicular cancer, as well as the need for better treatments and outcomes for patients with these cancer types.

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Margaret McJannett
Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Margaret McJannett is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for ANZUP Cancer Trials Group Ltd. Her professional background is in nursing with a post-graduate certificate in oncology nursing. Margaret worked as a clinical nurse consultant at The Sydney Melanoma Unit, a research coordinator at the Medical Psychology Research Unit, the University of Sydney, and a project officer at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. Ms McJannett was also the EO of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and Cancer Council Australia for nearly nine years before taking up her role with ANZUP. She is responsible for overall management of the organisation, manages a small team of staff and works across numerous trial executive committees as well as subcommittees that govern ANZUP’s not-for-profit medical research. She has facilitated and contributed to numerous cancer expert committees, helped establish the national Cancer Co-operative Clinical Trials Groups (CCTGs) Executive Officers Network, and has played a significant role in building relationships with key stakeholders including consumers, national and international research groups, other NGO's, Government agencies, and Industry partners.

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Nicole Tankard
Internal Communications and Media Manager

Nicole has over 15 years’ communications experience, and has worked across a range of industries including financial services, professional services, telecommunications and energy.
Nicole holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications majoring in Public Relations and Marketing and joined ANZUP in 2019.

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Daniel Glover
Marketing and Events Manager
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Daniel has over 16 years’ experience in commercial marketing and events management. Daniel has worked within the Food Service and FMCG industries with some of the worlds biggest brands as well as local smaller brands. Daniel joined ANZUP in 2023 and brings a wealth of experiencing in consumer marketing, community engagement and events execution.

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Min Liu
Content and Communications Specialist

Min has over 7 years’ experience in the media industry, which involves journalism, production, social media and digital marketing. She joined ANZUP as Content and Communications Specialist in March 2023. Min is a skilled writer and storyteller, with a knack for distilling complex ideas into compelling narratives. She is also adept at creating multimedia content, including videos, graphics and infographics, to help bring our work to life for our audiences. Min holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Master’s Degree in Digital Communication and Culture.

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Alice Clarke
Communications and Events Assistant

Alice has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communication majoring in Social and Political Science at the University of Technology Sydney. Since graduating in 2021, she has completed a public relations-based internship that sparked her passion for working across the collaborative processes of event development and the social interactions behind organisational communication.

Alice’s desire to work within a fulfilling environment, and her dedication to research within the health field, while applying her communication skills, has landed her this rewarding role at ANZUP.

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Liz Peetz
Database Specialist

Liz is an experienced professional in database management and membership administration, working within the not-for-profit sector for over 16 years. Prior to joining the ANZUP team in July 2021, Liz worked in membership associations, including Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA). Being experienced in CRM database management and customisation, she brings a variety of beneficial skills to ANZUP.

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Marcel Svatos
Business and Philanthropy Manager

Marcel is the Business and Philanthropy Manager for ANZUP Cancer Trials Group Ltd. Marcel has over 15 years of management experience in large and small organisations across seven different industries in Australia and Europe. As a true generalist, Marcel's key competences include people management, leadership, customer/member/donor/stakeholder engagement, implementation of new systems and technology, and efficiency improvements as well as streamlining of processes. Marcel has corporate governance experience, including reporting to board of directors and the development of strategy and business plans.

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Jennifer Thompson
Clinical Trials Operations Manager

Ms Jennifer Thompson is the Clinical Trials Operations for ANZUP Cancer Trials Group Ltd. Jennifer holds a Masters in Health Policy and is an experienced research operations manager and manager of research strategy and partnership. Jennifer has built her career across multiple settings including pharmaceutical clinical trials, cooperative group clinical trials, site management of research, and management of research and research governance in the not-for-profit sector.

Jennifer leads the research management team at ANZUP, supports research project development activities, and ensures ANZUP’s research maintains high levels of oversight and adherence to regulatory requirements.

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Tom Cusick
Clinical Trials Project Manager

Thomas has an academic background in medical sciences and research. The excitement, challenges and opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of others inspired Thomas to pursue a career in clinical trials research.

Prior to joining the ANZUP team in June 2020, he previously worked at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and the St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre; where he accumulated substantial research experience managing multiple clinical trials.

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Antoinette Fontela
Clinical Trials Project Manager

Antoinette has an academic background in science and has worked in the health industry for over 20 years, with the majority of that experience being in medical oncology clinical trials research. Prior to joining the ANZUP trials team in March 2022, she worked at St George Hospital, Cancer Care Centre as a Senior Trials Coordinator managing a number of clinical trials in different cancer types and phases including ANZUP sponsored trials. Antoinette wanted to continue working in oncology clinical trials and loves how ANZUP transitions concepts and ideas into clinical trials. She finds it highly rewarding knowing participants have access to clinical trials and are able to benefit from research.

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Archana Nair
Clinical Trials Project Manager

Archana has been working in the field of clinical research for the last 12 years, with an academic background in biochemistry. Being a recipient of the New Zealand Association of Clinical Research Scholarship in 2015, she was able to achieve a certificate of proficiency in Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Practice, Ethics and Clinical Research, and Qualitative Methods in Clinical Research, offered by Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. Her experience in clinical trials spans across medical oncology, radiation oncology, haematology, CAR T-cell, DMD and achondroplasia clinical trials. Prior to moving to ANZUP, she worked as a clinical research team lead at the Clinical Research Centre, in The Children’s Hospital at Westmead managing a portfolio of DMD and achondroplasia clinical trials. She also worked as a Clinical Trials Start Up Officer for early phase/complex – advanced therapeutics portfolio in secondment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

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Leslie Tinkler and Jo Stubbs
Volunteers

Leslie and Jo joined ANZUP as volunteers almost a decade ago. Their ongoing dedication and support to ANZUP has been vital. Their organisational skills, patience and assistance has continually helped with the successful delivery of projects and events.